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Horror Film and ‘Doctor Who’ Star Barbara Shelley Has Passed Away at Age 88

Barbara Shelley And George Sanders In ‘Village Of The Damned’

(Photo: Getty Images) British actress Barbara Shelley, 88, has passed away after being infected with coronavirus during a hospital stay, reports Deadline.  Her agent Thomas Bowington released a statement, saying, “She really was Hammer’s number one leading lady and the technicolor queen of Hammer. On screen she could be quietly evil. She goes from statuesque beauty […]

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Georgia Tennant on Filming ‘Staged’ at Home with Hubby David Tennant: ‘We’d Always Been a Very Private Couple’

Monte Carlo Television Festival 2007 – Closing Ceremony

(Photo: Getty Images) Doctor Who‘s David Tennant has been a regular on Anglophenia for a while. Now his wife Georgia Tennant is joining the ranks of Anglo favorites, popping up on the blog this past year.  The couple typically lives a pretty private life, so we don’t have a lot of photos of them together. […]

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Dame Judi Dench Reveals Her Name Was Chosen for Her by a Medium

Dame Judi Dench

(Photo: Getty Images) Dame Judi Dench has revealed that her name was chosen for her by a medium in the 1930s. The actress, who portrays Noël Coward‘s iconic medium Madame Arcati in a new movie version of Blithe Spirit, said she was given the name after her father had an encounter with a clairvoyant. “A […]

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Comedian and Actor John Bishop Joins Next Season of ‘Doctor Who’


The Thirteenth Doctor and Yaz are set to welcome a new face to the TARDIS later this year as actor and comedian John Bishop joins the cast of Doctor Who as Dan.  As he becomes embroiled in the Doctor’s adventures, Dan will quickly learn there’s more to the Universe(s) than he could ever believe. […]

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Pop Culture Pulse: From a ‘Doctor Who’ Festive Adventure to New Fantasy Series ‘The Watch’


(Photos: Getty Images) Welcome to the latest Pop Culture Pulse, Anglophenia’s roundup of the top pop culture happenings of the month. Don’t worry if you’re planning on staying home through January – there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself from the comfort of your own couch. 1. A BLAST OF NEW YEAR’S DAY ESCAPISM […]

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Director Patty Jenkins Apologizes to Cheetah Creator Liam Sharp for Oversight


(Photo: Getty Images) Wonder Woman 1984 is getting a lot of buzz. It released on Christmas Day in theaters and via HBO Max, with the latter being a talking point in itself.  While the superheroine flick is the biggest box office opening during the pandemic and is receiving praise from critics and audiences alike, one […]

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‘Doctor Who’ Gallery: The Evolution of Dalek Design


(Photo: BBC) The creation of the Dalek design has two mythologies: the one within the reality of Doctor Who that sees despotic inventor Davros taking his own wheelchair and adding weaponry, a helmet and an eyestalk, and the one within the reality of, well, reality. In that version, designer Ray Cusick illustrated how Daleks should […]

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Lesley Manville, Toby Jones, Nina Wadia, and Sheila Hancock Recognized in Queen’s New Year Honours List

New Years Honours 2021

(Photo: Getty Images) Actors Lesley Manville, Toby Jones, Nina Wadia, and Sheila Hancock are among the Brits recognized in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. Manville – soon to portray Princess Margaret in the final two seasons of The Crown – has been made a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for services to drama […]

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WATCH: Anthony Hopkins Celebrates 45 Years of Sobriety in Candid Twitter Video

LEAP Foundation: Sir Anthony Hopkins

(Photo: Getty Images) Anthony Hopkins has turned to Twitter to share a bit of his journey. We know him from standout performances in movies like 1992’s Howards End, 1991’s Silence of the Lambs, and more recently, in 2020’s The Two Popes. But, according to the actor himself, he’s had his struggles. Just yesterday marked the […]

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British Icon of the Week: Sheila Hancock, the Accomplished Actress Who Doesn’t Hide Her Opinions

Sheila Hancock

(Photo: Getty Images) Rumor has it that Sheila Hancock is about to be made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year Honour list – and not a moment too soon, quite frankly. The prolific actress will shortly be seen in season two of A Discovery of Witches, which begins Saturday, January 9 […]

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