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Aspects for the week beginning 3 March 2019

Olivia Colman Olivia Colman won an Oscar last week for her role in the film about Queen Anne, “The Favourite”.  She’s an actress of extraordinary range, who started out in comedy in Peep Show, played D.S. Ellie Miller in Broadchurch, and several roles later has earned herself an Oscar with this role.  She is due […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film

Aspect for the week beginning 10 February 2019

Alan Turing Voted Greatest Icon of 20th Century “There should be no question in anyone’s mind that Turing’s work was the biggest factor in Hut 8’s success. In the early days, he was the only cryptographer who thought the problem worth tackling” ~ Hugh Alexander This week cryptanalyst Alan Turing was voted Greatest Icon in […]

Categories: Book Review · Film · Historical

Aspects for the week beginning 3 February 2019

Richard E. Grant Richard E. Grant has had an emotional fortnight.  On 23rd January he found out he was nominated for his first Oscar, at the age of 61.  Then a week later, he shed tears over a tweet by Barbra Streisand.  The sense of anticipation in his life will be building up to the […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film

Aspects for the week beginning 20 January 2019

Mary Queen of Scots The new film released in the U.K. this week on Friday 18th January about Mary Queen of Scots looks intriguing, and stars two modern stars of the screen.  The film is based on a biography of Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy, “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film · Historical

Aspects for the week beginning 4 March 2018

The Oscars 2018: 90th Academy Awards Tonight sees the 90th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.  The Sun conjuncts Neptune today, an ideal day to focus on glamour and film.  Mercury conjuncts Venus and Chiron, which is ideal for writing about it, too.  Here is an astrological guide to the Best Actresses […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film

Aspects for the week beginning 15 October 2017

Harvey Weinstein “I came of age in the 60s and 70s, when all the rules about behaviour and workplaces were different” ~ Harvey Weinstein There’s no birth time for Film Producer Harvey Weinstein, but there is still much of interest to discover about this man who managed for years to conceal evidence of his sexual […]

Categories: Film

Aspects for the week beginning 11 October 2015

Suffragette “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave” ~ from the film “Suffragette” The film “Suffragette” will be released tomorrow in the U.K (23rd October in the U.S.), and stars Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan among others.  It has been a long time in production (since April 2011) but is timely as this year, […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film · Historical

Aspects for the week beginning 12 July 2015

Harper Lee The story of the author Harper Lee, her early success in writing “To Kill a Mockingbird” (the most highly praised book in American literature), her withdrawal from publicity and chosen life of seclusion, her protection by her older sister Alice, then at the end of her life publication of the original text of […]

Categories: Book Review · Film

Aspects for the week beginning 14 June 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch What a year it has been for Benedict Cumberbatch!  Ups and downs (mainly ups) culminating yesterday in the announcement that he had a newborn son, and a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. His Birth Chart He has a strong chart, with many interesting features.  His Ascendant in Libra (he was born […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film

Aspects for the week beginning 2 November 2014

Joseph Mallord William Turner A film premiered this week, entitled “Mr. Turner” featuring the combined geniuses of the painter J.M.W. Turner, the film director Mike Leigh and the actor Timothy Spall. Personal View When I was in the third year at University I signed up for a course on 20th Century art, but changed my […]

Categories: Art · Film