quick post~top ten inspirational people in their 50s

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{love that HIGH 50 reported on Inspirational people in their 50s~including KING’S SPEECH star Colin Firth~sb}
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HELLO MAGAZINE – Friday August 19, 2011

Colin Firth and Hugh Grant have been named among the most inspirational figures in their 50s.

The pair – who came to blows in movie hit Bridget Jones’s Diary – were ranked in second and third places for the list of leading fiftysomethings.

Top place went to Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the worldwide web, according to website High50.com.

Colin has enjoyed an increased profile in recent months thanks to his best actor Oscar win for The King’s Speech while Hugh has been in the spotlight for his efforts against phone hacking.

Designer turned film-maker Tom Ford is fourth in the list while musician Nick Cave is next in the all-male top five.

Sex And The City actress Kim Cattrall and Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton also made the top 10.

The website – aimed at a youthful 50-plus age group – drew up a shortlist, then users voted.

Editor Tim Willis said: “Being 50 isn’t about resting on your laurels, in our eyes.

“It’s about moving forward, trying something new, adding to your talents and knowledge base.”
READ MORE HEREhttp://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities-news-in-pics/19-08-2011/57384/

here’s a teaser of the HIGH 50 article

50 OVER 50: YOUR TOP THREE ~ For those inquisitive sorts who want to know how all this came together, let us explain. First there was the high50 panel, which consisted of editor Tim Willis, founder Robert Campbell and contributors Sally BramptonDaniela Soave and Michael Prodger. Once they’d argued, fallen out, made up again and finally agreed on the 50 who should make the cut, they did the same again to pick a top ten.

This was then voted on by thousands of our dear readers and in a simultaneous poll by the nice people at YouGov. But finally, FINALLY, the high50 votes are in, the YouGov poll is complete, the UN election monitors have been consulted, and this is our proverbial golden envelope moment…

When we whittled down our top ten we did so by saying: “Being 50 isn’t about resting on your laurels, in our eyes. It’s about moving forward, trying something new, adding to your talents and knowledge base.” Now our results are in, it’s clear that our voters stuck to this principle too. So without further ado that we give you the results of our inaugural poll of the most inspirational 50-somethings.

Step forward Mr Tim Berners-Lee, internet pioneer, physicist extraordinaire and arguably the most influential figure of the past three decades. A winner who proves, like we needed proof, that us 50-somethings are web-savvy, tech-hungry and more in awe of achievement than celebrity.

More on the man known as TimBL will follow next week, but let’s also raise a glass to Colin Firth, finally cementing his position as an acting heavyweight, and Hugh Grant, who has carved himself a new niche as the scourge of News International, completing our winner’s podium.

Our panel’s darling, Tom Ford, comes in at a respectable fourth place. Kim Cattrall heads things up for the women in sixth place, not least for her acclaimed switch from screen to stage.

The full list, in order, is below, but we’ll be returning next summer with new entries, non-movers, high-climbers and big dippers. Make sure you join us. Who knows, maybe you’ll be on it?

50 over-50s we feel have made their mark on the world LIST:


other links: 

@High_5o http://www.high50.com/archives/life-times/who-are-you

@HuffPostUKEnt http://huff.to/mQP5Xx





2 responses to “quick post~top ten inspirational people in their 50s

  1. PS~i will be happy to be 50… altho still a few years off, there is no fear of fifty for me since i have lived, loved, laughed quite well and really taken care of myself in my 40s!~snb ;-)

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