Rory Michael Kinnear is an English actor and playwright who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In 2014, he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Shakespeare's villain Iago in the National Theatre production of Othello, he is known for playing Bill Tanner in the James Bond films Quantum of Solace and Spectre, in various video games of the franchise. He is the youngest actor, he won a Laurence Olivier Award for portraying Sir Fopling Flutter in a 2008 version of The Man of Mode by George Etherege, a British Independent Film Award for his performance in the 2012 film Broken. On TV, he is known for playing Michael on the BBC comedy Count Arthur Strong, Lord Lucan in the two-part ITV series Lucan, Frankenstein's monster in Penny Dreadful and the lead role of Prime Minister Michael Callow in "The National Anthem", the first episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. Kinnear was born in Hammersmith, England, the son of the actor Roy Kinnear and actress Carmel Cryan.
He has two sisters and Karina. He is the grandson of the international rugby union and rugby league player Roy Kinnear and the godson of actor Michael Williams, the husband of Judi Dench. Educated at Tower House School and St Paul's School, London, he read English at Balliol College and studied acting at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Kinnear's performances in Phyllida Lloyd's production of Mary Stuart and Trevor Nunn's Hamlet, in which he played Laertes, met with acclaim, he achieved recognition as the outrageous Sir Fopling Flutter in The Man of Mode at the National Theatre, winning a Laurence Olivier Award and Ian Charleson Award. Other notable theatre work includes the lead in Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy, the role of Pyotr in Gorky's Philistines and the role of Mitia in a stage adaptation of the Nikita Mikhalkov film Burnt by the Sun, all for the National Theatre. In 2010, he played Angelo in Measure for Measure at the Almeida Theatre. In 2010 he played the title role in Hamlet at the National Theatre.
The two portrayals won him the best actor award in the Evening Standard drama awards for 2010. Kinnear appeared in The Last of the Haussmans by Stephen Beresford at the Royal National Theatre during the summer of 2012; the production was broadcast to cinemas around the world on 11 October 2012 through the National Theatre Live programme. He starred as Iago opposite Adrian Lester in the title role of Othello in 2013 at the National Theatre throughout the summer of 2013. Both actors won the Best Actor award in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for their roles. From September 2013 the Bush Theatre in London staged Kinnear's debut play The Herd, directed by Howard Davies; the play ran at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago beginning 2 April 2015. In October 2017 he appeared in the title role of Young Marx, the premiere production at the Bridge Theatre, he returned to the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre to star as the title role in Macbeth opposite Anne-Marie Duff from February 2018. For The Threepenny Opera at the Olivier Theatre from May to October 2016, Kinnear found his "dormant" singing voice for the role of Macheath.
In February 2017 he made his directing debut with The Winter's Tale, a new opera written by Ryan Wigglesworth and based on Shakespeare's play, for English National Opera. He portrays Bill Tanner in the Daniel Craig era James Bond film series after taking over from Michael Kitchen, he is the fourth person to play the character. He has appeared in Quantum of Solace and Spectre; as well as the films, Kinnear lends his voice and likeness to the Bond video games. In 2014, he played the fictional character, Detective Nock, in The Imitation Game based loosely on the biography Alan Turing:The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. In January 2017 he portrayed Ellmann in the Netflix film iBoy. Further to his theatre work he received positive reviews for his sympathetic portrayal of Denis Thatcher in The Long Walk to Finchley, a BBC dramatisation of the early years of Margaret Thatcher's political career, which starred Andrea Riseborough and Samuel West, he starred alongside Lucy Punch and Toby Stephens in the BBC Two series Vexed.
Broadcast on 19 October 2010, he was the co-lead in the BBC4 TV drama, The First Men in the Moon written by and co-starring Mark Gatiss. In 2011, he provided narration during the BBC Proms production of'Henry V – suite' arranged by Muir Mathieson during their Film Music Prom, he appeared in the lead role of Prime Minister Michael Callow in "The National Anthem", the first episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. In July 2012, Kinnear appeared as Bolingbroke in Richard II, a BBC Two adaptation of the play of the same name, with Ben Whishaw as King Richard and Patrick Stewart as John of Gaunt. From 2013 onwards, he has starred in the BBC series Count Arthur Strong as Michael, he has appeared in the Channel 4 drama Southcliffe. In December 2013 he appeared as British peer and suspected murderer Lord Lucan in the two-part ITV series Lucan, he appeared as Frankenstein's monster in the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful, which premiered 11 May 2014. In 2017 he appeared in the British miniseries Guerrilla as a Chief Inspector in the Special Branches.
