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The 'Blackadder' Characters Were Real People. Oh, You Didn't Know?

Captain Blackadder, Lieutenant George and Private Baldrick, some of the most enduring comedy characters of all time, had real-life namesakes, it has emerged.The Blackadder characters were...actually...real people.The BBC comedy Blackadder, which covered four periods of...

Tony Robinson Remembers Blackadder Co-star Patsy Byrne

Sir Tony Robinson has paid tribute to his Blackadder co-star Patsy Byrne following her death last week (17Jun14) aged 80.News of the actress' death emerged over the weekend (21-22Jun14) and fans flocked to Twitter.com to...

Tony Robinson Outraged Over Politician's Blackadder Attack

British actor Sir Tony Robinson has branded a leading U.K. politician "irresponsible" for allegedly rejecting the use of his historical sitcom Blackadder as a learning aid in schools.Britain's Education Secretary Michael Gove has hit headlines...

Tony Robinson: 'Blackadder Cast Won't Reunite Like Monty Python'

British actor Sir Tony Robinson is adamant the Blackadder cast will not be following the stars of Monty Python by staging a reunion because they "don't need the money".The veteran comedy troupe, including John Cleese,...

Tony Robinson Weds

Former Blackadder star Tony Robinson has married his girlfriend in a romantic ceremony in Italy.The 64-year-old British actor tied the knot with Louise Hobbs, 30, on Friday (24Jun11) in Palazzo Tolla hall in the ancient...

Blackadder's Robinson To Wed Next Week

Former Blackadder star Tony Robinson is to marry his longterm girlfriend next week (begs25Apr11), according to a U.K. report.The 64-year-old actor-turned-Tv-presenter proposed to Louise Hobbs, 30, during a vacation in Malaysia in late 2008 after...

Russell Brand Loves Hugh Laurie In Hop

Russell Brand is a "massive fan" of Hugh Laurie.The British comic used to love the 'House' star in UK sit-com 'Blackadder' so was thrilled to get the chance to work with him on new animated...

Richard Curtis 'Plans To Direct Own Films'

British filmmaker Richard Curtis has confirmed he plans to direct everything he writes in the future.Though Curtis has been a mainstay of British comedy since writing Not the Nine O'Clock News and Blackadder, his film...

By on 30 March 2009

Blackadder Star To Wed

Former BLACKADDER star TONY ROBINSON is to wed his girlfriend - despite their 35-year age gap. The 62-year-old actor-turned-TV-presenter proposed to Louise Hobbs, 27, during a three-week holiday in Malaysia last month (Dec08). A source...

Wallace And Gromit 'Most Watched On Christmas Day'

Overnight figures suggest the new episode of Wallace and Gromit screened on BBC1 was the most-watched programme on Christmas Day.A Matter Of Loaf and Death had a peak audience figure of 15.88 million people, a...

By on 26 December 2008

Rowan Atkinson To Play Fagin On The West End

British comedian ROWAN ATKINSON has signed up to play bad guy Fagin in the new West End production of OLIVER!Best known for his roles in BLACKADDER and MR BEAN, Atkinson will star alongside the winners...

By on 27 March 2008

Oscar-winning Director Anthony Minghella Dies At 54

Anthony Minghella, the Oscar-winning director of The English Patient, has died aged 54, his agent has said.Minghella's movie directing career commenced with the 1990 romance Truly, Madly, Deeply, starring Julia Stevenson and Alan Rickman, and...

By on 18 March 2008

Laurie: Britain Has Shunned Me Since My House Success

Hugh Laurie has claimed he has been largely ignored by the British film and television industry since his success across the Atlantic.The House star says he has not been offered any work in his homeland...

By on 11 March 2008

Branagh, Ifans And Jones Set For Richard Curtis Project

Kenneth Branagh and Rhys Ifans have been confirmed as stars of the new Richard Curtis comedy The Boat That Rocked.The British pair will be joined by American actress January Jones, working for Curtis for the...

