John Shrapnel

  John Shrapnel. Obituary in “The Guardian” in 2020 Richly variegated and utterly plausible, with a distinctively weak “r”, the voice of the actor John Shrapnel, who has died aged…

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Phoebe Nichols

Phoebe Nichols (Wikipedia) Phoebe Nichols was born in 1957) & is an English film, television, and stage actress. She is known for her roles as Cordelia Flyte in Brideshead Revisited and as the…

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Aisling O’Sullivan

Aisling O’Sullivan (Wikipedia) Aisling O’Sullivan was born in 1968 in Tralee, Co Kerry. O’Sullivan attended the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin and joined the Abbey Theatre in 1991. She garnered major acclaim for…

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Eric Porter

Eric Porter obituary in “The Independent” in 1995. When television producers were casting demons and po-faced characters in the Sixties and Seventies, Eric Porter seemed to be on all their…

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Gary Whelan

Gary Whelan (born 1953 in Dublin) is an Irish actor who sporadically appeared as detective Terry Rich in EastEnders from the shows interception in February 1985 to May 1987.  Dublin-born, he moved with his family to London at the age of ten. He…

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Valene Kane

Valene Kane (Wikipedia) Valene Kane is best known for playing Rose Stagg, the ex-girlfriend of serial killer Paul Spector, in The Fall on BBC Two and for her role as Lyra Erso in Rogue…

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Lorraine Pilkington

Lorraine Pilkington (Wikipedia) Lorraine Pilkington was born 18 April 1974 & is an Irish actress from Dublin, who is best known for her role as Katrina Finlay from Monarch of the Glen.  Born in…

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Jane Griffiths

Jane Griffiths (Wikipedia) Jane Griffiths was born in 1929 and was an English actress who appeared in film and television between 1950 and 1966. She died in 1975. She played the female lead opposite Gregory Peck in The…

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Peter Gilmore

Peter Gilmore obituary in “The Guardian” in 2013. James Onedin, the protagonist of the long-running BBC television series The Onedin Line, gained his splendid name from a sea nymph. After the programme’s…

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Sybil Thorndyke

Sybil Thorndyke (Wikipedia) Sybil Thorndyke was born in 1882 and was an English actress who toured internationally in Shakespearean productions, often appearing with her husband Lewis Casson. Bernard Shaw wrote Saint Joan specially for her, and…

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