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Miranda Hart MP

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David

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Mark Lupino (1889 - 1930)

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Isabella Blow MP (1958 - 2007)

Isabella Blow was an English magazine editor. The muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, she is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl as well as the fashion designer Alexande...

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Twiggy MP

Twiggy is an English model, actress, and singer, now also known by her married name of Twiggy Lawson . At 16, she became the first prominent teenage model. She was known for her androgynous looks, la...

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Lucinda

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Franklin Dyall (1874 - 1950)

Franklin Dyall was an English actor. He appeared in 26 films between 1916 and 1948 and was father of Valentine Dyall.

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Valentine Dyall (1908 - 1985)

Dyall was an English character actor, the son of veteran actor Franklin Dyall. Dyall was especially popular as a voice actor, due to his very distinctive sepulchral voice, he was known for many years a...

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Katie Readman MP

British model and socialite.

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Bryan Ferry MP

Bryan Ferry, CBE, is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. Ferry came to prominence in the early 1970s as lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the band Roxy Music, who enjoyed a highly su...

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Edith Blanche Campbell MP

Edie Campbell is a British mannequin, equestrienne and socialite. Campbell graduated from St. Paul's Girls' School in London. She is currently studying History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

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Charles Frederick Otis Ferry MP

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Anya Linden MP

Anya Linden is a retired English ballerina. She spent her childhood in California, where she received her early training with Koslov in Hollywood. She returned to England in 1947 and studied at the Sad...

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Elizabeth Garvie MP

Garvie is an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1980 BBC dramatisation of Pride and Prejudice. Garvie was married to the actor Anton Rodgers until his death on 1 Decem...

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Anton Rodgers (1933 - 2007)

British actor of stage and screen.

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Sylvester McCoy MP

Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor. As a comic act and busker he appeared regularly on stage and on BBC Children's television in the 1970s and 80s...

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Dominic Keating MP

Dominic Keating (born 1 July 1962) is a British television, film and theatre actor, known for his portrayal as Lt. Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise.

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James Nicholas Righton MP

Righton is an English co-vocalist and keyboardist for the London-based new rave band Klaxons.

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Rupert Friend MP

Friend is an English film actor, who is best known for his roles as Mr. Wickham in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice, Lieutenant Kurt Kotler in the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and Prince ...

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Muriel Beaumont (c.1881 - 1957)

Times obituary (Nov 30, 1957) Lady Du Maurier, widow of the actor Sir Gerald Du Maurier and herself an actress in her youth, died on Wednesday at her home in Cornwall. She was 76. Muriel Beaumont was...

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Sir Gerald Du Maurier (1873 - 1934)

Sir Gerald Hubert Edward Busson du Maurier (26 March 1873 – 11 April 1934) was an English actor and manager. He was the son of the writer George du Maurierand brother of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies...

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Cary Elwes MP

Ivan Simon Cary Elwes (born 26 October 1962), known professionally as Cary Elwes, is an English actor. The son of Dominick Elwes and Tessa Georgina Kennedy, Elwes acted in off-Broadway plays during col...

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Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce MP

Bo Bruce (born Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce) a British singer-songwriter. Born in Wiltshire in November 1984 (age 27), to David Brudenell-Bruce, Earl of Cardigan and Rosamond Jane Winkley, Cou...

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Dermot John Morgan (1952 - 1998)

Irish satirist and star of Father Ted. He was cremated at Glasnevin but is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery.

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Dawn Roma French MP

Berkshire, UK

Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, writer and comedienne. She is best-known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jen...

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Daniel Massey (1933 - 1998)

Daniel Massey was an English actor and performer. He is possibly best known for his starring role in the British TV drama The Roads to Freedom, as Daniel, alongside Michael Bryant. He is also known for...

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Dame Julie Andrews MP

Brentwood, Ca, United States

Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (née Wells; born 1 October 1935) is a British film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Ch...

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Richard Marius Joseph Greene (1918 - 1985)

Richard Greene was a noted English film and television actor. A matinee idol who appeared in more than 40 films, he was perhaps best known for the lead role in the long-running British TV series The Ad...

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Sir John Barbirolli, CH MP (1899 - 1970)

Barbirolli was an English conductor and cellist. He is remembered above all as conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, which he helped save from dissolution in 1943 and conducted for the...

