April 5, 2018

Just over a hundred years ago, on 5 April 1916 Eldred Peck was born in San Diego, California. After graduating from Berkeley with a BA degree in English, Peck dropped the name "Eldred" in favour of his middle name Gregory and headed to New York to embark on a stage car...

January 20, 2018

On this day 25 years ago Audrey Hepburn sadly passed away.  But let's not dwell on this sad end, as this year is the 70th anniversary of Audrey's first screen appearance.

Yes, her first lead role was in Roman Holiday in 1953, but her first screen appearance was fiv...

November 3, 2015


There has been much written in the press recently about the age gap between male and female on-screen love pairings.


When I was writing my book on Audrey Hepburn I noticed that she was frequently paired with much older actors. Here’s what I wrote about the topic for s...

May 4, 2015


A few years ago I had what for many people would be THE perfect job.  I had to watch every single film Audrey Hepburn had ever made, for a book I had to be asked to write the Pocket Essential Audrey Hepburn.


Imagine my delight, when caught curled up on the s...

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