Actors and Actresses

British Actresses You Should Know: Dame Diana Rigg

When you hear the name Diana Rigg, what comes to mind? The talented lady spy Emma Peel from The Avengers? The one and only Bond girl to marry 007 himself from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service? Or perhaps famous British fashion designer and jewel heist victim, Lady Holiday, from The Great Muppet Caper?

Well, Dame Diana has been in the acting game for over six decades and, in my opinion anyhow, her most recent roles have more entertaining and more badass than any martial arts master/genius clad in a leather catsuit. Her new gig as Victoria’s new Mistress of the Robes is just the latest in a growing list of “tough as old boots” roles that have earned Ms. Rigg a new generation of fans.

Here’s just a sampling of Diana’s more mature roles from the past twenty years.

Limited Showing for Brits at this Year's Golden Globes

As I sat down Sunday night to watch the 75th Golden Globes ceremony, I expected to see plenty of black on the red carpet and hear statements of solidarity with the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment. It was defiant and joyous and culminated in a stirring speech by Oprah Winfrey.

However if I'm honest, my main purpose for tuning in was to see how many Brits would snag those gleaming orbs that signify excellence in the television and film industries. By my count there were six actresses and eight actors from the UK and Ireland competing in eight different performance categories. Eight chances to demonstrate the superiority of British thespians!

Alas, only three were victorious. Let's take a look at the winners and the roles that earned them this particular accolade.

In Memoriam 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we here at Telly Visions pause to remember those we have lost in the British entertainment industry over the past twelve months.

These losses have touched the fields of television, film and literature equally. As fans we have mourned the deaths of people who brought thrills, tears and laughter into our lives. We thank them for sharing their talents with the world and they will continue to live on in our memories through the work they left behind.

The Many On-Screen Incarnations of Hercule Poirot

By now, many of you will already have had an opportunity to see the 2017 film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. Since its release in theaters in November, the star-studded whodunit has grossed over $200,000,000 world-wide.

The release of this new rendition of the classic Agatha Christie tale seems like a good time to look at some of the actors who have walked in iconic sleuth Hercule Poirot's shoes (complete with spats) thoroughout the years.

British Actors You Should Know: Robson Green

As you are probably already aware, Grantchester has returned to PBS for a third season.  Hurrah for more of that vicar/detective male bonding!  (And if you've missed any of the season to date - yes, we have recaps. Check them out.)

But for those of you who may have only just now become familiar with actor Robson Green through his role as DI Geordie Keating, I’m here to enlighten you to the prolific and varied career this actor has built up over the past thirty years.

Irish Actors You Should Know: Jack Reynor

For St. Patrick's Day, our Actors You Should Know series features Jack Reynor, a young Irish talent who is making waves from Dublin to Hollywood. From his award-winning performances in Irish indie films to appearances in sci-fi blockbusters, we think this actor is one to watch.

Join us as we take a tour through some of his best roles so far. 

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