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Remembering The Great Gene Wilder

The great Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman on 11 June 1933. The actor first caught attention in Arthur Penn’s 1967 hit Bonnie And Clyde, before a career making role opposite Zero Mostel in Mel Brooks’ The Producers (1968),  for which he [...]

June 11, 2022

100 Years Of Christopher Lee

Few actors have had an impact on so many generations in the way that Christopher Lee did. The tall, dark and enigmatic actor’s deep baritone voice meant that he sounded as iconic as he looked and he had a career which saw him enter the Guinness [...]

May 27, 2022

Bruce Willis Retires From Acting Because Of Health Issues

The family of Bruce Willis has announced that the 67-year-old star is “stepping away” from acting because of health issues. Willis has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, a condition which impacts cognitive abilities – it can affect [...]

March 31, 2022

Alan Ladd Jr Dies Aged 84

Famed studio chief and film producer Alan Ladd Jr. Ladd has died at the age of 84. Born on 22 October 1937, Ladd was the son of Shane actor Alan Ladd and he started his Hollywood career as a Hollywood agent in the 1960s. Moving to London in the [...]

March 3, 2022

The Genius Of Bill Paxton

The great Bill Paxton was a pleasure to watch. Paxton was an actor who straddled the line between leading man and character actor and he was adept at comedy and drama, starring in movies and TV shows, in roles small and large. I went through a [...]

February 25, 2022

Ernest Borgnine – The Great Scene Stealer

The great Ernest Borgnine, (whose real name is Ermes Effron Borgnino) was born on January 24, 1917. He had a much-decorated ten-year career in the Navy, before starting acting in 1947, making his Broadway debut in 1949 with Harvey. However, a move [...]

January 24, 2022

The Genius Of Matthew Weiner’s MAD MEN

Created by Matthew Weiner, Mad Men became something of a cultural phenomenon when it aired for seven seasons between 2007 and 2015. Set in a New York advertising agency on Madison Avenue between 1960s and 1970, the time-frame gave the show [...]

January 21, 2022

Kevin Costner – The Last Of The Hollywood Cowboys

Born on the 18 January, 1955, Kevin Costner was an avid film fan who up in California. Fascinated by epic westerns such as Red River and How the West Was Won, he dreamed of being cowboy (a dream that would be fulfilled many years later). Following [...]

January 18, 2022

Remembering The Great Alan Rickman

The great Alan Rickman made movies better. No matter the film, no matter the role, Rickman delivered on a level that only the best actors can. He was able to cover a multitude of colours in every performance and he could move from evil to charming [...]

January 14, 2022

Remembering David Bowie

  Musician, actor and cultural trendsetter, the great David Bowie was one of the few artists who managed to legitimately transcend pop consciousness – he was his own thing. He was David Bowie. Born David Jones on January 8, 1947, Bowie [...]

January 8, 2022

Peter Bogdanovich Dies At The Age Of 82

The great Peter Bogdanovich has died at his Los Angeles home at the age of 82. In a career that included such greats as Targets, The Last Picture Show and What’s Up Doc and Paper Moon, Bogdanovich’s career was the connective tissue between [...]

January 6, 2022

Remembering Carrie Fisher

The great Carrie Fisher will forever be associated with the Star Wars movies. After all, Fisher played the iconic Princess Leia across six films in the George Lucas originated franchise. However, there was much more to Fisher than that one role. She [...]

December 27, 2021

The Great Don Johnson

The great Don Johnson was born on December 15, 1949. He worked in television and film throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, but Johnson hit the jackpot in 1984 when he was cast in the role of Sonny Crockett in in the era defining cop show, Miami [...]

December 15, 2021

Director Mike Nichols

Born in Berlin, Germany on 6 November 1931, Mike Nichols started his entertainment career in the 1950 as a standup comedian alongside partner Elaine May. He made his directing debut with 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a drama [...]

November 6, 2021

Remembering The Great Roger Moore

The great Roger Moore is the charismatic star who is best known for his 12-year run as James Bond from 1973 to 1985, along with his turn as Simon Templar in the television series The Saint, a show which ran from 1962-1969. Moore was born in London [...]

October 14, 2021

The Mighty Charlton Heston

The words icon and legend are bandied about a great deal in modern society. Most of the time they mean nothing or at the very least they are simple hyperbole. However, when these words are used to describe Charlton Heston they come across as an [...]

October 4, 2021

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