Friday, 28 June 2013

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper  Born 5 January 1975  Actor

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Middle name Charles after his father, Bradley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His mother Gloria is Italian American and his late father was Irish American.  Many think it highly fitting that this gorgeous actor started out in Sex and the City, especially since he puts the 'sex' into the show!

Also being voted the Sexiest Man Alive in 2011 by People. His first movie was Wet Hot American Summer in 2001, 'hot' being the word of the moment, leading to his role in Alias as reporter Will Tippin and quite possibly propelling him on the road to stardom as he ended up being beaten black and blue at the end of season 1 and experiencing heartbreak when his love, Sydney Bristow didn't feel the same way!


His blue eyes from his Irish side landed him in good stead for his chosen career as millions of women swoon at his every move. Amassing quite a fan following.  In recent years his private life has also come to the fore as his numerous relationship break ups intrigue, which  mean he's still single, so there's hope for many out there still to nab this handsome catch! Ice cream being a poor substitute!!


He continues to surprise and please and seduce his fans with his roles in such films as The Hangover and its sequels, The A Team remake where he played the iconic part of Templeton 'Faceman' Peck.  As well as The Place Beyond the Pines and Silver Linings Playbook which garnered him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2011.

Bradley is still in his late thirties and still has far to go in his chosen career, with many a more movies to make and hearts to break!

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Richard Grieco

Richard Grieco  Born 23 March 1965  Actor/Singer/Writer/Director/Artist

Those into their soaps will recall Richard from One Life to Live where he played Rick Gardner.  Others however will recall him from 21 Jump Street where he played the role of Dennis Booker.  Gorgeous, witty and smart he made an impact on most every teen who watched that show, even now he still continues to have an impact with Booker.  Having his own definitive style, which he brought to the role.  His trademark coat, jeans and T-shirt were his own style that he brought along with him.  One reason why he stood out from the crowd.


Having made a huge impact on the show he was later given his own series of Booker which propelled hearts even further aflutter and again with his own special kind of chemistry still, showing he wasn't just a pretty face.  Sadly the show was short lived.  Ain't that always the way with quality programmes.  He has been in many films, such as Mobsters, as well as TV shows such as Marker, Veronica Mars and other guest star roles.

Multi-talented he also brought out an album Waiting for the Sky to Fall in 1995 and for some of us the sky did fall and our hearts broke a little too as we fell in love with him all over again.   The album boasted an abundance of choice lyrics. Always dressed to impress in his leather jacket, goes well with his collection of motorbikes and '80's cars.  He still exhibits that individual fashion sense from way back.  Okay not too way back and always exudes masses of sex appeal and yet has that down-to-earth simplicity.


As a talented artist he paints so much depth and feeling into his artwork, which he calls Abstract Emotionalism.  It's straight from the heart, at least I see it that way.

Richard is a cool guy, into his charitable causes, showing his kind heart and open compassion.  He's one guy I'm glad I know of and came across many years ago cos he's someone who brings a special sense of warmth to the world and a smile to my face.


Sometimes there's a line, a poem or a phrase that reminds us of someone.  For me, in relation to Richard that would be Jewel's Foolish Games, especially the lines: "You took your coat off and stood in the rain, you were always crazy like that..."

Thursday, 28 March 2013

David Tennant

David Tennant  Born 18th April 1971  Actor


David Tennant (real name David John McDonald) is one of those actors that come along and leave a mark no matter what they do.  For a long time he had gone unnoticed until he got his break, you could say, as none other than Doctor Who.  It's surprising but some people hadn't heard of him until then.  And boy did he  leave an impression with that role as the Tenth Doctor!  Suddenly the show was worth watching (again).

He made us laugh, cry and want to "Allons-y!"  To the point of making the character an icon all over again.  Showing this show wasn't just for geeks or sci-fi fans but for anyone who enjoyed a good story.  'Til it was over and he was gone, regenerated, but then they left no stone unturned and no tear un-shed when he had the chance of saying goodbye to all of his friends as the Doctor.  He didn't want to go and sometimes wish he didn't.  David got his chance of fulfilling his childhood dream, "Who wouldn't want to be The Doctor.  I've even got my own TARDIS."  Also voted Best Doctor in 2006 by Doctor Who Magazine readers and it's easy to see why.


