10 Best Britons To Appear On HuffPost Live During 2014

HuffPost Live, the award-winning online streaming network, has hosted a raft of impressive guests in 2014, including (not to get too nativist) many top Britons.

In the two years since it started, HuffPost Live, which airs eight hours every day, five days a week, has surpassed 1.8 billion video views and has featured 25,000 guests from more than 100 countries.

Here we look back at some of the most notable appearances from our fellow countrymen, ranging from comedians to actors to journalists.

It’s the best of Blighty from the studio in New York:

Actor Matthew Goode appeared in November to talk about his role in the current World War II film "The Imitation Game", and his longtime friendship with his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Russell Brand has been big news in the US in 2014 thanks to his ongoing dispute with Rupert Murdoch’s "Fox News" channel and its befuddled anchor Sean Hannity. Here he is in November calling the media outlet a “contemporary myth”.

Actor James McAvoy appeared in October to talk about his new movie "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby", as well as the forthcoming X-Men movies. However, the Glasgow-born thespian had plenty to say on the Scottish referendum vote, which was then just a week away.

Author Caitlin Moran was in New York in September to talk about her new book "How to Build a Girl: A Novel", telling HuffPost Live about the time she interviewed Lena Dunham and the racist Twitter storm that ensued.

Actor and writer Stephen Merchant sat on the sofa in November, talking about his new HBO film "Hello Ladies", as well as the US version of "The office" and the early days of "The Ricky Gervais Show".

Boy George appeared on HuffPost Live in October, talking about a Culture Club reunion, the recent legalisation of gay marriage in Britain, and the ongoing battle to extend equality in the US.

Nick Davies, the Guardian journalist responsible for uncovering the phone hacking scandal, joined WorldBrief via Skype in August to talk about his book "Hack Attack: How The Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch". The veteran reporter also had a few choice words for Piers Morgan…

British actress Saffron Burrows joined HuffPost Live in December to talk about her new show "Mozart in the Jungle", a comedic exploration of the world of classical music in New York.

In early December, British director James Marsh, who helmed the current Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory Of Everything", starring Eddie Redmayne as the celebrated academic, appeared on the network. Here the filmmaker discusses how he helped the young actor with his performance of Hawking.

Also in December, actor Hugh Bonneville, best known for playing Lord Grantham in "Downton Abbey" and currently starring in the "Paddington" film, joined HuffPost Live to talk about working with the Peruvian bear, as well as being joined on the Downton set by George Clooney.