Articles Tagged 'Sheridan Smith'

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John Hurt and Kristin Scott Thomas Top the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Our congratulations go to two of the U.K.’s most beloved acting luminaries, as John Hurt and Kristin Scott Thomas have been made a knight and a dame respectively in the Queen’s 2015 New Year’s Honours List. A twice-yearly tradition, the Queen’s honors are handed out at the beginning and halfway points of the year (the latter being known […]

The ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ campaign video

WATCH: British Stars on the Run for Cancer Campaign

Did you hear about the movie that stars Benedict Cumberbatch AND Tom Hardy AND Idris Elba AND Eddie Redmayne AND Anna Friel AND Steve Coogan AND Sheridan Smith AND Michelle Dockery AND Gillian Anderson? And did you hear that it’s less than a minute long? That’s a hallmark of high quality drama right there! Actually, […]

Sheridan Smith in ‘Cilla’

WATCH: Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black (plus Beatles)

ITV have a new three-part drama on the way this fall, in which they profile the life and career of the British broadcasting powerhouse Cilla Black. Perhaps best known to an American audience as the singer of Lennon/McCartney and Burt Bacharach songs during the British beat boom, Cilla began her career singing at the Cavern […]

Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman Is The Queen Of The BAFTAs

Last night’s BAFTA TV awards ceremony was a most Anglopheniac spectacle indeed, with top prizes going to some of our favorite British talents. Olivia Colman, for example, (finally) won two awards, for entirely contrasting jobs. Supporting actress for her tear-stained role in the gang-battling drama Accused, and female comedy performer for Twenty Twelve. Her first […]

Dame Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren Is The Queen Of Awards!

Last night, Dame Helen Mirren was officially named the best actress of the year, at the 2013 Laurence Olivier awards. The Oliviers are, depending on your point of view, the UK equivalent of the Tony awards, or the theatre equivalent of the BAFTAs. They may even be the theatrical equivalent of the Grammys, but no […]

Jonathan-Creek, FINAL

What Are Brits Watching?: ‘Jonathan Creek’

Jonathan Creek returns after its first appearance 16 years ago. What’s on: Jonathan Creek Special What is it: Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies) consults for a magician and in his free time acts as an amateur sleuth, using his talent for deductive reasoning to solve seemingly supernatural mysteries. The crimes seem absurd at first but then […]

U.S. Plays Win Top Honors at London’s Olivier Awards

We’ve been writing at length here at Anglophenia about the British invasion of our cultural scene, but last night in London, Americans led a successful counterattack on British soil, with a series of impressive victories at the Olivier Awards, the UK’s rough equivalent to Broadway’s Tonys. Among the big Yankee winners: Legally Blonde – the […]