Sunday, 28 December 2008

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill was born May 5, 1983 in England. He starred as Albert Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo, his first feature film. Henry's fine performance in that film only underscores the formidable talent he has brought to all of his roles.

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Henry attended Stowe School, and while there played lead in most of the major theater productions. His roles have included Oberon in "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" and Sonny in the musical "Grease," as well as Hamlet in "40 Minutes," which he also directed.

THE TUDORS - Season 2

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Christian Cooke

Christian, 22, plays Luke Rutherford, the last in the bloodline of the infamous Van Helsing family from Dracula, in the ITV show Demons, with the first episode broadcast on Saturday, January 3.


Former St Mary’s School, Menston pupil and Bingley Arts Centre regular Christian, who also appeared in Peter Pan at the Alhambra as a youngster, said: “I play Luke Rutherford. The mystery surrounding his father’s death is uncovered and he just has to accept his destiny and become a demon hunter.”

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Christian was most recently on TV in the spoof-ish ITV soap Echo Beach, and began his acting career on the screen aged ten when he appeared in Yorkshire Sunday night feel-good drama Where The Heart Is.

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But Demons looks set to propel Christian to the big time. Christian said: “The whole cast is really talented. Mackenzie was such a nice guy.”

Phil Glenister plays an American called Rupert Galvin who tracks down his godson Luke in contemporary London to tell him of his ancestry, which is all tied up in the Dracula myth.


Mackenzie Crook – complete with a crooked beak as the villainous vampire Gladiolus Thrip – leads a rabble of unsavoury characters.

After Echo Beach and parts in shows like Robin Hood and Doctor Who, Demons marks Christian’s first lead role. He said: “This has certainly been the most challenging for me because we worked 74 days straight without a break and 15 hours a day and I was in nearly every scene, so it’s really difficult. But that’s how I like it, if I could work like that on every job I would.”

Friday, 26 December 2008


TWILIGHT is an action-packed, modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a vampire. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school.  When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change.  Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any she's ever met. 


Edward is a vampire, but he doesn't have fangs and his family is unique in that they choose not to drink human blood.  Intelligent and witty, Edward sees straight into Bella's soul.  Soon, they are swept up in a passionate, thrilling and unorthodox romance.  To Edward, Bella is what he has waited 90 years for - a soul mate.  But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. 

But what will Edward & Bella do when a clan of new vampires - James (Cam Gigandet), Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre) - come to town and threaten to disrupt their way of life?

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Stephen Beard

APPEARING on Cheshire Set reality show Living On the Edge has put wannabe actor Stephen Beard in the showbiz shop window.

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For 19-year-old Stephen, from Wilmslow, has won a role on Hollyoaks after impressing producers with his real-life performance in the Cheshire docu-soap.

The second series of the reality show has already started on MTV, with hunky bad boy Stephen the only character from the original series about the glossy lives of Cheshire teens, to remain.

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Friday, 7 November 2008

Sean Lamont

Sean Lamont (born 15 January 1981 in Perth, Scotland) is a Scottish rugby union player who plays on the wing for Northampton Saints and Scotland. His heroes included Jonah Lomu and Matt Harper.


In 2000 Lamont joined Rotherham and was the club’s under-21 captain in 2001. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games he represented Scotland at sevens. In the summer of 2003 he leftRotherham and joined Glasgow Rugby, where he went on to have a very successful first season and cemented himself as a fans' favourite at Hughenden.

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Lamont earned his first cap for Scotland against Manu Samoa on their tour in the summer of 2004. On his Murrayfield debut he scored a try against the Australians in the autumn of 2004. InScotland's 2005 Six Nations Championship match against Italy he was named man of the match. Furthermore,Sean helped the side to an historic victory over the French in the 2006 championship with two tries. His explosive, powerful running and size are his most deadly assets.


Thursday, 6 November 2008

Colin Morgan

A fresh spin on the classic Arthurian legend, Merlin tells the hitherto uncharted story of the wizard's younger days. The story begins with Merlin's arrival in the city of Camelot, where the tyrannical King Uther has imposed a ban on any use of magic. We speak to the young actor in the titular role, 22-year-old Colin Morgan (recently seen in Doctor Who's 'Midnight'), to find out what happens next.

