Saturday, 10 March 2012

ROSSANO BRAZZI - Roger Beckerman

Rossano Brazzi, (born 18th September, 1916 – died 24th December, 1994) was an Italian actor.
Brazzi was born in Bologna, and attended San Marco University, in Florence, Italy, a city in which he lived since the age of four. He made his film debut in a 1939 Italian film.
Brazzi had an extensive filmography, much of it in Italian and French films, but the film that propelled him to international fame was Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), a Hollywood blockbuster, followed by the leading male role in David Lean's romance Summertime (1955). Other Brazzi's notable roles include an early Hollywood part in Little Women (1948), as well as visible roles in The Story of Esther Costello (1957), South Pacific (1958), The Barefoot Contessa, The Light in the Piazza (1962), and as the murdered Roger Beckerman in The Italian Job. In 1966, he starred in the family feature, The Christmas That Almost Wasn't.
In 1940, Brazzi married Lidia Baroness Bertolini (1921-1981), to whom he stayed married until her death. The couple had no children. In 1982, he married the German Ilse Fischer. There were no children from the marriage. Brazzi died in Rome on Christmas Eve 1994 at the age of 78, from a neural virus.

My Rossano Brazzi autograph display.

RAF VALLONE - Altabani

Raffaele Vallone, known as Raf, (born 17th February, 1916 – died 31st October, 2002), was an Italian actor and an international film star.
Born in Tropea, Calabria, Italy, the son of a lawyer, Vallone studied Law and Philosophy at the University of Turin and entered his father's law firm. He also played semi-professional soccer but never realized his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Subsequently, he became a sports reporter for L'Unità, a communist newspaper, and also a drama critic for La Stampa. During World War II, Vallone served with the anti-Fascist resistance.
His first film appearance was in We the Living (1942, but Vallone was not interested in an acting career. Nevertheless, he was cast as a soldier competing with Vittorio Gassman for the love of Silvana Mangano in Riso amaro (Bitter Rice) (1949). The film became a neo-realist classic and Vallone was launched on an international career. Vallone played the Mafia leader Altabani, in The Italian Job.
Vallone was married to the actress Elena Varzi from 1952 until his death. He had two children who are actors, Eleonora Vallone and Saverio Vallone.
He died in Rome in 2002.
My Raf Vallone autograph display.

MICHAEL CAINE - Charlie Croker

Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Jr., CBE (born 14th March, 1933), better known by his screen name Michael Caine, is an Oscar- and BAFTA-winning English film actor who has appeared in more than one hundred films.
Caine's acting career began in Horsham, West Sussex. He responded to an advertisement for an assistant stage manager for the Horsham-based Westminster Repertory Company. This led to walk-on roles at the Carfax Theatre. After several minor roles, Caine came into the public eye as the upper-class British army officer Gonville Bromhead VC in the 1964 film Zulu. This proved paradoxical, as Caine was to become notable for using a regional accent, rather than the received pronunciation hitherto considered proper for film actors. At the time, Caine's working-class Cockney, just as with The Beatles' Liverpudlian accents, stood out to American and British audiences alike. Zulu was closely followed by two of his best-known roles: the spy Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File (1965), and the woman-chasing title character in Alfie (1966). He went on to play Palmer in a further four films, Funeral in Berlin (1966), Billion-Dollar Brain (1967), Bullet to Beijing (1995) and Midnight in St. Petersburg (1995). Caine made his first movie in the United States in 1966, after an invitation from Shirley MacLaine to play opposite her in Gambit. During the first two weeks, whilst staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel, he met long term friends John Wayne and agent "Swifty" Lazar.
After ending the 1960s with the equally iconic The Italian Job, with Noel Coward, and a solid role as an RAF fighter pilot, Squadron Leader Canfield, in the all-star cast of Battle of Britain (1969), Caine entered the 1970s with Get Carter, a British gangster film. Caine was busy throughout the 1970s, with successes including Sleuth (1972), opposite Sir Laurence Olivier and The Man Who Would Be King (1975), costarring Sean Connery and directed by the legendary John Huston.
Caine lives near Leatherhead in Surrey, and is patron to the Leatherhead Drama Festival. In addition, Caine owns a penthouse in Miami Beach, Florida.
He was married to actress Patricia Haines from 1955 to 1958; they had one daughter, Dominique. Caine has been married to actress and model Shakira Baksh since January 8, 1973. They have a daughter named Natasha.
Some time after his mother died, Caine and his younger brother, Stanley, learned they had an elder half-brother, named David. He suffered from severe epilepsy and had been kept in Cane Hill Mental hospital his entire life. Although their mother regularly visited her first son in hospital, even her husband did not know the child existed. David died in 1992.
Caine is a fan of the football team Chelsea FC.
Trivia books written by Caine include Not Many People Know That!, And Not Many People Know This Either!, Michael Caine's Moving Picture Show and Not A Lot of People Know This is 1988. Proceeds from the books went to the National Playing Fields Association (now Fields In Trust) of which Caine was a prominent supporter.
Unlike many actors who adopt their stage name for everyday use, Caine still uses his real name when he is not working.

