Saturday, October 29, 2011

Konnie Huq

British TV Presenter

Popular name       Konnie Huq
Birth name            Kanak Asha Huq
Birth date             July 17, 1975
Birth place            Hammersmith, London, England
Residence             London, England
Ethnicity               Bangladesh
Citizenship            British
Education             2:1 in Economics
Occupation           Television presenter

Kanak is a British television presenter, who is best known for being the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter, having presented it from 1 December 1997 until 23 January 2008. She presented the 2010 series of The Xtra Factor on ITV2.

Huq was born in Hammersmith, London, to Muslim Bangladeshi parents who had immigrated to England in the 1960s. She grew up in Ealing, London, with her two sisters, Rupa and Nutun. She was educated at the independent Notting Hill & Ealing High School in London obtaining 9 GCSEs (of which 8 were grade A and 1 grade B) and A-levels in physics, maths and chemistry. She also appeared on the TV gameshow Blockbusters in 1992. At Robinson College, Cambridge she obtained a 2:1 in Economics.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Emily Blunt

British Actress

Emily Blunt 

Birth Name                   Emily Olivia Leah Blunt
Birth date                      February 23, 1983
Birth place                    Roehampton, London, England, UK
Height                           5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Occupation                   Actress
Spouse                          John Krasinski (2010–present)

Life and Career
Emily Blunt is a British actress best known for her roles in The Young Victoria (2009) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006).

She was born Emily Olivia Leah Blunt on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England,
She has three brothers, and her Mother is a Teacher, her Father is a barrister. Crispin Blunt, Conservative Member of Parliament for Reigate, is her Uncle and her famous boyfriend of two years is singer Michael Buble, who she lives with in her home in Vancouver. The two met and fell in love after meeting backstage at one of his concerts.

She received a rigorous education at Ibstock Place School, a co-ed private school at Roehampton. However, young Emily Blunt had a stammer, since she was a kid of 8. Her mother took her to relaxation classes, which did not do anything. She reached a turning point at 12, when a teacher cleverly asked her to play a character with a different voice and said, "I really believe in you". Blunt ended up using a northern accent, and it did the trick, her stammer disappeared.

Bonnie Wright

British Actress and Model

Popular name         Bonnie Wright
Birth Name            Bonnie Francesca Wright
Birth date               February 17, 1991
Birth place              London, England, UK
Height                    5' 6" (1.68 m)
Hair color               Red
Occupation            Actress and Model

In November of 2001 Bonnie made her film debut as Ginny Weasley, the shy and younger sister of Harry Potter's best friend, Ron Weasley.

Not only is Bonnie a talented actress but she also happens to have many secret talents that may, or may not surprise you. Bonnie has stated that she loves to surf & infact went to Austrlia to do just that. She also enjoys playing football, (soccer), rounders, & tennis. Bonnie also has a passion for music that reaches beyond a favorite song on the radio. Bonnie has a talent for the piano and recorder. Bonnie is also able to do Cockney, Yorkshire, and Australian accents. But that's not all! Last but not least, she does ballet, modern, and African dances. So just what would she be doing if she wasn't an actress? She has stated she would like to own a resort in Australia.

Wright was named the winner of the Most Edgy Look Award at the 2011 Rodial Beautiful Awards. Wright has her own profile page at Next Models Agency. Wright participated as a catwalk model for fashion designer Katie Eary, Autumn/Winter 2011 show during London Fashion Week. Wright has been featured in various photoshoots and interviews: including in the Evening Standard, Grazia Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, No. Magazine, The Times Luxx Magazine, Drama Magazine, The Daily Mail You Magazine, InStyle Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Vanity Fair, ASOS Magazine, and Dirty Glam Magazine

Rebecca Hall

British Actress

Popular name        Rebecca Hall
Birth Name           Rebecca Maria Hall
Birth date              May 3, 1982,
Birth place             London, England
Height                   5' 9" (1.75 m)
Occupation            Actress
Father                    Peter Hall
Mother                   Maria Ewi
Awards                  Nominated for 1 BAFTA and 1 Golden Globe

Hall's first role came in 1992, when she appeared as Young Sophy in her father's television adaptation of Mary Wesley's The Camomile Lawn. Hall's feature film debut came in 2006 as Rebecca Epstein in the film adaptation of David Nicholls's Starter for Ten. She got her breakthrough with the role of Sarah Borden in Christopher Nolan's film The Prestige. She then appeared in Stephen Poliakoff's Joe's Palace in 2007,as well as appearing in several other TV movies including Wide Sargasso Sea and Rubberheart. Her Hollywood fame grew when she starred in the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, playing one of the title characters, Vicky. Critics praised her performance as well as Penélope Cruz's, who won an Academy Award. Hall was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. She also appeared in Frost/Nixon in 2008.

Carey Mulligan

British Actress

Popular name         Carey Mulligan
Birth Name             Carey Hannah Mulligan
Birth date                May 28, 1985
Birth place              Westminster, London, England
Height                     5' 7" (1.70 m)
Occupation             Actress
Years active            2005–present
Brother                  Owen Mulligan.
Father                    Stephen Mulligan.
Mother                   Nano Mulligan.

Carey  made her film debut as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005) and the 2005 BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel "Bleak House" (2005). She currently resides in Covent Garden, England.

Following Pride & Prejudice, she had roles in numerous British programs and, in 2007, made her Broadway debut in The Seagull to critical acclaim. In 2009, she gained widespread recognition for playing the lead role of Jenny in An Education, winning a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Additionally, Mulligan was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for her performance. Following her breakthrough role as Jenny, she appeared in the dramatic films The Greatest and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as well as Never Let Me Go, all in 2010.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Katie Leung 梁佩诗

British Actress

Popular name       Katie Leung 梁佩诗
Birth Name          Katie Liu Leung
Nickname            Katt    
Birth date             August 8, 1987
Birth place            Motherwell, Scotland, UK
Height                   5' 4½" (1.64 m)
Occupation           Actress and Student

Katie Liu Leung  is a Scottish actress, best known for playing Cho Chang in the Harry Potter film series. She returned for a brief role in the video game Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Leung's father saw an advertisement for a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire casting call, and suggested she should try out. She waited four hours in line for a five-minute audition, and said that she would rather be shopping than stand in line for a role she was almost certain she wouldn't get.  Two weeks later, she was called back for a workshop and was cast as Cho Chang, in the process beating out over 4,500 other girls for the part.

Hayley Atwell

British Actress and Singer

Popular name          Hayley Atwell
Birth Name             Hayley Elizabeth Atwell
Birth date                April 5, 1982
Birth place               London, England, UK
Height                     5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Occupation             Singer and actress
Career Start            Whatever Love Means

Hayley Atwell is one of the UK’s most successful young film actresses, with roles in Brideshead Revisited, The Duchess and 2011 summer blockbuster Captain America. British actress Hayley Atwell rode to fame on the crest of her role as the female lead in Woody Allen's resonantly English, crime-themed black comedy Cassandra's Dream (2007), then signed for another prestigious assignment -- the lead in Julian Jarrold's period drama Brideshead Revisited (2008),