Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress. She is known for her roles in large-scale blockbusters, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove. For her role as Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, she won the 2010 International Emmy Award for Best Actress for her role as British author Enid Blyton in the TV film Enid. Bonham Carter began her film career, playing the title character in Lady Jane, playing Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View, her other film roles include Ophelia in Hamlet, Where Angels Fear to Tread, Howards End, Elizabeth Lavenza in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite, Marla Singer in Fight Club, Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series, Skynet in Terminator Salvation, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables, the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella and Rose Weil in Ocean's 8.
She has collaborated with director Tim Burton. Her other television films include A Pattern of Roses, Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald, Live from Baghdad and Burton & Taylor. In 2018, she was confirmed to play Princess Margaret on seasons four of The Crown, she was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year Honours list for services to drama, in January 2014, the British prime minister, David Cameron, announced that Bonham Carter had been appointed to Britain's new national Holocaust Commission. Bonham Carter was born in London, her father, Raymond Bonham Carter, who came from a prominent British political family, was a merchant banker and served as the alternative British director representing the Bank of England at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D. C. during the 1960s. Her mother, Elena, is a psychotherapist, of three quarters Jewish background, whose own parents were diplomat Eduardo Propper de Callejón and painter Baroness Hélène Fould-Springer.
Bonham Carter's paternal grandmother was politician and feminist Violet Bonham Carter, daughter of Herbert Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the first half of the First World War. Bonham Carter is the youngest of three children, with two brothers and Thomas, they were brought up in Golders Green and she was educated at South Hampstead High School, completed her A-levels at Westminster School. Bonham Carter was denied admission to King's College, not because of her academic performance but because college officials were afraid that she would leave during the course to pursue her acting career; when Bonham Carter was five, her mother had a serious nervous breakdown, which took three years for recovery. Soon afterwards, her mother's experience in therapy led her to become a psychotherapist herself—Bonham Carter has since paid her to read her scripts and deliver opinions on the characters' psychological motivations. Five years after her mother's recovery, her father was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma.
He suffered complications during an operation to remove the tumour that led to a stroke that left him half-paralysed and using a wheelchair. With her brothers at college, Bonham Carter was left to help her mother cope, she studied her father's movements and mannerisms for her role in The Theory of Flight. He died in January 2004. Bonham Carter, who has no formal acting training, entered the field winning a national writing contest and used the money to pay for her entry into the actors' Spotlight directory, she made her professional acting début at the age of 16 in a television commercial. She had a part in a minor TV film, A Pattern of Roses, her first lead film role was as Lady Jane Grey in Lady Jane, given mixed reviews by critics. Her breakthrough role was Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View, filmed after Lady Jane but released two months earlier. Bonham Carter appeared in episodes of Miami Vice as Don Johnson's love interest during the 1986–87 season and in 1987 opposite Dirk Bogarde in The Vision, Stewart Granger in A Hazard of Hearts and John Gielgud in Getting It Right.
Bonham Carter was cast in the role of Bess McNeill in Breaking the Waves, but backed out during production due to "the character's painful psychic and physical exposure", according to Roger Ebert. The role went to Emily Watson, nominated for an Academy Award for her performance. In 1994, Bonham Carter appeared in a dream sequence during the second series of the British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, as Edina Monsoon's daughter Saffron, played by Julia Sawalha. Throughout the series, references were made to Saffron's resemblance to Bonham Carter, her early films led to her being typecast as a "corset queen", "English rose", playing pre- and early 20th century characters in Merchant-Ivory films. She played Olivia in Trevor Nunn's film version of Twelfth Night in 1996. One of the high points of her early career was her performance as the scheming Kate Croy in the 1997 film adaption of The Wings of the Dove, acclaimed internationally and netted her first G
Orange County, California
Orange County is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in the U. S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,010,232, making it the third-most populous county in California, the sixth-most populous in the United States, more populous than 21 U. S. states. Its county seat is Santa Ana, it is the second most densely populated county behind San Francisco County. The county's four largest cities by population, Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, each have a population exceeding 200,000. Several of Orange County's cities are on the Pacific Ocean western coast, including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente. Orange County is included in Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thirty-four incorporated towns and cities are in the county. Anaheim was the first city, incorporated in 1870 when the region was still part of neighboring Los Angeles County. Whereas most population centers in the United States tend to be identified by a major city with a large downtown central business district, Orange County has no single major downtown / CBD or dominant urban center.
Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Irvine all have smaller high-rise CBDs, other, older cities like Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Orange have traditional American downtowns without high-rises. The county's northern and central portions are urbanized and dense, despite the prevalence of the single-family home as a dominant land use, its southern portion is more suburban, with limited urbanization. There are several "edge city"-style developments, such as Irvine Business Center, Newport Center, South Coast Metro. Orange County is part of the "Tech Coast"; the county is a tourist center, with attractions like Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, several popular beaches along its more than 40 miles of coastline. Throughout the 20th century and up until 2016, it was known for its political conservatism and for being a bastion for the Republican Party, with a 2005 academic study listing three Orange County cities as among America's 25 most conservative. However, the county's changing demographics have resulted in a shift in political alignments.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat since 1936 to carry Orange County in a presidential election and in the 2018 midterm elections the Democratic Party gained control of every Congressional seat in the county. Members of the Tongva, Juaneño, Luiseño Native American groups long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junipero Serra named the area Valle de Santa Ana. On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement. Among those who came with Portolá were José Manuel Nieto and José Antonio Yorba. Both these men were given land grants—Rancho Los Nietos and Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, respectively; the Nieto heirs were granted land in 1834. The Nieto ranches were known as Rancho Los Alamitos, Rancho Las Bolsas, Rancho Los Coyotes. Yorba heirs Bernardo Yorba and Teodosio Yorba were granted Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana and Rancho Lomas de Santiago, respectively. Other ranchos in Orange County were granted by the Mexican government during the Mexican period in Alta California.
A severe drought in the 1860s devastated the prevailing industry, cattle ranching, much land came into the possession of Richard O'Neill, Sr. James Irvine and other land barons. In 1887, silver was discovered in the Santa Ana Mountains, attracting settlers via the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads. After several failed attempts in previous sessions, the California legislature passed a bill authorizing the portion of Los Angeles County south of Coyote Creek to hold a referendum on whether to remain part of Los Angeles County or to secede and form a new county to be named “Orange” as directed by the legislature; such referendum required a 2/3 vote for secession to take place, subsequently on June 4th, 1889, the residents south of Coyote Creek voted 2,509 to 500 in favor of secession. After such referendum, Los Angeles County filed three lawsuits in the courts to stall and stop the secession from occurring, but such attempts were futile. On July 17, 1889, a second referendum was held south of the Coyote Creek to determine if the county seat of the to-be county to be in either Anaheim or Santa Ana, along with an election for every county officer.
In the end, Santa Ana defeated Anaheim in such referendum and elected right leaning officers, with some, including one of the primary lobbyists for the creation of the county, Henry W. Head, elected to the Board of Supervisors while being a member of the Ku Klux Klan, with Head’s son, Horace Head, elected as District Attorney of the soon to be county, known to, as stated by the OC Weekly, threaten “...any Mexicans who walked in front of their homes with shotguns when not burning crosses on front lawns,” along with Horace Head supporting and defending his fathers affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan. With the referendum taken place, the County of Orange was incorporated on August 1st, 1889, as prescribed by state law. Since the date of the incorporation of the county, the only geographical changes to have occurred which affected Orange County was when the County and Los Angeles County agreed to trade land around Coyote Creek to adjust the border of the two counties to conform with city blocks.
The county is said to have been named for the
Ned Kelly (2003 film)
Ned Kelly is a 2003 Australian historical drama film based on Robert Drewe's 1991 novel Our Sunshine. Directed by Gregor Jordan, the film's adapted screenplay was written by John Michael McDonagh; the film dramatises the life of Ned Kelly, a legendary bushranger and outlaw, active in Victoria, the colony of his birth. In the film, his brother Dan, two other associates—Steve Hart and Joe Byrne—form a gang of Irish Australians in response to Irish and English tensions that arose in 19th century Australia. Heath Ledger stars with Orlando Bloom, Naomi Watts and Geoffrey Rush. After saving a young boy from drowning and being awarded a "hero sash" when he was himself 10-year-old, Ned Kelly grows up in the British colony of Victoria where he was born; the son of a Catholic Irish settler, he lives with his widowed mother Ellen, his younger brother Dan, her two younger sisters Kate and Grace. Ned's best friend Joe and Dan's best friend Steve are often at the house. One day in 1871, when he's 17-year-old, he sees a white mare grazing alone in the outback.
