James Garner

James Garner obituary in “The Guardian” in 2014 Through many films and two influential television series, Maverick and The Rockford Files, James Garner, who has died aged 86, developed a persona with a subtly different appeal. It began as original and accrued familiarity over the course of four decades: a coward who was the soul […]

Ed Fury

Fury (born Rupert Edmund Holovchik; June 6, 1928) is an American bodybuilder, actor, and model. He is best known for starring in a number of “sword-and-sandal” films in the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Long Island, New York, Fury moved to Los Angeles, California in the late 1940s and competed in numerous bodybuilding competitions, such as “Mr. Muscle Beach” in […]

Gareth Forwood

Actor. Born Gareth L. J. Forwood in Marylebone, London, the only child of actors Glynis Johns and Anthony Forwood. He made his film debut at Lt. Pacekering in ‘The Bofors Gun’ in 1968, he then appeared in a small role in the ‘Battle of Britain’ the following year. He made a niche for himself on […]

Geoffrey Burridge

Geoffrey Burridge (4 December 1948 – 30 September 1987) was an English actor noted for his performances in theatre and television. On television, he appeared as Mark Proctor in early episodes of Emmerdale Farm and is also remembered for his guest appearance in Blake’s 7 (as Dorian in the episode “Rescue”). He also appeared as the undead murdered man with his fiancée in the sex cinema […]

Jean Arthur

This marvelous screen comedienne’s best asset was only muffled during her seven years’ stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna Greene in upstate New York, 20 miles south of the […]

Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Barbara Leigh-Hunt was born in Bath, Somerset in 1935.   An expericned stage actress, she starred in Alfred Hitchcok’s “Frenzy” in 1972. IMDB entry: Barbara trained for the theatre at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre school then joined the Old Vic Company in London. After working in provincial repertory theatres she returned to the Bristol […]

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is an American actor, painter, character actor, comedian, singer, director, song-writer, author, screen-writer, film producer, art director, Discjockey, rock bassist, and musician. He started his film career by playing Glen Lantz in the 1984 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street. He also appeared in the 1986 film Platoon with Charlie Sheen, Tom […]

Niven Boyd

Niven Boyd was born on November 22, 1954 in Dursley, Gloucestershire, England. He was an actor, known for Sid and Nancy (1986), Out of Africa (1985) and Let Him Have It (1991). He died on January 28, 2001 in Hindon, Wiltshire, England.