In 2017 he starred as Robert Lessing in the BBC Two comedy series Quacks, which ridicules the early days of medicine in England. In 2018 he appeared in the first episode of the fourth series of the BBC One comedy series Inside No. 9, Zanzibar, w
Jack Andrew Lowden is a British actor. He studied acting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and began his acting career with the National Theatre of Scotland's production of Black Watch, he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Ian Charleson Award for his role as Oswald in Richard Eyre's 2013 adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play Ghosts. Lowden received recognition on screen for playing Nikolai Rostov in the 2016 BBC miniseries War & Peace, in film, he portrayed Tommy Morris in Tommy's Honour and Tony Benn in A United Kingdom, he played an RAF fighter-pilot in Christopher Nolan's war film Dunkirk and had a starring role in the thriller Calibre, for which he won the British Academy Scotland Award for Best Actor. Lowden went on to portray Lord Darnley in the period film Mary Queen of Scots and Zac Bevis in the sports film Fighting with My Family. Lowden was born in 1990 in Chelmsford, Essex and grew up in Oxton in the Scottish Borders in Scotland.
His younger brother, became a ballet dancer from a early age at the Manor School of Ballet in Edinburgh, trained at the English National Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School in London. As a child, Jack attended the dance classes at Manor School of Ballet as well, but found he was better at, more suited to, acting; when he was 10, Lowden's parents enrolled him in the Scottish Youth Theatre in Edinburgh. At age 12, he played John in a Peter Pan pantomime at Edinburgh, he attended Earlston High School, where he performed in the school's annual productions, including as Buddy Holly in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, he performed in various concerts as well. His conviction to become a professional actor came from seeing the play Black Watch on its first run in 2007. While in high school, he studied during summer school at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, he performed at the Galashiels Amateur Operatic Society, where in 2008 he played the lead in The Boy Friend. Lowden received a BA in Acting from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow in 2011.
In 2009, at the age of 18, Lowden starred in a television advertisement for Irn-Bru, sending up High School Musical. In 2010 he had a small part as the character Nick Fairclough on an episode of the Glasgow-set television series Being Victor. In 2010–11 Lowden was the lead character, Cammy, in the National Theatre of Scotland's revival production of the Olivier Award-winning play Black Watch; the play is an incisive and topical look at the harsh reality of war, depicts soldiers of the legendary historic Scottish Black Watch regiment serving in Iraq. He and the rest of the cast underwent grueling physical training during the rehearsals period to get into military shape; the Black Watch production toured to London, Glasgow and Belfast, in the U. S. to New York City, Chicago and Chapel Hill. UK reviewers deemed Lowden "a hugely promising young actor" "who carries off this amazing start to his career with assurance and maturity". In the U. S. the Washington Post described him as "quietly charismatic" and a "stand-out".
From 9 May 2012 to 5 January 2013, Lowden starred as Scottish runner and missionary Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire, the stage adaptation of the film of the same name. The Olympic-themed play and produced in honour of the 2012 London Summer Olympics, opened at London's Hampstead Theatre and transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in the West End in June 2012. Lowden's performance was praised, including by Libby Purves in The Times, by Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail. Onscreen, in 2012 he appeared in the ITV drama Mrs Biggs as Alan Wright, who has an affair with Charmian Biggs and gets her pregnant. In 2013, he played the pivotal role of the lead character's son, Adam, in the television series The Tunnel; the series is a British/French crime-drama co-production, aired in the UK and in France. S, he had a sizable role as a young British soldier in the 2014 film'71, which takes place in Belfast in 1971 during the Northern Ireland conflict. In 2014, Lowden received both the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, the Ian Charleson Award, for his role as Oswald in Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts.
