Articles Tagged 'Tom Wilkinson'

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VOTE: Who is the British Kevin Bacon?

A couple of weeks ago, we posed the question ‘Who is the British Kevin Bacon?’ as a way of celebrating those British character actors who have appeared in such a staggering variety of U.K. films and TV shows that you could use their various projects as stepping stones to access almost every other working actor […]

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The Cast of ‘The Full Monty’: Where Are They Now?

The Full Monty is one of those films you can watch over and over again. Like you’re so happy when you come upon it when flipping channels. Sure, “full monty” is British slang for “everything,” which is what six men take off in the film to make some quid due to severe unemployment, but it’s […]

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‘Selma’: A Very American Story Told Through British Actors

Martin Luther King Jr.’s non-violent struggle to secure voting rights is a defining moment in American history, yet in the new film Selma it is told through a cast where the key roles are all played by British actors. King is being portrayed to great acclaim by David Oyelowo, who was raised in the U.K. […]

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WATCH: Tom Wilkinson Stars in ‘Felony’ Clip

English actor Tom Wilkinson (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) stars in the Australian thriller Felony, written by Joel Edgerton, who also stars in the film. The story revolves around a hit-and-run, which puts a child in a coma. Three detectives (Wilkinson, Edgerton, and Jai Courtney) become entangled in the crime, all with their own agendas. […]

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‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2’ is Happening

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a story about a group of British retirees moving to India, must have clicked with audiences as a sequel has been confirmed, reports Radio Times. The ensemble cast was originally made up of Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Penelope Wilton. Wilton had a chat with Radio […]

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Watch: Wes Anderson’s Brit-filled ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Trailer

Director Wes Anderson apparently had the Anglophile Handbook in his back pocket when casting his latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel with the star-studded cast all sorts of Britished up, starring Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson and Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. Fiennes portrays a high profile hotel concierge by the name of […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five Dame Maggie Smith Films Available to View Online

Dame Maggie Smith is currently nominated for her third straight Emmy for her role as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey (available on Hulu.com). While many of her famous earlier roles aren’t available for streaming (namely, her Oscar-winning The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and California Suite performances), there’s plenty of her filmography […]

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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 […]

A Who’s Who Guide to ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

How many recognizable British stars, senior division, can you cram into one movie? The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel manages to feature more than a half dozen, and since most of these stars are getting on in years, better to praise them now rather than wait. The movie is a fun romp about a group of […]

UK Trailer for ‘Burke and Hare,’ Starring Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis

Coming Soon has posted the British trailer for the Simon Pegg/Andy Serkis comedy, Burke & Hare, directed by John Landis. The film is “based on a true story” about two Irish grave-robbers, William Burke (Pegg) and William Hare (Serkis), who learn they can make a pretty penny on providing cadavers to two medical professors (Tom […]

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