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Re: Famous Names

Postby Wunderkind_Lucy » Oct 02, 2019 3:00 pm

Ben Barnes, the actor who played Caspian in the most recent movie adaptations of Prince Caspian and Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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Re: Famous Names

Postby wolfloversk » Dec 01, 2019 6:15 am

Beatrix Potter (Children's book author, probably best known for "The Tale of Peter Rabbit")
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Re: Famous Names

Postby coracle » Dec 06, 2019 12:54 am

Peter Cook, (deceased), a British comedian of the mid-late 20th century; played the clergyman who spoke the famous lines,"Mawwiage is what bwings us togevah today."
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Re: Famous Names

Postby Courtenay » Dec 06, 2019 5:33 am

Mawwiage! Dat bwesséd awwangement... dat dweam wiffin a dweam... :D :D :D

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Colin Firth, British actor famous for playing Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (the BBC version of 1995) and King George VI in The King's Speech, among many other roles
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Postby ValiantArcher » Dec 06, 2019 2:54 pm

Francis Schaeffer
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Postby waggawerewolf27 » Dec 30, 2019 7:49 pm

(Reverend) Samuel Marsden, an early minister & magistrate, who lived in what is now Western Sydney, at a place now called Mamre House, near St Marys. Called the "Whipping parson", he did a lot of good work in New Zealand where he was much appreciated.
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Re: Famous Names

Postby Courtenay » Dec 31, 2019 1:51 am

Captain Matthew Flinders, who completed the first close circumnavigation of "Terra Australis" in 1802-03 and afterwards suggested "Australia" as a better sounding name for it... :D
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Postby Wunderkind_Lucy » Jan 01, 2020 3:53 pm

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, who was also known as the Lady with the Lamp.

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Re: Famous Names

Postby Courtenay » Jan 01, 2020 5:25 pm

Nina Simone, absolutely brilliant jazz/blues singer and pianist.
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