The production ran from September 2013 to March 2014, opening at the Almeida Theatre and transferring in December to the West End at Trafalgar Studios. A filmed February 2014 performance of the production screened in more than 275 UK and Irish cinemas on 26 June 2014; the entire filmed performance is viewable online. In June 2014 Screen Daily named Lowden one of the UK Stars of Tomorrow, he performed Orestes in Electra at the Old Vic in the autumn of 2014. The production starred Kristen Scott Thomas as his sister Electra, Diana Quick played their mother Clytemnestra. Previews began 22 September, the official opening was 1 October, the run continued in a limited engagement through to 20 December 2014. On television, he starred as one of the two leads in the 2014 World War I BBC drama series The Passing Bells, it is the story of two youths, one from Germany and one from the UK, who enlist as soldiers at the beginning of the war. Lowden portrayed one of the main characters, in the 2016 BBC miniseries War & Peace.
The 6-part miniseries, broadcast around the world and positively reviewed, garnered Lowden the most exposure he had had thus far in his career. In film, he played the titl
Julian Wyatt Glover is an English classical actor, with many stage and film roles since commencing his career in the 1950s. He is a recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award. Glover has performed many times for the Royal Shakespeare Company, his film roles have included General Maximilian Veers in The Empire Strikes Back, Aristotle Kristatos in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only, Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Brian Harcourt-Smith in The Fourth Protocol. He voiced the giant spider Aragog in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Glover has appeared on television in Britain, including guest appearances in cult series such as The Avengers, The Saint, Doctor Who, Blake's 7 and Remington Steele. From 2011 to 2016, he played the recurring supporting role of Grand Maester Pycelle in HBO's Game of Thrones, in January 2013, appeared as General Beauvilliers in the BBC drama Spies of Warsaw. Glover was born in Hampstead, the son of Honor Ellen Morgan, a BBC journalist, Claude Gordon Glover, a BBC radio producer.
Glover and Wyatt divorced in the 1940s, after the birth of a daughter and Honor Wyatt subsequently married George Ellidge. Julian Glover's younger half-brother is the musician Robert Wyatt. Glover has been twice married to actresses: Eileen Atkins and Isla Blair, with whom he has a son, actor Jamie Glover. Glover attended Bristol Grammar School, where he was in the same class as actor Timothy West and the actor who played Darth Vader, David Prowse, he attended Alleyn's School in Dulwich and trained at the National Youth Theatre, performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the early 1950s, he appeared in several shows at Unity Theatre, London before becoming a regular in 1960s and 1970s British television series such as The Avengers, The Saint, Strange Report, Doctor Who and Blake's 7. In 1967, Glover featured as Professor Quatermass' nemesis Colonel Breen in the Hammer Films production of Quatermass and the Pit, an adaptation of Nigel Kneale's 1958–59 BBC TV original, he has appeared twice in Doctor Who: as Richard the Lionheart in the 1965 serial The Crusade.
Glover recorded DVD commentaries for The Crusade episode "The Wheel of Fortune" and for City of Death. In the 1980s, Glover made some of his most notable appearances: the Imperial general Maximilian Veers in The Empire Strikes Back, the ruthless Greek villain Aristotle Kristatos in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only and the deceptive American Nazi Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. On television, he played the leading role of Sir Martin Lacey in the BBC English Civil War drama series By the Sword Divided, played the guest role of surgeon Arnold Richardson in a 1989 episode of the BBC medical drama Casualty, he has played a leading role in the British film Brash Young Turks. In the 2002 film version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Glover voiced the giant spider Aragog. Glover has been associated with the epic poem Beowulf since the 1980s and has delivered staged interpretations in various forms taking the role of an Anglo-Saxon gleeman or traveller poet, delivering an abridged version of the tale while stood around a mead hall hearth and rendering selected passages in the poem's original Old English.
This adaptation has been shown in documentaries on both the English language and Anglo-Saxon England and was used for historian Michael Wood's documentary on the poem broadcast during the BBC Poetry Season in 2009. In 2009, Glover played the role of Mr. Brownlow in the West End revival of the musical Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. In the short film Battle for Britain, Glover played a 101-year-old Polish veteran Royal Air Force pilot. Glover portrayed the character of Grand Maester Pycelle in the HBO series Game of Thrones between 2011 and 2016 appearing in a total of 31 episodes across the first six seasons of the show. In 2013, Glover played the role of General Beauvilliers in the BBC Four drama series The Spies of Warsaw. In May 2014, he played the character Joe Goodridge in two episodes of the BBC TV medical drama series Holby City. In the same year, he portrayed an old man in horror thriller Backtrack. Glover is an Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1993, Glover was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1992 production of Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2.
