Martin Freeman, 41, the British actor hitherto most famous for portraying Tim Canterbury — the character on whom Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) was originally based — in the BBC Golden Globe-winning The Office, created by Ricky Gervais, as well as his roles in Love, Actually, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the BBC Benedict Cumberbatch series, Sherlock, in which Freeman plays Dr.
Every woman's favorite British neurotic, Bridget Jones, the brainchild of author Helen Fielding in 1996's Bridget Jones's Diary and 1999's Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, will be reborn again in a third (as yet unnamed) Bridget Jones novel, Fielding recently announced, to be published in the fall of 2013.
The Dutch star of 1974's Emmanuelle, Sylvia Kristel, who is credited by some as being the world's first true porn star, died on Wednesday night at the age of 60 after a long battle with lung and throat cancer.
Matt Smith, 29, best known for his role as the most recent Doctor Who, having replaced David Tennant in 2010, had some fun filming the new season of the British series near Westminster Bridge in London, hopping on his character's motorcycle and even doing his own stunts — not an altogether great idea.
The BBC America sci-fi drama Doctor Who took viewers to a world of six-shooters and saloons in the third installment of the show's seventh season, "A Town Called Mercy." In the episode, the time-traveling star, the Doctor (Matt Smith), along with Amy Pond (Karen Gillian) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) venture to the old west where a cyborg, referred to as the Gunslinger (Andrew Brooke), has been haunting a small town in search of an alien doctor named Kahler-Jex (Adrian Scarborough) who crash-landed on the planet and has been hiding in the town.
Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the BBC’s popular Sherlock drama series, is in talks to join August: Osage County, The Weinstein Company’s film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play written by Tracy Letts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The newest iteration of hit British science fiction series, Doctor Who, starring current "Doctor" Matt Smith (a role previously filled by David Tennant), Karen Gillan and Billie Piper, is already embarking on its seventh season, and is finally being touted as one of the greatest shows in the past 25 years to carry the distinction of "cult classic.
Less than two weeks after BBC Masterpiece Classics producer Rebecca Eaton dished about the upcoming Season 3 of Downton Abbey and happened to state that star Dame Maggie Smith, 77, was "difficult" to work with, Smith has announced her decision to leave her role as Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess, on Downton Abbey when her contract ends after wrapping Season 3.
It may not be the most sensationalistic programming around, but the seven-part hi-definition series, Frozen Planet, narrated by Alec Baldwin and made by BBC, which also brought you Planet Earth, is the water cooler talk of a more discerning television-watching crowd.
Many Londoners thought it was the day they had been waiting for — royal Prince Harry and royal sister-in-law Pippa Middleton showing some long-awaited PDA in the middle of London's Soho. But no such luck.
Ever since August, when the BBC announced the return of Absolutely Fabulous for three special episodes, AbFab fans have been waiting patiently for more Patsy, Edina, Bubble and the whole gang. Now, there's a sneak peek of the first of three episodes — a special holiday reunion — to be broadcast twenty years after the beloved show first aired.