Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - On This Day -

Happy New Year ev­ery­one, this is Olivia New­ton-John and I just want to say that the ru­mours of my death have been greatly ex­ag­ger­ated, to quote a very fa­mous quote - Ac­tress Olivia New­ton-John says she is “do­ing great” even though di­ag­nosed with can­cer.

My life, it’s slip­ping away and I can feel it and I should. I’m 75, I’m near the end. I’m nearer the end than I am the be­gin­ning. But it doesn’t frighten me, it’s an ad­ven­ture - Co­me­dian Sir Billy Con­nolly.

There are peo­ple you have mad pas­sion­ate af­fairs with and peo­ple who you marry. Mar­riage is find­ing some­body who you can raise a fam­ily with, grow old with and who you want to come home to. It sounds a bit of a pas­sion killer, but it’s true -

Cold Feet star Hermione Nor­ris.

I wasn’t un­aware that there were peo­ple in the in­dus­try who abused their power, or who were seedy or un­trust­wor­thy. But be­cause of my mother I was never a vic­tim and I’m very, very thank­ful. I didn’t leave home at 19 all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed – I hadn’t been wrapped in cot­ton wool – but I had been pro­tected” - Ir­ish ac­tress Saoirse Ro­nan.

“It was re­ally hot and windy! I couldn’t help think­ing, there prob­a­bly is a body in there some­where. Imag­ine if we hap­pened upon it! - Ac­tress Brenda Blethyn on film­ing the de­tec­tive se­ries Vera.

Diane Keaton was born on this day in 1946. Keaton is an Amer­i­can film ac­tress, di­rec­tor, and pro­ducer. She is the re­cip­i­ent of var­i­ous ac­co­lades in­clud­ing an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achieve­ment Award. The films that shaped her early ca­reer were those with di­rec­tor and co-star Woody Allen, most no­tably An­nie Hall in 1977.

Ir­ish ac­tress Saoirse Ro­nan

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