By on 19 February 2008

Agyeman Back For Doctor Who

Freema Agyeman is to return to play her character Martha Jones in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.David Tennant's extremely successful stint as the Time Lord is now into its fourth series but he is...

By on 04 November 2007

Guests Confirmed For Doctor Who

Guest stars for the new series of Doctor Who have now been confirmed, with some familiar faces joining Kylie Minogue for adventures in the Tardis.Jekyll star Fenella Woolgar will star as Agatha Christie in a...

By on 10 August 2007

Magic Roundabout Makes Tv Return

Children's TV show the Magic Roundabout is making a computer-generated comeback with 52 new episodes.The estate of Serge Danot, the French author who originally created the series in the mid 1960s, has given permission to...

By on 16 April 2007

Return Of Blackadder

English actor ROWAN ATKINSON wants to revive his favourite character BLACKADDER, but is skeptical his co-writers BEN ELTON and RICHARD CURTIS will not be interested. Atkinson played EDMUND BLACKADDER, an English royal and government employee...

Atkinson Tops Comedy List

ROWAN ATKINSON'S comedy character MR BEAN has been named Britain's favourite funnyman of all time. The accident-prone creation of Atkinson topped a Windows Live Space poll with 15 per cent of the vote, while his...

Mirren Crowned 'Tv Queen'

Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren has proved that while she may now rule the roost in Hollywood, she can still boast a commanding presence on Britain's small screen. The star, who recently won an Academy...

By on 14 March 2007

Hugh Laurie 'Miserable' In La

Hollywood star HUGH LAURIE has claimed he has difficulty coping with his new celebrity life in the US, despite raking in around £150,000 an episode for playing the lead in HOUSE.Laurie, who has carved out...

By on 12 March 2007

Laurie: 'House Is Based On Eastwood's Dirty Harry'

British actor HUGH LAURIE based his grumpy TV medic character DR GREGORY HOUSE on CLINT EASTWOOD's tough guy cop DIRTY HARRY. The BLACKADDER star became obsessed with Eastwood when a professor at top British school...

Fry Unable To Film House Cameo With Laurie

British actor STEPHEN FRY is cursing his busy schedule after it prevented him reuniting with his longtime BLACKADDER co-star HUGH LAURIE for a cameo role in hit US TV show HOUSE. Fry wanted to film...

Laurie Rules Out Family Move To Us

British actor HUGH LAURIE has ruled out moving his family to the US, but insist he'd go to the ends of the earth for the right show. Despite enduring punishing 16-hour shoots for American TV...

Blackadder Movie On The Way?

A big screen version of BLACKADDER is on the verge of being filmed, 17 years after the last episode of the cult British TV comedy aired. Star ROWAN ATKINSON is keen on shooting a Blackadder...

Hopes Dashed For Blackadder Fans

Director RICHARD CURTIS has disappointed fans of cult British TV show BLACKADDER, by insisting the comedy's stars are too successful in their own right to ever want to make another series. Curtis always hoped...

Twiggy: 'Kate Moss Too Old To Play Me'

Slim veteran model TWIGGY has branded fellow catwalk siren KATE MOSS too old to play her in a movie biopic. The British catwalk queen maintains troubled Moss' alleged drug addiction played no part in...

Blackadder To Return In 2006

Classic BBC comedy BLACKADDER will return to British TV screens for the fifth time next year (06) - 17 years after the last series ended with the deaths of its lead characters. Actor ROWAN...

Bbc Slams Blackadder Comeback Reports

LATEST: British broadcasters BBC has slammed reports they are resurrecting classic TV comedy BLACKADDER. Former Blackadder star TONY ROBINSON, who played unwashed servant BALDRICK, told ITV1 magazine show THIS MORNING earlier this week (begs07FEB05),...

Blackadder Returns

LOVE ACTUALLY star ROWAN ATKINSON has thrilled fans of classic British TV comedy BLACKADDER, by agreeing to reprise his role as EDMUND BLACKADDER in a new series set in the swinging Sixties. Previous series...

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