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Why does Merlin come to Camelot?
"His mother sends him there because he doesn't quite fit in with the people in his hometown. I guess his mother feels that going to Camelot will be a bit of a release for him, allow him to be himself and to get guidance from Gaius (Richard Wilson). But it becomes very evident to Merlin quite quickly that he can't be himself. There's a horrific incident that happens that makes it very clear that using magic in Camelot is death."

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Is it hard for him to keep his powers under wraps, then?
"He has to learn to guise it. He won't tell anybody about his powers, but he is thrown into these situations where he has to look for ways in which he can help people without others knowing. He doesn't always do it in the right way. We know about the great magician Merlin became, but we don't know about the mistakes he made along the way."

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On arrival in Camelot he becomes manservant to the King's son, a young Prince Arthur (Bradley James). How do they get along?
"They get off to a bit of a rough start! It takes a bit of work, but then they're thrown into a situation where they have to work together and learn how to be friends, I guess. As viewers, we know from the beginning that their destinies are intertwined, but very much within [this show] it's about how that happens."

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Merlin is also described as quite "impulsive". How so?
"On many an occasion, he will leap into a situation where he will do something which may not be right, but it's his heart and his impulse. He means well! That desire to help people and to want to do the right thing is what often gets him in trouble. And it just so happens that he does it in a magical way."

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How familiar are you with the legend?
"I think when we started [filming], I knew as much about the legend as anybody. The basic sword-and-stone story, stuff like that, and of course everyone has this image of Merlin being this old guy with a beard! I've since been reading up quite a lot on Arthurian legend and there's quite a big gap missing in Merlin's life, the time when he was growing up. Why wasn't that documented? This show explores one possibility."

You have a very strong northern Irish accent but Merlin doesn't. Whose decision was that?
"For a while in the early auditions, I was keeping my own accent but I think we wanted to avoid making any statements as to where Merlin was actually from. From what I've read, there's evidence to suggest he was Scottish or he was Welsh. Going for a neutral accent made Merlin quite neutral."

The hype is now starting to build around the show. How does that make you feel?
"You spend six months in this world of Merlin and suddenly it gets to this stage, where other things are starting to happen. I have never experienced anything like this before, but it's exciting and it'll be interesting to see how it all turns out. It's a very exciting time for everyone. I'm just very thankful that I've been given the opportunity to do it."


Interview from DigitalSpy

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Craig Fallon

Craig Fallon (born in Wolverhampton on December 18th, 1982) is a British judoka.

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In September 2005, Fallon won the 60kg weight class at the World Judo Championships in Cairo, beating Ludwig Paischer in the final. He became only the third British male to win a world title, following Neil Adams in 1981 and Graeme Randall in 1999.

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In 2006 he went on to become European champion in Tampere, Finland in the -60kg weight category beating Armen Nazaryan in the final. He is only the second male British judoka besides Neil Adams to simultaneously hold both a World and European title.

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On Saturday 22nd September 2007 Fallon went on to win The 2007 Men's World Cup in the -60kg at the NIA Arena in Birmingham, he was the only Brit to win a medal at the Olympic ranking event.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Ross Davenport

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Ross Davenport born 23rd May 1984, Derby

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Ross' first sporting success was winning the club championships aged eight at Belper Marlins swimming club. His first Great Britain selection was in 2003. Disappointed to not win any medals in Athens but he has had many other sporting successes.  Finest sporting moment was becoming Double Commonwealth Champion (2006).

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Friday, 8 August 2008

Tom Mison

I watched a repeat of Secret Diary of a Call Girl last night on one of the ITV + Channels, and It reminded me I have not posted about Tom Mison, that is an issue I am correcting now.

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D.O.B:  23 July 1982      

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TV, Theatre and Films

  • Lost in Austen (2008) (TV) 
  • Out There (2007) (Short Film)
  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007) (TV) 
  • Les Enfants Du Paradis (2006) (Arcola Theatre, London)
  • The Collection (2006) (Georgian International Festival of Theatre, Tiblisi)
  • Venus (2006) 
  • Heroes and Villains (2006)
  • L'Entente cordiale (2006)
  • The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006) (TV)
  • A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005) (TV)
  • Mysterious Island (2005) (TV)
  • Hamlet (2005) (Old Vic Theatre, London)
  • Time on Fire (2001) (Magic Theatre, San Fransisco & National Theatre, London)

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Jamie Davis

Jamie Davis, born in 1982, in Pontefract, Yorkshire, is an English actor best known for his role as Harley Lawson on the popular British television series Footballers Wives and the spinoff, Footballers Wive$: Extra Time.

