Newsletter Mar 18th, 2011

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Happy Birthday Shoutouts to Brits in LA members for this week - Tia Bar, Sola Rosa Mak, Derrick brown, Shelly Poole, Becky Jungmann, Craig Gordon, Miranda Sidor, Owen Beiny, Leigh McSwan, Tamzin Brown, Joe stroud and Jennifer Robyn Laskey

Ey Up My Breeps!

That's my Nottingham dialect coming out, due to the visit of my Mum last week, and Wow what a week we had with my Aunt Sue in tow too. These two ladies have more energy in their little toe than in my whole body. I'm pretty exhausted. But we packed so much in such a short time. Highlights, Trips to Palm Springs, San Francisco, Venice and Pasadena, eating out at some really great places. It was great to be able to spend time with them and take a mini holiday in my own back yard. Read my Travel blog on Palm springs...

Take a 2 hour car journey east on the I-10 and you'll arrive in the serene dessertland of Palm Springs - It's mostly all about the pool life - however there are some fun things to do especially for families or big kids. Click here to read my must do's...


Thanks to Glenfiddich for hosting our second Whiskey tasting, this time on the westside,
Freddie May did a great job getting us all singing Scottish songs and was very generous with his pourings. And we welcomed one 'famous' gatecrasher who seemed to be well endowed... in the whiskey. :-p

Eggs Benedict from the breakfast menu.

We are pleased to announce  that Lloyds TSB International* have now joined in co-hosting the Brits Breakfast Club at Cecconi's Click here for all the breakfast info and to RSVP:

*Lloyds TSB International – Britain’s most trusted bank – catering to Los Angeles’ expat community for international banking. Our services extend from US Dollar, Sterling, and Euro international current accounts to savings/investment products. Benefits include: free transfers between currencies, preferred exchange rates, and multi-currency debit cards. For more information, please call (213) 443 4096 or e-mail and mention Brits in LA.

Not our actual Sunday Roast, but close.

The Sunday Roast is back! All details here, but make your reservations with the restaurant Cecconi's- 310 432 2000.  A free beer with every dinner.  

Menu to follow... There will be a vegetarian option.

Coming next month... The Royal Wedding Slumber party event, Pub Quiz, Brit week, The Salon opening...

CASTING CALL for British family run business. Click here to apply!

CALLING all writers! The Big Fat Royal Wedding Competition is on!



Starring those Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead duo Simon Pegg & Nick Frost.
For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town -- a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings . Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And, as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

Jane Eyre



Starring Brits: Jamie Bell, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Tamzin Merchant. In the story, Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. As she reflects upon the people and emotions that have defined her, it is clear that the isolated and imposing residence - and Mr. Rochester's coldness - have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. She must now act decisively to secure her own future and come to terms with the past that haunts her - and the terrible secret that Mr. Rochester is hiding and that she has uncovered.

Congrats to Brits in LA member Paul Leonard-Morgan who just finished scoring the soundtrack to "Limitless" starring Bradley Cooper, Robert de Niro, Abbie Cornish and Anna Friel. Number 1 at the US Box office this week

Wanna speak American? Brits in LA member Amy Chaffee is one of the world's best Vocal and Dialect coach, from Colin Farrell to Charlie Hunnam. She gets the Brits and gets them booked. - I worked with her this week on a few pilot auditions and she's great. - Contact her at 310 497 4906 or email at

 If you are an actor in need of headshots, Richard will shoot them for you and hand you the images. No middle man no printing fees, pick the images you like and go. Will do 5 looks for $150. He also cut Demo reels for actors, He just updated mine click here to see. So send him an E-mail @

As an agent / producer Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in the UK, he has also produced shows for BBC and ITV. His Hollywood clients are actors, directors, writers and producers, all seeking one to one practical guidance on succeeding in entertainment. Your first consultation is free.


UK TOP 5 this week, still dominated by the ladies. Adele holds the top spot for a 7th week, and the American rapper Wiz Khalifa jumped straight in at number 5 with his choon Black and Yellow.
    .    1
Someone Like You 

non-mover | 7 weeks in chart

    .    2
 Jessie J 
Price Tag (feat. B.o.B) 

non-mover | 6 weeks in chart

    .    3
 S&M (Come On)

 non-mover | 17 weeks in chart

    .    4
 Lady Gaga
 Born This Way 

non-mover | 5 weeks in chart
    .    5
 Wiz Khalifa
 Black And Yellow

 new | 1 week in chart

American Rapper Wiz Khalifa New Entry at Number 5
DURAN DURAN are performing in April! Click here to buy tickets
The Durans as well as performing at coachella will be performing on Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel live!

