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Saturday 10 April 2010
Christopher Cazenove: 'Dynasty' actor whose aristocratic bearing led to typecasting as the upper-class Englishman
Friday 09 April 2010
The life of Christopher Cazenove was in some ways almost as full of incident as his acting career, encompassing as it did a difficult relationship with his father, a stop-start marriage and the tragic death of a beloved son.
Thursday 08 April 2010
Actor Christopher Cazenove died after a "valiant battle" with septicaemia, his family said.
John Forsythe: Actor who played Blake Carrington in 'Dynasty' and the elusive Charlie in 'Charlie's Angels'
Thursday 08 April 2010
It is ironic that an actor who so distinguished himself in films and on Broadway before winning fame as Blake Carrington on television in Dynasty should perhaps still be best remembered for a role in which viewers never even saw him, that of the elusive Charlie in Charlie's Angels, whose disembodied voice on a phone line gave his girl detectives their new assignment each week.
Friday 05 February 2010
Comedian Russell Brand and his fiancée, the pop star Katy Perry, fooled around with Rihanna at Hollywood's pre-Grammy bash at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Friday 15 January 2010
What is Warren Beatty best known for? Starring in Bonnie and Clyde? Directing the three-hour epic of the Russian revolution, Reds? Wielding a phallic hairdryer in Shampoo? Possessing a heartfelt political conscience that made him stand out among the vacuous dreamers of Hollywood? I'm afraid you already know the answer. It's none of the above. It's the shagging.
Saturday 09 January 2010
Travel is meant to broaden the mind, and my fashion resolution for 2010 – scratch that, the next decade – came to me en route to La Palma in December. While standing in the queue at Heathrow, I found myself having the most uncharitable thoughts about my fellow travellers' outfits. Ugg boots, ill-fitting combats, overly distressed jeans... it was as if the fashion crimes of the Noughties were all going on a package holiday together. It reminded me of a remark the late, dapper-dressing Tony Wilson once made to me, about how Las Vegas airport was one of the most soul-destroying places he'd ever been, thanks to the parade of shapeless tracksuits.
Tuesday 05 January 2010
How many women has Warren Beatty slept with? The actor and legendary Hollywood lothario could be forgiven for having lost count. But he nonetheless takes exception to the extraordinary claim, in a new biography, that there are close to 13,000 notches on his bed post.
Thursday 12 November 2009
Gavin Hodge was a hugely fashionable hairdresser who, beginning in the London of the swinging Sixties, packed into his life an inordinate amount of drink, drugs and sex. While his claim to have bedded 2,000 women seems implausible, his frank admission that he was addicted to women had the ring of truth about it.
Paul Burke: Actor celebrated for his gritty portrayal of Detective Adam Flint in television's 'The Naked City'
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Paul Burke will best be remembered for the three years he spent as the star of the highly regarded television series, The Naked City, which was filmed on the streets and in the buildings of Manhattan.
Friday 25 September 2009
Monday 23 March 2009
'What a beautiful day," I said, looking out of the window of my partner's house in Geneva. Lake Geneva was gorgeous in the sunlight; beyond the rooftops, the immense jet of water was sparkling against the blue sky. The mountains beyond the city were brilliantly capped with snow. "Let's not moulder inside watching Battlestar Galactica. Let's have a nice day out."
Wednesday 11 March 2009
A son of Charlie Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin seemed destined to remain in the shadow of his father professionally – his filmography is notable for consistent mediocrity – but in the 1950s he had a spell as one of the most popular leading men on the Broadway stage, starring opposite Judy Holliday, Lauren Bacall and Barbra Streisand, and winning a Tony Award. In addition to having an affair with Holliday, he was the lover of some of the most beautiful women of his era, including Joan Collins, Claire Bloom and Kay Kendall.
Monday 02 March 2009
Ben Jones was true old-school Fleet Street. His abiding legacy is his freelance photographic portfolio of Page 3 Girls in the 1970s and showbusiness figures in the ’60s and ’80s, such as Joan Collins, Barbara Windsor, Danny La Rue and Stephanie Beacham. Page 3 girls like myself loved his pictures because he made us look like film stars. And real film stars were moved to write to him, as Joan Collins once did: “These are the best photos I’ve had taken in YEARS. Just great…”
Thursday 22 January 2009
The full extent of Angela Morley's credits may not be fully appreciated as she spent the first 48 years of her life as Wally Stott. Combining her identities and her talents for composition, conducting and arrangement, Morley was responsible for several film scores including Peeping Tom (1959) and The Slipper And The Rose (1975), episodes of the TV series Dallas and Dynasty, hit records by the likes of Frankie Vaughan, Shirley Bassey and Scott Walker, and TV and radio themes, including for the renowned Hancock's Half Hour.
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