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Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint MP

Rupert Grint is an English actor, who rose to prominence playing Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series. Grint was cast as Ron at the age of 11, having previously...

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Helen McCrory MP

Helen McCrory is a British actress. She portrayed Cherie Blair in both the 2006 film The Queen and the 2010 film The Special Relationship. She also portrayed Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Po...

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Barbara Goalen (1921 - 2002)

Barbara Goalen (1921-2002) was a mannequin of exceptional beauty and elegance; her haughty demeanour, delicate bone-structure and wasp waist came to represent the height of glamour in the late 1940s an...

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Christine M. Keeler MP

Christine Keeler is an English former model and showgirl. Her involvement with a British government minister discredited the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963, in what is known as the...

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Valerie Hobson (1917 - 1998)

Valerie Hobson, the English actress, appeared as Baroness Frankenstein in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) with Boris Karloff and Colin Clive, taking over the role from Mae Clarke, who had played it in the...

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Dame Gracie Fields, DBE MP (1898 - 1979)

Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (born Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979), was an English-born, later Italian-based actress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall.

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Anthony

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Penelope Wilton MP

Penelope Wilton is an English actress of stage, film and TV. She starred opposite Richard Briers in the BBC situation comedy Ever Decreasing Circles, she has also appeared in Doctor Who and the period ...

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Derek Fowlds MP

Derek Fowlds is an English actor, known for playing Bernard Woolley in popular British television comedies Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister and Oscar Blaketon in the long-running ITV police drama ...

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Lesley Fowlds MP

Judd is an English dancer and TV presenter, best known as a long-serving host of the BBC children's programme Blue Peter.

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Ian

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Paula Gellibrand (1898 - 1986)

Modigliani-style beauty, photographed by Cecil Beaton is his Book of Beauty. Variously married to the Marques de Casa Maury, Bill Allen and 'Boy' Long. She was a life long friend of Edwina Mountbatten....

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Alexander Mark H. Gilkes MP

Born in the UK, educated at Eton and Bristol, Alexander soon abandoned an early career path in financial services where he worked at banks such as UBS and Lazard, inspired to seek more creative endeavo...

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Charles Nigel H. Gilkes MP

The nightlife impresarios of the Wills and Kate set (about whom they remain hermetically sealed), Charlie Gilkes along with his business partner Duncan are the original team behind Chelsea nightspot Ki...

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Sir Henry Lytton (1865 - 1936)

Sir Henry Lytton was an English actor and singer who was the leading exponent of the comic patter-baritone roles in Gilbert and Sullivan operas in the early part of the twentieth century. His career in...

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Sir John Gielgud (1904 - 2000)

Sir John Gielgud was an English actor, director, and producer. A descendant of the renowned Terry acting family, he achieved early international acclaim for his youthful, emotionally expressive Hamlet ...

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Frank Robert Johnson (1943 - 2006)

Frank Johnson, who died in 2006, aged 63, was one of the most remarkable talents in British journalism over the last 30 years. Although he was born with few advantages and received little formal educat...

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Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel MP (1904 - 1978)

Oliver Messel was an English artist and one of the foremost stage designers of the 20th century.

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Joe Strummer (1952 - 2002)

John Graham Mellor, aka Joe Strummer, was a British musician who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the British punk rock band The Clash. His musical experience include...

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Virginia

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Sir Patrick Stewart OBE MP

Patrick Stewart played the dashing chrome-domed Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation and in several movies, and the chrome-wheelchair-bound Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men fi...

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Sebastian Felipe Armesto (1982 - d.)

Sebastian Armesto is a British film, television and theatre actor. He is the son of the historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto.

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Melanie Brown MP

Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975) is an English R&B and pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress, author, television presenter and model. Brown rose to fame when she became a member of B...

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Max Bygraves, OBE (1922 - 2012)

Max Bygraves, OBE, was an English comedian, singer, actor and variety performer. He appeared on his own television shows, sometimes performing comedy sketches between songs. Shows he presented included...

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Miles Malleson (1888 - 1969)

Malleson was an English actor and dramatist, particularly known for his appearances in British comedy films of the 1930s to 1960s. Towards the end of his career he also appeared in cameo roles in sever...

