Actors and Actresses Links
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The Internet Movie Database's entry on Harry Anderson - Magician and comedian who portrayed Judge Harold T. Stone in "Night Court" (1984-1992), Anderson had run a New Orleans bar/nightclub, Oswald's Speakeasy, which also held town hall meetings for the French Quarter citizens folowing Hurricane Katrina. However, the damages from the hurricane and its impact on the New Orleans tourism was devasting enough for him to close Oswald's down and move out of state. He was featured in New Orleans resident Robert Smallwood's book "The Five People You Meet in Hell: Surviving Katrina" (source: New Orleans Plight of Actor Harry Anderson of "Night Court" Chronicled in Hurricane Katrina Book)

Christian Bale - An Unofficial Appreciation - A vast website on the actor who portrayed Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005), which I highly recommend to see, and its sequel The Dark Knight (Nolan, 2008). His other credits include Empire of the Sun (Steven Spielberg, 1987), the musical Newsies (1991), Little Women (1994), Pocahontas (1995), American Psycho (2000), The Machinist (2004) where he had to lose an alarming 60 pounds to look like an insomiac and regain those pounds plus muscle for Batman, and worked with Nolan in The Prestige (2006), also an excellent film and needs to be seen twice.

Bamber Bunnies and Jamie Bamber, this is your website - Two sites dedicated to English actor Jamie Bamber, who played Lt. Archie Kennedy in 5 out of the 8 movies in the Horatio Hornblower telefilm series (1998-2003), sported dark hair and an American accent as Captain Lee "Apollo" Adama in Battlestar Galactica (2003 miniseries, 2004-2009 TV series), was Hans Merick the schoolmate and artist friend of the title character Daniel Deronda (2002), and as Lord Tony Dewhurst opposite Richard E. Grant's The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999). Bamber is currently starring in the TV series Law and Order: UK (2009-present) opposite Freema Agyeman, who was last seen as Martha Jones in Doctor Who.

Anne Bancroft - The wife of director/actor Mel Brooks may be best known as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967) but she is also best known for roles such as Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (Arthur Penn, 1962, recreating her Broadway role opposite her Broadway and screen co-star, Patty Duke as Helen Keller), Mary Magadelene in the Jesus of Nazareth miniseries (1977), Anna Bronski in the 1983 remake of To Be or Not To Be (dir. Alan Johnson) playing opposite husband Brooks, Dom DeLuise's sister in Fatso (1980, also Anne's directorial debut), Shirley MacLaine's friend and ballet competitor in The Turning Point (Herbert Ross, 1977), Amanda in Point of No Return (John Badham's 1993 remake of Luc Besson's 1990 film La Femme Nikita), and Ben Stiller's Mom in Keeping the Faith (Edward Norton, 2000). Bancroft died of uterine cancer on June 6, 2005.

BBC News | Entertainment | Film | Graduate star Anne Bancroft dies

Classic Movies: Anne Bancroft

FAnnetasic! A Tribute to the Miraculous Anne Bancroft

A Tribute to Anne Bancroft

The Joseph Cotten Pages - American actor whose debut in Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) jumpstarted a long career, which included films such as the disturbing Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943 and my personal favorite) and the poignant romance Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle, 1948).

Robert Donat @ Classic Movie Favorites - The first actor to play Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935) was also known for films such as Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939, where he won the Best Actor Oscar and the film is considered the grandfather of inspiration teacher movies). Despite having worked for two decades from the 1930s to the 1950s, he did not make many films due to his self-doubting personality and chronic asthma. His last film was The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) with Ingrid Bergman, where his last line in that film was "We shall not see each other again, I think." He died shortly after that film was complete.

James Doohan - Canadian-born actor who played Engineer/Lieutenant Commander/Commander/Captain Montgomery Scott in the Classic Star Trek series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and first 7 Trek movies. He also voiced numerous characters in both the classic and animated series. Before working in radio, film and television, he was part of the Canadian army forces who fought in Normandy on D-Day on June 6, 1944, where he was wounded in the leg, chest and right hand, the last one where he lost his middle finger. He appeared in Trek conventions until Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and diabetes forced him to withdraw from the public eye. His last public appearance was at the ceremony for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 31, 2004 and he died on July 20, 2005.

