The conformist young man from Leicester studying law at Cambridge in the early 1960s somehow wound up being Stephen Frears, an outcome imaginable then to no one and especially not to Stephen Frears.
As BAFTA/LA fetes "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill" screenwriter Richard Curtis for his conscience, he'll also have an African detective and British pirate radio in his conscious.
The commended British sitcom "Peep Show" has already jetted from Britain to America -- if only among the seat-screen choices on a Heathrow-to-LAX Virgin Atlantic flight. Passenger Robert B. Weide…
"Borat" has ice-cream-trucked through Europe, hoarding euros and pounds and maybe even performing a service. As an inelegant barometer, it might just illuminate the zeitgeists of various nations…
A 61-year-old daughter of a Russian aristocrat might end up gently alerting Britain and the world to a little-recognized phenomenon: Queen Elizabeth II is actually a three-dimensional human…