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Dominic Alexander de Lerisson Cazenove (1975 - d.)

Dominic Cazenove was born in London, England. He went to Eton College and then to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he studied zoology, but more importantly - discovered his love of acting. ...

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Jordan Frieda MP

Jordan Frieda is a British actor who is the son of Scottish singer Lulu and celebrity hair stylist John Frieda. He was born on 17 June 1977 and was educated at Eton College (and briefly at The King's S...

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Zoe Gabrielle Tapper MP

Zoe Tapper is an English actress who first came to prominence playing Nell Gwynne in Richard Eyre's award-winning film Stage Beauty in 2004. She is known for portraying Anya Raczynski in Survivors and ...

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Oliver Dimsdale MP

Dimsdale is an English actor, known for portraying Louis Trevelyan in the BBC TV serial He Knew He Was Right.

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Thomas William Hiddleston MP

Tom Hiddleston is an English film, television, radio, and stage actor. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and he rose to prominence through a number of TV roles and more recently m...

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Judy Campbell (1916 - 2004)

Judy Campbell (31 May 1916 - 6 June 2004) was an English light comedy actress and occasional playwright, Noël Coward's muse. Her daughter is the actor and singer Jane Birkin, her son the scree...

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Michael Bentine, CBE (1922 - 1996)

Michael Bentine, CBE, was a British comedian, comic actor and founding member of the Goons. He was Peruvian Briton as a result of his father's nationality. In 1971, Bentine received the Order of Merit ...

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Adrienne Corri MP

Scottish-born actress of Italian parentage. Adrienne Corri is likely to be remembered for one of her smaller parts, that of Mrs. Alexander, the wife of the writer Frank Alexander, in the 1971 Stanley K...

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Anna Massey (1937 - 2011)

Anna Massey, CBE, was an English actress.[3] She won a BAFTA Award for the role of Edith Hope in the 1986 TV adaptation of Anita Brookner’s novel Hotel du Lac in a role which one of her co-stars...

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Jeremy Brett (1933 - 1995)

ID: I470485 Name: Peter Jeremy William Huggins (aka) Jeremy BRETT Sex: M Birth: 3 NOV 1933 in Berkswell Grange, Warwickshire, England Death: 12 SEP 1995 in London, Greater London, England Note:...

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Simon Douglas Nigel Murray Woods MP

Simon Woods is an English actor best known for his role as Octavian in Season 2 of the British-American television series Rome and the 2005 Pride & Prejudice as Mr. Charles Bingley. He also recently st...

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Anthony Asquith (1902 - 1968)

Asquith was a leading English film director. He collaborated successfully with playwright Terence Rattigan on The Winslow Boy (1948) and The Browning Version (1951), among other adaptations. His other ...

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Mark Lascelles Telford Tomlinson MP

Mark Tomlinson is a professional polo player who plays for the England polo team, with a handicap of seven goals in Britain and six in Argentina.

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Luke George Tomlinson MP

Luke Tomlinson is a professional polo player and is currently captain of the England polo team, with a handicap of seven goals in Britain and eight in Argentina.

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Daphne Barnes (1903 - d.)

English Actress. Daphne Graham acted under the name Mary Sheridan. Officially the daughter of Sir Richard Graham, 4th Baronet and his wife Lady Mabel Duncombe, daughter of the 1st Earl of Feversham. Wi...

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Sir Cecil Beaton MP (1904 - 1980)

Sir Cecil Beaton, CBE, was an English fashion and portrait photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was na...

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William

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James Lees-Milne (1908 - 1997)

Lees-Milne was an English writer and expert on country houses. He was an architectural historian, novelist, and a biographer. He is also remembered as a diarist.

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Bel Mooney MP

Bel Mooney is an English journalist and broadcaster.

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Josceline Rose Dimbleby MP

English cookery writer. Ex wife of broadcaster David Dimbleby.

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Jonathan Dimbleby MP

Jonathan is a British presenter of current affairs and political radio and television programmes, a political commentator and a writer. He is the son of Richard Dimbleby and younger brother of British ...

