MOVIE TRIVIA – PT202

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT202

September 19, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  PIERCE BROSNAN Irish-born Pierce Brosnan was chosen to play James Bond in 1986 and was given the script for The Living Daylights (1987), despite him being contracted to play the title character in the TV series Remington Steele for a full seven seasons. He was greatly relieved to learn […]

KAY KENDALL, SUZY KENDALL, PATSY KENSIT

KAY KENDALL, SUZY KENDALL, PATSY KENSIT

September 16, 2022 Alan Royle 2

    KAY KENDALL (1926-59)              Vivacious Kay Kendall hailed from Yorkshire. Her father was the vaudevillian son of a music hall star so the theatre was in her blood. Fame came her way suddenly with her performance in the popular British comedy Genevieve (1953). […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT64

RANDOM QUOTES – PT64

September 10, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  JENNIFER BEALS (1963 – )                      [On her lifestyle despite her fame as an actress]: ‘It’s been perfect. I can still ride a subway and work with great people. I can’t imagine being Julia Roberts. I don’t have the fortitude to withstand that kind of attention.’ [On who inspires her]: […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT201

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT201

September 1, 2022 Alan Royle 0

   LORETTA SWIT Loretta Swit, (Major Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan in the 1972-83 TV series M.A.S.H.), asked to be released from the show at the completion of its eighth season but Fox turned her down. She had just completed the pilot episode for Cagney & Lacey (1981), and was about […]

MY LEAST-LIKED COMEDIANS.

MY LEAST-LIKED COMEDIANS.

August 28, 2022 Alan Royle 8

                I find everyone on the following list to be ‘unfunny’. They are listed alphabetically by surname, accompanied by a brief mention of my reasons for their inclusion in the list. Many of these people are considered to be icons by the general […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT200

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT200

August 13, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  Vera Miles Actress Vera Miles has married four times in her long life (she celebrated her 91st birthday in August 2020). Three of her husbands were strapping and extremely fit men yet, by sheer coincidence, all three died within a short time span of each other. Her third spouse, […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT199

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT199

July 29, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  Sarah Bernhardt Paris-born star of the French stage, Sarah Bernhardt, had an unspectacular, (in comparison to her illustrious stage career), venture into the movie-making business, developing a kind of sporadic love/hate relationship with it. Her screen debut was in Le duel d’Hamlet (1900), after which she promptly declared she […]

TODAY’S TV BEAUTIES

TODAY’S TV BEAUTIES

July 14, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  Being born in the ‘baby-boomer’ era I have been guilty of focusing on screen goddesses of yesteryear, those at their peak between the 1930s and the 1980s, but there now exists a whole crop of beautiful actresses (including in the world of television), who seriously challenge the validity of […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT198.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT198.

July 11, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  Director James Cameron James Cameron, director of Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009), became the first person to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench in a one-man craft; a feat he accomplished on March 25, 2012. The Mariana Trench is the deepest known point on Earth, at 11 km […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT197

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT197

June 29, 2022 Alan Royle 2

   Bobby Driscoll as Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (1950) There have been few child stars blessed with the natural talent and charisma of Bobby Driscoll (1937-68). The public loved him in Song of the South (1946) and as Jim Hawkins, opposite Robert Newton as Long John Silver, in another Disney hit […]