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Articles Tagged 'Rob Brydon'

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10 Actors Who’ve Spoofed Themselves on Film or TV

“I used to be super famous.” So says Jean-Claude Van Damme, who takes on his most challenging role yet in Jean-Claude Van Johnson: himself. The new show premieres in full on Amazon Prime today (Friday 15 December), and promises to reveal a whole new side to the “Muscles from Brussels” as he turns to covert black-ops […]

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In Celebration of Dylan Thomas

This week, the world celebrates the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, a poet whose work spoke of universal things and local things, of noble emotions and minor pettiness, of harsh truths and longing sensuality. His is a voice—both on the page and out loud—that is strongly identified with Wales, not least because his […]

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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Reads a Letter from Kurt Vonnegut

It has been a busy Hay literary festival for Benedict Cumberbatch. On Friday (May 30), he appeared onstage with Hugh Bonneville reading the winning entries in a BBC Radio 2 children’s story competition, and over the weekend he took part in Letters Live, a series of dramatic readings of notable correspondence, to a packet tent […]

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Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon Reunite for Another ‘Trip’ at Sundance

Thanks to the wonderful world of streaming technology, you can watch live next week on your laptop, tablet or smart phone when British funnymen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon riff about their new film, The Trip to Italy, at the Sundance film festival. The comic duo, along with director Michael Winterbottom, will be appearing in […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five Food Films You Can View Online

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, what do you think of? Food! Well, of course, giving thanks … but then, food! Food brings people together as seen in these five foodie films available online: 1. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover Georgina Spica’s (Helen Mirren) thug husband Albert (Michael Gambon) takes over […]

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Adele, ‘Blackadder’ and PJ Harvey Honoured By The Queen

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List was published on Friday, and among the 1,800 or so names, honours have been given to more than a few familiar names to Anglophenia readers. For starters, Adele has been given an MBE, the same honor that was bestowed on the Beatles at the height of their international success. Interestingly, […]

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The Enduring Legend (And Mockery) Of Bond’s Martini

Let’s start at the beginning, with a simple question to the world’s most famous spy. Do you fancy a drink, Mr Bond? Here’s how he notoriously (and rather grumpily) tends to answer that question: So, not only does he want a cocktail, rather than a beer or a coffee or even a nice glass of […]

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