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On the Pivotal Thomas Mitchell: From Classics to “Columbo” | Travalanche

The great Thomas Mitchell (1892-1962) came into the world on this day (11th July). Mitchell remains well-known today as a character actor with parts in an unnaturally long list of … Continue reading

07/12/2017 · 4 Comments

TRUMP: British actor lays into US presidential candidate | HalfEatenMind

As the presidential campaign in the United States heats up with only a month left to go before elections on the 8th November 2016, a well-loved voice… Source: TRUMP: British … Continue reading

10/08/2016 · Leave a comment

January 23, 1919: Nothing in Moderation | Wretched Richard’s Almanac

He got his first job in television by showing up for an audition wearing a barrel and shorts. From there his career took off during a ten-year period that carried … Continue reading

01/23/2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Television Categories | Seroword

Below are my [Seroward] 2016 Golden Globe winner predictions in the television categories. The Golden Globes can sometimes be unpredictable in where they lean for these categories, therefore these predictions … Continue reading

01/09/2016 · Leave a comment

The Downfall Of Downton Abbey | Hugh’s Views & News

Nobody in the UK can have helped noticing or knowing that for the last eight weeks the final series of Downton Abbey has been screened at 9pm on a Sunday … Continue reading

11/10/2015 · 9 Comments

BBC1 classic adaptation is as relevant now as when it was written – sadly | Vox Political

Originally posted on Vox Political. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen An Inspector Calls, and don’t want to have it ruined for you, it would be a good idea not to … Continue reading

09/14/2015 · 2 Comments

Patrick Macnee: 1922 to 2015

Originally posted on In My Not So Humble Opinion:
I was sorry to learn that Patrick Macnee passed away on June 25th at the age of 93. Another actor whose…

06/30/2015 · Leave a comment

Acting Spotlight: Anna Gunn in Breaking Bad | Seroword

Originally posted on Seroword Breaking Bad is an acclaimed television show that ran from 2008-2013 starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer. Realizing his death … Continue reading

04/27/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Jim Backus

Originally posted on Waldina:
Tomorrow is the 102nd birthday of Jim Backus, everyone’s favorite millionaire shipwreck survivor.  Was I the only one that had the take away thought from “Gilligan’s Island”…

02/25/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Paul Newman

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of Paul Newman.  I think (at least hope) that we all have a similar desire for our life, a sort of State…

01/26/2015 · Leave a comment

The Young Ones: a bunch of complete bastards

Originally posted on In My Not So Humble Opinion:
After hearing of the recent untimely death of British comedian Rik Mayall last month at the age of 56, Michele and…

07/13/2014 · 1 Comment

Look Back in Languor • Lynne Harvey • 4 November 2001

There was a Sci Fi film in the fifties that had aliens looking and behaving like us mortals in every way, except for limited facial movement. The only way you could tell … Continue reading

12/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Look Back in Languor • Lynne Harvey • 2 December 2001

It’s a different shape, not quite pear, but definitely orange, with so much squeezed in a small area. Of course, who else but Dick and Jude, back in their own weekday show, Richard … Continue reading

02/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Quote • Richard Briers • Drama School

(At RADA, Peter O’Toole and Albert Finney) “…didn’t need any lessons at all … I was painstakingly slow in my progress in comparison with them. I knew nothing about acting, I … Continue reading

02/18/2013 · Leave a comment