Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

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 eat our sandwiches by the loose chippings on the A597”. A Lancashire lass and mother of two, national treasure Wood attended Quaker meetings and was a committed vegetarian. She once remarked: “I’m all for killing animals and turning them into handbags. I just don’t want to have to eat them”.

 

 

 

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    The Roll Call - SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

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    Wacky, gay actor and Catweazle star Geoffrey Bayldon (1924 – 2017) – Leeds born actor Geoffrey Bayldon was best known for playing Catweazle in the 1970s series of same name. He turned down playing Dr Who twice

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    Geoffrey Bayldon (1924 – 2017)

    Miriam Margolyes OBE – Actress and humanitarian advocate

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    Miriam Margolyes OBE

    Jan Harvey – Actress and star of Howards’ Way

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    Jan Harvey

    Jean Alexander (born Jean Alexander Hodgkinson, 1926 – 2016)

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    Jean Alexander (born Jean Alexander Hodgkinson, 1926 – 2016)

    Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

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    Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

    British actress and singer Patricia Routledge CBE (born Katherine Patricia Routledge)

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    Patricia Routledge CBE (born Katherine Patricia Routledge)

    Tom Read Wilson

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    Tom Read Wilson

    Ellen Perry - Film director, producer and writer - Will, The Fall of Fujimori

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    Ellen Perry

    Sam Hoare

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    Sam Hoare

    Todd Traina

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    Todd Traina

    Winchester and Oxford educated actor Alex Wyndham

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    Alex Wyndham

    Dominique Dunne (1959 – 1982)

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    Dominique Dunne (1959 – 1982)

    Brendan Jay Sullivan (AKA “DJVh1”)

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    Brendan Jay Sullivan

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

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

    Emily Mortimer

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    Emily Mortimer

    Ava Gardner

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    Ava Gardner (1922 – 1990)

    Sofia Coppola

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    Sofia Coppola

    Charlie Siem

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    Charlie Siem

    Kerry Washington

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    Kerry Washington

    Gillian Anderson

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    Gillian Anderson

    James Bay

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    James Bay

    Aidan Turner

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    Aidan Turner

    Robin Wright

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

    Emily VanCamp

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    Emily VanCamp

    Siân Phillips

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    Siân Phillips CBE

    Zack Peck

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    Zack Peck (also known as Zackary Peck)

    Paula Wilcox

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    Paula Wilcox

    Jack Peñate

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    Jack Peñate

    Ronnie Spector

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    Ronnie Spector

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    Angela Lansbury

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    Theo James (born Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis)

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    Eli Wallach (1915 – 2014)

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

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    Gérard Depardieu

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    Sir Donald Sinden CBE, FRSA (1923 – 2014)

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    Henry Cavill

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    Josh Bowman

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    Matt Bomer

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    Felicity Kendal CBE

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    The Singing Lady

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    The Hon. Nigella Lawson

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

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    Anton Lesser

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    Peter Czernin

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

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    Jake Shears (born Jason F. Sellards)

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    Anna Chancellor

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    Jamie Campbell Bower

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    Michael Cassidy

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    Wentworth Miller III

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    Flora Ogilvy

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    Cory Monteith (1982 – 2013)

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    Alan Whicker CBE (1925 – 2013)

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    Stuart Brayson

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    Mike Rosenberg (AKA Passenger)

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    Emmanuelle Seigner

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    Winona Ryder (born Winona Horowitz)

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    Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins, also known as Sherene Davis)

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    Libby Purves OBE

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    Penelope Wilton OBE

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    Richard Griffiths OBE (1947 – 2013)

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    Ben Howard

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    Rachel Khoo

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    Josh Henderson

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    Petula Clark CBE

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    Morena Baccarin

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    Anne Robinson

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    Gaspard Ulliel

    Shia LaBeouf

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    Shia LaBeouf

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    Eddie Redmayne

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    Derek Paravicini

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    Antony Costa

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    Adele Adkins

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    Beverley Craven

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    Hugh Bonneville

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    Delia Smith CBE

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    Pam Ayres MBE

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    John Reith, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Reith KT GVCO GBE CB TD PC (1889 –1971)

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    Tippi Hedren (born Nathalie Kay Hedren)

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    Taylor Swift

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    Benjamin McKenzie (born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan)

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    Helen Worth (born Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth and also known as "Gail Platt")

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    William Roache MBE (better known as Ken Barlow)

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    Uggie

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    Damian Lewis

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    Lyndon Ogbourne

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    3 COMMENTS

    1. Very much saddened by this terrible news. Another of the great comedians has departed. All we’re left with is Michael McIntyre and Ricky Gervais. God help us.

    2. Soooo sad, taken before her time. Hope her family read some of the tweets & Facebook comments and take comfort in realizing how loved she was as a comedian, bringer of laughter, and pompous-bubble-pricker. Let’s remember Acorn Antiques, and listen to her “Let’s Do It – the Ballad of Barry and Freda” on YouTube. A one-off. Genius.

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