Monday, 14 March 2016

Bernard Cribbins

Bernard CribbinsOBE (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actorvoice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over seventy years. He came to prominence in films of the 1960s, and has been in work consistently since his professional debut in the mid-1950s.
Cribbins narrated The Wombles, a BBC children's television programme that ran for 40 episodes between 1973 and 1975, and played the pretentious guest Mr. Hutchinson in the "The Hotel Inspectors" episode of Fawlty Towers(1975), and the belligerent barman in Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972). He also recorded several novelty records in the early 1960s and was a regular and prolific performer on the BBC's Jackanory from 1966 to 1991. Having appeared as Tom Campbell, a companion to Dr. Who in the 1966 feature film Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., Cribbins also appeared four decades later as Wilfred Mott, a companion to television's Tenth Doctor.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Steve Sparkes daughter

This painting was painted in 2012 and is my friend Steve Sparkes daughter. Steve was in the marines and was in the 1982 Falklands War. He was training for the SBS when he lost his sight and is now a member of Blind Veterans UK. Even though he can see very little, he is a very keen skier, going down the black slopes with just a skier in front of him telling him where the bumps are as he wizzes down the hills at breath taking speeds!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Peter Andre

Peter Andre (born Peter James Andrea;[1] 27 February 1973) is an English born Australian singer, songwriter, businessman, presenter, and television personality of Greek Cypriot descent. He is not British, but has lived in the UK for several years.
He gained popularity as a singer, best known for his successful singles "Mysterious Girl" and "Flava". He is also known for appearing on the third series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, and the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, in which he was partnered with Janette Manrara.
During his time on I'm A Celebrity, Andre developed an on-screen romantic relationship with fellow contestant, Katie Price. Andre and Price got married two years after the show's finale; they had two children, and released the 2006 album A Whole New World together, before divorcing in 2009.
In 2009 Andre released the album Revelation with the single "Behind Closed Doors", which reached No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. He followed it up with his sixth studio album Accelerate in 2010.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lamond LumleyOBE FRGS(born 1 May 1946) is an English[1]actress, voice-over artist, former model, author and activist, who starred in the British television series Absolutely Fabulous as Edina Monsoon's best friend, Patsy Stone, as well as in The New AvengersSapphire & SteelJam & Jerusalem and Sensitive Skin. In film she has appeared in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), and James and the Giant Peach (1996).
She later appeared in Maybe Baby(2000), Ella Enchanted (2004), and Corpse Bride (2005). She appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese crime drama, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). She has also appeared in several stage roles and in 2011 was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in La BĂȘte.
She has spoken out as a human rights activist for Survival International and the Gurkha Justice Campaign and is now considered a "national treasure" of Nepal because of her support. She is an advocate for a number of charities and animal welfare groups such as Compassion in World Farming and Vegetarians' International Voice for Animals. She is patron of the Farm Animal Sanctuary.[2] She also won the Special Recognition Award at The National Television Awards in 2013.
As of July 2012, she is planning, in collaboration with the designer Thomas Heatherwick, a pedestrian bridge across the Thames in London, "Garden Bridge".[3] This is planned to feature trees and gardens.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Barbara Windsor

Dame Barbara WindsorDBE (born Barbara Ann Deeks; 6 August 1937),[2]is an English actress, known for her appearances in the Carry On films and for playing Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.[3] She joined the cast of EastEnders in 1994 and won the 1999 British Soap Awardfor Best Actress. She left the show in 2010, before returning for three episodes between 2013 and 2015. It was confirmed that Peggy would be killed off in episodes broadcast in 2016, Windsor having filmed her return scenes in November 2015.
Windsor began her career on stage in 1950 at the age of 13 and made her film debut in The Belles of St Trinian's(1954). She received a BAFTA Awardnomination for the film Sparrows Can't Sing (1963), and a Tony Awardnomination for the 1964 Broadwayproduction of Oh, What A Lovely War!. In 1972, she starred opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the West End production of The Threepenny Opera. Between 1964 and 1974, she appeared in nine Carry On films, including Carry On Spying(1964), Carry On Doctor (1967), Carry On Camping (1969), Carry On Henry(1971) and Carry On Abroad (1972). She also co-presented the 1977 Carry Oncompilation That's Carry On!. Other film roles include A Study in Terror (1965), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), and as the voice of Dormouse in Alice in Wonderland (2010) and the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).