He rides it into town to impress a local girl named Jane, only to be arrested and subsequently imprisoned for stealing the horse though it had been stolen by an acquaintance of his, Wild Wright. He is released and comes home three years and starts helping his family with their small horse-breeding farm located near Beechworth, he takes vengeance on Wild Wright by beating him in a prizefight, befriends Julia Cook, the beautiful wife of an English land owner who lives nearby. One night at a bar, a local constable named. Ned intervenes and hostilities erupt with his fellow officers. To get back at Ned, they take the Kellys' horses, but with the help of his brother and their friends, Ned steals them back; some nights while Ned and Julia are consummating their blossoming passion in the Cooks' stables, Fitzpatrick shows up at the Kelly farm and asks to see Kate. A fight ensues and Fitzpatrick is wounded, falsely reports that it's Ned Kelly who shot him. In retaliation, the police arrest Ned's mother.
Ned asks Julia to testify he was with her the night Fitzpatrick was at the Kelly's farm, but she would be disgraced by the public acknowledgement of their affair and her husband would take her kids away. Ned, Dan and Steve become outlaws on the run, they meet a patrol in the bushland and kill three officers in a shootout, despite Ned's efforts to have nobody get hurt. During the following months the "Kelly Gang" avoids capture, living in the outback without food. In one occasion, Julia gives them shelter at her farm. A large bounty is placed on their heads, a decree is passed that allows anybody to shoot them on sight without consequences, they rob two English banks and burn the mortgage documents with which the British Crown is starving the selectors. They give the money from their robberies to poor families in need, soon become acclaimed as folk heroes by the Victorian population as much as the British media depict them as violent criminals. To solve a situation in danger of escalating into widespread revolt, the Colonial Government sends in stern Superintendent Francis Hare, who arrests many sympathizers including Joe's childhood friend Aaron.
Being promised they won't harm Joe, but only the Kellys, Aaron accepts to work as an informant. During a quick visit back into Beechworth, Joe learns Aaron has been seen talking with cops, so the gang decided to feed him false information about their next heist, to test his loyalty; when they see a large group of constables heading to the bank Aaron was told about, they know Aaron betrayed them, Joe kills him at his house. Ned devises a plan to foil Superintendent Hare; the gangs lures him in by taking over the town of Glenrowan. They gather everybody the townspeople, most of which are friendly to their causes, at the Glenrowan Inn, to better protect them in the upcoming fight. In the meantime, they sabotage the railroad tracks leading into town, to derail the train on which Hare and his army of constables are traveling. They've built metal helmets and plates of body armour to survive bullets, they count on the derailment to kill most of them constables capture Hare and exchange him for Ned and Dan's mother.
An escaped hostage stops the train in time to avoid the incident. Hundreds of officers lay siege to the inn late at night. Determined to go out in a blaze of glory, the Kelly Gang emerge from the inn and begin shooting, protected by their amour, but are forced inside again; the police once again raid the inn. To buy the time needed for the townspeople to flee from the back, Ned exits and charges forward alone. Near dawn, Joe dies inside the inn. Dan and Steve, down to their last bullets and knowing, commit suicide. Ned regains consciousness and though gravely injured, continues to fire at the police, he is is shot to the ground and taken down. Ned is loaded onto the train to face justice. In the end with a petition over 32,000 signatures strong asking for a pardon, Kelly is hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol on 11 November 1880. In total, the film grossed $5,040,860 internationally, $86,959 in the United
Beastmaster (TV series)
Beastmaster is a Canadian/American/Australian television series that aired from 1999 to 2002. It was loosely based on a 1982 MGM film The Beastmaster itself loosely adapted from the novel The Beast Master by Andre Norton; the series aired 66 episodes over three complete seasons. It was produced by Coote/Hayes Productions; the series was nominated for the Open Craft Award in the category of cinematography by the Australian Film Institute in 2000, for the Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series by the Academy of Science Fiction and Horror Films, USA, in 2001. It did not win any of them. Dar is the last survivor of his tribe, he wanders the lands seeking his lost loved one, protecting the oppressed and the animals. His friend Tao — a fearful, psychology-attracted young man — helps him in his quest. Dar meets another orphaned warrior named Arina who joins his quest for her own reasons, but becomes a faithful companion; the world of the Beastmaster is full of lost tribes, genocide appears to be common, all three of these characters are the survivors or last survivors of lost tribes.