The Ioan Gruffudd Appreciation Site - In Titanic (James Cameron, 1997) Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd played Fifth Officer Harold Lowe who is seen throughout the film but is perhaps best known for his line "Is there anyone alive out there?" as the Titanic sank. The next time Gruffudd went out to sea, he was British naval hero Horatio Hornblower in the A&E telefilm series Horatio Hornblower (1998-2003) and went from relative unknown to star status. His other credits include the Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm (English title: "People of the Valley," 1974-present), Wilde (1997, his debut), Great Expectations (BBC 1999), Fantastic Four (2005) and its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007, playing Reed Richards/ Mister Fantastic in both films), Amazing Grace (2006), and W (2008).

Just the Best: Sienn's Mark Hamill Page - Known as Luke Skywalker in the Original Star Wars Trilogy, he appeared on television shows including The Streets of San Francisco, Eight is Enough, The Muppet Show and movies such as The Big Red One, Jay & Silent Strike Back, and Comic Book: The Movie (which he also directed). He has also done voicerover roles, most notably The Joker in the animated Batman series and has published his own comic book series The Black Pearl with his cousin Eric Johnson.

Richard - No, not the bloke from the reality TV series Suvivor but the bloke who was the original Captain Apollo in Battlestar Galactica (1978) and terrorist-turned-politician Tom Zarek in the re-imagined Galactica series. Hatch attempted to continue the original series by creating the mock movie trailer Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming (the trailer has not yet been released on DVD but can be found on YouTube) but despite the trailer being well-received by fans, the continuation has yet to come to pass. Although Hatch was skeptical of the re-imagined series, he recognized it as a re-interpretation of the original and accepted being cast against type as Zarek. Besides acting, he has written books based on the original series, lectured on a variety subjects from overcoming fear to becoming an effective communicator, and created the Breakthrough Success Bootcamps, which helps people fulfill their potential and live successful lives.

The Official Website of Olivia Hussey - Anglo-Argentine actress who worked with Franco Zeffirelli twice as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (1968) and as Mother Mary in Jesus of Nazareth (TV miniseries, 1977). In contrast to the latter role she later played a different kind of mother: Norman Bates' mum Norma in Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) and in recent years played her dream role of Mother Teresa in the 2003 TV-movie of the same name.

DeForest Kelley - Atlanta, Georgia-born actor best known as Dr. Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy in the Classic Star Trek series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and first 6 Trek movies. He appeared in many films and television series, most of which were westerns such as Gunfight at the O.K Corral (John Sturges, 1957) and believe it or not, he was originally considered for Spock but chose to play McCoy. Kelley retired from acting in the mid 1990s and passed away from stomach cancer on June 11, 1999, the first of the Original Trek cast to pass on. His wife of 54 years, Carolyn Dowling, passed away in October 2004.

John Larroquette Fan Page - He may be Assistant District Attorney Dan Fielding in Night Court but in the same year he was in Judge Harry T. Stone's courtroom, Larroquette had a small role in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Leonard Nimoy, 1984) as the Klingon officer Maltz, who was asked by Admiral Kirk to help Kirk's crew after hijacking the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. (Kirk to Maltz: "You, help us or die." Maltz: "I do not deserve to live." Kirk: "Fine, I'll kill you later.") Larroquette later joined Kirk himself William Shatner on The Practice spin-off Boston Legal. and The Hugh Laurie Files - Two fan websites on British actor Hugh Laurie, who plays Dr. Gregory House in the TV series House, M.D.. He is fantastic in the role and the main reason to watch the show. His other roles include the Stuart Little films (where he used an American accent long before House), Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995), a small but hilarious role as Jennifer Aniston's flight passenger in the Friends episode "The One With Ross' Wedding, Part Two," the Britcoms Jeeves and Wooster (UK 1990-1993) and A Bit of Fry and Laurie (UK 1989-1995), the latter two with his comedy partner/actor Stephen Fry. Those two Britcoms also aired on the San Francisco Bay Area PBS station KTEH channel 54, cable 10.

