Category Archives: Fantasy

Sir Terry Pratchett OBE

English novelist Sir Terry Pratchett OBE, was born 28th April in 1948. He is best known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre In particular the popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchett’s first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and his first Discworld novel The Colour of …

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Jenna Coleman (Dr Who, Waterloo Road, Victoria)

English Actress Jenna-Louise Coleman was born 27 April 1986 in Blackpool, Lancashire, the daughter of Karen and Keith Coleman. She has an older brother named Ben. She attended Arnold School, where she was head girl. She has stated that she regrets not having a conventional university experience. While at school, Coleman wbegan her acting career …

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Russell T. Davies OBE (Dr Who, Cassanova)

Welsh screenwriter and television producer Russell T Davies, OBE was born 27 April 1963 in Swansea, Wales. Davies aspired to work as a comic artist in his adult life, until a careers advisor at Olchfa School suggested that he study English literature; he consequently focused on a career of play- and screen-writing. After he graduated …

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The Soddit

I am currently reading The Soddit or Let’s Cash in Again, it’s  An amusing parody of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, written by A.R.R.R. Roberts. This book Follows on from Bored of the Rings and parodies Tolkien’s The Hobbit. The story starts when a peaceful Soddit called Bingo is visited by a hard-of-hearing wizard, named Gandef, …

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I would like to read American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It features a taciturn convict named Shadow who is released from prison early when his wife, Laura Moon, and best friend Robbie Burton die in a car accident, leaving him alone in the world. Bereaved, he takes a job as a bodyguard for a mysterious …

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Bram Stoker

Best known today for his classic 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula, the Irish novelist and short story writer Abraham “Bram” Stoker passed away April 20 Born 8th November 1847 in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland. Stoker was bedridden until he started school at the age of seven, when he made a complete recovery. He was educated in …

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Goerge Takei /Andy Serkis

Best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the 60′s television series Star Trek and numerous Star Trek Movies Amercan Actor George Takei was born 20th April in 1937. Takei began his career in Hollywood in the late 1950s, His first role was providing voiceover for several characters in …

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Tim Curry

British actor, voice actor and singer Tim Curry was born 19 April 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire. Curry spent most of his childhood in Plymouth, Devon; but, after his father’s death from pneumonia in 1958, his family moved to South London. Curry then went to boarding school and attended Kingswood School in Bath, Somerset. He developed …

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David Tennant

Best known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Scottish actor and voice actor. David Tennant was born 18 April 1971 …

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Sir Spike Milligan KBE

The late, great Comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor Sir Terence Alan “Spike” Milligan KBE was born 16 April 1918. He was of Irish and English parentage and Irish nationality. His early life was spent in India where he was born. The majority of his working life was spent in the United Kingdom. …

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