WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT64.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT64.

January 18, 2022 Alan Royle 2

JACK WARDEN (1920-2006)                    There have been numerous excellent American character actors, and Jack Warden was one of the best. Born in Newark, New Jersey to a German-Irish father and an Irish mother, he was expelled from high school at seventeen for repeatedly fighting. This led to him turning to professional […]


July 12, 2017 Alan Royle 1

    50 GREAT MALE SUPPORTING ACTORS Most of the truly great movies owe much of their success to, not just their leading players, but to the quality of the character actors who support them. We all have our favorites, but here is a selection of mine. You may not […]

Actors in WW2 – The final word.

December 30, 2015 admin 3

  Brilliant actor Sir Alec Guinness, who will probably (and unforgiveably) be best remembered by the general public for his portrayal of Obi-Wan-Kenobi in the Star Wars series of films, saw a lot of action during World War Two. This gentlest of men joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in […]

Hollywood’s real-life war heroes ( PT 4 )

April 8, 2015 admin 0

In this, the fourth and final part of the ‘Hollywood & WW2’ series, I look at more movie stars and how they spent the years between 1939 and 1945. Not all of them saw action, but most of them were in uniform. I have added in a couple of unique […]