Talk:Geraldine McEwan

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Awards section[edit]

User: removed the 'Awards' section a few days ago. I have just restored it.

I admit the section is not complete (I was working through the Evening Standard awards, but haven't looked at any others) but it seems to me to be a section that ought to exist, and I don't know why it was removed. ColinFine 20:38, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

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Actor or actress?[edit]

I think the "gender-neutrality" thing is way out of place here. As a Wikipedia reader I find it somewhat misleading (and quite hilarious) to refer to a female actress as an "actor". I won't touch it anymore, but I suggest someone else besides user:MarnetteD looks into all this and tell us their opinion. Thanks. Christomir (talk) 00:45, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

OK, I had promised not to touch it any more, but no one is saying or doing anything about it, so I had to revert it to "actress" again. Otherwise it's just plain stupid. I still hope someone else shows interest in the issue and tells that user not call a woman "an actor". Is this article the property of just one person, who can write whatever they want in it, regardless of how the same thing is done in other articles? I don't think so... Christomir (talk) 15:10, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
I agree that "actress" is a much more appropriate term here. MOS is not a bible and it does not override common sense; in the case of acting as a profession the prevailing, and rather overwhelmingly so, common usage is to refer to the female members of the profession as actresses rather than actors. Nsk92 (talk) 15:22, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
I have also started a thread Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Actor vs Actress terminology to discuss this issue in a more centralized fashion. Nsk92 (talk) 16:01, 20 October 2010 (UTC)