Coventry's Belgrade Theatre has Harry Hill, Shirley Valentine actor Tom Conti as matinee idol
and notorious drinker John Barrymore in One Helluva Life, and Birds of a Feather's Lesley Joseph in Alan Bennett double bill Office Suite.
His matinee idol
looks made him a housewives' favourite after he joined Crossroads in 1965.
Was there ever a taller, more handsome, better turned-out matinee idol
Yet they began so well, vindicating the few pundits outside of Merseyside who'd backed them for the title after 13 years of being the matinee idol
who'd taken to drink.
When you trace the lineage of the matinee idol
through Cary Grant, Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, it isn't hard to work out which generation gets the short straw.
Benjy's dysfunctional family, headed by Emma Davis's Jewish mama Belle, have a particularly riproaring time of it - the highlight being a cringeworthy dinner laid on for the urbane mustachioed matinee idol
Onetime matinee idol
Tub Hunter (left, in 1953), on dating fellow closeted movie star Anthony Perkins, as quoted in The New York Times, September 8
Actually, more importantly than that, this is the very theatre where Aussie lovely, mega movie star and wife of matinee idol
Tom Cruise - Nicole Kidman - got her kit off in a play called 'The Blue Room'.
The former Dynasty star told how the 1950s matinee idol
attacked her after spiking her drink when she was a 17-year-old virgin.
Ralph Fiennes Image: Matinee idol
Best known for: Schindler's List and The English Patient Early Life: Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962, in Suffolk.
Clooney's matinee idol
turn and Soderbergh's eyecatching shots are a perfect match and the result is far superior to either sequels.
The suave, silver-haired Lee Curtis,ably backed by Nicky Crouch's Mojos, showed he could rival Englebert Humperdinck as a matinee idol