| Jan 1, 2012
| 8:47 AM
A new indoor dark ride debuting in 2012 at Britain's Alton Towers theme park promises to be a psychologically terrifying and physically thrilling experience set in the secret underground catacomb of an alien creature.
Dubbed Nemesis: Sub-Terra, the new...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:13 AM
NEW YORK — Seeing as he grew up in the county of Surrey in southeast England and was called one of Britain's rising stage actors at an early age, you might expect that Andrew Garfield has Sir Laurence Olivier as one of his role models.
| Jun 2, 2012
| 5:00 AM
LONDON — Her face is everywhere: on stamps, coins, mugs and book covers. Her likeness has just been reproduced for the 23rd time at Madame Tussauds, London's famous wax museum. More visitors come to gawp at her house than probably any other...
| May 2, 2012
Patricia Medina, a British-born actress whose Hollywood career as a leading lady in the 1950s spanned the talking mule comedy "Francis" and Orson Welles' crime-thriller "Mr. Arkadin," has died. She was 92.
Medina, the widow of actor Joseph Cotten, died...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:47 AM
China has reportedly withdrawn its delegation from a documentary film festival in Britain in reaction to the festival's screening of a new movie about Ai Weiwei, the artist and political activist who has repeatedly found himself in trouble with Chinese...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle said that William Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" served as an inspiration for his recently revealed designs for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. The live extravaganza, which will be broadcast on...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
That's "Sir" Kenneth Branagh and "Dame" Zaha Hadid, to you.
The birthday honors for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II were announced recently, and among those receiving titles will be actor-director Branagh, a Shakespearean veteran of stage and screen, and...
| Jan 15, 2012
Charles Price II, a banking executive who ran his family's Midwestern candy company before serving as U.S. ambassador to Belgium and then Britain, has died. He was 80.
Price died Thursday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., family spokesman Michael...
| May 13, 2012
"Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948"
Harper: 480 pp., $29.99
Madeleine Albright is a formidable figure. She was a member of the National Security Council and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. When she...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Dreamland Margate in England plans to reopen in 2013 as the world’s first amusement park dedicated to last-of-a-kind historic thrill rides, including one of the world's oldest roller coasters.
Located about 75 miles east of London, the waterfront...
| Jan 26, 2012
Once heralded as the greatest British actor of his generation, Nicol Williamson was also a legend for stormy onstage behavior that included calling off a performance of "Hamlet" mid-speech because he was too tired to go on.
"I'll pay for the seats," he...