Brit Binge Watching: Five Tom Hardy Roles You Can View Online
By: Kimberly Truong and Brigid Brown

Tom Hardy is making his mark on the map with The Drop hitting U.S. theaters this past weekend (September 12) and the second season of BBC’s Peaky Blinders airing this fall. We just recently received an email via the Anglophenia Facebook page asking for “more Tom Hardy,” and when you speak, we listen. Like you, we love us some Hardy, and with that said, here are five performances showing off the actor’s versatility, available online:

Brit Binge Watching: Five Tom Hardy Roles You Can View Online

By: Kimberly Truong and Brigid Brown

Tom Hardy is making his mark on the map with The Drop hitting U.S. theaters this past weekend (September 12) and the second season of BBC’s Peaky Blinders airing this fall. We just recently received an email via the Anglophenia Facebook page asking for “more Tom Hardy,” and when you speak, we listen. Like you, we love us some Hardy, and with that said, here are five performances showing off the actor’s versatility, available online:

Ben Whishaw Returns to TV in ‘London Spy’ Series
By: Brigid Brown

Ben Whishaw owned it as Q, short for the Quartermaster, in the James Bond thriller Skyfall, but this time around, he’s stepping into the spy role in Tom Rob Smith’s five-part TV series London Spy, reports the U.K. Independent.
BBC announced the series in February, describing it as: “This gripping, contemporary, emotional thriller sees an innocent, young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage.”

More on Whishaw’s role here. 

Ben Whishaw Returns to TV in ‘London Spy’ Series

By: Brigid Brown

Ben Whishaw owned it as Q, short for the Quartermaster, in the James Bond thriller Skyfall, but this time around, he’s stepping into the spy role in Tom Rob Smith’s five-part TV series London Spy, reports the U.K. Independent.

BBC announced the series in February, describing it as: “This gripping, contemporary, emotional thriller sees an innocent, young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage.”

More on Whishaw’s role here

George Clooney, Maggie Smith, and a Kiss in ‘Downton Abbey’
By: Fraser McAlphine

Before we get any further it’s important to state that George Clooney really IS going to be inDownton Abbey, with the cast of Downton Abbey, acting a part, playing a role, and everything. That report we ran abouthim filming in Highclere Castle, home ofDownton Abbey? Yeah that was because he’s going to be inDownton Abbey. There’s no trick.
However there is a catch, and that is that he’s not going to be in the proper series of Downton Abbeyas you may find it on PBS, he’ll be appearing in a specially-filmed sketch for an ITV telethon. But, and this is the really good bit, he gets to place a kiss on the person of the Dowager Countess of Grantham, as played byDame Maggie Smith.

See what Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) says about it.

George Clooney, Maggie Smith, and a Kiss in ‘Downton Abbey’

By: Fraser McAlphine

Before we get any further it’s important to state that George Clooney really IS going to be inDownton Abbey, with the cast of Downton Abbey, acting a part, playing a role, and everything. That report we ran abouthim filming in Highclere Castle, home ofDownton Abbey? Yeah that was because he’s going to be inDownton Abbey. There’s no trick.

However there is a catch, and that is that he’s not going to be in the proper series of Downton Abbeyas you may find it on PBS, he’ll be appearing in a specially-filmed sketch for an ITV telethon. But, and this is the really good bit, he gets to place a kiss on the person of the Dowager Countess of Grantham, as played byDame Maggie Smith.

See what Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) says about it.

5 Anglo/Scottish Couples
By: Fraser McAlphine

As this week is all about the potential split between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom—depending on the results of today’s referendum (September 18)—it’s worth spending a moment dwelling on the good times, the positive things that have come from the relationship between Scotland and England. And when I say relationship, I mean the kind that comes with pipers, kilts and a wedding ring.

In the spirit of international accord on a day of decision, here are five couples who have said “Yes” to an Anglo/Scottish union.
Tell us your favorites!

5 Anglo/Scottish Couples

By: Fraser McAlphine

As this week is all about the potential split between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom—depending on the results of today’s referendum (September 18)—it’s worth spending a moment dwelling on the good times, the positive things that have come from the relationship between Scotland and England. And when I say relationship, I mean the kind that comes with pipers, kilts and a wedding ring.

In the spirit of international accord on a day of decision, here are five couples who have said “Yes” to an Anglo/Scottish union.

Tell us your favorites!

2014 Britannias: Emma Watson, Robert Downey, Jr., Judi Dench Among Honorees
By: Kevin Wicks

Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench—come and get your Britannia awards. The broadcast of the ceremony will air Sunday, November 2 at 9 pm ET on BBC AMERICA.

Check out who else is winning big here.

2014 Britannias: Emma Watson, Robert Downey, Jr., Judi Dench Among Honorees

By: Kevin Wicks

Robert Downey Jr.Mark RuffaloEmma WatsonMike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench—come and get your Britannia awards. The broadcast of the ceremony will air Sunday, November 2 at 9 pm ET on BBC AMERICA.

Check out who else is winning big here.