Graham Faulkner

Graham Faulkner (Wikipedia) Graham Faulkner was born in 1947 in London, UK and is a British former actor. His first and greatest role was as Francis of Assisi in Franco Zeffirelli‘s Brother Sun, Sister Moon(1972). After that, he virtually retired from acting. He played a small number of very minor roles, but has not been involved in film or television […]

Liam Gaffney

Liam Gaffney (22 June 1911 – July 1994) was an Irish film  and television actor.

George Chakiris

George Chakiris was born in 1934 is a retired American dancer, singer, and actor. He is best known for his appearance in the film version of West Side Story as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks gang, for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion […]

Gary Conway

Gary Conway (Wikipedia) Gary Conway was born in 1936 and is an American actor and screenwriter. His notable credits include a co-starring role with Gene Barry in the detective series, Burke’s Law, from 1963–1965. In addition, he starred in the Irwin Allen sci-fi series Land of the Giants from 1968–1970. Conway’s early film credits include the cult horror films I Was a Teenage Frankenstein(1957) as the monster, […]

Shivaun Casey

Shivaun O’Casey interview in “The Irish Independent” in 2018. Shivaun O’Casey can clearly remember the moment when she realised just how much some Irish people hated her father. It was February 1955 and the 15-year-old had made her first trip to Ireland for the premiere of Sean O’Casey’s new clerical drama, The Bishop’s Bonfire. While […]

Billy Gray

Billy Gray (Wikipedia) Billy Gray was born in 1938 and is an American former actor known primarily for his role as James “Bud” Anderson, Jr., in 193 episodes of the situation comedy Father Knows Best, which aired between 1954 and 1960 on both NBC and CBS. A motorcycleaficionado, Gray maintains a large collection of the vehicles. Gray was born in Los Angeles to actress Beatrice Gray (March 3, 1911 […]

Donald Sumpter

Donald Sumpter (Wikipedia) Donald Sumpter In one of his early television appearances was the 1968 Doctor Who serial The Wheel in Space with Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. He appeared in Doctor Who again in the 1972 serial The Sea Devils with Jon Pertwee. He also appeared in the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. In 2015 he appears as the Time Lord President Rassilonin “Hell Bent“.  His early […]

Peter Blythe

Peter Blythe obituary in “The Guardian” in 2004. Peter Blythe who has died aged 69, lived for the theatre, and spent most of his life in it. Whether as a member of the National Theatre, the Old Vic, the Royal Shakespeare Company or in the West End, he brought his pale looks, thoughtful demeanour and […]

Bethel Leslie

Bethel Leslie (Wikipedia) Bethel Lesliewas an American actress and screenwriter who was born in 1929. In her career spanning half a century, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Laurel Award in 1964, a Tony Award in 1986, and a CableACE Award in 1988. Bethel Leslie was born in New York, New York. Her parents were a lawyer, Warren Leslie,  and Jane Leslie, a […]

James Stewart

‘Guardian” tribute by David Thompson in 2002. There is no hint of an anniversary, so far as one can tell: James Stewart was born in 1908 and he died just five years ago, in 1997. Yet why should we require any pretext of the National Film Theatre if they have a mind to run 25 […]