Articles Tagged 'Stephen Mangan'

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WATCH: Celebs Do Their Worst Accents

Anglophenia’s Siobhan Thompson, using her immense powers of persuasion, got celebs to perform their most atrocious accents on the red carpet back at the Britannia Awards in October. The Brits were asked to do American accents, while Americans tried out spiffy British accents. From Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman and Jon Favreau to Lea Thompson and […]

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RIP Sue Townsend, Creator of Adrian Mole

True Anglophiles will either already have an idea who Adrian Mole is, or will have an enormous treat ahead of them when they find out. Whereas anyone who lived in Britain during the ’80s and ’90s will already know, and will be saddened by the news that his creator, Sue Townsend, has died at the […]

WATCH: Stephen Mangan Stars In ‘The Hunt For Tony Blair’

This might take a little explaining so bear with me. In the 1980s, when British TV took the quantum leap from three channels of TV to four, Channel Four (the fourth channel) commissioned a series of one-off comedies called The Comic Strip Presents… These featured the best of the (then) new wave of alternative comedians […]

UK Stars Who Could Replace Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men’

Forget John Stamos. Rob Lowe? Hell no. When considering actors to replace the recently terminated Charlie Sheen on the CBS cash cow Two And a Half Men, why not go Brit? In our current British Invasion of U.S. television, Hollywood could choose from hordes of willing and waiting UK actors to fill his spot. And […]

Roundup: Trailer for Matt LeBlanc’s British-American Sitcom ‘Episodes’

They can’t all be The Office: American TV viewers have seen a gazillion erudite British TV comedies get a Hollywood makeover and crash spectacularly on our shores. This very phenomenon provides the backdrop for Showtime’s upcoming sitcom Episodes. In the new series, Friends actor Matt LeBlanc stars as, well, actor Matt LeBlanc. Very meta. The […]

Congrats To BBC AMERICA’s Tony-Nominated Stars

The Norman Conquests nabbed seven Tony nominations this morning, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus, also nominated for God of Carnage), and Best Scenic Design of a Play (Rob Howell). And four actors from The Norman Conquests‘ ensemble cast received nominations, and all of those stars will be […]

BBC AMERICA on Broadway: The Norman Conquests Garners Rave Reviews

The Broadway revival of Alan Ayckbourn‘s trilogy, The Norman Conquests, currently stars a roll call of BBC AMERICA talent: Green Wing‘s Stephen Mangan, Spaced‘s Jessica Hynes, Coupling‘s Ben Miles, The Robinsons‘ Amanda Root, Viva Blackpool‘s Paul Ritter, and Amelia Bullmore (who plays Alex’s mother on Ashes To Ashes). The New York Times‘ theater reviewer Ben […]