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A rather sad time with the passing of Lewis Collins and the wonderful Peter O'Toole (yes, he was Irish but he worked as a Brit thesp), not to mention the Apollo theatre. I'm also personally gutted over the cancelling of Ripper Street (boo, hiss).

And Mr Macfadyen is such a sweetie, too. I saw him in Perfect Nonsense and he was wonderful (swoon). Trying to see Richard II was a bit of a disaster (and DT never signed my programme afterwards, pout, sulk), luckily the film version was better. So many other plays, including the rather intense Mojo, but the best I saw, by far, was Jude Law in Henry V, and I'm not just saying that after (cough) years of fangirling. Mr Law really was majestic, brutal, ruthless and funny, and he totally owned the stage. I loved every second of it. And he signed my programme. A true professional.

So that's where I've been, off trying to see those elusive Brit boys in their native habitat. Bit hit and miss, but I enjoyed myself, more or less (as always I tried to do too much in too little time, cramming in matinees as well as a play every damn night, so it's all bit of a high coloured blur).

I shall never forgive the Beeb for cancelling Ripper Street, but there's Doctor Who and Sherlock to look forward to, I suppose (she says, jet lagged and grudingly).

Anyways, stuff I found in my inbox, below, in case you missed it, too:


Q&A—"Homeland" Star Rupert Friend

British actor John Rhys-Davies 'flies' during Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

Space role an experience for Strong

Bale teased about film weight gain

Jamie Bell is America's First Spy in first trailer for AMC's 'Turn'

Lewis Collins dead: 10 videos including The Professionals theme that sum up ''great actor and lovely man''

Jamie Dornan to go full frontal in Fifty Shades of Grey?

'Sound of Music' makes TV ratings sing (Stephen Moyer),0,5938350.story

Michael Sheen on Globe nomination, not going bald for 'Masters of Sex',0,6427841.story

BBC's The Whale: An incredible tale of seafaring survival that inspired Moby Dick (Jonas Armstrong)

Tough guy Ray Winstone loves family shows

Andrew Scott joins Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy in Sherlock director's Frankenstein

David Suchet reveals sadness at saying goodbye to Poirot

'The Invisible Woman': Ralph Fiennes on the 'totality' of Dickens,0,5340180.story#axzz2naYOsoRX

Daniel Radcliffe And Alexander Payne

Hollywood star Gerard Butler shows his support for Scotland's history by purchasing a commemorative slab at Culloden battlefield

Kevin McKidd Flew a Plane With Ewan McGregor's Brother… and Almost Crashed!

Downton Abbey Cast Reuniting with Dan Stevens This Week!

Colin Farrell reveals 'romance' with Elizabeth Taylor

West goes east: Timothy West to join EastEnders

'I'm completely in love with the idea of love': Orlando Bloom admits he still believes in finding The One following Miranda split

Colin Firth interview: why The Railway Man is more than just a film


Peter O'Toole, Lawrence of Arabia star, dies aged 81

Peter O'Toole, star of Lawrence of Arabia, dies aged 81

Peter O'Toole: 'A star who sprang from nowhere'

Tributes pour in for Peter O'Toole

'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81

Peter O'Toole's Life and Career in Pictures


Doctor Who gets to Time Lord it over Hollywood

Matt Smith's performance in American Psycho - review round-up

American Psycho – review

Matt Smith may lack confidence with his singing but the ex-Time Lord plays a great American Psycho

Matt Smith on quitting Doctor Who: "My mother is mortified"

Matt Smith's American Psycho: The Musical vs David Tennant's Richard II

Doctor Who: go behind the scenes of Matt Smith's last RT cover shoot as the Doctor

Matt Smith: 'My Mum begged me to carry on with Doctor Who'

Doctor Who Christmas special: Matt Smith finale - new pictures

Smith: Who exit will be a 'belter'

Doctor Who Christmas special 2013: New pictures released of Matt Smith's finale

Duncan Sheik Musical American Psycho, Starring Matt Smith of "Doctor Who," in Rehearsal

Playing a psycho? It wasn't as scary as learning to sing, says Doctor Who star Matt Smith

