Tag: actors

Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney may be dead after a remarkable 87 year career, but his legacy lives on – and not only in films. A search of our Discovery service for “Mickey Rooney” produced 7,519 results including a respectable 632 in academic

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At the White House

Having recently had occasion to refer to Nichelle Nichols in a couple of presentations, it’s a great delight to see this photo: http://twitpic.com/95b6ki She’s still looking great and making friends with someone we didn’t realize was a Vulcan…

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Dickens’ Birthday

It’s the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birthday today – even Google is celebrating with one of their occasional doodles (see below). We won’t try to link to all the free versions of Dickens’ books which you can download for

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Leslie Nielsen, 1926-2010

Canadian actor, Leslie Nielsen, sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago. After starting out acting in serious roles, he made his name in spoof comedy films such as Airplane, the Naked Gun Trilogy and Spy Hard. Here is a

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Patrick Stewart redux

TOTD has posted before on one of the UK’s best actors: http://www.liblog.port.ac.uk/blog/2008/09/337/ but last night we not only got to see him in Bingo (http://www.cft.org.uk/cft-productions_details.asp?pid=366) but meet him as well.  (Yes, usual fanboy gabble and did-i-really-say-that? ensued).  So this seems

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Patrick Stewart

And of course, in the interests of ‘balance’ (not something you can really accuse TOTD of!) here are some Patrick Stewart links.  He was simply outstanding in the roles of Claudius and the ghost. Official fanclub: http://www.patrickstewart.org/ wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Stewart IMDB

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David Tennant

The world may not have fallen into a Black Hole created by the Large Hadron Collider but it looks as though TOTD has. Our apologies for the hiatus, but TOTD has been rather distracted by a library visit to Stratford

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Men in film

And while we’re on the theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdzkSP9ewY

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Women in Film

And in a similar vein: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEc4YWICeXk (bit easier to play spot the face now, however)

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