• British actress Deborah Kerr has died at age 86. Her list of credits is incredible: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and Black Narcissus with Powell and Pressburger; King Solomon’s Mines;The King and I; An Affair to Remember opposite Cary Grant; The Sundowners; and the role she’s probably best-known for, adulterous wife Karen Holmes in From Here To Eternity. Her lovemaking scene on the beach with Burt Lancaster remains iconic and unsurpassed in its eroticism. Kerr was a wonderful chameleon; she played a total of three roles in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp alone. She was nominated six times for the Academy Award but never won once.

  • Reality TV’s Maria and Joseph, Connie Fisher and Lee Mead, will perform together in a BBC Christmas special. Torchwood star John Barrowman, who was a judge on both How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? and Any Dream Will Do, will also sing.(The Stage)
  • Kate Moss entrusts her new man, musician Jamie Hince, to Lily Allen. (Mirror)
  • Goblet or cello? Skittle or lollipop? Former What Not To Wear hosts Trinny and Susannah list the 12 female body types and how to dress them.
    (Daily Mail)
  • You can play “Chopsticks” on Joely Richardson‘s ribcage.(Daily Mail)
  • The Guardian compiles some great YouTube clips from the world of British sports, including some amazing clips of rugby star Jason Robinson putting the hurt on his opponents. I heart Mr. Robinson. Dieux du Stade really dropped the ball by not getting this man’s kit off.
  • Prince William demonstrates some athleticism on the football pitch.
    (The Sun)
  • You may be able to download all of this year’s Booker-shortlisted novels. The Daily Telegraph reports, “It is hoped the initiative will capture new audiences – particularly in Asia and Africa – who may be unable to access the actual books.”
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Filed Under: Deborah Kerr, Passings
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.