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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beverley Keys

Model, film and TV extra, who appeared in The New Avengers.



Since yesterday I have sent material to the headquarters of the IMDb to create a page about the Beverley Keys. The new IMDb page is already online. Wink

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12818094/

Additionally, it is worth noting that Beverley's participation in The New Avengers was also mentioned in the print media, for example here:

http://132.148.53.140/Behind%20the%20Scenes/Beverley%20Keys.pdf
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! This is Beverly in The Midas Touch:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Nice! This is Beverly in The Midas Touch:


Exactly! Guided by your page, Piers, and information from Britmovie for some points.

Her musical husband John Simpkin, who plays in a Covers band called Peach, has a Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/john.simpkin.758
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMDB is so full of errors, I hardly know where to start.

For instance, Ian Colin, who was in Kill the King, was also in Dangerman as a publican but he was miscreditted as "Ian Collin", and has a second entry in IMDB under that name.

Also, they've confused the English David J. Nicholls with the Canadian Dave Nichols and put the Canadian who was in The New Avengers Complex, as the English guy, presumably because it's The New Avengers.

English David Nicolls: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0629466/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t15
Canadian Dave Nichols: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0629565/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a reason it's called "The Inaccurate Movie Database" Wink

I'm certain I've seen Unity Bevis-Jones in something I watched recently, but IMDb only seems to think she was in that Avengers episode and nothing else, ever.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
There's a reason it's called "The Inaccurate Movie Database" Wink

I'm certain I've seen Unity Bevis-Jones in something I watched recently, but IMDb only seems to think she was in that Avengers episode and nothing else, ever.



ditto..yes, they are guilty of multiple data errors..and they have been attempting to stem the tide of faulty mis information..which has accumulating
for years...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Piers, for these notes. Sadly, the current state of affairs with the IMDb shows that over long years it is still replete with many errors, chaotic editing of information (when, for example, you can make the correct edit, and someone else will correct it back to the error) and the absence of many TV and film products, including noticeable at the time (recently I updated the database with information about British old television productions and at some point I just got tired of doing it, wondering how much was missing on IMDb).

I have partially corrected the situation with our David Nichols at the IMDb and hopefully someone will not spoil it. Very Happy

So...

Canadian Dave Nichols, who played in The New Avengers.

Birthname: David Bruce Nichols.

Born: 16 January 1943, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Died: 3 April 2012, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David was a man of many diverse talents; actor, broadcaster, author, pilot, sailor and singer. Son of the B.M. and Maxine (Sutherland) Nichols, he was brought up in the Shipyard and attended Argyle, Woodill and Sydney Academy where in 1959 was elected as the first Head Boy. David was a member of the first graduating class of the “new” Academy.

Before coming in Montreal, first as a booth announcer, in 1968 David worked at the CBC's radio Station in his home city, Sydney, Nova Scotia, where he did a lot of everything. David duties included a morning show and, at mid-day, spinning a program of classical music for which he has not without qualification. He studied voice (he is a baritone) for six years during three of which he had a music scholarship to Mount Allison University. "But then," he says, "I got bitten by the radio-television thing, because I guess it came fairly easy and the voice training sort of went by the boards." And all along while jouncing around the Maritimes, at the CBC in Halifax and St. Johns before his return, briefly, to Sydney, David had it in mind to be working in Montreal or Toronto. In this city, at 28, he has plainly and by his own admission grabbed onto the brass ring. His Hourglass obligation, besides earning him a living wage, has propelled him into jobs acting in, or as a voice-over for, commercials (the most recent being for Molson's) for which he is of course well paid. From these various sources, one gathers, he makes enough to keep his wife, Beverlee, and their infant son from the poorhouse.

Now, IMDb page for our David is following: Wink

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0629565/
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