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Davis plays Leon Tyler in the Sky One UK Television series Hex and has also was in a 60 minute pilot of The Sarah Jane Adventures, a spin off from the revived Doctor Who series.

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His other credits include The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006); Colour Me Kubrick (2005); Hex (2004-2006) and Where the Heart Is (2004) just to name a few.

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Monday, 21 July 2008

James Sutton / Hollyoaks

james_sutton3 A character standing out on today's crowded television landscape is no easy feat; managing to do so on an ensemble show with fifty characters is a minor miracle. Yet that is exactly what twenty-five-old James Sutton has managed to do in his two-and-a-half years on the U.K. soap opera Hollyoaks.

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Sutton joined the show in September of 2006 as newcomer John Paul McQueen, a then-seventeen-year-old school boy confused about his sexuality. In the ensuing two-and-a-half years, John Paul has gone on an emotional roller coaster involving dating girls, falling for his best friend Craig Dean (Guy Burnet), and having a tumultuous secret relationship with Dean before the two ultimately parted ways. That was followed by John Paul’s current relationship with Kieron Hobbs (Jake Hendriks), a Catholic priest whose relationship with John Paul was recently revealed while he wed a straight couple.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Will Chalker

Will Chalker (born 7 March 1980) is an English supermodel and an amateur boxer. He was born in East Sussex, England, and began modeling at the age of twenty in 2000, leaving his earlier career as a construction worker after a friend took test shots of him.

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Since then, he has appeared in major designer campaigns including YSL, Perry Ellis, and Paul Smith. His runway tasks include opening and closing for Gucci, John Galliano's finishing tableau, Athena-poster look for D&G, and walking along Sonia Rykiel during her show.

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Chalker has been modeling on the men's catwalks for nine seasons and modeling full-time since early 2003. He was crowned by the media as "the first male supermodel".


Recently he can be seen on Paco Rabanne Black XS TV commercial with Bianca Balti.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

James Tanner

James Tanner (born 1976 in Kent) is a British chef and television personality. He currently appears on the BBC cookery programme Ready Steady Cook.

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After studying hotel management he worked in the kitchens of several well-known restaurants, often with his older brother Chris. He worked his way up through the ranks until he was invited by the Roux brothers to move to the US and work in upstate New York, where he was Chef de Partie at the Lake Placid Lodge. Within four months he was promoted to junior sous chef.

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He worked his way up the ranks and on returning to England took a job under Martin Blunos at the two Michelin-starred restaurant Lettonie in Bath before a head-chef role at Right on the Green in Kent.    In 1999, aged 23, James and his brother Chris opened Tanners Restaurant in Plymouth.

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James' television career began in 2002 when he and brother Chris made their first TV appearance on a competition called 'Chef Stars', a promotion run by UKTV Food and broadcast predominantly on their flagship show Good Food Live (more recently known as Great Food Live). The brothers didn't make it through to the final, but they made an impression.   James became a semi-regular guest on Great Food Live which was shot at the same studios as Ready Steady Cook. He was recommended to audition for the show and duly became a regular. At the heart of his style during his TV appearances is the repetition of his catchphrase "Like so", used in order to make various culinary techniques seem easy, encouraging members of the public to give them a try, and also to assuage viewers' fears of unfamiliar ingredients, as well as "dig down deep". Many feel that his influence on the Great British Public's attitude towards cuisine rivals that of his peers Jamie Oliver and Ainsley Harriott.

James also continues to appear on Saturday Kitchen and Great Food Live (now cancelled).

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Matt Kennard

Matthew Kennard (born 12 February 1982 in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire) is an English actor, currently starring in UK daytime drama Doctors, as nurse Archie Hallam; a role he has had since August 2007. He has had several notable roles in British drama series, including Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and The Bill amongst others.