Theatre critic Michael Billington called his portrayal of the king in that production "superb". Glover was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to drama. 1963( Tovarich Episode: "Never Turn Your Back On A Friend" Julian Glover on IMDb Julian Glover at the TCM Movie Database Julian Glover at AllMovie
Tobias Edward Heslewood Jones is an English actor. After appearing in supporting roles in films between 1992 and 2005, Jones made his breakthrough as Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous. Since his films have included The Mist, W. Frost/Nixon, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Berberian Sound Studio, The Hunger Games, Tale of Tales, Dad's Army, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, he provided the voice of Dobby in the Harry Potter films, Aristides Silk in The Adventures of Tintin and Owl in Disney's Christopher Robin, portrayed Arnim Zola in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Jones' television credits include the 2012 Titanic miniseries, Agent Carter, Wayward Pines and Doctor Who, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Alfred Hitchcock in The Girl and won a Best Male Comedy BAFTA for his role in Detectorists. In 2017, he portrayed Culverton Smith in "The Lying Detective", an episode of the BBC crime drama Sherlock.
Jones was born in Hammersmith, the son of actors Jennifer and Freddie Jones. He has two brothers: Rupert, a director, Casper an actor, he attended Christ Church Cathedral Abingdon School in Oxfordshire in the 1980s. He studied drama at the University of Manchester from 1986 to 1989, at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris from 1989 to 1991. Jones has appeared in more than 20 films since his first acting role in the 1992 film Orlando, he voiced Dobby in two Harry Potter films: Chamber of Secrets and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1. He played Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury in the HBO/Channel 4 production Elizabeth I. In 2006, he portrayed Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous, he appeared in the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist in 2007. In 2008, he portrayed Karl Rove in Hollywood agent Swifty Lazar in Frost/Nixon, he appeared alongside his father in the 2004 film Ladies in Lavender. Jones appeared in the 2010 episode "Amy's Choice", of Doctor Who, as the Dream Lord, in the Big Finish Productions series' Dark Eyes as Kotris.
He played the role of Samuel Ratchett in Agatha Christie's Poirot TV Series 12 episode "Murder on the Orient Express". In 2011, he played the role of the British spy master Percy Alleline in the adaptation of John Le Carré's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger, a role which he reprised in the sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier three years as well as in a cameo in the TV series Agent Carter the following year. In 2012, he had a leading role in the ITV mini-series Titanic, starred as one of the seven dwarves in Snow White and the Huntsman, played Dr. Paul Shackleton in Red Lights, Max in Virginia, he portrayed film director Alfred Hitchcock in the HBO television film The Girl, a role that earned him his first Golden Globe Award nomination, as well as his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He appears in the music video for Gomez's song "Whippin' Picadilly", he played Neil Baldwin in the BBC drama Marvellous in 2014. Sam Wollaston, in The Guardian, praised Jones's "lovely human, performance", one that earned him his second British Academy Television Award nomination.
From 2014, he appeared in the BBC Four television series Detectorists, for which he received a nomination for the British Academy Television Award for Best Male Comedy Performance in 2016 before winning the award in 2018. In 2015, Jones played the part of Roger Yount, a banker, in the three-part BBC series Capital based on John Lanchester's novel of the same name. Discussing working with Jones on Capital, writer Peter Bowker said, "I think Toby is a genius and thought that long before I worked with him, he always wants to know a character's needs, what's beneath those needs. He takes all that material and somehow embeds it into the character and physically inhabits the character, so that you never think he's playing the character. It's fascinating to watch him close up, he carries the emotional complexities in every tiny gesture that his character makes so that you can see what his character is like. A character like Roger is full of contradictions, a city banker with an air of entitlement but a little insecurity picking away at him.
