Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, an American Cinematheque Award, the Silver Bear for Best Actress. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016, she is one of the world's highest-paid actresses, as of 2019. Theron came to international prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in the Hollywood films The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, The Cider House Rules. In 2003, she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in an acting category, she received another Academy Award nomination for playing a sexually abused woman seeking justice in the drama North Country. Theron has since starred in several top-grossing action films, including Hancock, Snow White and the Huntsman, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious, Atomic Blonde.

She received praise for playing troubled women in Jason Reitman's comedy-dramas Young Adult and Tully, for portraying Megyn Kelly in the drama Bombshell, receiving a third Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Since the early 2000s, Theron has ventured into film production with her company Denver and Delilah Productions, she has produced numerous films, in many of which she had a starring role, including The Burning Plain, Dark Places, Long Shot. Theron became an American citizen while retaining her South African citizenship. Theron was born in Benoni, in the Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda and Charles Theron. Second Boer War military leader Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle, she is from an Afrikaner family, her ancestry includes Dutch as well as French and German. "Theron" is an Occitan surname pronounced in Afrikaans as. She grew up on her parents' farm near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, threatened both teenaged Charlize and her mother while drunk, physically attacking her mother and firing a gun at both of them.

Theron's mother shot back and killed him. The shooting was adjudged to have been self-defense, her mother faced no charges. Theron attended Putfontein Primary School, a period during which she has said she was not "fitting in". At 13, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans. Although seeing herself as a dancer, at age 16 Theron won a one-year modelling contract at a local competition in Salerno and moved with her mother to Milan, Italy. After Theron spent a year modelling throughout Europe and her mother moved to the US, both New York City and Miami. In New York, she attended the Joffrey Ballet School, where she trained as a ballet dancer until a knee injury closed this career path; as Theron recalled in 2008: I went to New York for three days to model, I spent a winter in New York in a friend's windowless basement apartment. I was broke, I was taking class at the Joffrey Ballet, my knees gave out.

I realized I couldn't dance anymore, I went into a major depression. My mom came over from South Africa and said, "Either you figure out what to do next or you come home, because you can sulk in South Africa". In 1994, Theron flew to Los Angeles, on a one-way ticket her mother bought for her, intending to work in the film industry. During the initial months there, she went to a Hollywood Boulevard bank to cash a cheque her mother had sent to help with the rent; when the teller refused to cash it, Theron engaged in a shouting match with him. Upon seeing this, talent agent John Crosby, waiting behind her, handed her his business card and subsequently introduced her to casting agents and an acting school, she fired him as her manager after he kept sending her scripts for films similar to Showgirls and Species. After several months in the city, Theron made her film debut with a non-speaking role in the horror film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, her first speaking role was that of a hitwoman in 2 Days in the Valley.

Though it was a small role, a lingerie-clad Theron was prominently featured on the movie poster, film offers for hot-chick parts followed. But Theron turned them down. "A lot of people were saying,'You should just hit while the iron's hot'", she remarked. "But playing the same part over doesn't leave you with any longevity. And I knew it was going to be harder for me, because of what I look like, to branch out to different kinds of roles". Larger roles in released Hollywood films followed, her career expanded by the end of the 1990s. In the horror drama The Devil's Advocate, credited to be her break-out film, Theron starred alongside Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino as the haunted wife of an unusually successful lawyer, she subsequently starred in the adventure film Mighty Joe Young as the friend and protecter of a giant mountain gorilla, in the drama The Cider House Rules, as a woman who seeks an abortion in World War II-era Maine. While Mighty Joe Young flopped at the box office, The Devil's Advocate and The Cider House Rules were commercially successful.

She was on the cover of the January 1999 issue of Vanity Fair as the "White Ho

Ellery Cairo

Ellery Cairo is a Dutch former footballer who played as a right winger. Cairo played for Feyenoord, Excelsior, FC Twente, SC Freiburg, Hertha BSC, Coventry City, NAC, Heracles and AGOVV Apeldoorn, he was a speedy midfield player with pace to burn and enjoyed a couple of international call ups in which he did not feature in any of the games. Cairo was signed by Coventry City on 30 June 2007 on a free transfer from Hertha BSC. After only one season manager Chris Coleman announced that Cairo's contract was not to be renewed and he was subsequently released. Cairo received a call-up for the Netherlands national football team for a friendly against Italy in 2005, after Ruud van Nistelrooy pulled out because of injury. However, Cairo never played a minute for Oranje. In summer 2014, Cairo was appointed assistant coach at the FC Twente Women's team, he announced his departure in 2017. Ellery Cairo player profile at Ellery Cairo at Soccerbase