Doctor Who star Matt Smith dazzles in stage musical American Psycho

Matt Smith's Doctor retires hurt

Matt Smith to regenerate in The Time of the Doctor

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat confirms Matt Smith is Thirteenth Doctor, with regeneration riddle tackled during Christmas special

American Psycho, theatre review: Matt Smith regenerates as ripped uber-narcissist

American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre - review

The Day Of The Doctor Triumphs At US Box Office

Doctor Who's David Tennant and Matt Smith promise Day Of The Doctor 'silliness'

Daleks, Matt Smith's farewell and interactive Doctor Who content in this week's Radio Times magazine

Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who costume is 'a bit old fashioned but also looks to the future'

Peter Capaldi to take Doctor Who in different direction

Review: David Tennant shows who's boss as Richard II

David Tennant lies about Doctor Who

Richard II, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review

David Tennant as Richard II, RSC, Stratford-on-Avon,-RSC,-Stratford-on-Avon-87398.html

'Doctor Who' exclusive: Tennant, Piper in anniversary bonus video

American Psycho starring Matt Smith, David Tennant in Richard II and The Duck House

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, BBC One, review

King Of Grief: David Tennant In Richard II At The Barbican

American Psycho

Dr Who's Matt Smith is dark and deadpan in American Psycho at The Almeida - review

Matt Smith's American Psycho: The Musical vs David Tennant's Richard II

‘Doctor Who’: Five Of Matt Smith’s Funniest Moments

New Trailer For Time Of The Doctor

A Doctor Who Christmas: farewell Matt Smith and hello Peter Capaldi

Doctor Who star Peter Davison coming to Brisbane


Sherlock and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman on The Graham Norton Show - first look pictures

Freeman: I prayed on Hobbit set

The Hobbit's Martin Freeman on how Bilbo Baggins needs his massages to avoid 'going barmy'

Martin Freeman Talks Sherlock Series 3

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Spoiler Podcast

'They're not fans': Martin Freeman hits back at Sherlock Twitter trolls who targeted Amanda Abbington

Martin Freeman: from Slough to Smaug – then back to Sherlock

'Hobbit' star Martin Freeman on comedy in 'Smaug,' Bilbo's Englishness

Martin Freeman and partner Amanda Abbington cosy up at the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Martin Freeman on Sherlock series 3: 'Sherlock and John love each other'

Martin Freeman Defends Lover Against Online Hatred, Compares Sherlock And Hobbit Fans

Martin Freeman thinks he is still 'anonymous'

Martin Freeman is one tricksy hobbit in this supercut -- NSFW VIDEO

Martin Freeman Middle-Finger Montage Proves He's One Bad Hobbit

Martin Freeman on reprising Bilbo

The Hobbit 2: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Evangeline Lilly explain how to pronounce 'Smaug'

Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Armitage, Peter Jackson On Red Carpet For 'The Hobbit' Premiere

First Full Images Of The Hobbit's Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Interviews

'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug': 60 images from Middle-earth

Sherlock series three confirmed for New Year's Day debut on BBC One

Benedict Cumberbatch: I'd like to do a musical

Benedict Cumberbatch: 'I'd like to try comedy'

New Sherlock is 'best yet'

Benedict Cumberbatch: I pretended to be a lightsaber to get a role in Star Wars Episode 7

Benedict Cumberbatch: 19 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Man Behind Smaug

Benedict Cumberbatch: Life is short so protect the ones you love

Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Sherlock Series 3

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch reveals why he struggles to find love

Benedict Cumberbatch Talks 'Sherlock' Season 3, His Character Has 'Regressed'

Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman: 'The Hobbit reunion was odd'

Benedict Cumberbatch: 'Jonny Lee Miller is great as Sherlock'

Benedict Cumberbatch: "I have been the bearer of a few secrets this year"

Benedict Cumberbatch recites R. Kelly's 'Genius' on Kimmel: 'I can't wait to turn you on' (US only)

MC Sherlock? Benedict Cumberbatch does dramatic reading of R Kelly's Black Panties song on Jimmy Kimmel live

Cumberbatch voice tribute to dad

I'm sure we'll make more Sherlock, says star Benedict Cumberbatch

Cumberbatch's Hobbit challenges

Sherlock's top secret mystery survival finally revealed

No Assange regrets for Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch: I pretended to be a lightsaber to get a role in Star Wars Episode 7

Sherlock returns to BBC One

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug – Benedict Cumberbatch is a massive let down


Lewis: Brody splits fan opinion

Damian Lewis: 'Brody drug scenes were fascinating, exhausting'

TVLine's Performer Of the Week: Damian Lewis

'Homeland': Damian Lewis Talks Brody's Risky Mission, Defends Dana

Damian Lewis, Cheryl Cole, Peter Andre & Duchess of Cornwall become stockbrokers for charity!

