Edward Judd

Edward Judd was born in Shangai in 1932.   His career peak was in the mid 1960’s.   He starred in one classic science fiction “The Day the Earth Caught Fire”.   He went to Hollywood in 1964 but made on ly one film there “Strange Bedfellows” with Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida.   His career seems to have […]

Ian McShane

Ian McShane (Wikipedia) Ian McShane is known for his television performances, particularly the title role in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994) and as Al Swearengen on the HBO series Deadwood (2004–2006) and its 2019 film continuation, the original series garnering him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nomination. He currently portrays Mr. Wednesday […]

David Kelly

David Kelly obituary in “The Guardian” in 2012 David Kelly had a long theatrical career before he starred in some early  RTE television series.   In 1980 he scored a personal triumph with his moving portryal of Rashers Tierney in the series “Strumpet City” based on the novel by James Plunkett.   He starred as the one-armed dish […]

Burt Reynolds

The Guardian obituary. In 1972, the year of his breakthrough in Deliverance, widely regarded as his best work, he became America’s first male centrefold, appearing nude in Cosmopolitan. The magazine sold 1.5m copies and this photograph was discussed more than his performance as the belligerent adventurer Lewis. The publicity upset conservative Hollywood and possibly cost him abest […]

Carroll Baker

Carroll Baker (TCM Overview) Carroll Baker was a graduate of the Actors Studio in New York and made her first film in 1955 as the daughter of Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor in “Giant”.   Her next movie was in the title role of Tennessee William’s “Baby Doll” directed by Elia Kazan.   In the late 1950’s […]

Carol White

Carol White Carol White was one of the gifted young actors who rose to prominence with the rise of British cinema in the 1960’s.   She made a huge impact in the television programme “Cathy Come Home” directed by Ken Loach.   She went on to work with Loach again in “Poor Cow” opposite Terence Stamp in […]

Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken. TCM Overview Christopher Walken has to be included in the Top Ten Favourite Actors of any self respecting movie buff.   He continues to surprise with his quirky characters in both mainstream films and independent movies.   A native New Yorker he has most recently been on Broaday in Martin McDonagh’s new play “A Beheading […]

Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson. TCM Overview. Brendan Gleeson has the unique distinction of playing both the great Irish hero Michael Collins and his often times adversary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.   He is a greatly gifted Dublin actor whose career has gone from strength to strength.   His sons are now acting on both stage and in film. […]

Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda was born in Nebraska and began his career on the New York stage.   He made his first film “The Faromer Take a Wife” in 1935 and over the years had many career highlights including “Trail of the Lonesome Pine”, “Jezebel”, “Fort Apache”, “The Wrong Man”, “Mr Roberts” , “Once Upon A Time in the […]

Irene Papas

Irene Papas (Wikipedia) Papas won Best Actress awards in 1961 at the Berlin International Film Festival for Antigone and in 1971 from the National Board of Review for The Trojan Women. She received career awards in 1993, the Golden Arrow Award at Hamptons International Film Festival, and in 2009, the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale. Irene Papas is a retired Greek actress […]