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When m’colleague Daniel Oliver and I came up with the idea of celebrating an era of British acting that straddled the 60s and 70s, we discussed just where this era would begin. Was there some moment in British cinema his...
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Lewis Collins

LEWIS COLLINS by Nicholas Hughes “MEN WANT TO BE HIM, WOMEN WANT TO BE WITH HIM!” Correction. “BOYS WANT TO BE HIM, WOMEN WANT TO BE WITH HIM!” In 1978, every boy in the UK wanted to be like Lewis Collins. If he didn’t, ...
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See You In Hell!

…we could meet up for coffee and biscuits. Barry Hill: Stuart Morrison Dr Skorpios: Nicholas Hughes Beryl Hill: Sarah Niven Demon: Nick Jarvie Recorded by Stefan Inglis at Antenna Studios
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PATRICK MOWER By DANIEL OLIVER 1973: a decisive time in the men’s fragrance market. Bass noted musk, the disposable cartridge safety razor, soap-on-a-rope. There is everything to play for. But one man alone holds t...
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The Men Who Would Be Bond

By NICHOLAS HUGHES “To look for a new James Bond is one of the most impossible jobs in the entire world”. These are the words of Debbie McWilliams, the head casting agent for the Bond movies. It has always been thus. The...
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Before I kill you, Mr Blog

So, I’m back after seeing “Skyfall”. I always knew it was going to be good. It’s the 3rd Daniel Craig Bond movie and the rule is that the third movie a Bond actor does is the defining one of their era: Goldfinger, The Sp...
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Nicky Henson

  by DANIEL OLIVER “O.K. I want long hair, I want cocky, I want leathers. I want the man most likely to get my daughter up the duff. There’s only one guy in the frame here, and as luck would have it, he’...
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Who Are The Flare Players?

by DANIEL OLIVER ‘Who are they?’ I hear you all ask, crowds now swarming forward with an insatiable hunger to learn more. Well, I’ll tell you. The Flare Players were a loose collection of British acting...