I saw PLAN B a couple of months ago at the Troubador. He truly is fantastic. Get tickets here in April

Let us know if you are headed for the SOLD OUT Coachella Music Festival - Thought we may have a British meet up point sometime during the weekend.

Brit band (and sons of Dave stewart/Siobhan Fahey) Nightmare & the Cat play
this Sunday, March 20 at 10pm: Nightmare & The Cat at Bardot (1737 N Vine St., LA) - FREE ENTRY!

British conductor Thomas Ades is at the Walt Disney Concert Hall from April 1st with the LA Philharmonic

The Wrecking Crew is an award winning music documentary and they need some financial help. All that is required of you is to buy a ticket to one of their upcoming screenings. Sounds amazing so will be money well spent! 

British actor Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) hosts Star Wars in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Half price tickets here 

Jenny Eloise Rieu just wanted to let you know for your next newsletter, that I have an upcoming Cabaret Showcase at the Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill (6124 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028) on March 31st, 2011 at 7pm. Reservations Recommended at 323-466-9917.
Congrats to Brits in LA member JON LEE for his role in Jersey boys. For those Brits in LA that have returned home - Here's all the deets here


Welcome Fitness Expert CHAD MOUTON founder of Remix fitness, who is now contributing to our THE ANGLO FILES - He'll be giving us weekly advice on how to quickly trim up for the Summer. Only one season to go to be bikini ready.  So watch out for his posts!

Want to lose weight - read my blog on Isagenix, it works

If you are looking to lease or buy a car but are having trouble getting the credit to do so, look no further. Mike Sullivan’s Volkswagen Santa Monica are able to offer the Foreign Business Professionals Plan. Speak to Joe Seymour over at the showroom and he will go through all the details with you. Call him on 310 266 8825 or email him at . If you choose to lease you may also be eligible to write off some of the cost on your taxes. Speak to your tax advisor to find out more. 

British Airways are having a flight sale. $288 each way from LA to London.

Health Insurance: I unfortunately lost my health insurance this month, but thanks to Adam Beach I set up a HSA plan - I highly recommend him. He hepled me through all the pros and cons of all different plans. - It's actually affordable and everyone needs to have it here for sure. 310 773 7939 or you can email him at

Need an Immigration Lawyer? 

Gil Brito of Beltran Brito has helped many of our members with the greencard process. He can be reached at or call 305.860.4050 If you are overseas he can also be reached by Skype gil_r_brito_esq 
Joe Adams; Ready to work? We are a specialized immigration and entertainment law firm working extensively with the British community here in the U.S. and back in the U.K. to obtain work visas. We have a 100% success rate. We are professional, highly responsive and flexible on payments. Email
Bernard Sidman is a fellow Brit in LA and has helped many other Brits in LA with the immigration process and has a high success rate. I just did my CitizenshipYou can reach him on 818 981 0352 or Email

The Famous Weidman Gallery in West Hollywood are offering 10% off on all custom framing and in house poster art to Brits in LA members! - Huge collection of british Art.  Follow them on Twitter too ! @WeidmanGallery

Spring is here and GALVIN BENJAMIN SALON - And it Opens this Wednesday March 23rd!!! Up the street from Cecconi's on Melrose. James and Leanne want to reward your loyalty by continuing to offer all BRITS IN LA members 50% off all cuts, colors and Brazillian blowouts for the first 3 months - All other stylist will offer 20% off. They are open 9am - 6pm but are very happy to make appointments for later than that. The salon's phone number is 424 249 3296 and email is

Website designer Paul Terry of Platinum One Web Designs has finished our Toscars website, where you can see all of this year's movies. He has designed a great site for Seal too, so you know you are in good hands. Check out his work. We have found him to be extremely helpful and patient with us. So feel free to contact him with your needs.


PURCHASES, SALES & RENTALS. Only 20% down payment required on a $2,500,000 purchase price on a new home. Call British Realtor Claudia Kohn for details; "let us find you a new home within 30 days or less.  I work with Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. The combination of low rates, good property values and flexible underwriting makes it a great time for my clients to move up to their dream home.Please call me at 310.859.534 to discuss your options."

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Cheers and have a great week ahead!



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