He was the handsome leading man who became one of Hollywood's most bankable stars - and the first Welsh actor to win an Oscar. During his career he made more than 120 movies from light comedies to dark psychological thrillers, Westerns, and even cult sci-fi and horror movies. He was also a star of the small screen. Amazingly, he's not a household name. But then Ray Milland did not have the typical actor's life - he is the boy from Neath who got his first acting job after a German marksman was knocked down by a bus, and who went on work with some of the biggest names in the movies. Unlike many actors Milland didn't get into acting via the amateur dramatics or stage school route - his original career was in the Army. A chance meeting in a London club would set him on the path to Hollywood where he would work with some of the biggest names in movies, and give what must be the shortest Oscar acceptance speech in history - he simply picked up the famous golden statue, bowed, and walked off … [Read more...] about The colourful life and career of the first Welsh actor to win an Oscar
Foreigner feels like the first time
Tribute band A Foreigners Journey are live in Lincoln this weekend. Playing the biggest hits of classic rock legends Foreigner and Journey, the group is at the New Theatre Royal Lincoln on Saturday, March 23.Foreigner and Journey are both rock giants who have attracted huge audiences as live acts since forming in the 1970’s.The two bands have achieved massive commercial and critical success and both sold in excess of 80 million albums.However, their live UK shows are few and far between, meaning many UK fans don't get to hear the bands' classic songs live.Which is where A Foreigners Journey come in.Cherry picking the very best and most iconic songs from each of the two bands, the show features songs like Don’t Stop Believin’, Cold As Ice, Separate Ways, Juke Box Hero, Feels Like The First Time, I Want To Know What Love Is, Faithfully, Open Arms and Waiting For A Girl Like You.The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £18.50 on 01522 519999 or … [Read more...] about The best of Foreigner and Journey in one big tribute night
UK Politics By Brian Wheeler Political reporter 20 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47307042 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsLabour and Conservative resignations What will the MPs who have quit their … [Read more...] about What does it feel like to quit a party?
Press play to listen to this article By FLORIAN EDERwith ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH PRESENTED BY THE BOEING COMPANY Send tips here | Tweet @florianeder | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser GETTING USED TO DEFEAT: Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to win parliamentary backing for her Brexit strategy — in a rather symbolic vote which, while embarrassing, will do little to change the course of Brexit, or any possible government strategy to deal with it. Many Brexiteer Conservative MPs abstained over concerns that by backing the motion, they would be implicitly ruling out leaving the EU without a deal. They’ll call it ‘crunch time’ in the UK: May is due to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker next week, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told MPs Thursday. The Commission didn’t deny the existence of the meeting. May, in a flurry of diplomatic phone calls, spoke with the leaders of Germany, Portugal, … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by The Boeing Company: Germany’s shooting blanks — Theresa May gets used to defeat — Churchill trendy again
When Martin Dubravka was confirmed as a Newcastle United player shortly before midnight on January 31, 2018, few Magpies fans had bothered to stay up and celebrate. The majority of those United supporters had never even heard of the Slovak until he was first linked with a move to St James' Park - and it appeared to be an underwhelming loan signing to say the very least. Then came Dubravka's memorable debut against Manchester United, followed by a string of impressive performances - and, by the time Newcastle exercised the £4million option to buy in the goalkeeper's loan deal from Sparta Prague, his acquisition was rightly being celebrated as one of the best pieces of business in the club's history. But how did Dubravka remain under the radar for so long? Why didn't Europe's top clubs pick up on his talent? And how did he come to join Newcastle. NUFC Writer Chris Waugh has spoken to those who have helped nurture Dubravka's career and has found out exactly how the goalkeeper came to … [Read more...] about The making of Dubravka: How he became one of Newcastle’s best-ever signings