Happy Saint George’s Day to all. To celebrate the day of our patron saint we thought it fitting to chart the Georges – past and present – that we love the most. Also known as the Feast of Saint George, feast your eyes on our favourites – from George Michael to Georgia O’Keefe – below.
1. George Clooney
It’s safe to say George Clooney is aging like a fine wine. The American actor has many strings to his bow. A director, producer, screenwriter, business man… we could go on. For us, you can’t beat his performance in Ocean’s Eleven. What’s your favourite Clooney film? Answers on a postcard please.
2. George Michael
Aside from being an insanely successful solo artist, we can thank George Michael – birth name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – for poster-plastered 80s bedroom walls worldwide and of course, Wham! We suggest you celebrate St George’s Day with Saint Michael on repeat.
3. George Best
This one goes out to the football fans. Arguably the world’s first true football superstar – famed for his dribbling skills – Northern Ireland’s George Best played wing for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. If Best is your favourite of the Georges you’d best watch Dan Gordon’s documentary George Best: All By Himself.
4. Georgia O’Keefe
Not technically a George, but it’s about time we had a woman in the mix and who better than American art icon Georgia O’Keefe. O’Keefe is a twentieth-century art pioneer, famed for her paintings of magnified flowers – you can see why we’re fans at Floom. Read more about O'Keefe here.
5. George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair is best known by his pen name George Orwell and while fiction only accounts for a small proportion of his output, it’s safe to say he’s best known for Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. As many writers have noted as of late, Orwell’s words on 1984 are more relevant – and familiar –than ever in 2018.
6. Boy George
Already playing George Michael and looking to continue the 80s theme throughout the day? Press play on Culture Club. At Floom we’re rating Do You Really Want To Hurt Me as number one. But if you’re desperate for more of the New Romantics Billboard have kindly charted ten of the best. Final recommendation: watch the videos too for added nostalgia.