We’ve been an unwise combination of frantically busy and ill these past few days, so we apologize for not being our usual obsessive, ridiculous self. May we recommend this series of three interview with gentlemanly Englishmen? There’s a delicious Jeremy Irons in the Indepedent — in the middle of the interview he literally stops to smell the roses! – on playing a "dry old badger" of a knight in "Kingdom of Heaven." There’s a bouncingly jolly David Thewlis in the Telegraph, talking about how his girlfriend Anna Friel changed his life (Thewlis is also "Kingdom," playing some kind of fighting monk whatever; we have no intention of seeing this film). Also in the Telegraph, "Britain’s unlikeliest movie star," Tom Wilkinson, quite possibly the only British actor not in "Kingdom of Heaven" — he’s in "A Good Woman," a adapation of Oscar Wilde’s play "Lady Windermere’s Fan," updated to the 1930s. It’ll be out in theaters here in September.