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Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

Comedian Victoria Wood’s final tweet was: “Life’s not fair, is it? Some of us drink champagne in the fast lane, and some of us...

Patricia Routledge CBE (born Katherine Patricia Routledge)

Born in Tranmere, Merseyside, veteran actress Patricia Routledge is best known as Alan Bennett’s Irene Ruddock in Talking Heads: Lady of Letters and as...

Tom Read Wilson

Berkshire born singer, actor and sports massage therapist Tom Read Wilson described himself as “a cultural throwback” when he appeared on the BBC show...

Ellen Perry

Award-winning film director, producer and writer Ellen Perry made her name with her brilliantly insightful documentary film The Fall of Fujimori in 2005. Aside...

Sam Hoare

Eton and University of Edinburgh educated actor and director Sam Hoare has appeared in everything from Eastenders and Blandings to Captain America. Surprisingly he...

Todd Traina

San Francisco born film producer and lover of lunches at Chateau Marmont Todd Traina is a graduate of Connecticut College. The founder of Red...

Alex Wyndham

Winchester and Oxford educated actor Alex Wyndham came to public attention after playing Antoine ‘Wani’ Ouradi in the BBC’s adaptation of The Line of Beauty...

Dominique Dunne (1959 – 1982)

Born in Santa Monica, California and the daughter of the writer and investigate journalist Dominick Dunne and his ranching heiress wife Ellen Griffin Dunne,...

Brendan Jay Sullivan

A former sidekick of Lady Gaga, New York based bartender turned DJ and author Brendan Jay Sullivan wrote a memoir of his time with...

Shirley Temple (AKA “America’s Little Darling”, 1928 – 2014)

Despite having a non-alcoholic cocktail named in her honour, the actress and politician Shirley Temple actually hated the drink and its ingredients. Of it,...

Emily Mortimer

Oxford educated actor, writer and co-creator of the comedy series Doll & Em Emily Mortimer is the daughter of the Rumpole of the Bailey...

Ava Gardner (1922 – 1990)

Once described as “having a mouth like a truck driver and the looks of a goddess”, thrice married American actress Ava Gardner spent her...

Sofia Coppola

Deemed a “global Godmother of Cool” by Town & Country, actress, director, producer and screenwriter Sofia Coppola triumphed with Lost in Translation and became the...

Charlie Siem

Violinist Charlie Siem was educated at Eton and Cambridge and has been described by Town & Country as “sleekly posh”. He is an ambassador...

Kerry Washington

A self-declared activist, Bronx born actress Kerry Washington has an astounding 2 million followers on Twitter. As Olivia Pope in ABC’s hit drama Scandal,...

Gillian Anderson

Best known for her role in The X-Files, Gillian Anderson married her first husband on the 17th hole of a golf course in Hawaii....

James Bay

This Hitchin, Hertfordshire born acoustic singer-songwriter declared that he “ want to be a prisoner in a hat” in an interview with The Independent’s...

Aidan Turner

Despite tweeting just twice, Dublin born actor Aidan Turner has over 21,000 followers on Twitter. A graduate of The Gaiety School of Acting, Turner...

Robin Wright (formerly “Robin Gayle Wright” and “Robin Wright Penn”)

Texas born actress Robin Wright has variously been married to Dane Witherspoon and Sean Penn. Best known for her role as Claire Underwood in...

Emily VanCamp

Canadian actress Emily VanCamp appeared in Everwood between 2002 and 2006 and Brothers & Sisters from 2006 to 2010. She starred in Captain America:...

Siân Phillips CBE

Thrice married and the wife of Peter O’Toole between 1959 and 1979, Siân Phillips was born in West Glamorgan and has two daughters. This...

Zack Peck (also known as Zackary Peck)

The grandson of the late, great actor Gregory Peck and the son of a wannabe actor named Anthony Peck and “the first American supermodel”,...

Paula Wilcox

This modest Mancunian actress is best known for having starred in the 1970s series Man About the House. Twice married Paula Wilcox has appeared...

Jack Peñate

This talented musician and singer-songwriter is the grandson of the Gormenghast series author Mervyn Peake. A contemporary of Adele and The Maccabees, Londoner Jack Peñate released...

