Articles Tagged 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Ricky Gervais and Johnny Depp

Twitter Poll: Who’s Better Looking … Ricky Gervais vs Johnny Depp

Ricky Gervais (The Office) was “having a laugh” on his Twitter feed and asked fans the dubious question, “Seriously, who’s better looking?”, referring to himself or Johnny Depp. Why Depp? The two had a minor scuffle during the Golden Globes last year but since then Depp has appeared on Gervais’s HBO show Life’s Too Short. So […]

25 Years Since ‘The Great Storm’

On the night of October 15th, 1987, Britain was rocked by an extremely strong, and extremely unusual storm. It wasn’t a hurricane, because hurricanes are a tropical phenomenon, but it wasn’t NOT a hurricane either, being of hurricane strength. This confusion was reflected in the weather forecasts of the time, including this notorious moment where […]

Do British Actors Keep Hollywood Franchises Like ‘Pirates’ Afloat?

Hollywood is addicted to the British. While much has been written of late about all the comic book superhero roles being nabbed by English or Commonwealth-born actors, it’s the casting of supporting roles in blockbuster film series that is really keeping talented Brits employed. Consider Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth and […]

Scene-Stealing Judi Dench Makes Off with Latest ‘Pirates’ Sequel

Size – make that length – doesn’t matter to Dame Judi Dench. The English actress, 76, shows up for a mere minute, at most, in one of the funniest scenes in The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth chapter in the blockbuster series, which opens Friday (May 20). In her single scene […]