Articles Tagged 'Tom Hanks'

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So How Did James Corden Do on ‘The Late Late Show’?

Not too shabbily, as it happens. Having been the subject of more than a few snarky editorials and the prominent side-eye of David Letterman, James Corden’s first appearance on The Late Late Show went very well indeed. A hit with critics and viewers alike. Here’s how he got started, with an emotional monologue that entirely threw […]

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The Sky’s The Limit: ‘Gravity’ Leads 2014 BAFTA Nominations

The list of nominations for this year’s BAFTA film awards were announced this morning, and it seems, as with the Golden Globes, that there’s a huge critical consensus around a handful of astonishing performances. Most notably, there are the 11 nominations for Gravity, including best film and best British film, best director, and best actress […]

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Top 10 U.K. Viral Videos of 2013: Celebrities Letting Loose

You’ve watched them, shared them, and probably GIF’d them all, but in case you missed some of the best celebrity moments of the year, or just want to watch them again and again, here’s a comprehensive list of our personal favorites for your viewing pleasure. Some are Brits on American TV, others are Americans showing […]

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How Tom Hanks Made Benedict Cumberbatch A Star

Here’s a nice thing that emerged yesterday. It seems Tom Hanks is directly responsible for creating the careers of at least three, possibly four hugely talented British actors, and he’s been keeping fairly quiet about it until now. In an interview with the Radio Times, he explained that he was the producer of a British […]

Emma Thompson book signing at Selfridges Oxford Street, London, Britain – 06 Sep 2012

New Yorkers: Emma Thompson Is Heading To Your Town

Recently we’ve been bringing you a lot of news about theatrical events that are happening on the wrong side of the Atlantic, starring some of Anglophenia’s most beloved performers, so here’s a brief note of excitement to redress the balance a little. Emma Thompson is to make her (albeit brief) New York stage debut in […]

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WATCH: Director Paul Greengrass on Humanizing Pirates in ‘Captain Phillips’

The general verdict on opening night at the New York Film Festival was that British director Paul Greengrass had triumphed with his hijacking thriller Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. His film is based on the real-life hijacking of the U.S operated container ship, Maersk Alabama, by Somali pirates in 2009. As Greengrass explains, “It’s a […]

Royal Roundup: The Obamas Conclude UK Trip with Palace Gala

On Wednesday night (May 25), President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle commemorated their two-day state visit of the UK with a black-tie dinner at the stately Winfield House in London. The presidential couple wanted to return the favor to the Queen, who generously hosted a state banquet in their honor the previous evening. BBC […]