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Got this back when I was pregnant, but I’ll be keeping it forever, it’s just so handy. I don’t go to the movie theater that often (even back before quarantine when you actually could…) but I make sure the app and the movie list are all current and updated, cause it’s so handy! It’s great for running late cause you can read their
What people are saying about the RunPee app. summary, obviously awesome for bathroom or snack breaks mid movie, and I also love that it tells you if there’s anything after the credits which is very handy.
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It’s a work in progress with a new Brit Bio posted each month or so, so feel free to check back. This post will keep every bio handy before I write it all up into my first book.
Just to make things a bit easier to find, here we have a mini index of every bio article. Enjoy!
A warm resonant voice and a career that covers all genres
The master of accents and appearances
Not just the keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts
Sir Sean Connery
A legend. The first cinematic James Bond and much more too.
The latest scion of an acting dynasty.
Dame Judi Dench
Our most treasured of national treasures.
Much more than Mordo
Hobbits, Holmes, Hitchhiker, and more!
The Doctor will see you now…
Sir Alec Guinness
So much more than Obi-Wan Kenobi
Let’s keep things low key…
Sir Ian Holm
Hobbits again! But with a range from Besson to the Bard.
Sir Anthony Hopkins
I wanted to say the Maesteg Maestro but he comes from Port Talbot!
Sir John Hurt
Supremely talented and deeply missed.
Once more unto the bwlch…
Toby Jones OBE
One of the most ubiquitous character actors working today.
Dame Angela Lansbury
The scene-stealing grande dame of stage and screen for 75 years.
Miriam Margolyes OBE
A national treasure. A very rude one but a national treasure all the same.
Ewan McGregor OBE
One of the most capable and versatile actors working today.
Sir Ian McKellen
A franchise straddling behemoth of stage and screen; see Patrick Stewart.
Liam Neeson OBE
When most of us are thinking of retirement he reinvents himself as an action hero!
Laconic, louche, languid, lanky…
Just goes to show that RADA doesn’t know everything!
Not such a naughty boy after all.
Sadly missed and so much more than Severus Snape.
Dame Maggie Smith
One of the four grand dames of British acting.
Timothy Spall OBE
Because you’re allowed to pick your favourites when you’re writing the pieces!
Sir Patrick Stewart
A franchise-straddling behemoth of stage and screen; see Ian McKellen.
Androgynous, ethereal, amazing!
Dame Emma Thompson
More than just a stand up!
Dame Julie Walters
Fortunately, there’s no limit on the number of national treasures there can be.
The finest Hamlet of his generation and in so many films!
So much more than a pretty face and being Mrs Bond!
Psychopath or housewife? I don’t care!
Christopher Nolan CBE
One of the most visionary directors ever.
Fingers in so many genres.
No guarantees! These are some of the people who I’m thinking of writing about. If you have a particular favourite, or someone I haven’t mentioned, please add them in the comments.
Helena Bonham-Carter CBE
Sir Kenneth Branagh
Brian Cox CBE
Denholm Elliott CBE
Sir Michael Gambon
Stephen Graham OBE
Sir Alfred Hitchcock
Sir Ben Kingsley
Adrian Lester CBE
Anna Maxwell Martin
Dame Helen Mirren
Sir Ridley Scott
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Former teacher, lecturer, homelessness administrator, pharmacy dispenser now happily retired, happily married, and a very happy granddad. I live next to the Mersey but on the side Daniel Craig and Taron Egerton come from rather than the side the Beatles came from!