Cillian Murphy, Hair Icon, SuperStar – 2023

Posted by on Aug 2, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Cillian Murphy, Hair Icon, SuperStar - 2023

Photos: BBC, Netflix, Universal Pictures, Gentleman’s Journal, Getty, Google

I saw Ciliian Murphy in the hit movie “Oppenheimer.” J. Robert Oppenheimer was the Father of the Atomic bomb .  And the movie is brilliant.   I predict Cillian Murphy as a new SuperStar.  He is very strong in  the Universal movie which will get many Oscars for sure, probably at least one for Murphy, and one for Christopher Nolan, writer, director, the man who made it all happen and is running a blockbuster marketing campaign (accolades for that alone.) “I did insist on scheduling around Cillian’s haircut,” Nolan has said “because I’m very allergic to wigs in movies.”  To see the official trailer of the movie, CLICK HERE The hair won’t set any trends in  this movie but it does vary as the years go by.  But maybe men will wear more hats, as Oppenheimer does in this movie, probably often because the hair was at the wrong length for the scene!!!

After being bowled over by the “Oppenheimer” movie, I was motivated to go back and see Murphy in the BBC’s “Peaky Blinders” with 6 seasons on Netflix, which started in 2013 and ended in 2022, but is still available. Cillian Murphy is so charismatic, he almost jumps out of the tv set of this British period drama which takes place from 1919 to 1933, created by Steven Knight.   Murphy stars as crime boss Tommy Shelby and became a hair icon because of his undercut/fade with length on top. Which many cast members also wear.   To see the “Gentleman’s Journal” article with more details on the hair, CLICK
To see a trailer of  “Peaky Blinders” Season 1, CLICK HERE


The Night Manager TV Series AMC – 2016

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

The Night Manager TV Series AMC – 2016


The six part BBC hit miniseries, The Night Manager premieres on Tuesday, April 19 at 10/’9C on AMC. Watch the “contemporary interpretation” of John Le Carré’s best selling spy novel, starring John Hiddelston as the hotel manager, Jonathan Pine,  Hugh Laurie as Paul Roper, an international billionaire businessman/arms dealer, Elizabeth Debicki, shown here with a short haircut, as the beautiful Jed, Angela Burr as Olivia Coleman, who runs an enforcement agency and is on a private crusade to bring Roper down. My spy (!) who has seen the series in the UK, gives it a rave review, and tells me “the first episode is a bit dark, but hang in there.” He also says the sets and locations are lavish, wonderful, and this is a must-see series. More click HERE  and for a preview click HERE 


Lady Edith’s Downtown Abbey Bandeau – 2016

Posted by on Jan 9, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Lady Edith's Downtown Abbey Bandeau – 2016

Photo: PBS-TV Masterpiece Theatre Downton Abbey

The Final Series of the BBC’s “Downton Abbey” on PBS-TV takes place from 1925 to 1927.   As the series enthralls us with the fashions and hair of the ’20s, we will see more of the bandeau, newer worn low on the forehead, and wider. Here is Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith and her dressy jeweled bandeau. So much more fashion than a tiara!  However, is she going to bob and cut her hair? Whatever, let’s hope Julian Fellows, Creator and Writer of the hit Series, lets her finally find happiness. Lady Edith has suffered, but she does look better every episode …


War & Peace TV Costume Drama Series – 2016

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

War & Peace TV Costume Drama Series - 2016

Photo/Ad: BBC

Be inspired by 19th Century Russia. War and Peace. By Leo Tolstoy. The BBC’s new adaptation starring Lilly James as Natasha Rostova, James Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, Paul Dano as Pierre Bezukhov, Jim Broadbent and Gillian Anderson starts Monday, January 18th on A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime. See the romance, the history, over more than four decades, in the six-part adaptation, with four two hour episodes, filmed in Russia, Lithuania and Latvia. Watch for some great military uniforms during the reign of Alexander 1, the Napoleanic era, and the ball scenes with lots of jewelry in the romantic dressed hair! To see a one-minute trailer of the TV Series, click HERE