History Katherine Ferrers was born on 4 May at Bayford in Hertfordshire to Knighton Ferrers and his wife, the former Katherine or Catherine Walters, and heiress to a considerable fortune. Reginald Herbert Lockwood 30 October — 24 April , known professionally as Preston Lockwood, was an English radio and television actor.
He used his mother's maiden name as his stage name.
He also appeared in the first episode of The Vicar of Dibley as Reverend Pottle, whose death midway through the prayers served as the catalyst for Geraldine Granger's Dawn French arrival. Richard Turpin bapt. Turpin may have followed his father's trade as a butcher early in his life but, by the early s, he had joined a gang of deer thieves and, later, became a poacher, burglar, horse thief and killer.
Turpin's involvement in the crime with which he is most closely associated—highway robbery—followed the arrest of the other members of his gang in He then disappeared from public view towards the end of that year, only to resurface in with two new accomplices, one of whom he may have accidentally shot and killed. Turpin fled from the scene and shortly afterwards killed a man who attempted his capture. Later that. John Hough born 21 November is a British film and television director.
Instead of asking you to do it quicker and with less quality, they'd push you to excel yourself. It was creative and interesting, but very disciplined. It was like Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel on a nine-to-five contract. Even though the. A list of adventure films released in the s. His father and mother were, respectively, a farm labourer and a cook. Miles completed his education at Pembroke College, Oxford, and then entered the theatre in the s. His typical persona as an actor was as a countryman, with a strong accent typical of the Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire counties.
He was also, after Robert Newton, the actor most associated with the part of Long John. According to the legend, he robbed nobles and gave the loot to the poor, a deed often attributed to the famous Robin Hood. The legend is also known in neighbouring Poland and the Czech Republic. The actual robber had little to do with the modern legend, whose content partly reflects the ubiquitous folk myths of a hero taking from the rich and giving to the poor.
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Faye Dunaway being fitted for a wig by Paul Huntley for the film. It was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Plot Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, and marries him herself, but, despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills. While on the road she meets a famous highwayman, Jerry Jackson, and they continue as a team, but some people begin suspecting her identity and she risks death if she continues her nefarious activities.
The song has become a popular standard recorded by many artists, including a US and UK number one hit for Bobby Darin in The Threepenny Opera A Moritat is a medieval version of the murder ballad performed by strolling minstrels.
Compare 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes to Lord Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott'
In The Threepenny Opera, the Moritat singer with his street organ introduces and closes the drama with the tale of the deadly Mackie Messer, or Mack the Knife, a character based on the dashing highwayman Macheath in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera who was in turn based on the historical thief Jack Sheppard.
The Brecht-Weill version of the character was far more cruel and sinister and has been transformed into a modern anti-hero. The play opens with the Moritat singer comparing Macheath unfavorably with a shark and then telling tales of his cr. Pluckley and Pluckley Thorne are two close clustered neighbourhoods in the Pluckley civil parish, in the Ashford district of Kent, England. Pluckley is mostly agricultural in land use and centred 5 miles 8.
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The Dering Chapel, separated from the rest of the church by two screens and found at the east end of the south aisle, was built in The nave contains brasses dedicated to members of the Dering family, all of which were made in the s by Sir Edward Dering. This is a complete, chronological list of the novels by Barbara Cartland, after her death in , there were known to exist unpublished archival manuscripts, that were being published known as the "Pink Collection" her publishers also announced for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II celebration a collection titled "The Eternal Collection" Some of her novels were re-edited under different titles, and the novels published under her married name of Barbara McCorquodale were also re-edited as Barbara Cartland.
Wildfire is an American animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera about the adventures of Sara, a year-old girl growing up in the American West as she discovers her true identity as a princess-in-hiding from another realm who is destined to fight the evil witch Lady Diabolyn. Wildfire took her away from the planet Dar-Shan and deposited her in Montana where she is taken in by a farmer named John Cavanaugh voiced by David Ackroyd. Lady Diabolyn was a stepsister to Queen Sarana, whom she always considered weak and unfit to rule.
