Matt Holyoak

Daniel Blumberg strikes out under his own name

May 16, 2018

“I’ve found like-minded people,” says the former member of Yuck, “and the potential of what we do is more infinite.”

Why character actor Eddie Marsan always plays the villain

April 3, 2018

The British working-class actor has a prolific career with more than 100 film and television credits, but he’s had an unusual journey to the spotlight.

Singer Isaac Gracie uses vulnerability to craft mood music

February 22, 2018

The London bred singer’s infectious music hinges on his aching honesty—about love, loss and inescapable anxieties.

Peaky Blinders’s Jack Rowan can even make a sociopathic killer seem likeable

October 19, 2017

The British actor has already nailed the role of heartless teenage murderer. Next up? Romany gypsy Bonnie Gold in the new season of the crime drama.

History Lessons with Hannah Murray

August 2, 2017

“I’m really, really proud it,” says Hannah Murray over the phone from Los Angeles. It’s the week of the Games of Thrones Season Seven premiere, but for now, we are discussing Murray’s new film, Detroit, directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

Rag’n’Bone Man

July 24, 2017

Rory Graham, better known by his moniker Rag’n’Bone Man, has a voice that is nigh indescribable. Saying it’s booming and soulful with an ability to fluctuate from high peaks to powerful tenor would be underselling it.

Loyle Carner

May 17, 2017

Loyle Carner, a 22-year-old from South London, is as earnest as they come.

Babou Ceesay

May 10, 2017

Born in London in 1978, and raised largely in Gambia in West Africa, Babou Ceesay began his career on stage.

Discovery: Jack Roth

March 29, 2017

In writer-director Joe Martin’s feature debut Us and Them, which premiered at SXSW earlier this month, Jack Roth stars as Danny, a disaffected member of the British working class.

Josh O’Connor

March 8, 2017

Originally from Cheltenham, England, Josh O’Connor studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Noel Clarke

January 5, 2017

In the U.S., Noel Clarke is best known as an actor in blockbusters like Centurion and Star Trek: Into Darkness. In the U.K., however, the 41-year-old is a one-man production machine: an actor-turned-actor-writer-director-producer.

The Comedian

December 29, 2016

During her comedy shows, Katherine Ryan will sometimes bring up zeitgeist-y celebrities. She has, for example, a particularly amusing bit about U.K. TV personality Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, formerly Cheryl Cole.

Faces of 2017

December 14, 2016

From now through January, we’re counting down the actors, musicians, visual artists, comedians, and more that we’re most excited about for the New Year. We’ll be publishing one story a business day, so check back in daily for our Faces of 2017.

Laura Mvula’s Mutations

November 22, 2016

After her debut album, 2013’s Sing to the Moon, Laura Mvula—the classically trained soul singer from Birmingham, England—began fielding comparisons to Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, and Jill Scott.

Alex Lawther

October 21, 2016

As a teenager, Alex Lawther hoped to study English at university in London.

Narges Rashidi

October 13, 2016

Born in Iran, raised in small-town Germany, and based in Los Angeles, actor Narges Rashidi is comfortably trilingual—quadrilingual, even, if you count her “film Turkish.”

Beneath the Veil

August 26, 2016

London-based band the Veils crafts cinematic tales. While individual tracks will play on repeat in your head, they’re artists who understand the virtue of an album, and their music calls for sequential listening.


August 17, 2016

For 24-year-old British MC Realz, grime isn’t just a musical genre.

Amara Karan

August 1, 2016

In the third episode of HBO’s gripping drama The Night Of, a new character is introduced.

Lydia Wilson’s Extraterrestrial Voyage

July 25, 2016

“She’s a girl. She’s not necessarily human,” actor Lydia Wilson tells us, laughing, over the phone. It’s about as much as she, or we, can tell you about Kalara, her character in Star Trek Beyond—the latest installment in the Star Trek franchise reboot—without revealing the film’s storyline.