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William Somerset Maugham, CH MP (1874 - 1965)

William Somerset Maugham was a famous English author, novelist and playwright. His popularity lies in the fact that by early 1930's, he had become the highest paid author of his era. His most famous wo...

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Sir Michael Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet MP

Sir Michael Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet (born May 5, 1940) is a British television and stage director and an occasional writer and actor. Background and early work Lindsay-Hogg was born in N...

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Julian Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford MP

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Dame Gladys Cooper (1888 - 1971)

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Robert Hardy MP

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Gertrude Ward, Countess of Dudley (1879 - 1952)

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Alexander Guy Rushworth Loudon MP

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Sir Terry Wogan, KBE MP

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Group Capt Peter Woolridge Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC (1914 - 1995)

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Dame Daphne du Maurier, DBE MP (1907 - 1989)

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE ( /ˈdæfniː duː ˈmɒri.eɪ/; 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was a British author and playwright. Many of...

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Jane Birkin MP

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Jane Birkin. Inspiration for the Hermes Birkin. Hermès named and designed a handbag — the Birkin bag — for her in 1984. On an Airfrance flight from Paris to London, Jane Birkin p...

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Caroline Romaine Colthurst MP (1935 - 2010)

Caroline Colthurst, who died on December 29 aged 75, was successively a nonconformist deb, reed-thin model, energetic fashion journalist and highly original “Swinging London” boutique own...

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Francis Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford (1905 - 2001)

Francis Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford KG, PC (5 December 1905–3 August 2001), known as the Lord Pakenham from 1945 to 1961, was a British politician, author, and social reformer. He w...

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Timothy Ward Seely MP

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Antony George Booth MP

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Oliver Chris MP

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Dennis Price (1915 - 1973)

Mr. Dennis Price, a stage and film actor of wide range who was adept at the presentation of both suave villlainy and polished comedy, died on Saturday in Guernsey. He was 58. He was an intelligent an...

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Patricia Phoenix (1923 - 1986)

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Rachael Stirling MP

Rachael Atlanta Stirling (born 30 May 1977) is an English stage, film and television actress. She is a two-time Olivier nominee for her stage work, but is best known for her performance as Nancy Astl...

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Victoria "Plum" Sykes MP

Victoria "Plum" Sykes (born 4 December 1969) is an English-born fashion-writer, novelist and New York socialite. "Plum" was a childhood nickname (the Victoria plum being a variety of that fruit). ...

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Christopher Isherwood MP (1904 - 1986)

Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English-American novelist. Early life and work Born at Wyberslegh Hall, High Lane, Cheshire in North West En...

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Emma J. Baker MP

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Chelsy Davy MP

South African-born British socialite. Former girlfriend of Prince Harry of Wales.

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Robin Douglas-Home MP (1932 - 1968)

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Kathy Kirby (1938 - 2011)

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Dame Margaret Rutherford, DBE (1892 - 1972)

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Simon Williams MP

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Kenneth Horne (1907 - 1969)

Horne was an English comedian and businessman. The son of a clergyman and politician, he combined a successful business career with regular broadcasting for the BBC. His first hit series, Much-Binding-...

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Fay Compton (1894 - 1978)

Fay Compton (/ˈkʌmptən/; 1894–1978) was an English actress from a notable acting lineage; her father was actor/manager Edward Compton; her mother, Virginia Bateman, was a ...

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Billie Paul Piper MP

Billie Paul Piper (born Leian Paul Piper 22 September 1982) is an English actress and former singer. She is known for her role as Rose Tyler in Doctor Who and as Hannah Baxter in Secret Diary of a Call...

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Hon. Nigel Havers MP

Nigel Allan Havers (born 6 November 1951) is an English actor. He played Lord Andrew Lindsay in the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire, earning a Bafta nomination for the role Nigel Havers was born i...

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Bill Simpson (1931 - 1986)

) William Nicholson Simpson (11 September 1931 – 21 December 1986) was a Scottish film and television actor, most famous for his portrayal of the title role in the long-running BBC TV series, ...

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Kate O'Mara MP (1944 - 2014)

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Derek Nimmo (1930 - 1999)

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Viola Tree (1884 - 1938)

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Frederick Terry (1863 - 1933)

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Googie Withers, CBE (1917 - 2011)

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Michael Gough (1916 - 2011)

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Joanna McCallum MP

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Richard Reid Ingrams (1937 - d.)

Richard Ingrams (born 19 August 1937) is an English journalist, a co-founder and second editor of the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and now editor of The Oldie magazine. Career Ingr...

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Roger Davenport MP

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Sonia Dresdel (deceased)

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Elspeth March (1911 - 1999)

ELSPETH MARCH, the actress who has died aged 88, was a colonel's daughter and it showed: her stage presence was formidable; she spoke with admirable clarity; and she excelled in conveying suppressed em...

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Stewart Granger (1913 - 1993)

Stewart Granger (6 May 1913 – 16 August 1993) was an English-American film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the e...

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Phyllis Dixey (1914 - 1964)

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Jean Simmons, OBE (1929 - 2010)

Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE (31 January, 1929 – 22 January, 2010) was an English actress. She appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those films made in Great Britain during and after W...

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Angela Baddeley (1904 - 1976)

Angela Baddeley, CBE (4 July 1904 – 22 February 1976) was an English stage and television actress, best-remembered for her role as "Mrs. Bridges" in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. Her ...

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Hermione Baddeley MP (1906 - 1986)

HERMIONE BADDELEY Mistress of revue who never lost talent for straight acting Hermione Baddeley, actress, who died on August 19 at the age of 79, began her career as a girl of precocious dramat...

