Friday, 23 April 2010


Some iconic English "Georges" (fact or fiction, past or present, living or dead) for St George's Day. Each one represents something quintessentially English.

Pictured above: George Sanders (1906-72), actor. Sanders was born in St Petersburg, Russia of English parents. While he was a child the family returned to Britain with the advent of the Russian Revolution. His most famous movie role was as Simon Templar - "The Saint". How much more appropriate could we get today? Sanders was honoured with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - for Motion Pictures at 1636 Vine St, and for Television at 7007 Hollywood Blvd. Appropriate, again, since the Leicester Walk of Fame is being dedicated this weekend.

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