Jeanne Moreau the Grand Dame of French Cinema dies aged 89

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The iconic actress and Grand Dame of French Cinema Jeanne Moreau has died aged 89 at her home in Paris.  Best known for her roles in French New Wave films like Jules et Jim, her illustrious career stretched over some 60 years with performances that netted her every major European Film Acting Award. Ms Moreau, … Continue reading



The great British artist Sir Howard Hodgkin Dies

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  The great British abstract painter Sir Howard Hodgkin has died aged 84 years old just a couple of weeks before a major show of his portraits opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London on 23 March.   Hodgkin was recognized as a central figure in contemporary art for over half a century, and the … Continue reading




Veteran Brit Actor John Hurt dies aged 77

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Veteran British actor and two-time Academy Award nominee Sir John Hurt died today aged 77 years.  His very illustrious career that spanned some six decades contained some memorable performances in movies such as The Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Harry Potter.  His most recent appearance was as The Priest in Jackie, and he has also just … Continue reading



Gordon Kaye, a master of innuendos , dies aged 75

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To most Brits (of a certain age) René Artois was regarded as a comic TV hero in the 1980’s on the same level as Mr Humphries in ‘Are You Being Served’. Both characters were in fact created by David Croft and thrived on the British love of the art of rather tame sexual innuendo.   René was the … Continue reading



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