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Shakespearean actor Sir Donald Sinden dies, aged 90

Sir Donald Sinden has died, aged 90.

The Plymouth-born actor was known for his Shakespearean stage roles but also for appearing in more than 70 movies and television shows throughout his career.

Donald rose to prominence after appearing in '80s sitcom Never the Twain, as well as BBC crime drama Judge John Deed in the '00s.

He was awarded a Cbe in 1979, followed by a knighthood in 1997 for his services to drama.

The actor had been battling prostate cancer for several years and passed away at his home in Kent, his son Marc Sinden confirmed.

"Even though his death was expected, it is still a huge loss to his family and we, his brother, his son, his four grandchildren and great-grandchild will all miss his humour and knowledge," he said.

"We would all like to share our appreciation for the Pilgrims Hospice and the carers that looked after him and us with such dignity,
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Rona Anderson obituary

Star of British film thrillers who specialised in the role of the classy girlfriend

In the 1950s, while watching a second feature before the "big picture" at their local cinema, regular British filmgoers would often have seen Rona Anderson, who has died aged 86. Anderson starred in 20 movies between 1950 and 1958, mostly well-crafted, low-budget thrillers. Opposite such luminaries as Robert Beatty, Jimmy Hanley, John Bentley, Paul Carpenter and Lee Patterson, Anderson was the classy girlfriend who helps the hero solve a murder, usually via a visit to the criminal underground, all within the hour allotted to the film.

According to the Scottish comedian Stanley Baxter, Anderson "had this incredible, porcelain-like face, too beautiful for film … The camera likes angularity, to see the edges, and I think Rona's face was just too perfect." Whatever the reason, Anderson made few major movies, though she appeared in many popular television series, such as The Human Jungle
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Rona Anderson obituary

Star of British film thrillers who specialised in the role of the classy girlfriend

In the 1950s, while watching a second feature before the "big picture" at their local cinema, regular British filmgoers would often have seen Rona Anderson, who has died aged 86. Anderson starred in 20 movies between 1950 and 1958, mostly well-crafted, low-budget thrillers. Opposite such luminaries as Robert Beatty, Jimmy Hanley, John Bentley, Paul Carpenter and Lee Patterson, Anderson was the classy girlfriend who helps the hero solve a murder, usually via a visit to the criminal underground, all within the hour allotted to the film.

According to the Scottish comedian Stanley Baxter, Anderson "had this incredible, porcelain-like face, too beautiful for film … The camera likes angularity, to see the edges, and I think Rona's face was just too perfect." Whatever the reason, Anderson made few major movies, though she appeared in many popular television series, such as The Human Jungle
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Heather Mills Dating A Millionaire Theater Producer

Heather Mills is secretly romancing a millionaire theater producer.

The former model, the ex-wife of Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, has enjoyed several dates with Marc Sinden but is keen to keep the fledgling relationship under wraps.

A source said: "They met a while ago through mutual friends and have seen each other a number of times."

Heather has told friends the West End producer, who is the son of British actor Sir Donald Sinden, is her "total confidante."
See full article at iCelebz »

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