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Sara’s Universal Soul Show – John Standing

Sir John Standing is one of England’s most respected stage, film and television actors. From a distinguished acting dynasty which includes his great-grandfather Herbert Standing (1846-1923) and his grandfather Sir Guy Standing (1873-1937) and his mother, the actress Kay Hammond. He succeeded his father Sir Ronald Leon, as the 4th baronet in 1964. Sir John has worked productively on both the London and New York stages over the decades with leading parts in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “Ring Around the Moon,” “A Sense of Detachment” by John Osborne, and, most notably, in Noël Coward’s “Private Lives,” with Maggie Smith.

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Sara’s Universal Soul Show – Photographer John Stoddart

John Stoddart John Stoddart is best known for having taken scores of photographs of famous faces including Pierce Brosnan, Carla Bruni, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He was born in Liverpool and is a former Grenadier Guard. Based in Whitstable but often in London, Stoddart is self-taught and has been in the business for over 25 years. He has been lauded by Professional Photography Magazine as one of their top 100 Photography Heroes and by Master Photography as “the man with stars in his sights??. A raconteur in his field, Stoddart’s past and present clients have included EMI, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, Vogue and Virgin. He has published four books of his works – It’s Nothing Personal (1997), Peep World (2004), Flags and Badgers (2014) and Liverpool, before the Exodus (2016).
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Sara’s Universal Soul Show – Actors/Singer – Richard Shelton

Multi-award nominated British actor and singer Richard Shelton has an acclaimed international career spanning theatre, music, TV and movies.

His ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ nominated performance as Frank Sinatra in the hard-hitting drama, ‘Rat Pack Confidential’ on London’s West End brought him national attention in his native Britain.

Currently resident in LA, Richard is best known to American TV audiences as Arnaud in ‘Jane the Virgin’ and Mr Benson in ‘House of Lies’. In the UK, Richard is known for his 2-year stint playing the charmingly murderous Dr Adam Forsythe in ‘Emmerdale’. He was nominated ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his role as Detective Forbes in both the British and Chicago Horror Movie Awards.

As a singer, Richard recorded his swing style influenced albums ‘Top Cat’ at London’s Abbey Road and ‘Richard Shelton’ at Capitol Studios in LA. He has performed for British and European royalty, at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, Catalina Jazz Club, Vibrato and Vitello’s Jazz in LA, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, in the movie ‘I Capture the Castle’ and has numerous international TV appearances..


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