Toby can portray that in his walk alone. That's what's great about him, he can portray cold he can portray warm and he can portray both of those things at once."He plays Captain Mainwaring in the film Dad's Army, released in February 2016. In July the same year he starred as the eponymous agent Verloc in the BBC's The Secret Agent, a 3-part television adaptation of Joseph Conrad's 1907 novel. In 2017, he portrayed Culverton Smith in "The Lying Detective", an episode of the BBC crime drama Sherlock, he played the malevolent industrialist "Gunnar Eversoll" in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park series. In 2003 Jones played the part of Lord Brideshead in BBC Radio adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. Jones voiced the title character of the 2005 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Oblomov, he read the 2009 Radio 4 adaptation of John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany. He played Inspector Goole in 2010 BBC Radio adaptation of An Inspector Calls. Since 2013 Jones has been the voice of the lead character, Joey Oldman in the BBC Radio 4 series The Corrupted an adaptation of the G. F. Newman novel Crime and Punishment.
On 2 December 2012 he played Napoleon Bonaparte in Anthony Burgess's Napoleon Rising on Radio 3. In 2013 he played Kotris in the award-winning Doctor, Dark Eyes. In 2001, he starred in the London West E
David Bradley (English actor)
David John Bradley is an English actor. He is known for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series, Walder Frey in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Abraham Setrakian in the FX horror series The Strain, he is an established stage actor with a career that includes a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in a production of King Lear. Other acting credits include the BBC series Our Friends in the North, the ITV series Broadchurch, the films Hot Fuzz, The World's End and Captain America: The First Avenger. In 2012, he played Solomon in the episode of Doctor Who called "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship". In 2013, Bradley portrayed William Hartnell in the Doctor Who docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time, he returned to Doctor Who portraying the First Doctor in "The Doctor Falls" and the 2017 Christmas Special "Twice Upon a Time". He portrayed William Hartnell's First Doctor in a series of audio stories released by Big Finish entitled The First Doctor Adventures starting in January 2018. Bradley was born in York, where he attended the Catholic St George's Secondary Modern School, at which he was a member of the choir.
He first performed on stage in musical productions as a member of a youth club and with the Rowntree Youth Theatre. Upon leaving school he completed a five-year apprenticeship with the optical instruments maker Cooke, Troughton & Simms and he remained with the firm until 1966 when he moved to London to train as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Bradley joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and performed at Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company in the early 1970s, he first appeared on television in 1971, as a police officer in the successful comedy Nearest and Dearest. He was awarded a Laurence Olivier Award in 1991 for his supporting role as the Fool in King Lear at the Royal National Theatre, he appeared in the Royal National Theatre's 1997 production of The Homecoming, as well as productions of The Caretaker at Sheffield Theatres and the Tricycle Theatre from 2006 to 2007. Bradley played fictional Labour Member of Parliament Eddie Wells in the 1996 award-winning BBC Two serial Our Friends in the North.
In 1996, he appeared as gangster Alf Black in Band of Gold. In 1998, he appeared in the BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair as the miserly Sir Pitt Crawley, Our Mutual Friend as the villainous Rogue Riderhood. Other television appearances include the 2001 series The Way We Live Now, directed by David Yates, who would work with Bradley five years on the Harry Potter films. From 2002–04, Bradley starred as Jake in the BBC comedy series Wild West. Bradley acted in the 2004 musical drama serial Blackpool on BBC One, he appeared in the 2005 BBC drama Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle, playing the role of a morose coach driver who takes an unruly party of pupils on a trip to Salisbury Cathedral, the 2006 BBC drama Sweeney Todd, he had a small role in a 2005 episode of the series Taggart. In 2003, he played Tom in the Midsomer Murders episode "The Green Man", he appeared as the electrolarynx-using gangster Stemroach in the BBC comedy series Ideal and as Electric in the BBC's Thieves Like Us, as well as the BBC One series True Dare Kiss in 2007–08.
Bradley appeared in the 2002 film Nicholas Nickleby, had a small role in the 2007 comedy film Hot Fuzz as a farmer who illegally hoards weapons. He played Cohen the Barbarian in a Sky One adaptation of The Colour of Magic in 2008; that same year he appeared as Spooner in a production of No Man's Land at the Gate Theatre, which transferred to London's West End. In 2009, Bradley appeared as an animal rights activist in the popular BBC drama Ashes to Ashes, appeared in BBC's The Street that year. Bradley portrayed Will Somers, Henry VIII's court fool, in an episode of the Showtime series The Tudors in 2009. In 2010, he appeared in the film Another Year, which earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor from the London Film Critics Circle Awards. In 2011, 2013 and 2016, Bradley appeared as Lord Walder Frey in the HBO series Game of Thrones. In January 2017, it was confirmed that Bradley would appear in the seventh season of the show that year. Bradley played Solomon, a ruthless buccaneer, in the 2012 Doctor Who episode "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship".
