Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman
Effortlessly urbane British actor Alan Rickman enjoyed a distinguished stage career with the Royal Shakespeare Company prior to winning international acclaim in dozens of film and television projects. Following years of work on U.K. television, the actor was instantly entered into the pantheon of all-time movie villains with his portrayal of German terrorist Hans Gruber in the action classic "Die...

Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels
Actor Anthony Daniels achieved pop-culture immortality - albeit from behind a metallic golden mask - as the fretful but well-meaning android C-3PO, first seen in the genre-defining blockbuster "Star Wars" (1977). Emerging as a dramatic radio performer with the BBC, and later, as a Shakespearean stage actor at London's Young Vic Theatre, Daniels initially scoffed at the offer to play a robot in a...

Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly
After more than two decades as a journeyman player on stage and screen, Tyne Daly found television stardom as the no-nonsense, commonsensical Mary Beth Lacey, partner of Chris Cagney, on the CBS series "Cagney & Lacey". not only was it the first successful TV series to focus on female cops, but in 1985 Lacey became the first TV policewoman to be pregnant on the job mirroring Daly's real life...