Dan O’Herlihy

Dan O’Herlihy obituary in “The Guardian” in 2005. When Luis Buñuel, during his long exile in Mexico from Spain, was preparing to shoot The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe (1952), his producers suggested Orson Welles for the title role. But as Buñuel sat down to watch Welles in the film of Macbeth, he immediately thought him […]

J.G. Devlin

  The brilliant and versatile Irish actor J. G. Devlin was born in Belfast in 1907.   His film debut was in “Captain Lightfoot” with Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush in 1955.   His other films include “Jacqueline”, “The Rising of the Moon” and “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” which he made in Hollywood in 1959.   […]

Conor Mullen

Conor Mullen was born in 1962 in Dublin.   His many television credits include “Holby City”, “Single-handed”, “Rough Diamond”and “Proof”.   On film he has starred in “The Tiger’s Tail” and “Puckoon”. Article by Ciara O’Dwyer in “Independent.ie”: ‘THE older you get, the more you think, Jesus, I better start being a bit more serious,” says Sutton-born […]

Tony Wright

Tony Wright Tony Wright was born in 1925 in London.    He was a very popular actor in British films of the 1950’s.   He made his movie debut in “The Flanagan Boy” in 1953.    His other films of interest include “Jacqueline” in 1956, “Tiger in the Smoke”, “Seven Thunders” with Stephen Boyd in 1957.   […]

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro is a true icon of the cinema and one of the very best of American actors.   He was born in 1943 in New York City.   He made his film debut at the age of 20 in 1963 in Brian De Palma’s “The Wedding” with Jill Clayburgh.   In 1973 he came to international […]

Ann Sheridan

It is surprising and disappointing that Ann Sheridan is not better known today.   In her prime years in the 1940’s she was one of Warner Brothers most famous leading ladies on the same pedestal as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.   Her career is in urgent need of positive reappraisal.   She was born in 1915 in […]

Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek was born in Slovenia in 1957.   When he was three years old, his parents emigrated to the U.S.   His movie debut came in 1982 in “The Soldier”.   Another early film credit was “Mass Appeal” with Jack Lemmon.   He has had an extensive career on the stage and in television.   He was part of […]

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson was born in 1992 in Radcliffe.   He is best known for his part as Ryan Connor in “Coronation Street”.

Doran Godwin

Doran Godwin was born in Harrow in 1950.   She is probably best known for her participation in two extremely popular television series, “Shoestring” with Trevor Eve in 1979 and 1980 and “The Irish RM” as the wife of Peter Bowles in 1983. Interview with Doran Godwin regarding “Shoestring: Doran Godwin kindly agreed to share her […]

Colin Salmon

Colin Salmon was born in 1962 in London.   He is perhaps probably best known for his participation as Charles Robinson in three of the James Bond movies, “Tomorrow Never Dies” in 1997″The World Is Not Enough” and “Die Another Day” in 2002, all of which starred Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.   Salmon has also starred […]