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Athene Seyler, CBE (1889 - 1990)

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Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM MP (1913 - 1976)

Wikipedia Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist; and one of the central figures of twentieth-centur...

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Leo John Genn (1905 - 1978)

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Nicholas Hannen, OBE (1881 - 1972)

English actor.

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Sir Norman Bishop Hartnell, KCVO (1901 - 1979)

Sir Norman Bishop Hartnell, KCVO (12 June 1901, London – 8 June 1979, Windsor) was a British fashion designer. Hartnell had the Royal Warrant as Dressmaker to HM The Queen in 1940, subsequentl...

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Richard Durden MP

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Margaret Leighton, CBE (1922 - 1976)

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Ursula Jean Jeans (1906 - 1973)

Ursula Jean McMinn born May 5, 1906 died April 21, 197 British actress on film, stage, and television. Links Wiki (En) - Ursula Jeans

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René Ray (1911 - 1993)

René Ray, Countess of Midleton (22 September 1911 – 28 August 1993) was a British film and stage actress of the 1930s and 1940s who appeared in over forty films. She turned to writing f...

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Laurence Harvey (1929 - 1973)

THE film star Laurence Harvey, who played Joe Lampton in the film "Room at the Top", has died at his Hampstead, London home. Mr. Harvey, 45, had been ill with cancer for about 18 months and in May ha...

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Roger Livesey (1906 - 1976)

Roger Livesey born June 25, 1906 died February 4, 1976 Roger Livesey was a British stage and film actor. He is most often remembered for the three Powell & Pressburger films in which he starred: The ...

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Jack Hulbert (1892 - 1978)

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Mark Burns (1936 - 2007)

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Dame Cicely Courtneidge, DBE (1893 - 1980)

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Jane How MP

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John Le Mesurier (1912 - 1983)

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Hattie Jacques (1922 - 1980)

MISS HATTIE JACQUES Comic personality of stage, films and television Miss Hattie Jacques, the well-known comic actress, died yesterday at the age of 56. No one could have spoken more truthfully tha...

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Spike Milligan, KBE (1918 - 2002)

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Michael Denison, CBE (1915 - 1998)

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Eric Sykes, CBE MP (1923 - 2012)

Eric Sykes From Wikipedia CBE (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, television and film writer, actor and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequen...

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Benny Hill (1924 - 1992)

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Damian Watcyn Lewis, OBE MP

Damian Watcyn Lewis (born 11 February 1971) is a British actor and producer. His acting roles include Soames Forsyte in the ITV remake of The Forsyte Saga, Detective Charlie Crews in the NBC drama Li...

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Arthur Lowe (1915 - 1982)

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Yvonne Mitchell (1915 - 1979)

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Nicholas Monsarrat (1910 - 1979)

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Shelagh Delaney (1939 - 2011)

Delaney was an English dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her debut work, A Taste of Honey (1958).

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Clive Dunn, OBE (1920 - 2012)

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Dulcie Gray (1915 - 2011)

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Cecil Parker (1897 - 1971)

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Wilfred Pickles, OBE (1904 - 1978)

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Robin Ray (1934 - 1998)

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Andrew Ray (1939 - 2003)

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J.B. Priestley, OM MP (1894 - 1984)

John Boynton Priestley, OM (13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984), known as J. B. Priestley, was an English novelist, playwright and broadcaster. He published 26 novels, notably The Good Compani...

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Jacquetta Hawkes (1910 - 1996)

British archaeologist and writer.

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Yootha Joyce (1927 - 1980)

Miss Yootha Joyce, the actress, died on August 24, in a London hospital at the age of 53. She had currently been starring in the part of Mildred in the highly successful ITV comedy series, "George an...

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Jonathan Cecil (1939 - 2011)

Jonathan Hugh Gascoyne-Cecil (22 February 1939 – 22 September 2011), more commonly known as Jonathan Cecil, was an English theatre, film and television actor. Early life Cecil was born...

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Ted Ray (1905 - 1977)

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James Norval Harold Robertson Justice (1905 - 1975)

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Susan Stranks MP

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Angharad Mary Rees, CBE (1949 - 2012)

Angharad Rees, the actress, was best-known as the headstrong Demelza in Poldark, the BBC’s hugely popular saga of impoverished gentry, smugglers and derelict tin mines in 18th-century Cornwall. ...

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Dame May Whitty, DBE (1865 - 1948)

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Bill Travers (1922 - 1994)

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Terry-Thomas (1911 - 1990)

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Dennis Yates Wheatley (1897 - 1977)

Wheatley was an English author. His prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s.

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Virginia McKenna, OBE MP

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Linden Travers (1913 - 2001)

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Mary Ure (1933 - 1975)

MISS MARY URE A developing acting talent Mary Ure, who died yesterday, aged 42, immediately after her return on Wednesday to the London stage in "The Exorcism", will first be remembered as the orig...

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Denis Stamper Lawson MP

Denis Stamper Lawson (born 27 September 1947) is a Scottish actor and director. He is known for his roles as John Jarndyce in the BBC's adaptation of Bleak House and as Gordon Urquhart in the film Loca...

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Denholm Elliott, CBE (1922 - 1992)

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Dame Irene Vanbrugh, DBE (1872 - 1949)

Dame Irene Vanbrugh DBE (2 December 1872–30 November 1949) was an English actress. The daughter of a clergyman, Vanbrugh followed her elder sister Violet into the theatrical profession and sus...

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Hylda Baker (1905 - 1986)

British comedienne, actress and music hall star. Wikipedia (English)

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Robert Newton (1905 - 1956)

Mr. Robert Newton, who died at Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday at the age of 50, as briefly reported in our later editions yesterday, was an actor of force and power, to which for some reason he w...

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