The series featured Monika Schnarre as the Sorceress, apprentice to the Ancient One, played by Grahame Bond, Emilie de Ravin as the Forest Demon named Curupira, Sam Healy as Iara, the Demon of Water and Serpent. The regular human enemy of Dar, King Zad, was played by Steven Grives. Marc Singer, the Beastmaster from the original film, appears in the third season as Dartanus, the Spirit Warrior who helps Dar on his quest; the general story arc of the series is that the world is changing, civilization is advancing, technology is gaining ground the old orders of magic and sorcery are fading, the world is threatened by the supernatural being Balcifer, the Dark One, played by Jeremy Callaghan. Dar is the son of King Eldar, destroyed by Balcifer. To defeat Balcifer Dar must locate and reunite his family, who have been turned into animals to hide them from Balcifer, in the Crystal Arc. Balcifer's agent on Earth is King Zad, first King of the Terrons, a savage tribe that enslaves and pillages at will.
When the tribe is destroyed by King Voden leading a group of Viking-like northerners, Zad re-emerges as the King of Xincha, the city at the center of the world. He has deposed Voden. There is a contrast there between the crude savage badness of King Zad and the refined, insane evil genius of King Voden. Zad emerges from the contest a more civilized but still savage character; the series was action-oriented at the beginning, but as the first season wore on, it began to take on a pacifistic and naturalist tone. The opening/ending music and soundtrack of the series was composed by Graeme Coleman. Daniel Goddard as Dar Jackson Raine as Tao Monika Schnarre as the Sorceress Marjean Holden as Arina Dylan Bierk as The New Sorceress Grahame Bond as the Ancient One Steven Grives as King Zad The series is shown on the UK FTA satellite channel Zone Horror, it is shown every Monday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. It airs on a Saturday, at 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. In the United States, syndication rights are held by Tribune Broadcasting.
ADV Films released all three seasons of Beastmaster on DVD in Region 1 as separate DVD sets for each season. Season 3 was released November 18, 2003; each set has six DVDs with 22 episodes per season and extras. The three seasons were released as Beastmaster - The Complete Collection. Licensing problems between ADV Films and Tribune Entertainment caused these DVD sets to become rare soon after release. Alliance Home Entertainment has released all three seasons of Beastmaster on DVD in Canada. Beastmaster official site]. Archived from the original on November 30, 2004. Beastmaster official site. Archived from the original on December 14, 2004. Beastmaster on IMDb Beastmaster at TV.com Beastmaster at AustLit
Flipper (1995 TV series)
Flipper is an American revival television series of the original 1964 Flipper television series. The first two seasons aired in first-run syndication; the series was set in a town named Bal Harbor, supposed to be in the Florida Keys region. However, it was filmed in Gold Coast, Australia; the show’s first three episodes were filmed in Pigeon Key, Florida and at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Florida. The series is unrelated to the 1996 film of the same title, a remake of the 1960s TV series and films. Season 1 opens with the adult Dr. Keith "Bud" Ricks from the original 1964 Flipper series leading dolphin research at the Bal Harbour Marine Institute in the Florida Keys. Dr. Pam Blondell is a naval officer, relocated to the Florida Keys to join Dr. Ricks at the institute to perform dolphin research. Dr. Blondell is accompanied by a rebellious teen. Mike is unhappy about the move until he meets Maya Graham, a free-spirited 14-year-old girl who has a special connection with Flipper and the ocean.
At the beginning of Season 2, Dr. Ricks, Dr. Blondell, her son Mike are written out of the series by leaving Bal Harbour. Dr. Jennifer Daulton takes over as the institute's director. Maya becomes an intern at the institute, while two new interns, Dean Gregson and Holly Myers, are introduced. Next door to the institute, a new substation for Air Sea Rescue opens, introducing Deputies Tom Hampton and Quinn Garnett; the deputies are responsible for rescuing people in trouble at sea, perform numerous rescues through the season. Hampton and Dr. Daulton have an on-and-off romance during the season. Edward "Cap" Daulton, Dr. Daulton's estranged father moves to Bal Harbour to try and re-establish a relationship with his daughter. Cap owns his own boat, the Maria D, named after his late wife. In Season 3, Dr. Daulton and Maya are written out of the series by leaving Bal Harbour to perform research in the Red Sea and San Diego. Lt. Alex Parker, a navy marine, becomes the institute's director, marries Tom Hampton.
