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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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Twenty-Year Fever

Twenty-Year Fever

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 4th 2017

In a introduction to his November 2015 Rolling Stone interview with Nick Hornby as the writer’s screenplay adaptation for the film Brooklyn would shortly go on to earn him nominations for Oscar® an

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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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Another Strong Year

Another Strong Year

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 5th 2016

It’s been a special 2016 on stage and screen for British actor Mark Strong, turning 53 today. A veteran of British TV (Prime Suspect, Low Winter Sun) and 20+ years of celebrated supporting work in m

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