Victoria Wood 1953 – 2016

Victoria Wood

19th May 1953 – 20th April 2016

“Everyone’s a national treasure these days; you can’t move for them. But there should only ever be one at a time. For years, it was Dame Thora Hird. After she died, it was going to be Judi Dench, but then Joanna Lumley saved the Gurkhas so she got the gig.”

Alan Rickman 1946 – 2016

Alan Rickman

21st February 1946 – 14th January 2016

“If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.”

David Bowie 1947 – 2016

David Bowie

8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016

“I reinvented my image so many times that I’m in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.”

Adam Buxton on David Bowie from 2013:

Wes Craven 1939 – 2015

Wes Craven

2nd August 1939 – 30th August 2015

“I believe the cinema is one of our principal forms of art. It is an incredibly powerful way to tell uplifting stories that can move people to cry with joy and inspire them to reach for the stars.”

Christopher Lee 1922 – 2015

Christopher Lee

27th May 1922 – 7th June 2015

“I hate being idle. As dear Boris used to say, when I die I want to die with my boots on.”