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Actor Sir Roger Moore dies aged 89 – BBC News

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family announces. Source: Actor Sir Roger Moore dies aged 89 – BBC News

05/23/2017 · 9 Comments

Joseph Cotten: Courtliness Personified | Travalanche

Joseph Cotten (1905-1994) was born on May 15. The late year of his death surprised me. Cotten’s last film had been in 1981 and I couldn’t imagine him ever not … Continue reading

05/19/2017 · 1 Comment

James Nesbitt gives passionate speech supporting equal pay for actresses at BAFTA TV Awards

James Nesbitt showing his support for equal pay in the industry. Source: James Nesbitt gives passionate speech supporting equal pay for actresses at BAFTA TV Awards

05/16/2017 · 1 Comment

“Thank you and Farewell” to an old, quintessentially English actor and ‘lovely human being’ called Moray Watson

Moray, who has died at the age of  88, had a voice which, with its perfectly enunciated diction, exuded a natural confidence, which probably explains why, over his 60-year career, … Continue reading

05/06/2017 · 4 Comments

Maybe I’m a grumpy old luvvie – but I think young actors have a lot to learn | Michael Simkins | Opinion | The Guardian

As Dame Judi Dench has noted, many actors under the age of 30 haven’t even heard of the titans who preceded them. And as for their diction … Source: Maybe … Continue reading

05/05/2017 · 3 Comments

“…The last time I was unknown I was too busy trying to become known to realize …” – Art of Quotation

“I never knew how good it is to be unknown until now. The last time I was unknown I was too busy trying to become known to realize the advantages … Continue reading

04/26/2017 · 1 Comment

Christopher Morahan obituary | Michael Billington | Stage | The Guardian

Director and producer whose 60-year career spanned television, theatre and film – from The Jewel in the Crown to Pinter plays Source: Christopher Morahan obituary | Michael Billington | Stage … Continue reading

04/12/2017 · 1 Comment

Actor Tim Pigott-Smith dies aged 70 – BBC News

British actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who was best known for his Bafta-winning role in 1984 TV series The Jewel in the Crown, has died aged 70. His agent described him as … Continue reading

04/07/2017 · 5 Comments

Ann Beach obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Actor who made her name with Joan Littlewood and went on to play the nosy neighbour in the 1980s sitcom Fresh Fields Source: Ann Beach obituary | Television & radio … Continue reading

03/20/2017 · 2 Comments

Tony Haygarth obituary | Stage | The Guardian

Tony Haygarth, who has died aged 72, was a salt-of-the-earth Liverpudlian actor who became a familiar face on television in series such as Emmerdale (in which he played Mick Naylor), … Continue reading

03/15/2017 · 1 Comment

Croatia: Great Excitement For “The General” Feature Movie – Croatia, the War, and the Future

It’s been about a week and much of Croatia is buzzing with excitement about the start of the filming of a new feature movie called “The General”. Most say: About … Continue reading

03/02/2017 · 2 Comments

I’m an Arab actor who’s been asked to audition for the role of terrorist more than 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars, I’m done | The Independent

I’ve worked as a professional performer in the UK since the age of 12 – and my Arab heritage has pitted me against some pretty awful racial profiling in the … Continue reading

02/25/2017 · 2 Comments

John Hurt was a mercurial actor who excelled at playing the downtrodden | The Independent

Contemplating John Hurt’s career, it’s hard not to marvel at the sheer longevity of it and the extraordinary number of brilliant performances he gave in films of every conceivable hue. … Continue reading

01/29/2017 · 3 Comments

Quote • JOHN HURT • Listening

“If you listen, you learn; if you talk, you don’t.” – John Hurt, English, actor, painter (1940-2017) Source: In Memory: “If you listen, you learn; if you talk, you don’t.” … Continue reading

01/28/2017 · 8 Comments

John Hurt dead: Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter actor dies aged 77 – Mirror Online

The actor, whose career spanned over six decades, had battled with both cancer and an intestinal complaint in recent years. Source: John Hurt dead: Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter … Continue reading

