RIP

RIP Alan Whicker: Legend Of British TV

Preparing to write about someone whose face and voice is an integral part of your life to date, to an audience that may be entirely unaware of their existence, is a curious sensation. It’s hard to pull the words together to sum up …

Remembering Victor Spinetti, F.O.B. (Friend of the Beatles)

Victor Spinetti, a Welsh actor who appeared in all three Beatles films – A Hard Day’s Night (1964), Help! (1965) and Magical Mystery Tour (1967) – and was a longtime friend of members of the rock group, died of cancer in London on …

Remembering Dickie Dawson

Long before he was a star of Hogan’s Heroes and then the popular host of Family Feud in the U.S., Richard Dawson was known in England as Dickie Dawson.

British Actor Simon MacCorkindale Has Died

Sad news today: one of Britain’s most prolific television actors, Simon MacCorkindale, has died at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. His wife, Straw Dogs actress Susan George, was with MacCorkindale when he died, his …

A Look Back at Alexander McQueen’s Work

Truly sad news out of the UK today: Alexander McQueen, the famous British fashion designer, was found dead at his home at the age of 40 today. The Daily Mail, which broke the story, reports, “The [fashion] industry was left …