| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The show: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Hartford Stage
First impressions: Throw a dart at a map and you're likely to find one theater or another in the provinces doing Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy. There's good reason for...
| Jan 3, 2014
NEWBURY, England — He is a farmer, she says, and she is a farmer's wife. They are active in their community. She writes a bit on the side, her writing room only recently having been wired for electricity.
On my recent visit to her home, she was...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Helen Mirren keeps winning awards for playing Queen Elizabeth II.
The actress won multiple trophies, including an Oscar in 2007, for her role in "The Queen." Earlier this year, she collected an Olivier Award -- London's equivalent of the Tony Award --...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced five minutes ago and the awards won't be announced for another month. But let's take a wild stab at predicting the winners anyway. Not that this group is that hard to read. SAG voters have...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"THERE CAN be too much truth in any relationship."
So quipped Maggie Smith, in one of her dry, delicious asides, on the season four premiere of "Downton Abbey" last Sunday.
These days, after the success of any series, people love to be argumentative and...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Best Drama Series
"Breaking Bad" - AMC
"Downton Abbey" - PBS
"Game of Thrones" - HBO
"Homeland" - Showtime
"House of Cards" - Netflixf
"Mad Men" - AMC
Best Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory" - CBS
"Girls" - HBO
"30 Rock" - NBC
"Louie" - FX
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Will Ferrell is all about child's play.
The comedian announced the big, final prizes Sunday at the 2013 Emmy Awards alongside his three kiddos. And, yes, those were his actual kids.
In the sketch, Ferrell and his clan (Magnus, 9; Mattias, 6; and Axel,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — A few years ago, playwright Christopher Durang began wondering "what if" a bunch of Anton Chekhov's characters lived in Bucks County, Penn., as he did. And what if two of the older ones lived in a nice stone farmhouse like his for not...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:14 PM
"Ripper Street": The BBC’s Victorian-era crime procedural set in London’s East End during the years following the grisly Jack the Ripper murders returns to BBC America on Saturday. Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Piotr Michael has created what he's calling a PSA for Oscar nominees, advising them on award-acceptance behavior. His recommendations: Don't cry. Have some humility. Thank those who worked on the movie -- not "your neighbor, your garbage man, little Fido....