Dara O'Briain and Damian Lewis support Aspinall Foundation

Damian Lewis weighs in on the 'moving' Homeland finale... and what it was like to film THAT scene

Homeland's Damian Lewis on Brody's fate and his plans

Sir Ian McKellen v Damian Lewis: actors trade blows

Damian Lewis vs Sir Ian McKellen: It's A Thesp-Off

Damian Lewis apologises to Sir Ian McKellen for 'fruity actor' dig

Damian Lewis apologies to Ian McKellen

Damian Lewis Apologizes For Inadvertently Insulting Sir Ian McKellen

Damian Lewis apologises to Sir Ian McKellen after 'fruity actor' jibe

Damian Lewis says sorry to Sir Ian McKellen over Gandalf jibe

Damian Lewis says he is 'hugely embarrassed' and apologises to Sir Ian McKellen after 'fruity actor' jibe

Damian Lewis apologises to Sir Ian McKellen for Gandalf comment

Damian Lewis apologises and Ian McKellen responds... again

Homeland star's insult shows why actors should sometimes keep quiet

McKellen hits back at 'fruity' dig

Sir Ian McKellen hits back at Damian Lewis' 'fruity actor' claims

Ian McKellen: Gandalf isn't gay

Ian McKellen: I've always wondered about playing a Bond villain

What happened when Ian McKellen bumped into Sesame Street's Gandalf puppet

'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug': Ian McKellen talks 'scruffy' Gandalf


Evans: I've introduced Welsh Bard

"The Hobbit" Tops U.K. Box Office (Luke Evans)

Discover more about one of the most infamous robberies of all time (Luke Evans)

Luke Evans & Richard Armitage Debate In New THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG Clip


Richard Armitage Says Jackson Asks A Lot Of His Actors

The Rise Of Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage On New Additions To The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

The (Hobbit) actor who would be Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage on the rising darkness in Thorin for 'Desolation of Smaug'

Richard Armitage Q&A

Richard Armitage favours the blue suit this week

Richard Armitage Nervous About Working On Third Hobbit Film

Fear of drowning? Richard Armitage is in deep water

'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug': Richard Armitage on Thorin's madness

Hollywood star Richard Armitage donates signed art for Loros hospice auction


Celebrity Sex Appeal: Richard Armitage

Rough transcript of Google+ Hangout with Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage

'The Hobbit' Star Richard Armitage Claims He Lacks Martin Freeman's Good Humour: 'I Take Myself Too Seriously'

Richard Armitage and his stylish suit


Ripper Street has been cancelled. What is the BBC thinking?

100 reasons to bring back Ripper Street

Ripper Street, Being Human: 5 axed UK shows we'll miss in 2014

Ripper Street: 92% of readers are against axing of BBC1 drama

Ripper Street axed after two series, BBC confirms

Ripper Street axed

BBC axes Ripper Street over ratings and says Matthew Macfadyen starring period drama ''didn't bring the audience''

Ripper Street finale tops Monday with 3.7 million viewers

Hack the Ripper: another long-term planning crime by the BBC

BBC's Ripper Street could return with new funding partner

A PG Wodehouse expert on Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Theatre: Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York's Theatre - review

Perfect Nonsense extends run to September 2014


Ben Whishaw Uses Gadget to Declare Pinewood's 'Q' Stage Officially Open

Ben Whishaw to star as Freddie Mercury

10 Things About... Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw to play Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic after Sacha Baron Cohen pulls out

