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Today’s Underrated Actor Spotlight: Barry Sullivan

watching NO QUESTIONS ASKED tonight. I’ve only seen Sullivan before in QUEEN BEE, he’s so cool and I look forward to seeing more of his films. Thanks for this informative blog post about his career!

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Actor Barry Sullivan

Like a lot of actors we’ve look at in this blog series, like Dan Duryea, John Hodiak, Richard Basehart, etc., Sullivan isn’t forgotten today. He is, however, very underrated as an actor both during his era and now. It seemed like studios weren’t always sure what to do with him, even though he proved that he was an amazing tough guy in unique, dark noirs. But studios already had their go-to actor for those roles. Sullivan, on the other hand, spent a good deal of time at MGM where they really didn’t have a designated studio tough guy. He was mostly used for boring leading man roles throughout his career and occasionally interesting supporting parts. There always seemed to be something fighting to be intriguing, even if it was a nothing part, Sullivan always gave it as much as he could. When he was given a role that was actually…

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Counter-terror police launch murder investigation after confirming Russian exile Nikolay Glushkov strangled

12 deaths on UK soil Murky claims of Russian involvement have hung over a series of deaths in the UK

  • 2006

    Igor Ponomarev

    A Russian diplomat who died in London just 48 hours before Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned. He was due to meet investigators looking at Russian state links to organised crime, but collapsed and died after complaining of extreme thirst.

  • 2006

    Alexander Litvinenko

    The former KGB officer died after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. A British public inquiry concluded his murder had probably been directly ordered by Vladimir Putin.

  • 2007

    Yuri Golubev

    The co-founder of the oil giant Yuko was found dead in 2007 shortly after returning from a trip to Moscow.

  • 2008

    Badri Patarkatsishvili

    A businessman and politician found dead at his Surrey mansion in 2008. He had raised fears of an assassination plot, but no signs of foul play were found and police closed the case.

  • 2010

    Gareth Williams

    A former GCHQ codebreaker on secondment to MI6 found dead locked inside a sports bag at his flat.

  • 2010

    Paul Castle

    A polo-player and friend to the Prince of Wales who leapt to his death in front of a train. An associate said at the time he owed “a lot of money to the wrong people”.

  • 2012

    Alexander Perepilichnyy

    The businessman fled Russia after after lifting the lid on a $230 million tax fraud by corrupt Russian government officials and died of a heart attack while out jogging in Surrey in 2012. Police and his wife do not suspect foul play, but an inquest heard his stomach contained traces of a rare plant poison.

  • 2012

    Robert Curtis

    Curtis, a property tycoon, threw himself in front of a train in 2012. Was said to be suffering from debts and depression.

  • 2013

    Boris Berezovsky

    The Russian oligarch fled to Britain after falling out with Vladimir Putin and lived under tight security. He was found hanged at his Surrey mansion in 2013, but a coroner recorded an open verdict.

  • 2014

    Scot Young

    A property developer and friend of Berezovsky was found impaled on railings below his central London flat. Young represented Berezovsky in business trips to Russia and was in contact with mafia figures.

  • 2015

    Johnny Elichaoff

    A friend of Scot Young and the former husband of TV presenter Trinny Woodall fell to his death from a West London shopping centre a month after Mr Young died.

  • 2016

    Dr Matthew Puncher

    A British scientist who discovered proof Alexander Likvinenko had been poisoned was found dead with stab wounds in 2016. A coroner concluded his death was suicide.

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