Articles Tagged 'Timothy Spall'

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WATCH: ‘Mr. Turner’s Mike Leigh Keeps Oscars in Perspective

British director Mike Leigh’s film Mr. Turner, received seven nominations at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards, more than any other picture. Many critics have been impressed with this biographical portrait of the British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, particularly by Timothy Spall’s acting in the title role, as well as the direction and cinematography. Although the […]

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WATCH: Why Is Benedict Snogging Reese Witherspoon?

Note: that’s her full name above, he’s not snogging her with an actual spoon, that would be messy. So, yesterday the New York Times magazine published a selection of videos called 9 Kisses, to celebrate the dramatic arts. They encouraged actors to cop off (as the British would say) for the camera as a way […]


WATCH: Timothy Spall on Learning to Paint for Prize-Winning Role

Timothy Spall was in New York doing promotional interviews for his celebrated portrayal of the British landscape painter J.M.W Turner in the film Mr. Turner when he found himself somewhat unexpectedly the recipient of the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor prize. The award makes him a more viable candidate in the forthcoming […]

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Who’s the Brit on Graham Norton’s Couch: Timothy Spall

The famed red couch on The Graham Norton Show may be one of the most star-studded pieces of furniture in history. While most talk shows invite one or two guests at a time for a chat, Graham Norton goes the extra mile and calls in several famous faces at once. Just this season alone so far, his couch saw Peter Capaldi, Gemma […]

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Brit Binge Watching: 10 Little-Seen Brit Gems You Can Stream Online

We all have our favorite British TV programs, whether it be Doctor Who, AbFab, Gavin and Stacey, The IT Crowd, Doc Martin, Black Books, Sherlock, Downton Abbey … (whew, take a breath) the list could go on for ages. But there’s more out there. Lots more. And where is this British treasure trove you ask? These little-seen […]

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What Are Brits Watching?: ‘The Syndicate’

A story about ordinary people thrown into an extraordinary situation. What’s on: The Syndicate   What is it: Five coworkers join forces, creating a syndicate, and chip in to buy lottery tickets and end up winning £18 million and some change. Each employee struggles with figuring out how to live with their new status in the […]


WATCH: ‘Comes a Bright Day’ Trailer

One of London’s most exclusive jewelry stores is the target of a bank heist in debut director/writer Simon Aboud’s Comes a Bright Day out on DVD, Tuesday, November 13. Craig Roberts (Submarine) plays the awkwardly charming Sam Smith. Roberts has an unassuming way about him that reminds us of Edward Norton in Fight Club — but younger and British. His character seems […]


The Brit List: Top Ten British Character Actors in Movies Today

It’s well known among actors that while leading roles may afford the most screen time and biggest pay checks, supporting roles offer the greater acting challenges and often juiciest lines and scenes. As Britain’s Eddie Marsan, one of the most talented character actors working today, once said, “I have friends who are leading men, and […]