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Articles Tagged 'Rowan Atkinson'

Rowan Atkinson Performs Jetski Stunt For “Johnny English – Reborn” Premiere

WATCH: Rowan Atkinson Returns in ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ Trailer

Cyber warfare is a frightening prospect, but, as we all know, Britain has a secret weapon. Nope, we’re not talking about tea here, or James Bond, even: Johnny English is back, seven years after his last outing in 2011’s Johnny English Reborn. The official trailer for Johnny English Strikes Back was released earlier today (April 5). It’s the third installment […]

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Rowan Atkinson Set to Return for ‘Johnny English’ Sequel

The funtastic Rowan Atkinson is set to reprise his role as the James Bond-like (but, not really) Johnny English in the forthcoming third movie, set for release September 20 of this year. The Johnny English film series, which kicked off in 2003 with a follow-up in 2011, are spy movie spoofs. In case you didn’t catch […]

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Is This the Most British Airline Safety Video Ever?

Airlines have a tricky time getting us to focus on their safety videos, but here’s one we think is well worth our attention. British Airways has partnered with Comic Relief to make their latest, meaning passengers will have emergency procedures explained to them by stars like Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gordon Ramsay, Thandie Newton, Rob Brydon, Jim […]

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Forget Harvard: Which of Your Favorite Stars Are Oxford Grads?

When it comes to prestige, the British education system works on a fairly simple hierarchy. There’s no Ivy League, no jostling for position. There is Oxford University and its many colleges, and there is Cambridge University and its many colleges, and then there is everywhere else. That’s not to say Manchester or Durham or Edinburgh […]

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10 Reasons to Love Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie is the comedian who became an actor, the specialist in simpering ninnies that played a glowering heartthrob and the Oxbridge rower who tours the world playing the blues. He’s also just about to appear alongside George Clooney in the sci-fi/fantasy romp Tomorrowland, so, now seems a perfect time to remind everyone else why […]

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Rowan Atkinson to Play Iconic French Detective ‘Maigret’

It’s been a quiet couple of years for Rowan Atkinson. The Mr Bean, Blackadder and Johnny English star has been largely absent from screens large and small ever since that show-stopping appearance at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. But that’s all set to change with the announcement that he’ll be starring in Maigret, a new detective drama for ITV. […]

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New Survey Shows How the World Sees Britain

As regular readers of Anglophenia, you no doubt have your own carefully nurtured and well-informed opinions about the United Kingdom and its people. But what do the general public worldwide think of the Brits? A new survey by the British Council, the organization dedicated to international educational and cultural relations, polled over 5,000 18-34 year […]

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Bill Nighy and Toby Jones To Remake ‘Dad’s Army’

Around 18 months ago, we had a story about a mooted remake of the classic British sitcom Dad’s Army, in which a bunch of over-the-hill volunteers in the British home guard attempt to defend the shores of southern England from German invasion during the Second World War. The show is considered part of the national consciousness […]

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The Cast of ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’: Where Are They Now?

Tomorrow, if you can believe it, it has been 20 years since Hugh Grant first stammered into our lives, with the U.S. release of Four Weddings and a Funeral. That’s 20 years of rom-coms with swearing in, 20 years of people acting charmingly befuddled in order to spell out their feelings, 20 years of interesting […]

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Writer-Director Richard Curtis Debates Retiring from Directing

Writer-director Richard Curtis, the man behind screen favorites like Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Pirate Radio (just to name a few) is debating retiring from directing. His next film About Time, may be his last. The sci-fi romantic comedy About Time follows a young man, 21, played by Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson, […]

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