Articles Tagged 'Minnie Driver'

Some of the stars of #15SecondShakespeare (All photos: Twitter)

British Actors Recite Pop Lyrics for #15SecondShakespeare

It is tempting to assume that this sort of thing is how actors pass the time fairly frequently, but over the last week a growing number of thespians have taken to filming themselves reciting a fragment of a pop lyric as if taken from a tense moment in a Shakespeare play. It began, like any […]

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Watch: Ellen DeGeneres Helps Minnie Driver Audition for ‘Downton Abbey’

Add Minnie Driver to the long list of performers who’ve publicly announced their wish to land roles on Downton Abbey. When the British actress appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this week, host Ellen DeGeneres helped Driver to get her wish. Driver was on Ellen to promote About a Boy, her new NBC sitcom based on the 2002 movie of the same name. The […]

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Brit Binge: Five Political Dramas You Can View Online

BBC America aired the original House of Cards on February 17, 2013. Don’t worry if you missed it, it’s currently available on Netflix and on Blue-ray at the BBC Shop. Check out some other British political dramas you may enjoy: 1. Party Animals The series revolves around the staff of researchers and advisors working behind the scenes […]

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‘The Graham Norton Show’s Five Most Frequent Flyers

Big news! The Graham Norton Show is now airing on Thursdays (at 10/9c) on BBC AMERICA. And to celebrate the return of an old friend (and his reclining chair), we’ve run some stats, crunched some numbers, and come back with a definitive list of the most popular guests he’s had on his sofa over the […]

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WATCH: Minnie Driver on Playing Welsh in the Musical ‘Hunky Dory’

In Hunky Dory, out on Friday (March 22), you can find British actress Minnie Driver starring in a coming-of-age musical film set in Wales in the 1970s. Driver, who sings in the picture, plays a teacher who is getting a group of schoolchildren to perform a rock opera version of The Tempest. Her character is […]

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Five Upcoming TV Remakes of British Productions

A handful of UK productions are being remade stateside and are either in pre-production or pilot stage. While we don’t have clips of the new shows, we have a bit of an update on each, and want to take a peek at the originals. We know, we know … some shows just haven’t worked out […]

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Minnie Driver to Star in ‘About a Boy’ TV Pilot

NBC is making a pilot based on Nick Hornby’s novel About a Boy starring Minnie Driver (The Riches, Good Will Hunting) as the troubled single mother Fiona, played by Toni Collette in the film adaptation, confirms The Telegraph. The TV show will pick up where the 2002 film left off, which starred Hugh Grant and landed […]

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Minnie Driver Horsing Around on ‘The Graham Norton Show’

Actress Minnie Driver named names, as well as a number of adventurous sex acts, and it all had to do with horses on a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show. Intrigued? It was actually more funny than juicy, and here’s why: the actress was reading out proposed names for racehorses, all of which were […]

The Brit List: Minnie Driver: ‘A Bad Accent In a Film Makes Me Enraged’

London-born actress Minnie Driver tried on a Welsh accent to play a drama teacher who encourages her students to put on a rock ‘n’ roll musical version of The Tempest in the ’70s-set film Hunky Dory, which premiered at South By Southwest. And she apparently worked very hard to perfect her straight-outta-Swansea inflections, as she […]

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