As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company he excelled in his dramatic performances, as that of Hamlet, and showed you don't have to be monumentally good looking to find success as a dramatic actor.  Not that he isn't good looking, he's got that whole subtle handsome vibe going.  Others included The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear.  He also played Captain Jack Absolute in Sheridan's The Rivals.  Unfortunately it wasn't the production I saw when I was at school!


He's constantly evolving and proving himself as an actor and more recently to aplomb and praise in the ITV production of Broadchurch as DI Alec Hardy.  He is charming, charismatic and so darn funny and can dress to impress in anything, not surprised he's been voted Sexiest Man in the past!

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Wolf Larson

Wolf Larson  Born 22 December 1959  Actor

Wolf Larson first graced my TV screen in that crazy action detective show, LA Heat, where he played reckless, but adorable Chase McDonald.  AT the end of the day you really wanted him in your corner when things went wrong.  He was born in West Germany and his family moved to Canada when he was 2.  He is 6' 2".

He described his character of Chase McDonald as being "impulsive and a bit thoughtless.  He acts first and thinks later.  He doesn't know the word 'consequence.'  I really enjoy playing him.!  Well, we enjoyed watching him!  At least he solved crimes instead of just being the token "pretty face."

Wolf is one of those men you can call perfect, cos he is in every way: looks, personality and intelligence.  He has a BA in Economics and Statistics.  An MBA from U.N.L.V and taught Finance here for 2 years. Don't have a head for numbers myself but his number would do fine for me.  And started his own video/calendar company called Future World Productions.  Along with fellow actor Adrian Zmed he is the managing director of the American Academy of Acting.

Wolf also played Tarzan in the TV series for 3 years from 1991-1994 and was described as the first actor to play the role with a Masters degree in Business Administration.  He had the ideal physique for this role as well as being athletic and into many sports, such as baseball, football, soccer, golf, roller blading, tennis and ice skating.
 Wolf is the epitome of mode and fashion as seen in LA Heat.  Used to love his eclectic choice of waistcoats and colourful jackets.  Yet at the end of the day you can't fault a man in a black suit and white shirt, it's the signature of sexy and exudes style.

Though he has been in many other shows and movies, such as Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twisters, Crash and Byrnes to which he also penned the Screenplay, and in Tracks of a Killer, where he played a bad guy and not many people would; and irresistible he was too.  He doesn't seem to be credited for appearing in a recurring role in Codename: Eternity on many sites, where he played alien bountyhunter, Myroc, complete with cowboy boots 'n'all!  Hey he also made guest appearances in Dynasty, Simon and Simon.


But these were quite a while back and we just don't get to see this gorgeous guy on our screens anymore which is a real shame!  Cos I could watch him for hours on end without getting bored.  Don't mean that in a shallow way either, though sometimes just can't help sounding that way.  Wolf is the ideal man!

Monday, 31 December 2012

Matt Smith

Matt Smith  Born 28 October 1982  Actor

This up and coming actor, at the time, first caught my eye in The Ruby In the Smoke and The Shadow in the North, the Sally Lockhart novels adapted by the BBC.  Curiously this was alongside Billy Piper, who played Rose in Doctor Who (with two Doctors).  Wonder if he was destined to do the same cos of this.  Well...

Ooh purple, my fave colour!!

He does look cute in a bow tie and a Fez, "bow ties are cool."  SO is this Doctor.  Matt's fave clothes he likes to wear are his Beastie Boys T-shirt and his lace up Doctor Who boots.  They've certainly stood him on good ground in the show and out of.  He's come a long way in those as Doctor Who, he's endearing.


Great choice to play the Eleventh Doctor as he really has his serious and emotional looks down to a tee.
Matt had wanted to be a professional footballer but injured his back.  No wonder he showed these skills off in the fifth season ep of Doctor Who: The Lodger.   His drama teacher made him go into acting by ensuring he played the tenth juror in his school production of Twelve Angry Men, he was signed up without his knowledge.

