Articles Tagged 'Olivia Colman'


WATCH: Olivia Colman and David Tennant Play Chilli Jam Roulette

Recent events have led some commentators to suggest there is a rift in the U.K. right now, but a video released yesterday (October 19) confirms the big dividing line on the British Isles remains, and always will be, scones. You know, scones. The round cakes similar to what Americans call “biscuits,” except they’re sweet, they’re bigger, and […]


WATCH: Hiddleston and Laurie in ‘The Night Manager’ Trailer

AMC has released their first look at the six-part miniseries adaptation of John Le Carré‘s novel The Night Manager, in which Tom Hiddleston stars as hotel manager Jonathan Pine, who is lured into the spy world to bring down an international arms dealer played by Hugh Laurie. With a powerhouse cast that includes Tom Hollander, […]

John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Colin Farrell in ‘The Lobster’ (Photo: Picturehouse Entertainment)

WATCH: Farrell, Weisz, Colman and Whishaw in ‘The Lobster’ Trailer

This might not have box office smash written all over it, but there’s definitely something to the debut English language movie by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos that demands the attention. Simply put, it’s the cast. Where else are you likely to see a frumpy Colin Farrell form an unlikely and secret alliance with Rachel Weisz […]

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VOTE: Who is the British Kevin Bacon?

A couple of weeks ago, we posed the question ‘Who is the British Kevin Bacon?’ as a way of celebrating those British character actors who have appeared in such a staggering variety of U.K. films and TV shows that you could use their various projects as stepping stones to access almost every other working actor […]


WATCH: Olivia Colman Sings in ‘London Road’ Clip

Broadchurch star Olivia Colman is set to star in the film adaptation of 2011’s National Theatre’s stage production of London Road. Both the stage and film productions are musicals, but the story is no Mary Poppins. London Road is based on the true story of five women who were murdered during 2006 in Ipswich, England, located in […]

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Who is the British Kevin Bacon?

Anglophenians, we need you to help us solve a puzzle. We’re all fairly familiar with the way Kevin Bacon‘s name has become a ubiquitous term to describe, well, ubiquity. It started as a punning title for a game—Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon—in which you try and work out a journey of work associations, jumping across […]

Olivia Colman in ‘London Road’  (Pic: BBC Films)

WATCH: Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy in ‘London Road’ Trailer

Let’s make a prediction: this probably won’t get quite as much attention as Avengers: Age of Ultron over the next few weeks. What we have here is the first trailer for a movie adaptation of the stage musical London Road, starring Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy. It was a National Theatre production, telling the true […]

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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey Read ‘Letters Live’

Warning: some of the clips in this post are incredibly sad. The website Letters of Note is staging another of its Letters Live seasons next week at London’s Freemasons’ Hall. The event, like the website, is based on a simple premise, that other people’s correspondence is fascinating. So having collected various letters and notes—including Queen […]

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