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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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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


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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Sir Ian McKellen, David Tennant and Dame Harriet Walter Pay Tribute to Sir Patrick Stewart Ahead of His 80th Birthday

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart speaks onstage during The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

Believe it or not, the great Sir Patrick Stewart will celebrate his 80th birthday Monday (July 13). Famous friends and co-stars, including Sir Ian McKellen, David Tennant, and Killing Eve‘s Dame Harriet Walter, have marked this milestone birthday by paying tribute to the much-loved actor in British newspaper The Guardian. Tennant, who starred opposite Stewart […]

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10 Roles That Made Us Love Lesley Manville: From ‘Mum’ to ‘Phantom Thread’

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In casting news that delighted the internet, Lesley Manville has just joined The Crown as Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II‘s younger sister, whom she’ll portray in the show’s fifth and final season. This Royal role caps off a real purple patch for the 64-year-old actress, who’s well on her way to becoming a British national treasure. […]

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Casting News: John Boyega, Felicity Jones, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Jack Reynor Join IRA Thriller ‘Borderland’

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John Boyega, Felicity Jones, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Jack Reynor have all signed up to star in Borderland, an IRA thriller from The Uninvited directors the Guard Brothers. Reynor (Midsommar, Sing Street) will play Michael, an Irish military who witnesses his pregnant wife being shot dead by an SAS sergeant named Tempest – played by Boyega […]

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Earl Cameron, Pioneering ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Thunderball’ Actor, Dies at Age 102

Earl Cameron

Pioneering British actor Earl Cameron, who appeared in Doctor Who and the classic Bond movie Thunderball, has passed away at age 102. Cameron, who was born and raised in the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, then moved to the U.K in his early twenties, made history when he landed a lead role in 1951’s Pool […]

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British Icon of the Week: Dame Olivia de Havilland, the Actress Who Took on the Hollywood Studio System and Won

Olivia de Havilland

Dame Olivia de Havilland, who’s just turned 104 years old this week, is one of the last surviving stars from Hollywood’s golden age. Though she’s probably best known for her role in Gone with the Wind, the epic 1939 movie which has been heavily criticized for its depiction of Black characters and now streams on […]

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Casting News: Lesley Manville to Play Princess Margaret in Final Season of ‘The Crown’

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It’s official: Lesley Manville has joined The Crown to portray Princess Margaret in the show’s fifth and final season. Following British newspaper reports overnight, the Netflix period drama confirmed the casting on Twitter today (July 2). Manville will play Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II‘s younger sister, opposite Imelda Staunton as the long-reigning British monarch. She follows […]

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