Aisling Francoisi

From “The Irish Times” by Donald Clarke. FOR THE IRISH-ITALIAN ACTOR, WORKING ON HER LATEST FILM, THE NIGHTINGALE, WAS EMOTIONALLY  WRENCHING. IT LEFT HER WITH A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE  We must resist the temptation to say that Aisling Franciosi is everywhere. It’s about to feel that way, but the Irish-Italian actor […]

Fiona Glascott

“Irish Examiner” 2019. She’s already starred in ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’, but 2019 will bring even bigger releases for Waterford-born Fiona Glascott. Watch this space, writes Shilpa Ganatra. Even if Fiona Glascott’s name is unfamiliar, her work won’t be. The Waterford native has channelled Maggie Smith to play a young Professor McGonagall in the latest installment […]

Sydney Tafler

BFI Screenonline There was certain inevitability that Sydney Tafler would be found playing the title role in Wide Boy (d. Ken Hughes, 1952). In British films of the late 1940s, 50s and 60s, Tafler was most likely to be found on a bombsite selling goods that had mysteriously fallen from the back of a lorry. But there […]

Madeleine Christie

Madeleine Christie was born in Edinburgh in 1904 and is the mother of actress Amanda Walker. She died in London in 1996.

Michael Petrovitch

Michael Petrovitch’s first television was in an episode of the British TV series “Jason King” in 1972.   That same year he had the leading role opposite Susan Hampshire in “Neither the Sea nor the Sand”.   Most of his acting career was concentrated on television and he seems to have stopped acting in 1986

Alexandra Stewart

Alexandra Stewart left for Paris, France, in 1958, to study art. Within a year, she made her film debut in Les Motards, and has since then enjoyed a steady career in both French- and English-language films. Besides her cinema career, she regularly appeared on television in shows such as Les Jeux de 20 heures and […]

John Heard

John Heard obituary in “The Guardian” in 2017. John Heard, who has died aged 71, was an engaging, intelligent character actor in American film, television and theatre from the mid-1970s onwards. In Big (1988), his slyly funny turn as a resentful executive provided a welcome antidote to the sweetness of a comedy about a boy […]

Lamont Johnson

New York Times obituary from 2010: Lamont Johnson, an Emmy-winning television director known for bringing an understated touch to delicate subjects, died on Sunday at his home in Monterey, Calif. He was 88. The cause was heart failure, his son, Chris, said. Mr. Johnson, the director of more than 150 television shows, miniseries and movies of […]

Maura O’Connell

MEikipedia – Maura O’Connell (born 16 September 1958) is an Irish singer and actress. She is known for her contemporary interpretations of Irish folk songs, strongly influenced by American country music. O’Connell was born in Ennis, the main town in County Clare, in the west of Ireland. Born into a musical family, O’Connell was the third of four sisters. Her […]

Glynn Grain

Glyn Grain appeared on Coronation Street between November 1996 and March 1997 as crooked businessman Fraser Henderson. With an acting CV dating back to the late 1960s, his other credits include roles in The Jazz Age, Crown Court, Travelling Man, Rockcliffe’s Folly, Spender, Cracker, The Chief, Wycliffe, Peak Practice, Heartbeat, Burnside, Casualty, The Bill, Spooks, Ultimate Force and Holby City. On stage he appeared in a 2007 production of Not […]