Actors and Actresses

The Many On-Screen Incarnations of Hercule Poirot

By now, many of you will already have had an opportunity to see the 2017 film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. Since its release in theaters in November, the star-studded whodunit has grossed over $200,000,000 world-wide.

The release of this new rendition of the classic Agatha Christie tale seems like a good time to look at some of the actors who have walked in iconic sleuth Hercule Poirot's shoes (complete with spats) thoroughout the years.

British Actors You Should Know: Robson Green

As you are probably already aware, Grantchester has returned to PBS for a third season.  Hurrah for more of that vicar/detective male bonding!  (And if you've missed any of the season to date - yes, we have recaps. Check them out.)

But for those of you who may have only just now become familiar with actor Robson Green through his role as DI Geordie Keating, I’m here to enlighten you to the prolific and varied career this actor has built up over the past thirty years.

Irish Actors You Should Know: Jack Reynor

For St. Patrick's Day, our Actors You Should Know series features Jack Reynor, a young Irish talent who is making waves from Dublin to Hollywood. From his award-winning performances in Irish indie films to appearances in sci-fi blockbusters, we think this actor is one to watch.

Join us as we take a tour through some of his best roles so far. 

Remembering Sir John Hurt

Many of you have probably already heard the sad news of the passing of actor John Hurt. He died Friday at the age of 77. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2015, but announced four months later that the disease was in remission after undergoing treatment. The cause of death has not yet been announced.

Mr. Hurt is survived by his wife, Anwen Rees-Myers, and his two sons, Alexander and Nicholas Hurt, from a previous marriage.

In a career that spanned six decades, Sir John received two Oscar nominations, a Golden Globe for best actor in a supporting role in Midnight Express and three BAFTA awards for various TV and film roles. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts presented Hurt with lifetime achievement award in 2012 for his outstanding contribution to British cinema. He was knighted in 2015 for his services to drama and was reportedly working up to the time of his death.

In Memoriam: 2016

Few people would dispute that 2016 has been a tough year. It's been particularly devasting in regards to the number of entertainment icons who have passed away with upsetting regularity over the past twelve months. Please join me in honoring the memory of many of the British actors, musicians and broadcasters who have shared their talents with us over the years.