Seems this Doctor gets into trouble a lot, through no fault of his own, Matt was once "stopped by the anti-terrorist police for a routine check.  I ended up missing my train and being late for a call.  I must have been looking particularly dodgy."  No more than usual, ha.  Nah, he's too good looking to look 'dodgy.'


Matt also auditioned for the role of Dr Watson in Sherlock, to play alongside Benedict, but Steven Moffat thought his acting style was too "eccentric" and would have been good as Sherlock, but that part was already cast.  So from one Doctor to another!  Yeah it was his destiny.

Best piece of advice he was given was from his father; "it's not the disappointments, it's how you get over them that counts."
Matt is one celeb icon who really exudes his own sexy style and one Doctor we'd love to see everyday, so there's no eating an apple a day to keep this Doctor away!!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Cary Grant

Cary Grant  Born 18 January 1904  Died 29 November 1986  Actor

My celebrity style icon page would not be complete without my all-time fave actor, Cary Grant.  He is the epitome of suave and sophistication and perfect gentleman.  He was born Archibald Alexander Leach in Bristol, UK.


Tall, dark and handsome with movie star good looks, he was one of Hollywood's dashing leading men.  The American Film Institute named him the Second Greatest Male Star of All Time.  He wowed audiences in his films, playing the joker in comedies or the romantic lead.  Alfred Hitchcock cast him in 5 of his movies.

Cary had that personality which exuded charm and charisma.  Always a good guy and never bad.  Producers feared casting him as a criminal or bad guy would tarnish his wholesome reputation.  That's why the ending of Suspicion was changed, you see he was meant to have killed his best friend for the money and also his wife at the end.  This was altered, but he just had that sly look in his eye in Suspicion which made you believe he was really guilty.  Not to mention the dark brooding throughout.


He was also to be cast as James Bond but he turned it down as he didn't want to be associated with a several movie franchise.  Just think what the world missed, especially judging from his role in North By North West.


Classy and funny, he often poked fun at himself, saying "Everyone wants to be Cary Grant, even I want to be Cary Grant...I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person.  Or he became me.  Or we met at some point."

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Jon-Erik Hexum

Jon-Erik Hexum  Born 5 November 1957  Died 18 October 1984  Actor

Whenever I write about Jon-Erik or think of him, it is always with great trepidation, some sadness but always  with the gratefulness that we were lucky enough to have had him here, even for such a short time.  Taken too soon!  He would have been 55 this year had he lived.

Though his career was also short, he was just starting out when he died, he left us with shows and movies we can always watch him in.  He will best be remembered for Voyagers! where he played Phineas Bogg, "a sixteenth century traveller, travelling back and forth in time, changing history wherever it went wrong."

The TV film, The Making of a Male Model, saw him cast for his endearing features and good looks.  He did have male model looks but he didn't want to be associated with this, wanting to be a real actor.  Jon-Erik described his most notable asset as being his voice. Which was truly memorable and remarkable.

The show that would have propelled him to stardom but by a cruel twist of fate turned out to be his last ever appearance as he died after an "accident on set."  This show was Cover Up.  Here he played Mac Harper, a CIA agent undercover as a male model.  Yet Jon-Erik was intelligent, sexy and very friendly.  An all American hero.  The theme song for Cover Up was Holding Out For A Hero which is one song that rightly will always belong to Jon-Erik and I always think of him whenever I hear it.

Theme song here

He was more than just handsome, with beautiful ice blue eyes.  Jon-Erik was kind, generous, funny and always had time for everyone.  He was definitely going places and had so much that he wanted to do.  As well as being a writer.  He said he always wanted to be in films about real people and play a "tragic hero."

Another generation now has the chance to see him in his few appearances and in Voyagers! to see just how talented an actor he really was.  He was our tragic hero and his star will always shine brightly as he lives on in the hearts and minds of those who knew, loved and admired him.

"My heart is weary from the love it holds for you
Too soon it weeps tears of sorrow, yet at times, tears of joy
for you are at peace,
As heaven was your respite and your eternal home."