Topic: british

Across The Pond: Ricky Gervais, Piers Morgan, And Other Ex-Pats

Across The Pond: Ricky Gervais, Piers Morgan, And Other Ex-Pats

(Ria Tesia is a writer living in London, giving us her take on pop culture from across the pond.)

It has been a busy time here in the UK, as an increasing number of British and US talent cross the pond to gingerly dip their toes into foreign waters. It is always interesting to see how home-grown talent performs abroad and last week was no exception as Stateside Brits hogged the headlines with varying degrees of success. More »

Across the Pond: 5 British Hotties

Across the Pond: 5 British Hotties

It is amazing how quickly time flies. I read in a state of perplexed surprise that Romeo Beckham (the middle child of the Beckham clan) had apparently just signed his first fashion deal – designing sunglasses under the stewardship of his mother, the fabulous Victoria Beckham. He is eight years old. I remember the media furor when he was born.

People are growing up way too fast these days. I know I sound like my mother (although I assure you, I’m not digging an afternoon of bridge and tea just yet). All this talk of young stars in the making led me to think about actors whom I had seen a few years ago, people whom I recall thinking had star quality. As I wondered if these potential actors had ‘made it’, I was pleasantly surprised to discover they have blossomed into bright, intelligent individuals. And they’re easy on the eye too. Here’s my list of top five British eye candy – sorry, I mean actors. More »

Video: Uinterview.com Gives Dominic Cooper Your Questions

Video: Uinterview.com Gives Dominic Cooper Your Questions

We first started crushing on Dominic Cooper when he was still a sexy, manipulative tween in the British play, The History Boys, for which he later revised his role on film. Since then, Dominic has played a plethora of snake-charmers: he’s the devious partner-in-crime Danny from An Education, played royalty with Keira Knightley in The Duchess, an egotistical rock star in the English film Tamara Drewe, and he’ll be playing a young version of Iron Man’s father, the alcoholic Howard Stark, in the upcoming Captain America film. More »

Sweet Repeat: Russell Brand Tries Too Hard

Sweet Repeat: Russell Brand Tries Too Hard

The upcoming nuptial of British rockstar/comedian/weirdo Russell Brand and Katy Perry is going to be pretty hard to miss, despite the duo claiming they want to keep it a low-key affair. And that’s just it, isn’t it? When you act as goofy as Russell around the press, they’re going to keep demanding more from their little dancing monkey-man. Maybe if the goth Willy Wonka stopped acting like he was Tom Cruise on Oprah every time the cameras started rolling, we’d pay less attention to him. Fame, she is a double-edged sword. More »

Video Gallery: Best Of British Guys Playing Americans

Video Gallery: Best Of British Guys Playing Americans

What’s the point of having an British accent if you aren’t going to use it? These days, it seems like every-other American TV character is played by a Englishman. From Chuck Bass to Bill Compton, our networks are a testament to the new British Invasion. We don’t begrudge these blokes their roles, but we also wouldn’t mind hearing a little London from time to time. Check out our gallery of the best Brits-as-Americans. More »