Jennifer Hilary

Jennifer Hilary obituary in “The Guardian” in 2008. Lovely Jennifer Hilary made an impact in some popular British films of the 1960’s.   She was born in 1942 in Surrey.   Among her film credits are “Becket” in 1964 with Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton, “The Heroes of Telemark” with Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris and “The […]

Ron O’Neal

Ron O’Neal was a very charismatic actor who starred in some successful movies in the 1970’s.   He was born in New York City in 1937.   He achieved fame on the stage and made his film debut in 1971 in “The Organisation”.   He gained stardom with his performance as Youngblood Priest in “Superfly” in 1972.   His […]

Creighton Hale

Creighton Hale was born Patrick Fitzgerald in Cork in 1882.   He acheived US fame for his role in “Inian Summer” on Broadway.   In 1914 he made his film debut in the silent “The Exploits of Elaine”.   He starred opposite Lillian Gish in “Way Down East” in 1920 and “Orphans of the Storm” with Lillian and […]

Akim Tamiroff

  The great character actor was born in Georgia, Russia in 1899.   He came to the United States in 1923.   His film debut came in 1932 in “Okay, America”.   He developed a solid reputation as a supporting player and was featured in such movies as “The Lives of a Benal Lancer” in 1935, “For Whom […]

Aideen O’Kelly

  Aideen O’Kelly is a distinguished Irish actress now based in the U.S. who was born in Dalkey, Dublin in 1940.   She began her career in Dublin and in 1960 made her film debut in “Boyd’s Shop”.   Her other movies include “The Webster Boy” and “A War of Children”.   She has featured on American television […]

Alec McCowen

Alec McCowen obituary in “The Guardian” in 2017. Alec McCowen who has died aged 91, was an actor of dazzling technical brilliance whose career encompassed the classics, new plays, two remarkable one-man shows and an abundance of TV and film, including lead roles in 1972 in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy and George Cukor’s Travels With My […]

Richard Morant

Richard Morant obituary in “The Guardian” in 2011. Richard Morant was born in 1945 in Surrey.   He is best known for his terrific performance  of the scoundral Flashman in the 1971 TV series “Tom Brown’s School Days”.   Among his other credits are the movies “Mahler” in 1974 and “Scandal” in 1989.   Sadly Richard Morant passed […]

Patty Peterson

Patty Peterson was the younger sister of Paul Peterson and also acted with him in “The Donna Reed Show” from 1963 until 1966. “Wikipedia” entry: Petersen was born in Glendale, California, the youngest of three children. When her parents divorced in 1962, she and older brother Paul Petersen moved in with their mother, who later remarried. Paul Petersen […]

Michael Mac Liammoir

Michael Mac Liammoir was born in London in 1899.   In the 1920’s he came to Ireland and with Hilton Edwards established the now famed Gate Theatre in Dublin.   Actors to work at the Gate include Orson Welles, James Mason and Geraldine Fitzgerald.   Primarily a stage actor he had made the occasional film including John Huston’s […]

Craig Gazey

Craig Gazey was born in 1982 in Manchester.   He is best known for his portryal of window-cleaner Graeme Proctor in “Coronation Street”.   He left the series in 2011 to concentrate on the theatre. Interview in “RTE10”: RTÉ Ten chats to the former Coronation Street star about the stage version ofThe Full Monty, which runs at the Bord […]