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Articles Tagged 'Lenny Henry'

Cumberbatch, Ejiofor, Redmayne Honored in Queen’s Birthday List

The Queen’s birthday honours list has been announced amid intense speculation (and the odd tabloid leak), and some of our favorite people have been given the royal seal of approval. Benedict Cumberbatch is awarded a C.B.E. (Commander of the British Empire, one order of honor below a knighthood) for services to drama. These include Sherlock, […]

Benedict Cumberbatch backstage at Red Nose Day (Pic: NBC)

British Stars Turn Out for First U.S. Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day arrived at NBC yesterday, and among the fun and hoopla, an avalanche of British stars turning out to perform skits and songs and generally lark about. They’re doing so in order to raise money for Comic Relief, a charity set up by Richard Curtis and British comedian Lenny Henry to tackle famine […]

Clive Dunn and Michael Bentine

Greatest ‘Doctor Who’ References in Pop Culture: Spoofs

As you’d expect of any show that has lasted as long as Doctor Who has, there have been no shortage of skits based on Time Lords, Daleks, TARDISes and regenerations over the years. In fact, there’s a fairly comprehensive list here that is far too long to go into in detail. So here are some of […]

BBC Launches Search For Multicultural Sitcom Writers

The Stage‘s Matthew Hemley reports that the BBC is promoting a competition to attract comedy writers who can break out of the mold of “white, middle class” sitcoms: All Mixed Up is an initiative that will give writers from all backgrounds the chance to submit the first ten pages of a sitcom to the BBC, […]