How British Talent Became Hollywood Royalty

October 30, 2014 5:43 PM

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Did you know that Gravity was filmed in the UK, and that Brits were responsible for its stunning visual effects? That Twelve Years A Slave was directed by and starred Brits? Or that all of the Star Wars movies were filmed at British studios--including the forthcoming Episode VII? If you answered 'no' to any or all of the above, don't worry. It just goes to show how natural and essential a part of the American movie-going experience British talent has become.

I'm spending some time in LA this week, seeing for myself how closely Brits and Americans work together on all that makes Hollywood so special. Tonight I will have the pleasure of attending BAFTA Los Angeles' Britannia Awards ceremony. The Britannias will honour six of the brightest stars in the cel...

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