01/28/2017 · 12 Comments

RIP Mary Tyler Moore…Brilliant Entertainer Broke TV Barriers! – johnrieber

“I’m an experienced woman. I’ve been around…well all right, I might not have been around, but I’ve been…nearby.” RIP Mary Tyler Moore… Very sad news … Source: RIP Mary Tyler … Continue reading

01/25/2017 · 5 Comments

“take your broken heart, make it into art.” – Art of Quotation

“As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, take your broken heart, make it into art.” — Meryl Streep, actress, from her 2017 Golden Globes acceptance … Continue reading

01/10/2017 · 6 Comments

The Golden Globes: No Longer Just Respectable, They Now Have Taste | Variety

A lot of people still like to talk about the Golden Globes as if they were the less-serious, more-fun, loose-cannon, everyone-in-the-room-is-relaxed-because-they’ve-had-a-few-drinks alternative to the Academy Awards. Okay, that is what … Continue reading

01/09/2017 · 15 Comments

New Year’s Honours for Shakespeare | The Shakespeare blog

At the beginning of 2017 the New Year’s Honours List was published in which the great and the good were recognised for their services. Following the successful 2016 Rio Olympics … Continue reading

01/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Older actors weigh up their careers: ‘If you’re not obsessed, you’ll never survive’ | Stage | The Guardian

Don’t expect to be in control, never stop looking for the next role: Siân Phillips, Timothy West and Janet Henfrey on how they turned acting into a life’s work. Source: … Continue reading

01/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Philip Saville obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

TV director whose Boys from the Blackstuff won a Bafta for best drama serial Source: Philip Saville obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

01/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Quote • LIZ SMITH • Attitude to Success | Rogues & Vagabonds

FROM THE ARCHIVE 14-10-14 “If it hasn’t happened to you by the time you’re 25, don’t give up.” Liz Smith, who was already 50 when director Mike Leigh offered her … Continue reading

12/26/2016 · Leave a comment

Liz Smith, The Royle Family actor, has died aged 95 | Television & radio | The Guardian

Bafta award-winning actor, who also appeared in the Vicar of Dibley and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, died on Christmas Eve… Source: Liz Smith, The Royle Family actor, has died … Continue reading

12/26/2016 · 1 Comment

Coral Atkins, actress who set up home for disadvantaged children – obituary

Coral Atkins, who has died aged 80, was a television actress of the 1970s who turned her back on the entertainment world to care for disadvantaged children. Source: Coral Atkins, … Continue reading

12/23/2016 · 2 Comments

Alan Bennett: ‘I don’t fret about posterity. But some things will last’ | Stage | The Guardian

The beloved writer, now 82, talks about trying not to be an old git and waging war on squirrels Source: Alan Bennett: ‘I don’t fret about posterity. But some things … Continue reading

12/19/2016 · Leave a comment

Michael Sheen is quitting acting to oppose far-right populism | The Independent

Michael Sheen is to give up acting to fight the rise of the far-right and will leave Hollywood to return to his native Port Talbot in Wales to do so. … Continue reading

12/17/2016 · 1 Comment

Peter Vaughan, star of Porridge and Game of Thrones, dies aged 93 | Television & radio | The Guardian

The character actor Peter Vaughan, known for his role as Grouty in the TV sitcom Porridge and more recently as Maester Aemon in Game of Thrones, has died aged 93. … Continue reading

12/06/2016 · 2 Comments

Fawlty Towers stars John Cleese and Connie Booth salute Andrew Sachs | Television & radio | The Guardian

Andrew Sachs was a quiet, unassuming man – until he put on that moustache. And in Manuel, he created one of TV’s greatest comic characters. His co-stars remember a witty … Continue reading

12/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Andrew Sachs, 86, who played Manuel in Fawlty Towers, dies after secret dementia battle | London Evening Standard

Actor Andrew Sachs, who played the well-loved Manuel in iconic comedy Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86. Mr Sachs, from Kilburn, died at a care home last week following a … Continue reading

12/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Alf Garnett actor Warren Mitchell dies aged 89 – ITV News

The actor Warren Mitchell, best known for playing Alf Garnett, in BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died aged 89, his family has confirmed.A statement said: “Sadly we … Continue reading

11/15/2016 · 2 Comments