Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and More Brit Actors Recreate Classic Hollywood Moments in These Short Films
You may or may not have noticed, but there’s an invasion afoot in Hollywood, and many of this past year’s most talked-about stars during awards season have been—gasp!—British. To celebrate the amazing performances delivered by these fine actors, Vanity Fair has delivered a three-part vintage-style short film, in which Keira Knightley, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and basically every other beloved Brit actor invade Hollywood to recreate some of our most classic moments in film.
Directed by Jason Bell, the new Vanity Fair short film unfolds in three parts, with the first (above) featuring an old-timey newscaster voice-over, chronicling the dire need for these fine Brits to invade Hollywood. Hayley Atwell, Clive Owen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jack Huston, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer (and even a ‘Game of Thrones’ crown), and many more all get a brief moment in the narrative. And if you’ve ever wanted to hear Terence Stamp say “Yee-haw” or watch Jeremy Irons say “Yippee ki-yay, motherf—er” while sipping a milkshake, now’s your chance.
The second two videos continue the journey, which also stars Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench, and Emily Blunt, and they all culminate with our fave import actors recreating some classic Hollywood moments—like Tom Hiddleston and Felicity Jones pulling off a stylish ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ and Keira Knightley recreating Meg Ryan’s famous mock-orgasm scene from ‘When Harry Met Sally.’
There are a total of 44 British actors featured in the three-part film, which is, obviously, a total delight to watch—and incredibly well-designed and costumed. Would you expect anything less from Vanity Fair, though?
Watch the second two parts of the short below, and be sure to tune in to this year’s Oscars on February 22 to see which of your fave Brit stars take home a statue.