James Lilburn

Tall & handsome James Lilburn was the younger brother of Maureen O’Hara. He was born in Dublin in 1927. He made his movie debut with his sister and John Wayne in the classic “The Quiet Man” as the young curate Fr Paul. He then went on to Hollywood and made such movies as “What Price […]

Virginia Bruce

Virginia Bruce was a beautiful blonde actress who shone in some fine movies in Hollywood primarily in the 1930’s and 40’s. She was born in 1910 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She had the title role in the 1934 film adaptation of “Jane Eyre”. Other films include “The Great Ziegfeld”, “Born to Dance”, “Arsene Lupin Returns” and […]

Philip Friend

Philip Friend was born in 1915 in Horsham, Sussex. His film debut was in “Inquest” in 1939. His other films include “Dangerous Moonlight”, “Pimpernal Smith” and “Thunder on the Hill” which he made in Hollywood in 1951 with fellow Briton Anne Crawford and Claudette Colbert. He died in 1987. IMDB entry: On stage from 1935. […]

Dan Stevens

Dan Stevens was born in Croydon, Surrey in 1982. He gave an acclaimed performance in 2006 in “The Line of Beauty”. His other films include “Hide” and “The Turn of the Screw”. He  starred as Matthew Crawley on television in the award winning period drama “Downton Abbey”. TCM Overview: Classically trained actor Dan Stevens had […]

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons. Overview. Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in 1948. His breakthrough roles occured with “Brideshead Revisited” in 1981 and on film “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” with Meryl Streep. He has several notable films to his credit including “Moonlighting”, “Dead Ringers”, “Damage”, “M Butterfly” and is Oscar winning movie […]

Joanne King

Joanne King was born in Dublin in 1983. She is best known for her roles on TV’s “Casualty” and “The Tudors”. Her films include “Massive” in 2008. “Mirror” article: As Casualty’s sexy new paramedic, she’s setting millions of male pulses racing every Saturday night.   But if actress Joanne King hadn’t managed to sneak off […]

Dorothy Tutin

  Dorothy Tutin was a legend of British theatre. Her film career though is not extensive. It does though include such highlights as Cecily Cardew in “The Importance of Being Ernest” in 1952, Polly Peachum in “The Beggar’s Opera”, Lucie Manette opposite Dirk Bogarde’s Sidney Carton in “A Tale of Two Cities” in 1958 and […]

Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage has had some very prominent roles on British television including Guy of Gisborne in “Robin Hood”, John Thornton in “North and South” and is now cast in the film “The Hobbit”. He was born in 1971 in Leicester. TCM Overview: British actor Richard Armitage was a television star in his native country, playing […]

Freddie Fox

Freddie Fox. Freddie Fox was born in 1989 in Hammersmith, North London. He is the son of actors Joanna David and Edward Fox and younger brother of actress Emilia Fox. His films include “Any Human Heart” in 2010 and “The Three Musketeers”. “MailOnline” article from 2012: Freddie Fox is only slightly concerned that most of […]

Bosco Hogan

Irish actor Bosco Hogan was born in 1949. His film debut was in 1974 in John Boorman’s “Zardoz” which was lensed in Ireland. Came to prominence in 1977 for his role as Stephen Dedalus in the film of James Joyce’s “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”. Other films include “Miss Morison’s Ghosts” with […]