Archive for February 28, 2011

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 48

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on February 28, 2011 by telescoper

Is it possible that Professor of Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Cambridge Anthony Lasenby might be related to the late Quentin Crisp?


Who is the best actor not to win an Oscar?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 28, 2011 by telescoper

Waking to the news that Colin Firth won the Best Actor Oscar for his role as George VI in The King’s Speech, I thought it would be fun to consider outstanding acting performances that for one reason or another didn’t win an Oscar.

My nomination is for Sean Connery’s spellbending performance as Brother William of Baskerville in The Name of the Rose (a “palimpsest” of Umberto Eco’s novel of the same title). In fact you can watch the whole film (in pieces) on Youtube:

Other nominations through the comments box please!