Steve Irwin (1962 – 2006)
Steve Irwin in Australia, 2005
|Born||Stephen Robert Irwin
22 February 1962
Essendon, Victoria, Australia
|Died||4 September 2006 (aged 44)
Batt Reef, Queensland, Australia
Cause of death
|Other names||The Crocodile Hunter|
|Notable work(s)||The Crocodile Hunter|
|Spouse(s)||Terri Irwin (m. 1992–2006)|
|Children||Bindi Sue Irwin (b. 1998)
Robert Clarence Irwin (b. 2003)
Stephen Robert “Steve” Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter“, was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri. Together, the couple also owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin’s parents in Beerwah, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of the Queensland state capital city of Brisbane. Irwin died on 4 September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean’s Deadliest. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship MY Steve Irwin was named in his honour.
Barrymore at the Music and Lyrics London premiere in 2007
|Born||Drew Blyth Barrymore
February 22, 1975 (age 38)
Culver City, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, author, screenwriter, film director, producer, model, United Nations ambassador|
|Parents||John Drew Barrymore
Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, screenwriter, film director, producer, model and author who is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is the granddaughter of film legend John Barrymore. Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months old, a 1978 episodic television debut The Waltons as Melissa in season 7: episode 4 and her film debut in Altered States in 1980. Afterwards, she starred in her breakout role as Gertie in Steven Spielberg‘s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and quickly became one of Hollywood’s most recognized child actresses, going on to establish herself in mainly comic roles.
Following a turbulent childhood which was marked by recurring drug and alcohol abuse and two stints in rehab, Barrymore wrote the 1990 autobiography, Little Girl Lost. She successfully made the transition from child star to adult actress with a number of films including Poison Ivy, Bad Girls, Boys on the Side, and Everyone Says I Love You. Subsequently, she established herself in romantic comedies such as The Wedding Singer and later, 50 First Dates.
In 1997, she and her business partner Nancy Juvonen formed the production company Flower Films, with its first production the 1999 Barrymore film Never Been Kissed. Flower Films has gone on to produce the Barrymore vehicle films Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, and Music and Lyrics, as well as the cult film Donnie Darko. Barrymore’s more recent projects include He’s Just Not That Into You, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Everybody’s Fine and Going the Distance. A recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Barrymore appeared on the cover of the 2007 People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful issue.
Barrymore was named an Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme (WFP). Since then, she has donated over US$1 million to the program. In 2007, she became both CoverGirl‘s newest model and spokeswoman for the cosmetic and the face for Gucci‘s newest jewelry line. In 2010, she was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens.
Blunt in January 2008
|Birth name||James Hillier Blount|
|Born||22 February 1974 (age 40)
Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
|Genres||Pop rock, soft rock, folk rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards, piano,violin, percussion|
|Labels||Warner Bros., Atlantic, Custard|
|Seagull acoustic guitars, Gibson J-45|
|James H. Blount|
|Years of service||1996–2002|
|Unit||Household Cavalry (Life Guards)|
James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974),  better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and former army captain. He had signed with EMI before securing a recording contract with Atlantic Records and Custard Records.
Blunt rose to prominence in 2004 with the release of his debut studio album Back to Bedlam, before achieving worldwide fame with the singles “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover“. The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping theUK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US. Blunt’s second album, All the Lost Souls, which was released in 2007, topped the charts in over 20 countries and produced the hit single “1973“. His third album, Some Kind of Trouble, was released in 2010, after its lead single Stay the Night. A deluxe edition was released the following year, titled Some Kind of Trouble: Revisited. In 2013, he released his fourth album, Moon Landing, which was preceded by the lead single “Bonfire Heart“, which peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart following promotion on The One Show and The Graham Norton Show, as well as receiving extensive radio airplay.
Blunt has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, with his debut album, Back to Bedlam, being listed as the best selling album of the 2000s in the UK. He has received several awards and nominations, having won two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.
Blunt was an officer in the British Army Life Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo during the conflict in 1999. While posted to Kosovo, Blunt was introduced to the work of Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF or “Doctors Without Borders”). Since then, Blunt has been an active supporter of MSF by holding meet-and-greet auctions at many of his concerts, and filming the documentary Return to Kosovo, in which he visited the people and places he had encountered while stationed there. Blunt is a patron of Help for Heroes, a charity aiming to raise money to provide better facilities for wounded British soldiers.
|Born||Julia Mary Walters
22 February 1950 (age 63)
Smethwick, Staffordshire, England
|Spouse(s)||Grant Roffey (1997–present)|
Julia Mary “Julie” Walters, CBE (born 22 February 1950) is an English actress and novelist. She came to international prominence for playing the title role in Educating Rita (1983). It was a role she had created on the West End stage, and it won her BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for Best Actress she also won an Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2001 for her performance in “for All my Son’s”.
She is best known internationally for her on-screen characterisation of Molly Weasley in seven of the eight Harry Potter films. In 2006, she came fourth in ITV‘s poll of the public’s 50 Greatest Stars in the UK. She is also well known for her collaborations with Victoria Wood, such as appearing with her in the award-winning sitcoms Victoria Wood As Seen On TV and Dinnerladies.