About Maddy And This Blog

Greetings fellow fans of classic era films and television. My name is Madeleine(but you can call me Maddy). I’m in my thirties and live in England. I fell in love with the classics at an early age and will love them until I draw my last breath. You can read about how I discovered classic era films in this article here.

I’m looking forward to slowly returning to the blogging community. I had to give up blogging a few years ago due to severe illness. I’m still extremely poorly but I feel like I now want to try and write a bit again whenever I feel up to it.

I’m a huge fan of Film Noir, the films of Alfred Hitchcock, 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s British films. I love Japanese and Indian cinema, especially the films of Kenji Mizoguchi, Akira Kurosawa and Satyajit Ray. I love the James Bond film series and Timothy Dalton is my favourite 007 – I do like each Bond actor and think they’ve all brought something unique and special to the role.

Some of my favourite TV series include Callan, The Twilight Zone, Outlander, The Avengers, Kojak, The Wire, Mad Men, Fringe, The Rockford Files, The Bridge(2011-2018),Upstairs,Downstairs, Columbo, Perry Mason, MASH, Sapphire And Steel, Blake’s 7, All Creatures Great And Small, Doctor Who, Star Trek, The Jewel In The Crown, The Duchess Of Duke Street, Secret Army,The Omega Factor, Timeless, Prime Suspect, Cadfael, Twin Peaks.

One of my favourite actors is George Sanders. Nobody played the charming cad quite like he did. I especially love it when he got to play the hero in films such as Foreign Correspondent and The Saint and Falcon film series.

George Sanders keeping it casual.

Another favourite of mine is the fabulous Jeremy Brett. He means such a lot to me personally because I’ve taken(and continue to do so) strength from his brave battles with his physical and mental health. A phenomenal actor and a lovely man. For me he is the definitive screen Sherlock Holmes.

Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes in the Granada television series.

Other favourites of mine include Takashi Shimura, Conrad Veidt, Peter O’Toole, Dorothy Dandridge, Anthony Hopkins, Audrey Hepburn, Claude Rains, Edward Woodward, Lon Chaney Sr, Alan Rickman, Madhubala, Clara Bow, Leslie Howard, Roshan Seth, Ian Holm, Timothy Dalton, Patrick Malahide, Jared Harris, Tony Leung, Robert Donat, Setsuko Hara, James Mason, Pam Grier, Anna May Wong, Stanley Baker, Sidney Poitier, Robert Ryan, Caitriona Balfe, Margaret Lockwood, Roger Allam, Gene Hackman, Matt Smith, Marlene Dietrich, Derek Jacobi, George C. Scott, Basil Rathbone, Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Anton Walbrook, John Mills, Glynis Johns, Marcello Mastroianni, Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Dirk Bogarde, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Vivien Leigh, Marilyn Monroe, Diana Rigg, Albert Finney, Vincent Price, Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, William Holden, John Barrymore, Bernard Hepton, Terence Stamp, Errol Flynn, William Powell, Trevor Howard, Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Katy Jurado, Christopher Plummer, Eva Green, Ida Lupino, Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Ruby Dee, Fredric March, Ian Richardson, Charles Dance, Giulietta Masina, Spencer Tracy, Ava Gardner, Joanne Woodward,Lee Remick, Jonathan Hyde, Jason Watkins, Robert Duvall, Eve Arden, Toshiro Mifune, Nigel Patrick, Jane Fonda, Ralph Fiennes, Shashi Kapoor, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Ian McKellen, Jason Isaacs, Mark Lewis Jones, Sean Pertwee, Colin Firth, Audrey Tautou, David Morrissey, Chris Cooper, John Noble, Andrew Robinson, James Purefoy, Sam Neill, Colm Feore, Kate Winslet, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Bob Peck, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Lena Olin, David Ogden Stiers, Alan Alda, Viola Davis, Telly Savalas and Jeremy Irons.

I’m so happy that you’re here and I hope you’ll join me to discuss classic films and series. My main focus here will be upon films and series from the classic era, but you will also find me writing about films and series from outside of that period as well. I may also write about books sometimes.


3 thoughts on “About Maddy And This Blog

  1. Glad I came across your blog. I signed up and look forward to following it.
    As for your list of favorite actors. I wouldn’t subtract any of them. and would add Peter Lorre, Fredric March, Beulah Bondi, Fred MacMurray, Wendy Hiller, Jack Lemon, Barbara Stanwyck, and probably a dozen or so more.


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