Veteran British actor Richard Briers dies aged 79

February 19, 2013

Veteran British actor Richard Briers dies aged 79

British actor Richard Briers, best known for the 1970s TV sit-com “The Good Life”, but also for his roles Shakespeare, is deceased at the age of 79 years, causing a flood of tribute to “a national treasure. “

The actor, who has spent his life on the stage, had recently spoken publicly against severe lung disease to fight for years, saying that” ciggies made me “after smoking habit for life.

He said his health was failing after being diagnosed with emphysema five years ago, even though he quit 10 years ago.

“I was diagnosed five years ago and did not think it would be quite so bad that she has,” he said in a newspaper interview last month. “I used to the smoking ban. It’s all my fault.”


career ranged from television, theater, film and on the radio with the actor, trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, debuting in the West End late 1950s.

“The Good Life”, he played with the actress Felicity Kendal as a married couple who decide to leave the rat race and live a life of self-sufficiency try.

His film credits included

“A Chorus of Disapproval” in 1989 and “Watership Down” in 1978, where he was the voice of Fiver. He also told the kids cartoon series “Roobarb and custard.”

But he won wide acclaim for his work after the accession of Shakespeare Kenneth Branagh Renaissance Theatre Company. He appeared in the list Branagh films including “Henry V,” “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Hamlet.”

Briers, who was married with two daughters, has an OBE in 1989 for services to the arts.

Branagh honored Briers, told reporters: “He was a national treasure, a great actor and a great man, he was loved and he will be greatly missed.”.

Actor Stephen Fry on Twitter has been described as “the man most adorable and funny imaginable.”

British actor Hugh Grant announces birth of second child

February 18, 2013

British actor Hugh Grant announces birth of second child

Hugh Grant announced Saturday that he became a father for the second time after Tinglan Hong gave birth to a boy.

“In response to some journos (journalists),” the actor posted on the social media site Twitter, “‘m glad my daughter is now a brother. Adore both cool to some extent. They have a wonderful mother . “

” And to be clear. I’m the daddy, “he said in a tweet seconds.

Grant, 52, who is best known for films such as “Notting Hill” and “About a Boy”, has not revealed the child’s name on Twitter.

Hong actor and had their first child in 2011, when his spokesperson said in a statement that the child was the result of a “fleeting affair”, but Grant “could not be happier or better.”

days later, Hong got a British court order “prohibiting harassment” of her and the child after she said paparazzi had her life unbearable. Grant is an outspoken critic of the British tabloid culture.

his message on Twitter Saturday, Grant noted that the press had its birth boy got and made inquiries. “Now I have confirmed … in the hope that my family will be left alone,” he wrote.

British actress Kate Winslet marries for third time

December 28, 2012

British actress Kate Winslet marries for third time
Oscar-winning British actress Kate Winslet

married for the third time, her publicist confirmed Thursday.

37, known for his role in the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” Ned RocknRoll married, cousin of the music and aviation tycoon Richard Branson.

The private ceremony was followed by Winslet has two children from previous marriages and “friends and family a bit,” said the journalist, and was held in New York earlier this month.

“The couple had been engaged since the summer,” said the spokesman Winslet in a statement.

Winslet was nominated for six Oscars and won once for his role in ‘The Reader’.

His other notable achievements include Iris Murdoch in “Iris”, Clementine Kruczynski in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind “in April and” Revolutionary Road. “

This film was directed by Sam Mendes, Kate Winslet who married in 2003 and seven years later divorced. His first marriage was to Jim Threapleton, which lasted from 1998 to 2001.

According to online reports, RocknRoll had changed his name by deed poll to Ned Abel Smith is a framework for Branson area venture Virgin Galactic flight.

The Sun newspaper, the New York wedding was so secret that even the few parents do not know.

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who co-starred Kate Winslet in Titanic and Revolutionary Road, gave him away, the newspaper said.

British TV astronomer Patrick Moore dies

December 9, 2012

British TV astronomer Patrick Moore dies

British astronomer Patrick Moore, who helped map of the moon and inspired generations of star gazers with decades of television, died Sunday at 89.

Moore presents famous BBC television’s “The Sky at Night” for over 50 years, making him the oldest host of a program unique in the history of broadcasting.


his former appearance and rapid-fire endeared him to the viewers and the imagination of future astronomers tribute to the host and prolific writer.

“Patrick would just sit in front of the camera for an entire episode … and just tell you about a constellation, stars, their names, their history,” British astronomer David Whitehouse told Sky News.

“It was exciting and the best example of communication and an expert in his enthusiasm that I have ever known.”

An avid space its infancy, television career Moore coincides with the beginning of the space race between Russia and the United States.

“It aired before we went to the room and saw a change in our understanding of the universe,” British space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock told the BBC.

Moore, rarely seen without his trademark monocle, was also a keen musician and xylophone player and once with a violin playing of Albert Einstein on the piano.

He has never been studied to some extent, building expertise through its own single-minded enthusiasm, the construction of an observatory in the garden of his home in southern England.

His TV show has marked many astronomical sites, and it was broadcast live on the first image of the face of the moon returned by a Russian satellite.


planners are not always beneficial to the interests of the development of the space.

During the NASA Apollo 8 Mission, Moore told viewers that they were about the voice of the first men on the moon in “one of the greatest moments in history to hear human,” only to be interrupted by about to switch from the BBC broadcasting a daily show for children.