My Michael Caine autograph display.

NOEL COWARD - Mr. Bridger

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (born 16th December, 1899 – died 26th March, 1973) was an English actor, playwright and composer of popular music. Among his achievements, he received an Academy Certificate of Merit at the 1943 Academy Awards for "outstanding production achievement for In Which We Serve."
Coward's popularity as a playwright declined sharply in the 1950s, with plays such as Quadrille, Relative Values, Nude with Violin and South Sea Bubble failing to find much favour with critics or audiences. Despite this he maintained a high public profile, continuing to write (and occasionally star in) moderately successful West End plays and musicals, performing an acclaimed solo cabaret act in Las Vegas, and starring in films such as Bunny Lake is Missing, Around the World in 80 Days, Our Man in Havana, Boom! and The Italian Job as Mr. Bridger.
By now suffering from severe arthritis and bouts of memory loss, which affected his work in The Italian Job, Coward retired from the theatre. He was knighted in 1970, and died in Jamaica in March 1973 of heart failure. He was buried three days later on the brow of Firefly Hill, Jamaica, overlooking the north coast of the island. On 28th March 1984, a memorial stone was unveiled by the Queen Mother in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey.

My Noel Coward autograph display.


Graham Payn (born 25th April, 1918 – died 4th November, 2005) was born in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. He was a British actor and singer, gay and the life partner of the late Sir Noel Coward.
Payn moved with his family to England when he was about ten years old (circa 1928). He became a boy soprano in concerts and in boy's choirs. He made his first stage appearance at thirteen at the Palladium, as "Curly" in Peter Pan. At the age of fourteen he appeared in Noel Coward's revue Words and Music. Payn's audition consisted of a tap dance routine which he performed while singing "Nearer, My God, to Thee".
In 1945, Coward wrote a leading role in Sigh No More specifically for Payn.
Payn appeared nearly continuously in the West End for the next twenty years of his life. He appeared on Broadway in Coward's Tonight at 8:30, and in films including The Italian Job.
Payn died at the couple's home in Switzerland, aged 87 on 4th November, 2005.

My Graham Payn autograph display.


Margaret Jane Blye - (born 24th October, 1942 – died 24th March, 2016) On the 28th September, 2008, I received a reply from Maggie, in which she signed three items and wrote me a nice letter. She mentioned that she was in good health, and of her most recent film "Man in the Chair", she co-stared with Christopher Plummer, Michael Angarano, Emmett Walsh and Robert Wagner, and was to be released shortly on DVD.
She also went on to say that she had been invited to take part in a new documentary for the re-release of "The Italian Job" in 2009, and of a possible reunion in the summer of 2009 in Turin, Italy, with the original cast and crew.
Maggie died on March 24, 2016 from cancer at her home in West Hollywood, California, aged 73.

My Maggie Blye autograph display.

HENRY McGEE - The Tailor

Henry McGee (born 14th May, 1929 – died 28th January, 2006) was a British actor best known as straight man to Benny Hill for many years. McGee was also often the announcer on Hill's TV programme, delivering the upbeat intro "Yes! It's The Benny Hill Show!"
Born in South Kensington, London, McGee hoped to become a doctor, but the death of his father when he was 17 put financial strains on the family that ended his plans. Having enjoyed acting as a boy, McGee decided to follow his mother's side of the family, which could trace its involvement in acting back to Kitty Clive. He went on to play supporting roles in films and television series and dramas, including The Saint and The Avengers, but it is for comedy roles that he is best remembered. His most enduring role was as the long-suffering 'mummy' of Honey Monster, a large, yellow, furry creature in advertisements for the breakfast cereal Sugar Puffs.
McGee played Two-Ton Ted in the video of Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West). Other comedy roles included the centre manager in On The Buses, and opposite Charlie Drake in The Worker (1965–1970). In The Italian Job, he was un-credited as the tailor.
He had a long and successful theatre career, during which he tackled a wide range of roles, receiving plaudits for deadpan delivery in farces such as Plunder.
McGee had one daughter, Stephanie. He spent his last six months in a nursing home, suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

My Henry McGee autograph display.

