Category Archives: British Expat of the Month

British Cancer Researcher on Why He Moved to the U.S.

Dr. Richard Gilbertson. (Photo: St. Jude)

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the first and only U.S.

How TV Presenter Liv Boeree Became a Million-Dollar Poker Player

Liv Boeree. (Photo: Pokerstars)

Every year, thousands of Brits move permanently to the U.S., while even more spend some time here as part of their jobs, racking up the air miles while crisscrossing the Atlantic or being temporary residents and still calling the U.

The Pogues’ James Fearnley on His Memoir, Jamming with Hollywood Stars and L.A. Life

James Fearnley performing with the Pogues in 2012. (Photo: Rex Features via AP Images)

In recent years, the Christmas holidays in England have reverberated to the song “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl, but The Pogues have an older and more interesting story than their biggest hit ...

Emmy Winner Andy Walmsley on Being British in Vegas: ‘It’s the Best City I’ve Ever Lived In’

Adam Walmsley. (Photo: Michael Herb)

Like many other Brits looking to make a name in show business, Andy Walmsley first tried his luck in Los Angeles, but today he’s a huge flag-waver for the delights of Las Vegas, a place where there’s a surprisingly large expat ...

How Irish Chef Geraldine Gilliland Built a Culinary Empire in California

Geraldine Gilliland (phota via Geraldine Gilliland)

St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the biggest parties in the world.

How British Photographer Dawn Bowery Realized Her Own California Dream

Dawn Bowery (Photo: Aubrey Keating)

February is the month of roses and chocolate, but for photographer Dawn Bowery, it sees the deadline for her particular passion— a photography book California Dreaming: Real Life Stories of Brits in LA, which is still racing against ...

British Expat of the Month: Aviator Richard Chan Takes Flight as Hollywood Entrepreneur

Captain Richard Chan

Movie studios and their top stars often fly on private jets, but where does a director go if he actually wants to film on board a luxury Lear, or capture a few frantic scenes in the cockpit of the kind of airplane you or I might fly ...

British Expat of the Month: Alana Kerr – from Belfast to Hollywood

Alana Kerr, FEATURE

Even though some actors have more luck than others in Hollywood, there are no guarantees: it can be a life of endless auditions, intense competition, temporary jobs and waiting for the phone to ring.

British Expat of the Month: Composer Bramwell Tovey, From Essex to the Hollywood Bowl

Bramwell Tovey (Photo: David Cooper)

In the world of classical music, it’s rather unusual for the conductor to have a friendly fireside chat with the audience before the concert begins, but for British conductor, composer and pianist Bramwell Tovey, making a connection ...

British Expat of the Month: Gary Clementson of Cary, North Carolina

Gary Clementson, membership director of the British-American Business Council of the North Carolina Triangle (Photo via Gary Clementson)

It may be Brit actors and singers who hit the headlines when they come stateside, but the majority of expats in the country are here for less glamorous reasons — the vast number of enterprises that come under the umbrella of ...