Ronnie Spector

Born in Spanish Harlem, big haired Ronnie Spector is a singer and a survivor. She’s worked with Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and Ringo Starr and...

Angela Lansbury

“An amalgam of British, Irish and American”, twice married actress Angela Lansbury was born in London and has a career that has spanned seven...

Theo James (born Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis)

Julian Fellowes cast Theo James as the Turkish diplomat Kemal Pamuk in the first season of Downton Abbey and swiftly killed him off in...

Eli Wallach (1915 – 2014)

One of the finest ever “method actors”, Eli Wallach was a star of the stage and screen between 1945 and 2010 and once had...

Robert F. Kennedy III (AKA “Bobby Kennedy III”)

A writer and film producer, Robert F. Kennedy III featured on the Town & Country ‘Most Eligible Bachelors’ list in September 2014. The son...

Gérard Depardieu

Vineyard owner and French actor Gérard Depardieu admitted to drinking up to 14 bottles of wine a day in September 2014 but also claimed...

Sir Donald Sinden CBE, FRSA (1923 – 2014)

Born in Devon, Sir Donald Sinden was one of only two people known to have attended the funeral of Oscar Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’...

Henry Cavill

This Jersey born actor was educated at Stowe and has appeared in everything from Midsomer Murders to The Tudors. Henry Cavill didn’t quite beat...

Josh Bowman

Born in Berkshire, Josh Bowman is a rugby player turned actor who briefly dated Amy Winehouse in 2009. Having spent two years in the...

Matt Bomer

This Misouri born actor is best known for his role in the popular American crime series White Collar. Married to publicist Simon Halls since...

Felicity Kendal CBE

This stunning actress has been known to have both lunch and dinner at La Brasserie in South Kensington on the same day and is...

The Singing Lady

Late at night, the Kings Road and Sloane Square are the haunts of this eccentric singer of sorts. She favours the outside seating at...

The Hon. Nigella Lawson

A self-proclaimed “Domestic Goddess”, Lawson was rebranded a “habitual criminal” during the trial of her two former assistants in November 2013. In an email...

Lord Britten, OM, CH (better known as Benjamin Britten; 1913 – 1976)

This composer, conductor and pianist’s life revolved around alliteration: Britten’s siblings were Barbara, Beth and Bob and his professional and personal partner was Peter...

Anton Lesser

He’s played everyone from Robin Carrow in BBC Radio 4’s Ambridge Extra to Dr Karl Crabb in BBC One’s Ripper Street. “One of Britain’s...

Peter Czernin

A property heir turned film director. Czernin is a scion of the de Walden £2.4 billion property dynasty but is better known as the...

Susan Bennett (AKA Siri and Tillie The All Time Teller)

This voice actor provided the voice for Apple’s Siri and First National Bank’s Tillie the All Time Teller. She lives in suburban Atlanta, Georgia...

Jake Shears (born Jason F. Sellards)

The co-founder of the Scissor Sisters was born in Mesa, Arizona and decided he wanted to marry Christopher Reeve when he was four. Shears,...

Anna Chancellor

An aristocratic actress, Chancellor is the daughter of the Hon. Mary Alice Jolliffe, a great-great-granddaughter of Herbert Asquith and a second cousin, once removed...

Jamie Campbell Bower

Bedales educated, Campbell Bower “always gets a tattoo done whenever finishes a film”. This Londoner’s appeared in The Twilight Saga, Sweeney Tood: The Demon...

Michael Cassidy

Portland, Oregon born Cassidy is best known for his role as Zach Stevens in The O.C. He has subsequently appeared in Smallville, Hidden Palms,...

Wentworth Miller III

British born, American raised, Miller rose to fame in the Fox Network series Prison Break. A Princeton graduate, the actor turned screenwriter used the...

Flora Ogilvy

A royal extra. 46th in line to the throne and the granddaughter of Princess Alexandra of Kent, Ogilvy scored a small part in the...

Cory Monteith (1982 – 2013)

This Canadian actor and musician’s life was short but he packed plenty into it. A star of Fox’s Glee, Monteith appeared in 17 different...

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