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Hurst, Brian Desmond (1895–1986), film director, was born Hans Moore Hawthorn Hurst at 23 Ribble Street, off the Newtonards Road in east Belfast, on 12 February 1895, the son of Robert Hurst (1855–1911), a shipyard blacksmith, and his wife, Esther, née Hawthorn (1866–1899)...


Michael Heathorn Huxley (1899–1979) by Wolfgang Suschitzky, 1940 © Wolfgang Suschitzky


Huxley, Michael Heathorn (1899–1979), diplomatist and editor, was born on 9 August 1899 at 39 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, the third child of Henry Huxley (1865–1946), general practitioner, and his wife, Sophy Wylde, née Stobart (1865–1927), daughter of William Stobart, a Durham colliery owner. As a grandson of ...