Hampton and Parker, along with her two kids and Jackie, set up housekeeping, the series begins to focus more on their family. Deputy Mark Delaney replaces Garnett as Hampton's partner at the substation. At the marine institute, Holly remains an intern. Cap still is noticeably absent from many episodes. In Season 4, Tom's niece Courtney Gordon, moves in with the Hampton/Parker family after being unhappy living with her mother in Washington D. C. Season 4 is a continuation of Season 3 with no major changes. Most episodes are self-contained and there is little in the way of serialized storylines between episodes; the series ends on an tragic note as Flipper accidentally becomes beached on a sand dune and is unable to free himself. Upon learning what has happened, the entire cast arrives too late; the final scene of the series shows Jackie mourning Flipper's loss he's shown to be alive and the show ends with them playing in the water and she says "Everything's gonna be just fine". Flipper as himself.
Brian Wimmer as Dr. Keith Ricks Colleen Flynn as Dr. Pamela Blondell Payton Haas as Mike Jessica Alba as Maya Graham Whip Hubley as Tom Hampton Elizabeth Morehead as Dr. Jennifer Daulton Wren T. Brown as Quinn Garnett Scott Michaelson as Dean Gregson Anja Coleby as Holly Gus Mercurio as Cap Laura Donaldson as Jacqueline "Jackie" Parker Skye Patch as Courtney Gordon Jessica Dowdeswell as young schoolgirl Season 3-4 Since Flipper was filmed in Australia, producers had to rely on Australian talent. Several regular cast members and most guest stars spoke their dialogue using non-native American accents. During Seasons 3 and 4, Whip Hubley and Gus Mercurio were the only American actors in the main cast. All other main characters were portrayed by Australian actors. Flipper had many notable guest stars, including Alan Dale, Dwight Schultz, Nicholas Hammond, Jane Badler, Robert Coleby, Season Hubley. In fact, many of these guest stars made more than one appearance, portraying different characters each time.
Seasons 3 and 4 regular cast member Darrin Klimek appeared as a different character in the Season 1 episode "Treasure Hunt". MGM Home Entertainment released the first season of Flipper—The New Adventures on DVD on June 3, 2010 via Amazon.com's CreateSpace program. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand release, available through Amazon.com. On April 2, 2013, TGG Direct released seasons 2–4 on Region 1 DVD; the primary setting for Flipper was The Bal Harbor Research Institute, a fictional dolphin research facility funded by the fictional Bal Harbor University. Between Seasons 1 and 2, The Air Sea Rescue Substa
Crush (2009 film)
Crush is a 2009 Australian thriller film directed by Jeffrey Gerritsen and John V. Soto, it stars Christopher Egan as Julian, an American martial arts champ house sitting a luxury home in Perth. Julian's life unravels when he cheats on Clare with Anna, it was released in Australia in April 2009. It was released on DVD in North America on 14 July 2010. An international architecture student at University of Western Australia and martial arts champ, Julian finds work as a house sitter for the wealthy owners of a luxury home in Perth, his new job causes friction with his girlfriend Clare. The house and wealth it exudes open up a realm of opportunities for Julian, he is seduced by the mysterious and attractive Anna. Subsequently, his relationship with Clare falls apart, he struggles to regain momentum in a martial arts championship, his academic life is threatened. When he speaks to the owner of the house, he mentions meeting the niece but is told that's impossible as she is away, the name "Anna" gets a furious reaction.
He asks a neighbour to shed some light on the conversation and it is revealed that a junkie died after getting into the house and falling down the stairs. He recognises Anna in the news photo; when she returns he acknowledges. His friends and girlfriend come to check on him but are too late to save him from falling down the stairs to his death, just like Anna. Christopher Egan as Julian Emma Lung as Anna Brooke Harman as Clare Christian Clark as Wesley Jenna Lind as Logan Kane Manera as Phil Elwyn Edwards as Professor The film was shot in Western Australia in Perth; the area offered financial incentives according to the producer. Filming locations included South Perth, Perry Lakes Reserve, University of Western Australia and West Perth. "Waiting All Day" – Silverchair "Ordinary Life" – Kristen Barry "Vampire Racecourse" – The Sleepy Jackson "Cigarettes and Suitcases" – Something for Kate "Animal, I'm Carrying" – Ravior "Last Resort" – Papa Roach "Bodies" – Little Birdy "Crazy" – Cordrazine "Everything" – Shihad The film received a positive reaction from Australian cinema magazine, Filmink.
"Crush delivers most of. A busy soundtrack enhances the experience, while muscular production and the eye candy appeal of Egan and Lung push proceedings a notch or two above similar movies. It's all handled with enough flair to make the popcorn experience worthwhile." Cinema of Australia Official website Crush on IMDb