SIMON DEE - Adrian, The Shirtmaker

Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd (born 28th July, 1935, England - died 30th August, 2009) is better known by his stage name Simon Dee. He was a British television interviewer and radio disc jockey who hosted a twice-weekly chat show Dee Time, but after moving from the BBC to London Weekend Television he was dropped and his career never recovered.
In 1967 Dee began his early evening chat show on BBC television, which opened with the announcer, Len Martin (hotfoot from reading the football results on Grandstand), emulating Ed McMahon's introduction to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson ('It's Siiiiimon Dee!') and closed with Dee driving off in a E-type Jaguar through the helter-skelter ramp of the Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, accompanied by model, Lorna McDonald . The show was remarkably successful, with up to 18 million viewers. Actress Elizabeth Hurley has claimed that he was the model for Austin Powers in the spoof 1960s films of 1997-2002. Dee himself had cameo roles in some films, including The Italian Job (1969) and Doctor in Trouble (1970). He was first imprisoned for debt in March 1968, in Brixton prison where every time he left his cell, the wing would resound to the cry of 'It's Siiiiiimon Dee' from all the other prisoners. On this first internment he was so shocked that, while in the reception area waiting to be assigned to a cell, he swore that he would never get into debt again.
After a bizarre interview with George Lazenby (who had been smoking cannabis and outlined his theories on the assassination of John F. Kennedy at length), the show was not recommissioned. No alternative format for Dee was tried and he disappeared from the airwaves; when he signed on for unemployment benefit at Fulham labour exchange, there was considerable press coverage. Unable to revive his show business career, he eventually took a job as a bus driver; he also had several court appearances and some short jail terms in the 1970's over more unpaid debts.
Sadly, Simon died on Sunday, 30th August, 2009, just weeks after being diagnosed with bone cancer.

My Simon Dee autograph display.

JOHN CLIVE - The Garage Manager

John Clive (born 6th January, 1938 in London - died 14th October, 2012)) was an English actor. He had appeared in scores of films and TV shows and is also a best selling author.
Films he had appeared in include The Italian Job, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, A Clockwork Orange, and Yellow Submarine (as the voice of John Lennon). His television appearances include Robert's Robots, Rising Damp, The Dick Emery Show, The Perils of Pendragon, The Sweeney, Great Expectations and The History of Mr Polly.
In the late 1970s, he co-authored his first novel, "KG 200" which became a number 1 bestseller, and also listed in the USA. It was translated into dozens of languages and became a worldwide bestseller. He followed this with another number 1 bestseller,"Broken Wings". He also wrote "The Last Liberator", "Barossa","Ark" and "The Lions Cage". All of these books were based largely on fact.
His daughter, Hannah Clive, is a singer and songwriter who has performed, toured or recorded with Ray Charles, Right Said Fred, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Chris de Burgh and others. She is currently gigging in London.
John Clive died after a short illness on 14th October 2012 in England.

My John Clive autograph display.

VALERIE LEON - The Hotel Receptionist

Valerie Leon (born 12th November, 1945) is an English actress, regarded as something of a cult figure due to her roles in a number of high profile British film "franchises".
Her father was a director of a textile company, and her mother, who trained at RADA, stopped acting to become a full-time mother. She is the eldest of four privately-educated children. After leaving school, she became a trainee fashion buyer at Harrods, before playing truant one day to go to an audition which led to her becoming a chorus girl, and then going on tour with Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl.
Valerie appeared in several of the Carry On films, has been both an "official" and "unofficial" Bond girl - having played the "hotel receptionist" in The Spy Who Loved Me and the "Lady in Bahamas" in Never Say Never Again, and starred in the Hammer horror film Blood from the Mummy's Tomb as well as appearing in Revenge of the Pink Panther. Also, un-credited for her role as the "hotel receptionist" in The Italian Job.
On television, Valerie is probably best remembered for her part as a tall buxom woman driven wild by a small and puny man wearing Hai Karate aftershave, in a series of commercials for the product. She also appeared in The Saint, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Up Pompeii!, The Avengers, Space:1999 and in The Goodies comedy episode "It Might as Well Be String".
Valerie was married to BBC Head Of Comedy, Michael Mills from 1974 until his death in 1986.They had 2 children, a boy in 1975 and a girl in 1977.

