British telly star Jenna Coleman is a delightful CALIFUK recipe for melodrama. Coming up with work as investigative journalist Jasmine Thomas (2005-2009) on Emmerdale, a longstanding British soap set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales, she survived a summer getaway with her uncle and quickly began a lesbian relationship with her friend. In 2011, the adorably dimpled actress took a real-life getaway, crossing the pond for her feature film debut in Captain America: The First Avenger. Then things took a dramatic turn for the best. The bewitching Coleman was cast on BBC series Doctor Who as Clara, companion of the 11th and 12th incarnation of the Doctor. So is Coleman ready to break into Hollywood? Examining her life in granular detail, things get murky; without being rude, she may be dating dangerously debonair Prince Harry (oh my!). And if Coleman can navigate the royal dating scene, she certainly has the charm and power for Hollywood. But then the question becomes—is the starlet willing to bend time and space in order to tackle steady work with American productions? Next year, she’ll costar in Me Before You, a film directed by Thea Sharrock, the acclaimed theater director of Broadway’s Equus. From there, it’s all in the stars.
6 Born 27 April 1986 [a]
6.a “Alas, I must nurse my wounds of disappointment [in this record] with his earlier albums, and hope for the group’s redemption.” [i]
6.i from “Parsons Gets Too Vocal” by Justine Bateman[*]| Los Angeles Times | 27 April 1986
*At the suggestion of a Times reader, actress Justine Bateman (Family Ties) reviewed Alan Parsons’ ninth studio album Stereotomy. With kind words she panned the record.
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