"I was 17 and I was a bit twinkly-eyed
about him," she recalled.
Northern Irishman emigrated to Australia 30 years ago and fell into comedy shortly afterwards.
But through all of the 47-year-old's transformations, he's always a twinkly-eyed
handsome Scottish devil with a killer grin.
Dench is flawless, capturing the isolation and despair of her overweight, cantankerous ruler ("Everyone I've really loved has died and I just go on and on," she sobs) as well as Victoria's steely resolve when her son threatens to seize the throne by having her declared insane.
Caroline became a national treasure in the 1990s when she played the mischievous, twinkly-eyed
, blue-rinse chat show host Mrs Merton.
charm, Anthony Hopkins is perfectly cast here as a lovably eccentric old duffer intent on setting a land speed record on a 1920s Indian motorbike.
James takes the twinkly-eyed
upstart under his wing and grants Cole 24-hour access to his recording studio.
AS The Great British Bake Off has us glued to our TV screens once again, take a break and bake one of Paul Hollywood's perfect pies - soggy bottom optional Mel, Sue, the twinkly-eyed
Paul and the marvellous Mary Berry are currently putting a new batch of bakers to the test in the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off.
VV: "We have all sorts, from giggling sixth-formers and tweeting hipsters to twinkly-eyed
Geordie Best Known For His role in Soldier Soldier.
At 63, amidst a still-flourishing career, the twinkly-eyed
pied piper of dance died from Hodgkin's lymphoma.
My fellow workers were a rag-tag bunch: a John Lennon lookalike with a dirty vest and a saintly disposition; an ex-Marine with a somewhat chequered sexual history; and two crinkle-faced, twinkly-eyed
"I've always loved those Midsummer kind of plays with people romping around in a forest, discovering themselves in a place where magic things happen," avows Whitty, a twinkly-eyed
enthusiast for all things theatrical who commands a following as an actor (most recently in Amy Freed's The Beard of Avon) as well as a writer (most notably of the book for the hit musical Avenue Q, which won him a Tony award at the tender age of 32).
When Evelyn Mercer (a twinkly-eyed
Fionnula Flanagan) is killed in what seems to be a random grocery-store robbery, her four adopted sons, who haven't seen each other in a long time, show up for her funeral.
, apple-cheeked Shubina, looking like someone straight off a vintage Socialist Realist poster, passively accepts her ill-treatment and still loves the country for which she built trenches around Stalingrad during WWII.