My Valerie Leon autograph Display.

LELIA GOLDONI - Mrs. Beckerman

Lelia Vita Goldoni (born 1st October, 1936) is an American actress who appeared in a number of motion pictures and television shows starting in the late-1940s, beginning with uncredited cameo roles in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's House of Strangers (1949) and John Huston's We Were Strangers (1949).
She is best known for co-starring in John Cassavetes's groundbreaking film Shadows (1959) and playing the best friend of Ellen Burstyn's character in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974).

My Lelia Goldoni autograph display.

TONY BECKLEY - Camp Freddie

Tony Beckley (born 7th October, 1927 in Southampton, Hampshire, died 19th April, 1980 in Los Angeles, California) was an English actor.
He is probably best known for his role as Camp Freddie in the film The Italian Job. Other film credits include: Get Carter, Gold, Revenge of the Pink Panther and When a Stranger Calls.
He also appeared in television, perhaps most notably as the villainous Harrison Chase in the Doctor Who serial The Seeds of Doom. Other credits include The Saint, Z-Cars, Callan and Special Branch.
Iam still trying to obtain an autograph.


John Le Mesurier (born John Charles Elton Le Mesurier De Somerys Halliley; 5th April, 1912 – died 15th November, 1983) was a BAFTA Award-winning English actor. He is most famous for his role as Sergeant Arthur Wilson on the popular 1970s BBC comedy Dad's Army.
Le Mesurier appeared in over 100 films, including Private's Progress (1956), Brothers in Law (1957), Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959), I'm All Right Jack (1959), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Doctor in Love (1960), The Pure Hell of St Trinian's (1960), The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963), The Pink Panther (1963), Our Man in Marrakesh (1966), The Wrong Box (1966), The Italian Job (1969), and The Alf Garnett Saga (1972). In Ben-Hur (1959) he has an uncredited cameo role as a doctor. He also appeared in most of Tony Hancock's films and many episodes of his television series. His final film was with Peter Sellers in The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu in 1980. In most of his performances, he presented an impression of good-natured vagueness, which acquaintances claim was close to his true personality.
Towards the end of Dad's Army Le Mesurier became seriously ill, and lost a great deal of weight. He died at Ramsgate from a stomach haemorrhage, (which was brought on by cirrhosis of the liver) on 15th November 1983, aged 71. He is buried in the churchyard of the Church of St. George the Martyr, Church Hill, Ramsgate. His self-penned death notice in The Times stated that he had "conked out" and that he "misses his family and friends".
His last words before slipping into a coma were reportedly, "It's all been rather lovely".
Iam still trying to obtain an autograph.


Timothy Bateson (born 3rd April, 1926 - died 16th September, 2009) is a British actor.
He has appeared in many film, television and radio productions including Brother Cadfael, Doctor Who (in the serial entitled The Ribos Operation), Dad's Army and Labyrinth. 
he has also performed in the first ever British production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot.
He also provided the voices for several characters in the children's TV series TUGS (1988).
Timothy died on September 16th, 2009, according to his former agent.

My Timothy Bateson autograph display.

IRENE HANDL - Miss Peach

Irene Handl (born 27th December, 1901 – died 29th November, 1987) was an English film actress noted for her comic and character parts.
Irene was born in Maida Vale, London, the daughter of an Austrian banker father and French mother. She took to acting at the relatively advanced age of 36, and studied at the acting school run by the sister of Dame Sybil Thorndike. She made her London stage debut in February 1937. She went on to appear in over a hundred British films in supporting roles, mostly comedy character parts such as slightly eccentric mothers, grannies, landladies and servants. In the early 1980s, she played Nan in the ITV children's comedy show Metal Mickey. She died in Kensington in 1987 and is buried at the Golders Green Crematorium.

My Irene Handl autograph display.

? - Annette

Does anyone know who played Annette? - or if she is still living?