'Skyfall' actor Ben Whishaw confirmed for Freddie Mercury biopic

Dexter Fletcher Nabs Freddie Mercury Biopic

Whishaw, Fletcher for Mercury film

Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre - review


Mojo with Rupert Grint, Colin Morgan, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Coyle extends two weeks


Dominic Cooper in Talks to Join WARCRAFT Movie

Dominic Cooper to Star in Legendary's 'Warcraft'

'It's every actor's dream': Dominic Cooper on playing 007 author and raunchy scenes with co-star Lara Pulver in TV series Fleming

First Look: Dominic Cooper & Samuel L. Jackson in 'Reasonable Doubt'

Dominic Cooper: I was chased down the street by a gang of giant sperm

The History Boys is Britain's favourite play, poll finds (Dominic Cooper, Sacha Dhawan, Andrew Knott, James Corden, Samuel
Anderson, Richard Griffiths)


Hardy getting tips from Sir Elton

Tom Hardy and fianceé Charlotte Riley steal the show at Independent Film Awards as Felicity Jones looks glamorous in long black dress

Tom Hardy singing 'all time time' for Elton John role

Tom Hardy attends Sun Military Awards

Max-ed out: Tom Hardy looks the part as he films final scenes for Mad Max: Fury Road

Tom Hardy talks Elton John, pays tribute to "special" James Gandolfini

Tom Hardy's Mad Max back in Australia

Mad Max Fury Road: Big muddy smash caps epic shoot


Garfield unsure about Spider-Man 4

Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone: New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Poster!


'The Walking Dead' Star Andrew Lincoln Teases More Season 4 Surprises

Lincoln: 'Walking Dead' battle scenes were 'epic'


Sean Bean, Fernanda Montenegro win acting awards at International Emmys

Sharpe's Peril

Sean Bean wins International Emmy

Sean Bean wins International Emmy for transvestite role

Sean Bean wins best actor,-Chris-ODowds-Moone-Boy-best-comedy-at-Emmy-Awards-

Sean Bean won Best Actor at the International Emmy Awards on Monday night.

Sean Bean Triumphs at International Emmys For Transvestite Teacher in 'Accused'

Sean Bean Triumphs at the International Emmys


Death Comes to Pemberley is a ravishing cross between Jane Austen and a gripping murder mystery (Matthew Rhys)

First Trailer for BBC Miniseries Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley: behind the scenes

Matthew Rhys's Buenos Aires: My Kind of Town

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in New Teaser for "The Americans"

Mr Darcy returns: Matthew Rhys plays the role in BBC's new Pride And Prejudice sequel

Death Comes to Pemberley: Matthew Rhys on Darcy and billowing shirts

The Americans season 2: two new trailers with Matthew Rhys back as KGB agent

Matthew Rhys, Jenna Coleman in Death Comes to Pemberley trailer - watch

Mr Darcy returns: Matthew Rhys plays the role in BBC's new Pride And Prejudice sequel

Austen powers back on telly

Interview: Matthew Rhys

Star-filled 'Death Comes to Pemberley' Trailer


Henry Cavill voted world's sexiest man in Glamour poll

Henry Cavill on Man of Steel sequel, Ben Affleck as Batman, Cyborg

Henry Cavill beats Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch to be named sexiest man of 2013


Loki Tom Hiddleston Showers on Stage After Nude Scene In 'Only Lovers Left Alive' New Movie Trailer

Tom Hiddleston Causes A London Fan Frenzy

@twhiddleston in #Coriolanus

Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse, review

Tom Hiddleston's Coriolanus impresses critics

Coriolanus – review

‘Doctor Who’: Five Of Matt Smith’s Funniest Moments

Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse, review



In Rehearsal with Tom Hiddleston & More for Donmar Warehouse's CORIOLANUS

Tom Hiddleston talks Coriolanus

Tom Hiddleston Talks Shakespeare, THOR, and his Love of Acting!


