Charles Vance

Charles Vance Charles Vance certainly made his mark on the Theatre World and launched the careers of many both on and off stage. With a passion for all he did and a pride in his work, we honour the late Charles Vance who during a career spanning over 40 years produced over 180 pantomimes. Charles […]

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 […]

Seana Kerslake

Seána Kerslake  is an Irish actress. She is known for portraying the role of Aisling O’Dowd in RTÉ2 comedy-drama Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope (2016–2018).[5][4] In 2017, she was named one of sixteen young actors by Screen International as a Star of Tomorrow. In 2020, Kerslake was ranked at number 50 in The Irish Times list of the greatest Irish film actors.

Julie Hagerty

Julie Beth Hagerty (born June 15, 1955) is an American actress and former model. She starred as Elaine in the films  Airplane! (1980) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). Her other film roles include A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982), Lost in America (1985), What About Bob? (1991), Freddy Got Fingered (2001), A Master Builder (2014), and Marriage Story (2019). Hagerty was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Harriet Yuellig (née Bishop), a […]

Diane Varsi

Diane Marie Antonia Varsi (February 23, 1938 – November 19, 1992) was an American film actress best known for her performances in Peyton Place – her film debut, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award – and the cult film Wild in the Streets. She left Hollywood in order to pursue personal and artistic aims, notably at Bennington College in Vermont, where she […]

Arturo De Cordova

Arturo García Rodríguez was born in Mérida, Yucatán in 1908. Most of Córdova’s films were made in Mexico and he became a major motion picture actor in Latin America and Spain, winning three Silver Ariels and received four other nominations. Córdova starred in several American films during the 1940s including For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Frenchman’s Creek (1944), Incendiary Blonde (1945), and New Orleans (1947). He died in 1973.