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‘The Crown’ Series Has Been Extended to Six Seasons

“Downton Abbey” Red Carpet – 14th Rome Film Fest 2019

If you’re a loyal fan of the Royal series The Crown, this update is for you. Originally, the Netflix series, which documents Queen Elizabeth II and her family from 1947 to the late 1990s, was planned for five seasons. But, it turns out, there’s more to cover and creator Peter Morgan needs more time and […]

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Idris Elba Says Being Diagnosed with Coronavirus Had a ‘Traumatic’ Effect on His Mental Health

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Idris Elba has spoken candidly about the “traumatic” effects of being diagnosed with coronavirus. The Luther actor revealed in March that he had tested positive for Covid-19. His wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, also tested positive for the novel strain of coronavirus. At the time, he reassured fans that he felt “OK” and said he had […]

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WATCH: Rosamund Pike Stars as Marie Curie in New Trailer for ‘Radioactive’

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We all know the fate of 20th century scientist Marie Curie, who bravely put her life at risk in the name of science and died from exposure to radioactivity. While we know the end of her story, the new movie Radioactive, starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) as Curie, tells the whole story and how she […]

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Miriam Margolyes Recalls the Time Queen Elizabeth II Told Her to ‘Be Quiet’

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As anyone who’s caught one of her hilarious appearances on The Graham Norton Show will know, Miriam Margolyes definitely doesn’t censor herself. In a new interview, the Harry Potter and Call the Midwife actress has recalled the time that her super-chatty personality earned her a (very mild) ticking off from Queen Elizabeth II. The incident […]

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8 Neil Gaiman Stories That Have Been Adapted for Screen

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It was recently announced that James McAvoy will be providing the voice of Lord Morpheus in the audiobook adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman. And just this week a teaser trailer was released.  Gaiman’s first professional short story, Featherquest, was published in 1984. Since then, he’s written a number of epic fantasies, in multiple forms, […]

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A Couple Trying to Have a Baby Bring a Surrogate Into Their Life in ‘The Nest’

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We recently featured Acorn TV’s Scotland-based The Nest in our new monthly roundup Pop Culture Pulse.  But since then, just this week actually, a new trailer has been released. If the series is new to you, it revolves around a married couple who is struggling to have a baby. Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) takes on the […]

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10 Reasons We Love Thandie Newton: From ‘Line of Duty’ to ‘Westworld’

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This week British actress Thandie Newton is being widely and rightly praised for giving an incredibly candid interview to Vulture in which she speaks powerfully about the racism, sexism, and post-sexual assault trauma she has faced throughout her career. In celebration of her admirable honesty and fantastic acting skills, here’s a round-up of some our […]

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7 Quintessentially British Summer Drinks to Try at Home

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Even if you won’t be visiting a beer garden this summer, you can still drink like you’re in one. Here are seven summer tipples – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic – with a distinctly British flavor. 1. Pimm’s Perhaps the quintessential British summer cocktail, Pimm’s is a gin-based, citrus-infused liqueur that’s traditionally served as a long […]

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Dame Helen Mirren Reveals How She Chased a ‘Very Naughty Bear’ Out of Her Garden

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Would you crumble if you were given a ticking off by Dame Helen Mirren? Well, it turns out that a “very naughty bear” who entered the actress’s garden in Lake Tahoe, Nevada did exactly that. During an interview on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, the Oscar-winning actress shared the story of how she accosted the bear […]

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Ridley Scott Is Working on a Sequel for YouTube Documentary Film ‘Life in a Day’

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In 2011, Ridley Scott executive-produced the documentary Life in a Day, directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland). The feature-length film relied on submissions from people worldwide who shot what was going on in their life on one specific day, July 24, 2010. If this inventive film snuck by you, here’s a look […]

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