John Abbott

John Abbott obituary in “The Independent” in 1996 by Tom Vallance. With his wide, slightly bulging eyes, drooping lower lip and clipped diction, John Abbott was one of the screen’s most distinctive character actors and one of its finest. A veteran of dozens of performances on stage, screen and television, the British-born actor had a […]

Arthur O’Connell

O’Connell was born on March 29, 1908 in Manhattan, New York. He made his legitimate stage debut in the middle 1930s, at which time he fell within the orbit of Orson Welles‘ Mercury Theatre. Welles cast O’Connell in the tiny role of a reporter in the closing scenes of Citizen Kane (1941), a film often referred to as O’Connell’s […]

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE, FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is a British actress,[1] presenter, former model, author, television producer and activist.  She won two BAFTA TV Awards for her role as Patsy Stone in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012), and was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the Broadway revival of La Bête. In 2013, she received the Special Recognition Award at the National […]

Dickie Moore

The Guardian obituary by Ronald Bergan in 2015 Dickie Moore, who has died aged 89, was an angelic-looking child actor whose big brown eyes lit up many a movie melodrama in the 1930s. From the age of four, his cherubic features got him cast regularly as a poor little rich boy, the son of a […]