Articles Tagged 'Richard Griffiths'

Withnail and I

10 British Actors and the Iconic Roles They Didn’t Play

Show business often throws up arresting ways to illustrate the multiverse theory; that with every decision taken, a parallel world exists in which an alternative decision was taken instead. So, for example, there are universes where Adele’s relationship with her ex-boyfriend didn’t go sour, and “Rolling In The Deep” is a far happier song about […]

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein

Five Curiously Neat Theatrical Double-Headers

We’ve all experienced that curious jolting sensation when a beloved actor from a TV show or movie franchise we’re really into suddenly appears in something else. “What,” we ask ourselves, “is Voldemort doing running MI5? This can surely only bring trouble…” And most of the time, we just have to accept that this is the […]

Richard Griffiths

RIP Richard Griffiths: Five Of His Greatest Hits

Richard Griffiths OBE, the Tony-winning star of stage and screen, has died at the age of 65. He had suffered complications following heart surgery. Always a popular and in-demand actor, his speciality was playing highly educated and bumptious men, with a very high regard for themselves and very little patience for anyone else. It’s no […]


Martin Freeman Feels Left Out

Martin Freeman is quite popular these days starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the critically acclaimed Sherlock; and, of course, he is Bilbo Baggins in the forthcoming The Hobbit. Yet, he’s whinging about not making the cut for Harry Potter? Well, “whinging” might be a bit of a strong word. It seems he’s just jesting with the The […]

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 […]

Classic Trailer: Withnail & I

This is a cult classic 1986 British comedy, featuring Paul McGann, who would go on to helm the TARDIS a decade later… He really should have been in more stuff, that Paul McGann. What a dreamy man and a talented actor.