Jet Harris

Jet Harris from Wikipedia Harris, the only child of Bill and Winifred Harris, was born Terence Harris at Willesden Maternity Hospital, Honeypot Lane, Kingsbury, North West London, England. His prowess as a sprinter at Dudden Hill secondary modern school earned him the nickname Jet. Although he learned to play clarinet as a teenager, he made his own four-string double bass to play in a jazz group and […]

Branwell Donaghey

Branwell Donaghey is an Irish actor who has acted in “Peaky Blinders”, Coronation Street”, amongst many TV appearances.

Bernard Braden

Bernard Braden obituary from “The Independent” in 1993. Bernard Braden was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1916, the son of a Nonconformist minister, Dr Edwin Braden, and his wife, Mary. He was educated at local schools and made his first appearance on the stage as a child at Kelowna Theatre, playing a goblin in […]

Belinda Carroll

Belinda Carroll Belinda Carroll’s parents were John F. Carroll, a flying instructor with the Royal Air Force, and actress Hazel Bainbridge (born as Edith Marion Bainbridge 25 January 1910 – 7 January 1998). Her maternal grandfather was manager of the Oxford Playhouse theatre and she herself recalled that she was “fifth generation of an acting family … mostly actor […]

Hilton Edwards

Hilton Edwards’s obituary from the 1982 ‘New York Times’. Hilton Edwards who founded the famed Gate Theatre innDublin with Micheal MacLiammoir in 1928, died Thursday in a Dublin hospital. He was 79 years old. Mr. Edwards, who was born in London, produced and directed more than 300 plays at the Gate, ranging from the works […]

Joanna Pettet

Joanna Pettet Joanna Pettet was born in Westminster, London in 1942. Her parents, Harold Nigel Edgerton Salmon, a British Royal Air Force pilot killed in the Second World War, and Cecily J. Tremaine, were married in Chelsea, London in 1940.[3] After the war, her mother remarried and settled in Montréal,[2] where young Joanna was adopted by her stepfather and assumed his surname of […]

Robin Hunter

Robin Hunter who was born in 1929 was the son of actor Ian Hunter, he made film and television appearances from the 1950s to the 1990s, which included Up Pompeii, the Carry Ons, Sherlock Holmes and Poirot. Musicals in which he performed included Damn Yankees, and the scripts he wrote himself for the Aba Daba Music Hall were of a comedic turn – such […]

Amy Huberman

Amy Huberman is an actress and writer who has acted in numerous productions since beginning her career in 2002 on RTÉ‘s On Homeground. Huberman is married to former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll. Huberman grew up in Cabinteely,  south Dublin. She is the middle child of three siblings and the only daughter. Her father Harold was born in London […]

Robby Benson

Robby Benson (Wikipedia entry) Robbie Benson Who was born in 1956 is an American actor, singer, musician, director, producer, writer, composer and educator. He is known as the voice of Beast in the Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast and its numerous sequels and spin-offs, and directed six episodes of the sitcom Friends. Benson made his film debut with […]

Kim Stanley

Kim Stanley obituary from “The Guardian” in 2001. Ronald Bergan In her first film, The Goddess, Kim Stanley, who has died of cancer aged 76, played a movie star who moves from promiscuity, alcoholism, a nervous breakdown, and broken marriages to an eccentric lonely middle age. Although the film was based tangentially on Marilyn Monroe’s […]