He provided voice work for The Sarah Jane Adventures serial Death of the Doctor. It was announced in January 2013, that Bradley had been cast as actor William Hartnell in An Adventure in Space and Time, a BBC docudrama about the creation of Doctor Who in 1963; the special aired in November 2013, adding to the buildup to the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who that month. From 2014, Bradley plays Professor Abraham Setrakian, a Holocaust survivor turned vampire hunter in Guillermo del Toro's TV series The Strain, he will voice the Lord High Admiral Suvarov in the PC RPG The Mandate. In 2015, Bradley was announced a public supporter of Chapel Lane Theatre Company based in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK. In 2017, in the final episode of the tenth series of Doctor Who, "The Doctor Falls", Bradley returned to portray the First Doctor, having been portrayed by Hartnell, who played the character, he reprised this role in the 2017 Christmas special, "Twice Upon a Time". This makes him the third actor to play the role in the television programme, after William Hartnell and Richard Hurndall since the premiere of Doctor Who in 1963, at the age of 75, he is the the oldest actor to play the role of the Doctor.
Bradley serves as the President of Second Thoughts Drama Group, which performs in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. On 17 July 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Warwick. On 19 November 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from York St Jo
Arts Educational Schools, London
Arts Educational Schools, London known as ArtsEd is an independent performing arts school based in Chiswick in the London Borough of Hounslow. ArtsEd provides specialist vocational training at secondary and higher education level in musical theatre and acting for film and television; the school offers part-time and holiday courses in the performing arts. The school is accredited by Drama UK and it offers Qualifications and Curriculum Authority recognised qualifications validated by the City University London or Trinity College, London. In 2013 ArtsEd was awarded a grant by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to fund a refurbishment project; the money was spent on the main theatre, costume storage, the School of Film and Television and the school's access facilities. Arts Educational Schools London is accredited by Drama UK and is one of twenty-one specialist performing arts schools approved to offer government-funded Dance and Drama Awards, a scheme established to subsidise the cost of professional dance and drama training for the most talented students at leading institutions.
In 2015 the School was rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted. ArtsEd originated from two schools: one founded in 1919 by Grace Cone, the other in 1922 by Olive Ripman. Both offered curriculae combining a general academic education with training in dance, drama and art, in preparation for professional careers in or connected with the theatre. In 1939 the two schools amalgamated to form the Cone Ripman School named the Arts Educational Schools; the school was first based at Stratford Place in London, but following the outbreak of World War II, relocated to Tring, sharing premises with Rothschild Bank at Tring Park. In 1941, the school reopened at Stratford Place, while the second school continued to operate in Tring. In 1947, both schools were renamed the Arts Educational Schools; the London school was based at Golden Lane House in the Barbican until 1986 when the school purchased the former buildings of Acton and Chiswick Polytechnic. This building is now known as Cone Ripman House. In the 2000s the two schools became independent of each other, the Tring school has been renamed Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.
Today, Arts Educational Schools London is a co–educational Independent Day School and Sixth Form for pupils aged 11–18, a professional conservatoire specialising in acting and musical theatre, as well as a range of part-time courses. For many years, the president of the school was prima ballerina assoluta Dame Alicia Markova and Dame Beryl Grey became Director in the 1960s. Dame Alicia was succeeded in 2007 by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Iain Reid was dean of the schools from 1999 until his retirement in December 2006, he was succeeded by John Baraldi, former chief executive of Riverside Studios,and former director of the East 15 Acting School. The current dean is Chris Hocking. Julie Andrews Samantha Barks Darcey Bussell Gary Carr Adam Cooper Martin Clunes Finola Hughes Laura Haddock Nigel Harman Nigel Havers Finn Jones Bonnie Langford Margaret Lockwood Lashana Lynch Madeleine Mantock Megan McKenna Tuppence Middleton Joshua Sinclair-Evans Hugo Speer Michaela Strachan Oliver Tompsett Sally Anne Triplett Will Young Full Time GCSE, A Level and BTEC Courses BA Hons in Acting BA Hons in Musical Theatre MA in Acting MA in Musical Theatre Creative Practise Level 6 Diploma in Professional Acting Level 6 Diploma in Musical Theatre Acting Foundation Course Musical Theatre Foundation CoursePart Time Post-Diploma BA Hons in Performance Studies Excelerate Evening Courses - Skills training and audition preparation Holiday and Weekend Courses List of schools in Hounslow Arts Educational Schools, London – official site
South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres, it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, fifth largest by population, it has a total of 1.7 million people, its population is the second most centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are small. South Australia shares borders with all of the other mainland states, with the Northern Territory; the state comprises less than 8 percent of the Australian population and ranks fifth in population among the six states and two territories. The majority of its people reside in greater Metropolitan Adelaide. Most of the remainder are settled in fertile areas along River Murray; the state's colonial origins are unique in Australia as a settled, planned British province, rather than as a convict settlement.