MGC Presents Henry V - Theatrical Trailer (Jude Law)

Henry V

Jude Law celebrates after earning rave reviews for Henry V (but he won't be too happy about all those mentions of his receding hairline)

Jude Law Nails Henry V, According to the Critics

Henry V – review

Don Hemingway: review and trailer

Jude Law Gets Filthy in 'Dom Hemingway' Red Band Trailer


Henry V - Noël Coward Theatre

Theatre review: Jude Law gives us a human Henry V

Jude Law Celebrates With Company Of HENRY V

We happy few: I'm proud to follow the greats as Henry V, says Jude Law

Jude Law as 'Henry V' is (Probably) The Best Acting Performance of 2013

Jude Law: 'You've got to let go of vanity'

Henry V, Noel Coward Theatre, review

Jude Law: Fan Favorite in London

'Sex on legs' Jude Law is mobbed backstage like a rock star after yet another magnetic performance of Henry V

Henry V at the Noel Coward Theatre

Jude lays down the Law

Jude Law and cast celebrate Henry V opening

Jude Law joins plea for youth theatre to be given £2.3m home in town hall

Jude Law backs plans for new south London theatre

Jude Law's Henry V is a buccaneer leading a stag-night raid across the continent — but he'd be a great Macbeth



10 Things to Love About the New Romeo, Douglas Booth

Posh boys Freddie Fox and Douglas Booth in sparkling form


'It's like Scotland's won the World Cup': James McAvoy can't hold back the tears as he's awarded Best Actor at British Independent Film Awards

James McAvoy wins Best Actor at BIFAs

James McAvoy's father arrested for drug dealing

James McAvoy Confirms He'll Play Xavier Again

James McAvoy discusses 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

James McAvoy: Change of image

James McAvoy's 'Filth' Lands at Magnolia

James Mcavoy - X-Men: Days of Future Past to focus on Charles Xavier

James McAvoy hits Broadway with 24 Hour Plays challenge

James McAvoy's 'Filth' Gets North American Distribution

Jessica Chastain-James McAvoy's 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Sells Out Internationally

Neverwhere starring Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy comes to Radio 4 for Christmas

James McAvoy, Emily Mortimer, and More Celebrated Opening Night With Ethan Hawke at Broadway's Macbeth

James McAvoy revels in Filth

James McAvoy's UK Hit Filth Acquired By Magnolia Pictures


McAvoy shortlisted for theatre award


Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor Talk Love in Noël Coward's Private Lives

Toby Stephens moving on to Black Sails


The Captivating Charm & Talent of Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is one step closer to Oscar glory

Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley highlight Sundance 2014 Premieres

Fassbender, U2 among Golden Globe nominees

New Irish film starring Michael Fassbender to have World Premiere at Sundance.

Here's a new X-Men: Days Of Future Past viral conspiracy video

Fassbender among Independent Spirit nominees


David Morrissey Talks The Governor's Death and Killing Hershel: It Was “Really Heavy”

The Walking Dead star David Morrisey delights pupils on Wirral school visit

The Walking Dead's David Morrissey on keeping secrets and surviving as the Governor


James Purefoy reveals 'The Following' season 2 spoilers for Joe Carroll and other 2014 story details

James Purefoy on not being Bond

James Purefoy reveals how he's shaken off James Bond nearly-man tag to come into his own playing serial killer Joe Carroll

James Purefoy Talks The Following and How “Game of Thrones Stole Our Show”

James Purefoy gives insight into his character after turning down Lex Luthor role


Strangers On A Train at the Gielgud Theatre - review (Jack Huston, Laurence Fox)

Laurence Fox lunges in for passionate kiss with artist Grayson Perry...but wife Billie Piper didn't seem to care

Strangers On A Train - Gielgud Theatre - Opening Night


Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre - review (Martin Shaw)

Martin Shaw reflects on 'years spent' with Lewis Collins


Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz's Broadway show suffers technical glitch

Daniel Craig has a mullet now


Ewan McGregor pays tribute to Lewis Collins

Ewan McGregor attends launch of the National Youth Arts Trust

Ewan McGregor backs hospice appeal

Ewan McGregor gets in the holiday spirit as he picks up his Christmas tree in battered VW van


Golden Globes 2014: Black British actors Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor lead nominations

I love Idris Elba — we've been friends for 20 years, says rival award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks For Triple Nine

Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor nominated for Golden Globes

William, Kate, Idris Elba attend 'Mandela' U.K. premiere,0,660596.story

Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba,0,3189988.story

Playing Nelson Mandela changed me, says actor Idris Elba

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