Pauline Collins

Pauline Collins (Wikipedia entry) Pauline Collins is an English actress of stage, television, and film, who first came to prominence portraying Sarah Moffat in Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–73) and its spin-off, Thomas & Sarah (1979). In 1992, she released her autobiography, titled Letter to Louise. Collins played the title role in the play Shirley Valentine, for which she won an Olivier Award in 1988, and Drama Desk and Tony […]

Bobby Howes

Bobby Howes (Wikipedia entry) Bobby Howes was a leading musical comedy performer in London’s West End theatres in the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Battersea, Surrey, his parents were Robert William Howes and Rose Marie Butler. He started his career in revues, but his career was interrupted for the First World War where he soldiered on the Western Front. […]

Coral Browne

Coral Browne- An appreciation from ‘The Los Angeles Times’ in 1991. Coral Browne met Vincent Price while making a wonderfully campy melodrama, “Theatre of Blood,” in London in 1972. Price was playing a hammy Shakespearean actor driven round the bend by bad reviews and taking his revenge by bumping off the critics in fine Shakespearean […]

Charlie Hunnah

Charlie Hunnam (Wikipedia) Charlie Hannah is best known for roles as Jackson “Jax” Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy(2008–2014) for which he was twice nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Pete Dunham in Green Street (2005), Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk (1999–2000), Lloyd Haythe in the Fox comedy series Undeclared (2001–2002), the title role in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Raleigh […]

Ian McNeice

Ian McNeice (Wikipedia) Ian McNeice found fame portraying government agent Harcourt in the 1985 television series Edge of Darkness, and went on to feature in popular films such as The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Frank Herbert’s Dune.  He played the Newsreader in historical drama Rome (2005–2007) and currently plays Bert Large in the comedy […]

Robert Beatty

Robert Beatty (Wikipedia). Robert Beatty was a Canadian actor who worked in film, television and radio for most of his career and was especially known in the UK. Beatty joined the Players’ Guild of Hamilton after graduation from the University of Toronto. He went to London, England, in 1936 and joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. It was with the […]

Adam Best

Adam Best (Wikipedia) Adam Best is an Irish actor who trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for 3 years. He attended Donaghadee Primary School and Bangor Grammar School and gained experience with the Ulster Youth Theatre and Drama School. He is probably most famous for his role as Matt Parker on the BBC One drama Holby City. He has also […]

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Wikipedia) Nikolaj Coster-Waldau studied at the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen in 1993. Coster-Waldau’s breakthrough performance in Denmark was his role in the film Nightwatch (1994). Since then he has appeared in numerous films in his native Scandinavia and Europe in general, including Headhunters (2011) and A Thousand Times Good Night (2013). In the U.S, his debut film role was […]

John Philip Law

John Philip Law obituary in “The Guardian” in 2008 In recent years, the rediscovery of popular 1960s culture by the young has led to the elevation to cult status of actor John Phillip Law, who has died aged 70. This is mainly due to two psychedelic films he made back to back in 1968, Roger […]