I was asked by an American newspaper reporter today whether news about The Passion of the Christ had made any impact in the UK yet; my answer was that there has been very little in the popular media at all. There have been a few articles in The Times, The Observer, The Guardian, BBC news on-line and so on, but few people I have spoken to have heard about it here. But within a few hours of talking to him, BBC news had a feature on the film in its main news broadcast at 10 p.m. (big box office, anti-Semitism etc.). Also, there's now an official British site:
The Passion of the Christ: Official UK and Ireland Movie Website
Update (Friday): Helenann Hartley has sent over this link from BBC News
Religious battle over The Passion
This is the text version of the report that appeared on the 10 p.m. news on the BBC last night.