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David

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Frederick Richard Dimbleby MP (1913 - 1965)

Richard Dimbleby, CBE, was an English journalist and broadcaster, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest figures in British broadcasting history. " Richard Dimbleby ", Westminster Abbey

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Alan Lake (1940 - 1984)

English actor. 3rd husband of Diana Dors.

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Diana Dors (1931 - 1984)

DIANA DORS: The goddess of sex...and sense "I'D LOVE to see you but I'm feeling a little bit tired at the moment, I have to pace myself", were the last words Diana Dors ever spoke to me. "Ring me n...

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Jessie Matthews, OBE (1907 - 1981)

Jessie Matthews: 'evergreen' star of the 20s & 30s, dies JESSIE MATTHEWS, who has died aged 74, was a star of the first magnitude both in films and on the musical comedy stage before the Second Wor...

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Robert

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Alex Munro (1911 - 1986)

Alex Munro, as he was known professionally, joined his brother Archie and sister June in an acrobatic act called The Star Trio. They later changed their name to The Horsburgh Brothers and Agnes and bec...

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Janet Munro (1934 - 1972)

The Times, December 7, 1972> MISS JANET MUNRO Miss Janet Munro, the film and television actress, has died at the age of 37. She was born in Scotland and had a brief career in the theatre before e...

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Sandy Denny (1947 - 1978)

SANDY DENNY, who has died in a London hospital aged 31, was one of the most individual and compelling British songwriters and singers of the last 10 years. She was in a coma for four days at Atkinson...

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Hilaire Belloc MP (1870 - 1953)

HILAIRE BELLOC MASTER OF ENGLISH A great master of the English language has died at a ripe old age. Through half a century of continuous and enormous creative energy, in poems, essays, biographies,...

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Lilian Stiles-Allen (b. - 1982)

Mrs Lilian Stiles-Allen, a professional singer and teacher whose pupils included the star Julie Andrews, died on July 15 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. She was aged 91. During her career as a dramatic sopra...

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Alfie Bass (1916 - 1987)

ALFIE BASS: Comedy and pathos on stage and television Alfie Bass, actor, who died yesterday at the age of 66, used his irrepressible Cockney Jewish talent to establish a range of stage and televisi...

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Charles

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Rosamund John (1913 - 1998)

A leading British stage and screen actress Rosamund John is remembered with affection for her roles in film classics such as The Way to the Stars, Green For Danger and The Tawny Pipit. Born in 1913 s...

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John Laurie (1897 - 1980)

Mr John Laurie, the distinguished Scottish actor, died on June 23 at the age of 83. While a large number of people will remember him as Private Fraser the wild-eyed Scots undertaker, one of the stalw...

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Nigel Dempster (1941 - 2007)

Dempster was a British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist. Best known for his celebrity gossip columns in newspapers, his work appeared in the Daily Express and Daily Mail and also in Private ...

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Sophie

London, Greater London, UK

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Claudia Winkleman MP

Claudia Winkleman is an English television presenter, film critic, radio personality and journalist.

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Sir Nicholas Lloyd MP

Lloyd is a former British newspaper editor and broadcaster.

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Eve Pollard, OBE MP

English author, journalist and a former editor of several tabloid newspapers.

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Kit Harington MP

Harington is an English film, television, and theatre actor. Harington first came to public notice when he starred as Albert in the original West End (London) production of War Horse. He currently play...

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Sir Bronson Albery (1881 - 1971)

SIR BRONSON ALBERY An outstanding theatre manager Sir Bronson James Albery, who was for many years either a managing director or chairman of the company controlling the Criterion, Wyndham's and the N...

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Jasmine Bligh (1913 - 1991)

Jasmine Bligh, British television's first woman announcer, died on July 21 aged 78. She was born on May 21, 1913. JASMINE BLIGH was the first woman announcer when the BBC opened its regular televisio...

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Maxine Hecht (1923 - 1992)

Maxine Audley, actress, died on July 23 aged 69. She was born in London on April 29, 1923. MAXINE Audley was a classical actress in the grand manner whose career peaked at Stratford and the Old Vic i...

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James Neville Mason (1909 - 1984)

Mr James Mason Versatile cinema talent Mr James Mason, who died yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the age of 75, was a highly intelligent and creative cinema performer who appeared in more tha...

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