Belle, set in 18th-century Britain, is an odd concoction in that it melds the genteel pleasures of a Jane Austen style romantic costume drama with the ugly realities of the British slave trade. As cinema it actually works—and it brings to the screen the formidable talents of veteran actors Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton […]
We’ve crowned the men’s champion. Now let’s move on to the ladies. 32 fabulous British women vie for the title. Pippa Middleton or Karen Gillan? Helen Mirren or Joanna Lumley? Start your fan campaigns now and vote!
As the seemingly endless, Louboutin-shod march to the Academy Awards on February 27 continues, all eyes will focus on London this Sunday (February 13) evening when the British Academy of Film and Television Arts hands out its coveted BAFTA awards. Think of it as Oscars East. Every year, the BAFTAs predict which way the Oscars […]
Movie fans will want to wake up early tomorrow. At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25 (5:30 a.m. for West Coasters), this year’s Academy Award nominations will be announced on a live broadcast. Count on The King’s Speech being named in most of the marquee categories, plus pulling in nominations for costumes and the like. […]
It’s been 40 years since The Beatles split this month, and 30 years since the death of John Lennon. Tom Brook, who was the first British journalist to report live from the scene of Lennon’s murder, has interviewed top celebs from the film and music worlds about the fallen Beatle’s legacy. Back on December 8, […]
Former People Magazine film critic Leah Rozen continues Anglophenia’s look back at 2010 with her selections for the top 5 best British movies of the year. You can read her previous column on ‘Black Swan’ and ‘The Red Shoes’ here. Ruth Sheen, Jim Broadbent in Another Year To make this list, there had to be […]
The Golden Globe-winning drama, Gideon’s Daughter, has added another honor to its growing list: it has been selected as a Peabody Award winner for 2006. Here’s the Peabody committee’s statement: This delicate character drama uses a complex father-daughter relationship to explore grief and the cult of celebrity against the backdrop of a nation mourning Princess […]