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Dominic West Says There was Almost a ‘The Wire’ Spin-Off Movie

Though it wasn’t a major ratings hit when it first aired from 2002-8, HBO crime drama The Wire is now widely regarded as one of the greatest TV show of all time. It also has the honor of being named former President Barack Obama‘s favorite show. Now Dominic West, who starred in all five seasons […]


David Oyelowo and Dominic West to Lead the All-Star Cast of New ‘Les Misérables’ Adaptation

The BBC is known for its lavish adaptations of classic novels, and the broadcaster’s rendering of Victor Hugo‘s Les Misérables will be no less epic. Its impressive casting plans were announced today (January 10). The Wire‘s Dominic West will take the lead, with key parts allocated to a host of big names including Selma‘s David Oyelowo, Olivia Colman (The Night Manager), Josh O’Connor (Ripper Street), Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal […]

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10 Great British Actors Who’ve Nailed An American Accent

Sure, we’ve seen Americans play British, and some have done it very well, thank you. But what of the British actors who had to abandon their natural clipped and precise verbiage (or nasal and muffled, depending on where they’re from) in order to carve a new career for themselves in the U.S. of A? Many […]


WATCH: Dominic West and Ruth Wilson Return in ‘The Affair’ Trailer

In the first season of The Affair we saw how a romantic liaison came about from both participants’ perspective. British actors Dominic West (Burton and Taylor) and Ruth Wilson‘s (Luther) characters fall into each other, unable to resist their desires, but each is married to someone else. The first season ended with a cliffhanger, leaving us uncertain as […]


Colin Firth’s ‘Genius’ Gets U.S. Distributor at Cannes

It’s not uncommon for us to hear about one of our Anglo fan favorites set to star in a U.K.-produced feature film, but then we’re left twiddling our thumbs waiting for news on a U.S. release. Not this time. The Britcentric film Genius premiered on the first day of the Cannes Film Festival (May 13) […]

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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey Read ‘Letters Live’

Warning: some of the clips in this post are incredibly sad. The website Letters of Note is staging another of its Letters Live seasons next week at London’s Freemasons’ Hall. The event, like the website, is based on a simple premise, that other people’s correspondence is fascinating. So having collected various letters and notes—including Queen […]

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WATCH: Dominic West Raps to Promote a Film He’s Not Even In

This is a tale of many parts, some of the most interesting of which have nothing to do with a British actor from a well-to-do background—most famous for playing an American policeman in a gritty TV drama—who has popped on a baseball cap and rapped the chorus to a song. So, to begin at the […]

The Weinstein Company & Netflix’s 2015 Golden Globes After Party Presented By FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier And Marie Claire – Red Carpet

Snapshot: British Stars at the Golden Globes & After Parties

Let’s kick off the awards season with some Brit spotting at the 2015 Golden Globes. Some of our favorite British actors were in attendance to accept awards, present awards, rub elbows with their Hollywood counterparts, or just take a spin around the after parties. Here’s who we spotted: Eddie Redmayne Felicity Jones  Ruth Wilson Dominic West Joanne […]

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British Education: Where the Poshest Kids Attend School

The English have a reputation for creating formidable educational establishments that take children at a young age, educate and nurture them, and then set them loose on the world, ready to take over. The schools in this list count among their former pupils heads of state, politicians, actors and pop stars, all of whom have […]

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‘Wire’ Alums Idris Elba and Dominic May Be Reuniting

It might be a bit of gossip, but word on the street (isn’t that something they’d say in The Wire) is that Wire alums Idris Elba and Dominic West may be reuniting in the Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory, reports Entertainment Weekly. It hasn’t been officially announced, but West sort of spilled the beans in […]

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