Whitford Kane

Whitford Kane was born in Larne, Co Antrim in 1881.   His films in the U.S. include “The Adventures of Mark Twain” in 1944, “The Ghost and Mrs Muir” and “The Walls of Jericho”.   He died in New York in 1956. IMDB entry: Whitford Kane was born on January 30, 1881 in Larne, County Antrim, Ireland. […]

Charlton Heston

The actor Charlton Heston, who has died after suffering from Alzheimer’s possessed in abundance ambition, screen presence, a fine physique, chiselled jaw and an outstanding voice. Plus a liking for the classics and heroic characters, and a determination to survive. His professional survival lasted well over 50 years, and he famously played Ben-Hur, for which he […]

Nancy Davis

Nancy Davis obituary in “The Guardian”. Nancy Reagan, who has died aged 94, had an extraordinary capacity to sit visibly entranced through the hundreds of speeches made by her husband, the 40th US president (and former actor) Ronald Reagan. But this public display was far different from the admiring conjugality of earlier first ladies such as […]

Ace Bhatti

Ahsen Rafiq Bhatti (born 13 September 1970), known professionally as Ahsen Bhatti until 2008 and as Ace Bhatti thereafter, is a British actor who trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has starred in numerous television series, including New Street Law, Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee, The Sarah Jane Adventures as Haresh Chandra and in EastEnders playing villain Yusef Khan(2010–11). Bhatti began acting at age fourteen starring […]

Matt McCoy

McCoy was born in Austin, Texas in 1958. He grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and attended Walter Johnson High School, graduating in 1976. McCoy briefly attended University of Maryland, College Park.  He worked briefly at the Harlequin Dinner Theater in Rockville. McCoy began acting when he appeared in two plays in the student-directed one act festival: Winners by Brian Friel, and Footsteps of Doves by […]

Pauline Delaney

Pauline Delaney, accomplished stage, TV and film actress who is best known for her role in Circle of Friends and Into The West, died in London from complications caused by Parkinson’s disease on January 15, 2007. Ms Delany is born in Dublin on June 8, 1925. Her mother, a keen theatregoer, inspires her love of the stage, taking her on regular visits to the Abbey […]

Cornelia Hayes-O’Herlihy

Cornelia Hayes O’Herlihy born in Ireland, spent her early profesional life appearing in theatre in London and Dublin, and on television and film in England and America in films, Gods and Monsters and Tears in the Sun with Bruce Willis. She has been starred or featured on in two series of Charles Dickens’ Martin Chuzzlewit and The Old Curiosity Shop. In theatre she […]

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 […]