The actor, 37, claimed he enjoyed an unusual relationship Hollywood icon, who was 40 years his senior
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Sunday 26 July 2009
Roger Moore, as the Saint, was a boyhood hero of mine, so I hoped to be able to give this a cracking review. And there are some good things about it. Moore is amiable, and seems to have met almost everyone in Hollywood; no autobiography with cameos from David Niven, Tony Curtis, Lee Marvin, Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Frank Sinatra, Princess Diana and Yootha Joyce could be entirely without interest. There are a few funny anecdotes, too: The Wind Cannot Read was apparently known as "The Illiterate Fart" in movie circles.
Wednesday 22 July 2009
Tuesday 07 July 2009
As the manager of one of Asia's most famed hotels for more than four decades, Kurt Wachtveitl has done just about everything.
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Danny La Rue, the pioneering female impersonator, stage legend and gay icon, died on Sunday night at his home in Kent, aged 81. He had been fighting cancer.
Friday 31 October 2008
Where are you now and what can you see?
I'm in my daughter's house in Cheltenham, looking out at a charming stone lion in the garden.
Tuesday 16 September 2008
Monday 01 September 2008
The offer was, to someone of my age and culture, irresistible. Madonna was touring with a show in her old, grand style. I'd always kicked myself for not making the effort to see the great Blonde Ambition tour, nearly 20 years ago now. She was coming to Zurich with a show called Sticky and Sweet. Forget the off-putting title; for once, we were going to get on the train and go and see the woman Rupert Everett calls the Funny Little Thing do what she still does best.
Sunday 17 August 2008
Monday 14 July 2008
Despite over a decade of Hollywood stardom, Evelyn Keyes is probably best remembered for playing Scarlett O'Hara's sister in Gone With the Wind, and for her colourful private life. Her four husbands included the directors John Huston and Charles Vidor, plus the bandleader Artie Shaw, and she was sweetheart to the flamboyant showman Mike Todd until he left her for Elizabeth Taylor. On screen, Keyes established herself as an attractive and versatile leading lady in such films as Here Comes Mr Jordan, The Jolson Story and Johnny O'Clock, without ever attaining superstar status.
Hazel Court: Forties film heroine who later became a cult favourite as a horror movie 'Queen of Scream'
Friday 18 April 2008
Pert and pretty, Hazel Court was a versatile actress who for several years was the epitome of the deceptively demure, often spunky, but very English heroine in British films of the Forties. Her engaging performances in such films as Dear Murderer and Holiday Camp have become largely forgotten, however, due to Court's emergence in the Fifties as the star of early Hammer horrors and the stylish Edgar Allan Poe adaptations made by Roger Corman with such horror icons as Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre, which made her a cult favourite with fans of the genre and earned her the label "the Queen of Scream".
Saturday 12 January 2008
Richard Burton's affair with Elizabeth Taylor, who went on to become his wife – twice – is infamous. But a new biography of the great Welsh actor claims that he also cheated on his first wife with the Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe and Lana Turner.
Friday 09 February 2007
Thursday 17 June 2004
One was a Catholic queen who died leaving England in economic ruin and religious dissent. The other was also a queen, of the big screen at least, who became as famous for her string of husbands as her movie career.
Thursday 23 October 2003
Friday 01 August 2003
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