BENNY HILL - Prof. Simon Peach

Alfred Hawthorne Hill (born 21st January, 1924 – died 19th April, 1992), better known as Benny Hill, was a prolific English comic, actor and singer, best known for his television programme, The Benny Hill Show.
Benny Hill's film credits include parts in nine films including Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), in which he played the relatively straight role of the Toymaker; The Italian Job (1969); and, finally, a clip-show film spin-off of his early Thames shows (1969–73), called The Best of Benny Hill (1974).
Hill's audio recordings include "Gather in the Mushrooms" (1961), "Transistor Radio" (1961), "Harvest of Love" (1963), "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)" (1971). He also appeared in the 1986 video of the song "Anything She Does" by the band Genesis.
Hill's song, "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)," on the Best of Benny Hill album made the UK chart as Christmas number one single in 1971.
Hill's health began to decline in the early 1990s. He suffered heart problems, and on 11 February 1992, doctors told him he needed to lose weight and recommended a heart bypass. He declined and was diagnosed a week later with renal failure.
Benny Hill died on or about 19 April 1992, Easter weekend, alone in his flat at 7 Fairwater House, Twickenham Road, Teddington, South West London, at the age of 68. On 21 April, neighbours called the police, who then found Hill, deceased, sitting in his armchair in front of the television. On the day Hill died, a new contract arrived in the post from Central Independent Television.
The cause of death was listed as coronary thrombosis. His death coincided with that of Frankie Howerd, who died on 19 April aged 75. An obituary appeared in newspapers on 20 April, with Hill (whose death was yet to be discovered) saying that he and Howerd were "great friends". This has led to confusion as to who died first.
Hill was buried at Hollybrook Cemetery near his birthplace in Southampton. In October 1992, following rumours that he was buried with large amounts of gold jewellery, an attempt was made by thieves to exhume his body. However, when authorities looked into his open coffin the following morning, there was no treasure. Consequently, only the culprits know whether anything valuable was inside. Hill was re-buried with a new coffin lid and a solid slab across the top of the grave.

My Benny Hill autograph display.

GEORGE INNES - Bill Bailey

George Innes (born 8th March, 1938), is a British actor, who played minor and guest roles on British film and television from his film debut in Billy Liar 1963 until 1971, when he played footman Alfred Harris in the period drama, Upstairs, Downstairs. He is also known for his appearances in Danger UX (1979), House of Elliott (1991) and in the 1992 TV mini-series Seekers.
Since then, Innes has remained in demand as a character actor in America and Britain, on both small and large screens.

My George Innes autograph display.


Sadly Barry Cox passed away on January 12th 2010, after a long battle with cancer.
I'm still trying to obtain an autograph.


Richard Essame (born 1939, died 2015 in Long Beach, California) was a male model, an English actor and a car mechanic.
He is probably best known for his role as Tony in the film The Italian Job. His other film credit was in The Stud (1978). He also made an appearance in the tv series Department S, in the episode titled 'A Fish Out Of Water' in  1970.
After his film career, in 1976 he moved to Mallorca, Spain. Then he settled in the USA in 1983, opening a Motor Shop called Silver Motors, in Long Beach, CA. Specialising in British car repairs.
I was notified that Richard had passed away in 2015 (TBC).

My Richard Essame autograph display.


David Salamone bio to follow asap.

My David Salamone autograph display.

HARRY BAIRD - Big William

Harry Baird (born 12th May, 1931 - died 13th February, 2005) was a Guyana-born British actor who came to prominence in the 1960s.
Baird was born in Georgetown, British Guiana and was educated in Canada and England. He was given his film break in 1954 as a boxer named Jamaica in the Carol Reed film A Kid for Two Farthings (1955). A year later he appeared in Kismet at the Stoll Theatre in London, and although he had a role in Jean Genet's The Blacks in 1961, he subsequently appeared mostly in film and television. His first lead role was as Atimbu, in the White Hunter series in 1958. A series of stereotypical roles followed in low-budget films with generic African or 'jungle' themes.
His most high-profile role, however, was in the Michael Relph-Basil Dearden racial drama Sapphire (1959). Quality roles for a black actor in Britain remained scarce, although he appeared in supporting roles in the Patrick McGoohan vehicle Danger Man and the Gerry Anderson series UFO (1970) as Lieutenant Bradley, although he left the series midway through the run. Baird's only true lead role was in the 1968 Melvin Van Peebles drama The Story of a Three-Day Pass in which Baird played a French soldier who falls for a white Parisian woman. Based on Van Peebles own novel La Permission, it is arguably Baird's finest performance. Other roles included The Whisperers (1967) with Edith Evans, The Touchables (1968) (in which he played a gay wrestler named Lillywhite), the Hammer film The Oblong Box (1969) with Vincent Price, and The Italian Job (1969) alongside his friend Michael Caine, whose wife, fellow Guyanan Shakira Baksh, Baird had appeared alongside on UFO.
Baird was diagnosed with glaucoma in the 1970s, a condition which ultimately left him blind. He died of cancer in London in 2005.