The McGann Library (current incarnation), The McGann Libary (former incarnation), and The McGann Brothers (new link) - NOTE: The second link to the McGann Library at is now an archive of posts since the site was ruined by technical difficulties leading to some posts being lost. Because of those difficulties, The McGann Library relocated to its new home.
Links for English actor Paul McGann, whose roles include "I"/Marwood in Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987), the Eighth Doctor in the telemovie Doctor Who (1996) and the Eighth Doctor audio adventures from BBC and Big Finish Productions, barrister Eugene Wrayburn in the miniseries Our Mutual Friend (1998, where I first saw him), Lieutenant William Bush in the Horatio Hornblower telefilm series opposite Ioan Gruffudd's Hornblower, and a business rival to his Withnail co-star Richard E. Grant in the short dark film Always Crashing in the Same Car (Duncan Wellway, 2007). Paul's three brothers Stephen, Joe, and Mark (the latter who auditioned for the role of the Eighth Doctor) are all actors and more information on all four McGanns are at The McGann Brothers site listed above.

Wikipedia - Liam Neeson - Tall (6 foot 4) actor known for roles such as Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993), the title role in Rob Roy (Michael Caton-Jones, 1995), Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (George Lucas, 1999) [where I first saw him in and fell for him and Ewan McGregor ^.^ who played the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy], Henri Ducard in Batman Begins, and as the voice of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (Andrew Adamson, 2005) and its follow-up Prince Caspian (2008).

The Unofficial Peter O'Toole Pages - Irish actor best known as T.E. Laurence in Laurence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962), Henry II in The Lion in Winter (Anthony Harvey, 1968, where I first saw O'Toole), a womanizer seeking psychiatric help from Peter Sellers in What's New Pussycat? (1966), Reginald F. "R.J." Johnston in The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987), Maurice in Venus (Roger Mitchell, 2006), and recently, the voice of Anton Ego in Rataouille (Brad Bird, 2007), among numerious roles on screen and stage. Besides The Lion in Winter, the one other film I saw him recently was How to Steal a Million (William Wyler, 1966) and he proved to be quite the looker back then and had that voice too. ;)

Markie Post Forever - Large site on the Night Court actress who played Public Defender Christine Sullivan from season 3 to the 9th and final season of the show. Although Post guest-starred in the second season episode 'Christine and Mac,' she did not join the cast yet due to her contract with the TV show "The Fall Guy."

The Official Robert Powell Website - Both sites are dedicated to the British actor best known for his title role in Jesus of Nazareth, Richard Hannay in the 1978 version of The Thirty-Nine Steps (dir. Don Sharp) and its UK TV spinoff Hannay" (1988-1989), and bumbling detective constable David Briggs in The Detectives (1993-1997). Admittedly, after seeing his mesmerizing performance as Jesus, I came to the fan site wanting to know more about him and the last thing I expected to see was a very handsome actor. Needless to say, I fell for him because of his voice, smile and blue eyes. My Mum, who saw him in Hannay, thought he was quite a looker. And he still is ^_^

Also on the updated version of the website, all listed under "Filmography":

Episode summaries and comments on Hannay
Television series based on characters by John Buchan, the author of "The 39 Steps," which was adapted into film 3 times by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935, a 1959 version that followed Hitch's version, and in 1978 that tried to be closer to the book. Both the 1978 film and this series featured Robert Powell as Richard Hannay, a mining engineer from South Africa on leave to England constantly running into all sorts of adventures and situations. Had aired on
KCSM cable channel 17 in the San Francisco Bay Area from February 8 to May 8, 2005 on Monday nights with reruns on Wednesday early morning and late Saturday nights. Now available on DVD only in the UK on region 2 (see Amazon's UK site for details)

