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Intimate Country Origins of a Large 30-Year Screen Career

Intimate Country Origins of a Large 30-Year Screen Career

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 11th 2017

This year, Belfast-born stage and screen stalwart Kenneth Branagh, who turned 57 yesterday, proved with deft dispatch he could be valiantly heroic in uniform and slyly flamboyant at sleuthing in th

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Natasha's Country Idyll

Natasha's Country Idyll

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 11th 2017

Without a doubt upon marking what would have been her 54th birthday today, Natasha Richardson (1963-2009) left behind a rich legacy of vivid and affecting performances before her tragically early de

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Capturing a Leisurely Summer in Haste

Capturing a Leisurely Summer in Haste

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 14th 2016

Now that we’re post-Labor Day with only a week left in summer, consider this time 30 years ago, when the cast and creative team had to pack as much ingenuity and filmmaking innovation humanly possi

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Winners and "Willers" All

Winners and "Willers" All

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 30th 2015

Eighty years ago today, director Michael Winner (1935-2013) was born in London and would grow up to direct over 30 movies, many of them durable action tales starring the likes of Charles Bronson (Th

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From Firth to Last

From Firth to Last

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 10th 2015

Today award-winning actor/international heartthrob Colin Firth turns 55, and throughout his 30+-year career has played an outstanding range of roles since his first breakthrough in the 1983 London

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