My Harry Baird autograph display.


Michael Standing (born London, 19th June, 1939 – died 1st December, 1984) was a minor British actor of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Between an appearance in a 1964 episode of the tv series of The Saint and his final appearance in the 1975 opening season of The Tomorrow People in which he played Ginge, the biker heavy who became the Tomorrow People's ally, Standing appeared in a considerable number of dramas such as Z-Cars and the soap opera The Newcomers, and episodes of fantasy television series such as Adam Adamant Lives!, The Champions, and Ace of Wands.
Standing is probably best remembered for his role as Arthur in the 1969 movie, The Italian Job, who was, as Michael Caine's character Croker famously observed "only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" after he had totally destroyed a van with gelignite.
The audio commentary to the DVD of the first Tomorrow People story, The Slaves of Jedikiah, comments that Standing had died.
Most websites state that Michael Standing passed away on December 1st, 1984. Still to be confirmed.
Iam still trying to obtain an autograph.

JOHN FORGEHAM - Frank Cassidy

John Henry George Forgeham (born 14th May 1941 –  died 10th March 2017) is a British actor. He is probably most famous for playing Frank Laslett in the ITV series Footballers' Wives.
His other TV credits include: The Avengers, Z Cars, The Stone Tape, The Sweeney, Minder, The Professionals, Shoestring, Juliet Bravo, C.A.T.S. Eyes, Lovejoy, Bergerac, Pulaski, Making Out, Prime Suspect, London's Burning, Casualty and The Bill.
Film appearances include: The Italian Job, Sheena, Mean Machine and The Young Americans (film).
In 2004 he appeared in the second series of the ITV weight loss show, Celebrity Fit Club, he replaced Freddie Starr as team captain, but was demoted 5 weeks later, the role was taken by James Whitaker. In 2006, he was exposed for indulging in lewd acts on a web cam AKA cyber sex, in a similar type of incident to the much more highly publicised scandal surrounding actor Leslie Grantham two years earlier, during which he slagged off fellow co-stars Zoe Lucker, Laila Rouass and others and claimed the only reason he was in Footballers wives was for the money.
John died from internal bleeding after breaking a collarbone after falling out of bed at his home in Worthing, West Sussex on 10th March 2017, aged 75 years.

My John Forgeham autograph display.


Derek Ware (born 27th February, 1938 – died 22nd September, 2015) was an English actor and stuntman, active from the late 1950s through to the 1990s.
He is best known as a stuntman and fight arranger for the early seasons of Doctor Who, although he also worked on Z-Cars and Eastenders, and other British productions.
Derek died of cancer on 22nd September, 2015 aged 77.

My Derek Ware autograph display.


Stanley Caine, born Stanley Victor Micklewhite, is the younger brother of famous actor Michael Caine. He appeared in another two films with his brother - Billion Dollar Brain (1967) and Play Dirty (1968).
Stanley is noted for his role as Coco in the popular 1969 film The Italian Job.
Stanley passed away in January 2013.

My Stanley Caine autograph display.


Robert Powell (born 1st June, 1944), is a well-known English television and film actor, probably most famous for his title role in Jesus of Nazareth and as the fictional secret agent Richard Hannay. His distinctive voice has become well known in advertisements and documentaries.
He is also known for his role as Mark Williams in BBC One medical drama, Holby City, and in the sitcom The Detectives alongside Jasper Carrott.
On 29 October, 2001 a state-of-the-art theatre named after him was opened at the University of Salford.
On 9 February, 2008 he performed as narrator Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf with the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa in the North of England.

My Robert Powell autograph display.


Frank Francis Train (born 13th May, 1941 - died 15th September 2010).
He was born in Stockton-on-Tees, England. He trained at RADA and made his film debut in Mix Me A Person, in 1962.
 Frank took the stage name of Frank Jarvis, he appeared in many tv roles, from 1962 to 2006. Some of the main ones being The Saint, Adam Adamant Lives!, Softly Softly, Grange Hill and The Bill.
But will probably best remembered for his role as Roger.
Frank passed away on September 15th, 2010, aged 69.

My Frank Jarvis autograph display.