To gain her "rightful" throne, she learned dark magic and allied he. He succeeded his father in the Earldom and as 13th Baron Berkeley in He served as a colonel in the army in and Russell gives the following account of an adventure that Berkeley once had on the road: He had always declared that any one might without disgrace be overcome by superior numbers, but that he would never surrender to a single highwayman.
A Hazard of Hearts is a made-for-television romantic film starring Helena Bonham Carter in one of her first major roles. Based on a novel by Barbara Cartland, it was released in As Staverley is distraught and desperate, Wrotham gives him one last chance - he will gamble everything Staverley has lost against Staverley's daughter's hand in marriage and her trust fund of 80, guineas.
Staverley agrees and loses once again, but unable to face his daughter, Serena, he kills himself. Lord Justin Vulcan, a notoriously cool, clear-headed gambler, challenges Wrotham for the house and the girl and, much to Wrotham's disgust, wins. Justin now finds himself in possession of the house and Serena, but has no idea of what to do with them. After meeting Serena and realising that she is much younger and more attractive than he had imagined, he installs her as a guest at Mandrake, his family h.
He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in for his contribution to the film industry.
Growing up in Savannah, he started out at age 14 doing odd jobs at the local Savannah Theater, handing out programs, ushering, or being the doorman. By age 17 or 18, he was the theater manager. Coburn formed an acting co.
Wanda Hendrix November 3, — February 1, was an American film and television actress. Career and marriages She made her first film, Confidential Agent, in and for the first few years of her career was consistently cast in "B" pictures. By the late s, she was being included in more prestigious films, such as Ride the Pink Horse and Miss Tatlock's Millions She starred with Tyrone Power in Prince of Foxes In , Audie Murphy saw Hendrix on the cover of Coronet magazine and arranged to meet her. The two were married on February 8, , making the film Sierra together, but the marriage was short-lived; they divorced on April 14, Hendrix later said that Murphy had wanted her to give up her career, but more significantly, he was suffering from post traumatic stres.
Perchance to Dream is a musical romance with book, lyrics and music by Ivor Novello.
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It was the only musical for which Novello wrote lyrics. The title is a quotation from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. The plot, like many of Novello's plots, is a romantic adventure tale, telling the parallel stories of the fates of several inhabitants of the same house through differing time periods. The stories interconnect and have unforeseen repercussions, one upon the other. It opened on the London stage at the Hippodrome Theatre on 21 April Zena Dare was a replacement as Lady Charlotte.
Sylvia Cecil replaced Muriel Barron during the run. It was directed by Jack Minster, with choreo. Kenneth Gilbert 24 June — 29 October was an English actor who appeared in many television productions over a year period. Greg and Wirt, two half-brothers, along with Beatrice the bluebird and Greg's pet frog.
The series revolves around two half-brothers: Wirt voiced by Elijah Wood , the awkward and pessimistic older brother, and Gregory voiced by Collin Dean , the energetic and optimistic younger brother. The duo travel through a strange forest, searching for the way back to their home, and encountering wondrous things along their journey.
He wears a red pointed hat made from a Santa hat, a navy blue nurses' cape with yellow buttons, a p. Of the twelve originals, probably the most noted was the title track, with its distinctive trilling guitar part, that spoke of a soldier sick of fighting. Also of note was the album closer, "Here's to the State of Mississippi", a biting criticism of that state's lack of civil rights and general bigoted attitude.
Other important songs include "Draft Dodger Rag" assailing those "red blooded Americans" who were in favor of US participation in the Vietnam War but did not fight because they were just summertime soldiers and sunshine patriots , "That Was The President" a tribute to John Kennedy written soon after his assassination ,. Patrick Fleming was an Irish highwayman and the subject of poems and songs in Ireland. He was executed on April 24, Life Fleming was born into a family of potato farmers at Athlone.