Colonial government commenced on 28 December 1836, when the members of the council were sworn in near the Old Gum Tree. As with the rest of the continent, the region had been long occupied by Aboriginal peoples, who were organised into numerous tribes and languages; the South Australian Company established a temporary settlement at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, on 26 July 1836, five months before Adelaide was founded. The guiding principle behind settlement was that of systematic colonisation, a theory espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, employed by the New Zealand Company; the goal was to establish the province as a centre of civilisation for free immigrants, promising civil liberties and religious tolerance. Although its history is marked by economic hardship, South Australia has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant. Today, it is known for numerous cultural festivals; the state's economy is dominated by the agricultural and mining industries. Evidence of human activity in South Australia dates back as far as 20,000 years, with flint mining activity and rock art in the Koonalda Cave on the Nullarbor Plain.
In addition wooden spears and tools were made in an area now covered in peat bog in the South East. Kangaroo Island was inhabited; the first recorded European sighting of the South Australian coast was in 1627 when the Dutch ship the Gulden Zeepaert, captained by François Thijssen and mapped a section of the coastline as far east as the Nuyts Archipelago. Thijssen named the whole of the country eastward of the Leeuwin "Nuyts Land", after a distinguished passenger on board; the coastline of South Australia was first mapped by Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin in 1802, excepting the inlet named the Port Adelaide River, first discovered in 1831 by Captain Collet Barker and accurately charted in 1836–37 by Colonel William Light, leader of the South Australian Colonization Commissioners"First Expedition' and first Surveyor-General of South Australia. The land which now forms the state of South Australia was claimed for Britain in 1788 as part of the colony of New South Wales. Although the new colony included two-thirds of the continent, early settlements were all on the eastern coast and only a few intrepid explorers ventured this far west.
It took more than forty years before any serious proposal to establish settlements in the south-western portion of New South Wales were put forward. On 15 August 1834, the British Parliament passed the South Australia Act 1834, which empowered His Majesty to erect and establish a province or provinces in southern Australia; the act stated that the land between 132° and 141° east longitude and from 26° south latitude to the southern ocean would be allotted to the colony, it would be convict-free. In contrast to the rest of Australia, terra nullius did not apply to the new province; the Letters Patent, which used the enabling provisions of the South Australia Act 1834 to fix the boundaries of the Province of South Australia, provided that "nothing in those our Letters Patent shall affect or be construed to affect the rights of any Aboriginal Natives of the said Province to the actual occupation and enjoyment in their own Persons or in the Persons of their Descendants of any Lands therein now occupied or enjoyed by such Natives."
Although the patent guaranteed land rights under force of law for the indigenous inhabitants it was ignored by the South Australian Company authorities and squatters. Survey was required before settlement of the province, the Colonization Commissioners for South Australia appointed William Light as the leader of its'First Expedition', tasked with examining 1500 miles of the South Australian coastline and selecting the best site for the capital, with planning and surveying the site of the city into one-acre Town Sections and its surrounds into 134-acre Country Sections. Eager to commence the establishment of their whale and seal fisheries, the South Australian Company sought, obtained, the Commissioners' permission to send Company ships to South Australia, in advance of the surveys and ahead of the Commissioners' colonists; the Company's settlement of seven vessels and 636 people was temporarily made at Kingscote on Kangaroo Island, until