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He also starred as Manchester United footballer Duncan Edwards in a BBC dramatisation of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster. One of Matt's earlier roles was in the series 'Love in the 21st Century', broadcast on Channel4tv in 1999 by Red Productions who were previously responsible for the acclaimed Queer as Folk. Kennard's character is seduced by a school teacher who believes she is giving him experience, although it later transpires he's had a bet that he'd sleep with her.

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Kennard has a twin brother called Sam, who is also an actor, with whom he lives in London.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Sam Bond : Gladiators

With the New series of Gladiators being broadcast in the UK, I chose one of the Gladiators to feature on.  Gladiators have not been on TV since 1990.

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  • Gladiator ID: ATLAS       Real Name: SAM BOND
  • Age: 24         Hometown: BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND
  • Height: 5ft 11"             Weight: 16st 11lbs
  • Theme Tune: WHATTA MAN - EN VOGUE feat SALT N PEPA


Atlas is a natural bodybuilder competing for the British National Bodybuilding Federation and the National Physiques Association. In 2006, he came third in the national championships behind two professional bodybuilders. Atlas is one of the highest ranked amateur natural bodybuilders and hopes to get his pro card this year. Outside of the arena, Atlas is a charity fundraiser.

Sunday, 18 May 2008

William Moseley / Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian

With the release of The Chronicles of Narnia : Prince Caspian I am going to focus on the star.  William Moseley

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Prince Caspian, like the first Chronicles of Narnia, is visually stunning – from the locations where the movie was filmed, to the sets, to the costuming.  The actors and actresses, musical scores, and Aslan's voice all contribute to the continuity.  The four Pevensie children have been back in London a year in the story-line, and while the younger two children have matured, you get the sense you've just left them at the end of the last movie.

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Andrew Adamson, the writer and director said in an interview, “This film is probably a little darker and grittier than the last one, partly because the children are older, making the story more adult in nature.”  This also comes through in the movie dialogue where the dwarf Trumpkin warns Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy “You may find Narnia a more savage place than you remember.”

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William Peter Moseley (born April 27, 1987) is an English actor. He is best known for starring as Peter Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series. Previously, he played a small role as Forrester in a 2002 television version of Goodbye, Mr. Chips.

Moseley was born in Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England in the Cotswolds. He has wanted to become an actor since he was ten years old. William is the oldest of three children. He has two younger siblings called Ben 1992 and Daisy 1989.William attended Wycliffe College and Marling School in Stroud.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Christian Cooke

Anyone that watch Doctor Who the other night or the repeat on BBC3 tonight can't not have noticed Christian Cooke who plays Ross the Unit soldier with the Doctor.


It took me ages to remember where I have seen Christian Cooke, it then clicked, he appears in Echo Beach.   He looked hot in this weeks Doctor Who.

Friday, 25 April 2008

Aaron Sidwell

Aaron Michael Sidwell (born 12 September 1988 in Maidstone, Kent)) is a British actor, who currently plays Steven Beale in the British soap opera EastEnders. He made his first appearance on 21 September 2007. Sidwell took over the role from Edward Savage who last appeared in 2002.


EastEnders is Sidwell's first television acting role, but he has done a lot of stage work prior to his work on the soap.

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He grew up in the village of Kingswood, Kent, and was given a drama scholarship when he was eleven years old. He is lead singer in a metal band called Bitter Conflict.


Sidwell has announced his plans to marry his long-term girlfriend Grace in September 2008.  It was revealed on 22 February 2008 that Aaron Sidwell will be leaving Eastenders when his contract ends in May.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Jenson Button

Jenson Alexander Lyons Button, often called Jense, (born 19 January 1980) is a British Formula One racing driver from England. He currently competes for the Honda Racing F1 team. He won his first Grand Prix in Hungary, on August 6, 2006 after 113 races.

Button began karting at age eight after his father bought him his first kart, and he made an extraordinarily successful start. He won all 34 races of the 1991 British Cadet Kart Championship along with the title.

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Further successes followed, including three triumphs in the British Open Kart Championship. In 1997 he became the youngest driver ever to win the European Super A Championship and won the Ayrton Senna Memorial Cup as well, precipitating a move into car racing.