Ge­ordies on my mind Five great north-east ac­tors

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Bil­lTravers

Ac­tu­ally from Sun der land. Many Wear­side­folk now re­ject the term “Ge­ordie”.But therugged­star of Born Free was de­scribed as such in his­prime.

JanetMcTeer

Born in Walls end,Mc Tee r got an Os­car nom­i­na­tion for Tum­ble weeds backin1999.Has since­ex­celledas Cle­men­tine Churchill in Into the Stor­mandHu­bert in­Al­bert Nobbs.

An­drea Rise bor­ough

Though not quite a movie star, the New­cas­tle na­tive is a con­tender for the best Bri­tish ac­tress of her gen­er­a­tion. Stun­ning ly good in Shadow Dancer. Will soon be seen as Svetlana Sta lin in Ar­mando Ian nu cc i’ s Death of Sta lin.

Char­lieHun­nam

What a strange trip it’ s been. We first saw him as the frail young he roof Ni­cholas Nick le by. Then he be­came a hulk in King Arthur and Pa­cific Rim. Cur­rently re mak­ing Pa pill on along­side Ra mi Ma lek.

GregWise

The great big hand­some fel­low who played Mr Wil­loughby in AngLee’ s Sense and Sen­si­bil­ity. Has been mar­ried to Emma Thomp­son since 2003.

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