Episode summaries and comments on The Detectives
Based on the 5-minute The Detectives sketches from the UK comedy sketch TV show Canned Carrott (1990-1992), Powell and British comedian Jasper Carrott play Detective Constables David Briggs and Bob Louis, the two most inept, bumbling cops who have watched too much police dramas and tried unsuccessfully to imitate them. Despite their flaws and causing problems for Superintendant Frank Cottam (played by the late George Sewell), Briggs and Louis managed to solve the cases and keep their jobs. Several episodes/clips of The Detectives and Canned Carrott can be found on
YouTube. All 5 seasons of The Detectives are available on region 2 DVD in the UK. At this time, Canned Carrott has yet to be released on DVD.

Christopher Reeve Homepage - Vast website on the actor who portrayed Clark Kent/Superman in the four Superman movies (1978, 1981, 1983, 1987). Apart from seeing him in those films, the only two non-Superman movies I saw of his are the hilarious Noises Off (Peter Boganovich, 1993) and the romance fantasy Somewhere in Time (Jeannot Szwarc, 1980). When he was paralyzed in a horse-riding accident in May 1995, he struggled for the next 9 years to not only recover and walk again but to raise awareness of spinal-cord injuries and similar paralysis. He proved to be a true superhero on and off screen up to his passing on October 10, 2004. Dana Reeve, Chris' wife, caregiver, the Superwoman behind Superman, and a non-smoker, continued her husband's work until she passed away on March 6, 2006 from lung cancer.

Caped Wonder Superman Imagery - Website archiving images, audio and visual clips of Christopher Reeve in all four Superman movies, his guest appearance on TV's "Smallville," and any related Reeve/ Superman material. The high quality of these files may take a while to download.

Robert Stack - He may be known for having a serious demeanor such as playing the no-nonsense Eliot Ness in The Untouchables TV series (1959-1963) and hosting Unsolved Mysteries (1987-2002) but he spoofed said demeanor in films such as 1941 (Steven Spielberg, 1979) and Airplane! (1980). Stack's long career started off with a kiss (literally) when he starred in First Love (Henry Koster, 1939), a Cinderella story where he kissed co-star Deanna Durbin, who was making the transition from child star to mature actress. Additional roles included the womanizing drunk in Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk, 1956, where Stack was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar), To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942, starring opposite Jack Benny and Carole Lombard in her last screen appearance). Stack passed away from heart attack on May 14, 2003.

Kiefer Sutherland Fan Site - Currently starring as Agent Jack Bauer on the TV series 24, the son of actor Donald Sutherland was in many films such as the coming-of-age drama Stand by Me (Rob Reiner, 1987), the vampire horror flick The Lost Boys (Joel Schumacher, 1987), the sci-fi film noir Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998), and as a ruthless, Jack Bauer-esque Secret Service agent in the thriller The Sentinel (Clark Johnson, 2006). The fan site requires the latest version Macromedia Flash Player.

The Complete Rod Taylor Site - Austrailian actor and skilled artist whose roles include George aka H.G. Wells in The Time Machine (George Pal, 1960), the voice of Pongo in 101 Dalmatians (Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman, 1961), Tippi Hedren's love interest Mitch Brenner in The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963) and as a town doctor in the Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie KAW (Sheldon Wilson, 2007), dealing with bird attacks again long after the Hitchcock film. Despite similarities with The Birds and KAW, the latter is not a follow-up or any relation to the former.

Michael York - The actor best known as D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers (Richard Lester, 1973) and The Four Musketeers (Lester, 1974) made his film debut in the Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor version of The Taming of the Shrew (Zeffirelli, 1967) and worked with Zeffirelli again as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and as John the Baptist in Jesus of Nazareth. In recent years, he was Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers trilogy and guest-voiced in an episode of "The Simpsons" as a man who had an affair with Homer's mum, meaning Abe Simpson may not be Homer's actual father.

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