Garlanded with honor – an Oscar and a Bafta among them – Sir Mark Rylance is certainly the most compelling actor of his generation, both on stage and on screen. But he is also hit by terrible personal tragedies.
Ten years after the sudden death of one of his two stepdaughters, aged just 28, he now faces the loss of his younger brother, Jonathan, 60, in horrific circumstances. Californiawhere ‘Jonno’, as he was known, had lived for years.
Nicknamed Waters – the name Sir Mark shook when his acting career began – Jonno was riding late last week on an evening in downtown Oakland when he was hit by an oncoming car, with severe head injuries.
Members of the local fire department, who were first on the scene, provided immediate treatment, but, despite being taken to the hospital, Jonno died the next morning, leaving friends in a state of shock.
Sir Mark Rylance is arguably the most compelling actor of his generation, both on stage and on screen
Jonathan Waters was driving late last week on an evening in downtown Oakland when he was hit by an oncoming car, with severe head injuries
Rylance’s stepdaughter Nataasha van Kampen, a gifted filmmaker, suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage on a flight from New York to London in 2012
Many of them knew him from the more than three decades he spent in one of California’s most prestigious restaurants, Chez Panisse, where he initially cleaned the tables before becoming an inspired sommelier. , worship not only for his encyclopedic knowledge of wines, but also for what one friend described as ‘his grace and joy, light and understanding and spirit’.
Rylance, 62, starred in Jerusalem’s West End revival, in what one critic called an ‘almost superhuman’ performance.
This week, theatergoers are told about Jonno’s death and the consequent absence of Rylance.
On Sunday, he will be in California for a service that spends the life of the brother with whom he and her sister, Susannah, grew up in America, largely in Wisconsin, with whom her father taught. and University School of Milwaukee.
The abrupt cut in Jonno’s life is as brutal and unexpected as the fatal brain haemorrhage caused by Rylance’s stepdaughter Nataasha van Kampen, a gifted filmmaker, while on a flight from New York to London in 2012.
Has style left Nicky Clarke?
After closing his flagship Mayfair salon after more than 30 years, Nicky Clarke seems to have no worries in the world.
Yet the barber for the stars looked far from his usual style even when visiting the shops in North London.
Due to a dirty, black tracksuit and sliders at his feet, Clarke, 63, was barely recognizable. ‘I only knew it was him because of his hair,’ remarks one viewer, referring to his flowing blonde locks.
Nicky Clarke (pictured) saw a far cry from his usual style even when visiting the shops in North London
Clarke pictured next to wife Kelly Simpkin at the launch of the new Janet Reger fragrance at Home House in March
Clarke’s clients included Princess Diana, the Duchess of York and Elizabeth Taylor, and his business empire would be worth £ 60 million.
However, I revealed in April that he had closed his London salon, the pandemic to blame for the murder of the West End.
Last year, he married fashion designer Kelly Simpkin, 40, (pictured above) with whom he has two young children.
What Geri wants: a posh £ 30k shed
The transformation of Geri Halliwell from Ginger Spice to wife of the estate is going fast.
I hear the former Spice Girl and her husband, F1 team boss Christian Horner, have resubmitted plans for a £ 30,000 glass garden on their estate.
Geri, 49, who won The Great Celebrity Bake Off, wants to turn her into healthy cooking at home and grow her own vegetables, in line with her new life as a household goddess.
Geri Halliwell (now Horner) and Red Bull Racing team leader Christian Horner at the FIA Prize Giving 2021 gala in Paris
She and Horner had hoped to knock down a lean-to greenhouse and replace it with a 36ft one, but the council said it was too large.
They are now trying a 29ft one!
Sheeran out to show that he is a mold
Is this the reason why Ed Sheeran’s popularity as a mushroom remains?
The pop superstar wore a sweater embroidered with images of mold on a night out in Notting Hill, West London, where he owns a £ 20 million house and restaurant.
Ed Sheeran wore a sweater embroidered with molds on a night out in Notting Hill, West London
It’s the first time Ed, 31, has been socializing since he and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, announced the birth of their second daughter last month.
Sheeran performs for Buckingham Palace on Sunday at the end of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant
Former Queen’s Chaplain Gavin Ashenden managed to demote the Countess of Wessex – to a waitress.
“It was during a social reception at Windsor Castle,” he recalls. ‘In my defense, she wore a smart black number and helped staff by giving round drinks to guests.’
Ashenden asked her if she had ever been mistaken for Sophie Wessex. “Often,” she said.
Frank Skinner has revealed that he recently slept in Meghan Markle’s bed.
The cabaret artist, 65, was bedridden with his girlfriend, Cath, and their son Buzz during a celebration at Cliveden Hotel, a former Buckinghamshire state house.
“We did not stay in our own hotel, but in Spring Cottage, which was apparently built for a place where Queen Victoria could have tea with the Duchess of somewhere,” he says.
And, apparently, the bed in which we slept was the bed in which Meghan slept on her hin weekend.
‘Of course I was a little more excited by the connection with Queen Victoria – let’s say, she’s more my age group.’
Honored to be asked to take part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, however, actor Nigel Planer was left with the feeling that he had caught the wrong bus.
He was on board the bus dedicated to the ’80s because of his role as Neil the hippy housemate in the cult sitcom The Young Ones.
‘I met my old friend Anthony Head early.
Then on the 90s bus, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Patsy Kensit swung. It seemed to be completely full of supermodels.
And we thought, ‘Oh, we’re sitting on the wrong bus.’
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