Camberwell is a district of South London, within the London Borough of Southwark. It is located 2.7 miles southeast of Charing Cross. Camberwell was first a village associated with the church of St Giles and a common of which Goose Green is a remnant; this early parish included the neighbouring hamlets of Peckham, Dulwich and part of Herne Hill. Until 1889, it was part of the county of Surrey. In 1900 the original parish became the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell. In 1965, most of the Borough of Camberwell was merged into the London Borough of Southwark. To the west, part of both West Dulwich and Herne Hill come under the London Borough of Lambeth; the place now known known as Camberwell covers a much smaller area than the ancient parish, it is bound on the north by Walworth. Camberwell appears in the Domesday Book as Cambrewelle; the name may derive from the Old English Cumberwell or Comberwell, meaning'Well of the Britons', referring to remaining Celtic inhabitants of an area dominated by Anglo-Saxons.

An alternative theory suggests the name may mean'Cripple Well', that the settlement developed as a hamlet where people from the City of London were expelled when they had a contagious disease like leprosy, for treatment by the church and the clean, healing waters from the wells. Springs and wells are known to have existed on the southern slope of Denmark Hill around Grove Park, it was a substantial settlement with a church when mentioned in the Domesday Book, was the parish church for a large area including Dulwich and Peckham. It was held by Haimo the Sheriff, its Domesday assets were: 1 virgate. It rendered £14. Up to the mid-19th century, Camberwell was visited by Londoners for its rural tranquillity and the reputed healing properties of its mineral springs. Like much of inner South London, Camberwell was transformed by the arrival of the railways in the 1860s. Camberwell Green is now a small area of common land. Camberwell St Giles is the name given to an ancient, civil, parish in the Brixton hundred of Surrey.

The parish covered 4,570 acres in 1831 and was divided into the liberty of Peckham to the east and the hamlet of Dulwich to the southwest, as well as Camberwell proper. The parish tapered in the south to form a point in. In 1801, the population was 7,059 and by 1851 this had risen to 54,667. In 1829, it was included in the Metropolitan Police District and in 1855 it was included in the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works, with Camberwell Vestry nominating one member to the board. In 1889 the board was replaced by the London County Council and Camberwell was removed administratively from Surrey to form part of the County of London. In 1900, the area of the Camberwell parish became the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell. In 1965, the metropolitan borough was abolished and its former area became the southern part of the London Borough of Southwark in Greater London; the western part of the area is situated in the adjacent London Borough of Lambeth. The area has been home to many factories, including R. White's Lemonade, which originated in Camberwell, as well as Dualit toasters.

Neither of these companies is now based in the area. Wilson's School was founded in 1615 in Camberwell by Royal Charter by Edward Wilson, vicar of the Parish of Camberwell; the charter was granted by James I. The school moved to its current site in Croydon in 1975. A school for girls, Mary Datchelor Girl's School, was established in Camberwell in 1877, it was built on two houses at 15 and 17 Grove Lane, the location of a former manor house. All except one of its 30 pupils came from the parish of St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London; the funding for the school came from a bequest from Mary Datchelor. Proceeds of a property in Threadneedle Street used as a coffee-house were used to pay for apprenticeships for the poor boys of the parish, but as demographics in the City changed, it was decided to set up a school. By the 1970s, the school was receiving funding from the Clothworkers' Company and the Inner London Education Authority funded teaching posts; the school came under pressure from ILEA to become comprehensive.

Faced with this choice or becoming private, the school's governors instead decided to close in 1981. The school buildings were used as offices for the charity Save the Children but have now been converted to flats. Camberwell Collegiate School was an independent school located on the eastern side of Camberwell Grove, directly opposite the Grove Chapel; the Collegiate College had some success for a while, led to the closure for some decades of the Denmark Hill Grammar School. However it had difficulty competing with other nearby schools including Dulwich College, was closed in 1867; the land was sold for building. Camberwell today is a mixture of well preserved Georgian and 20th-century housing, including a number of tower blocks. Camberwell Grove, Grove Lane and Addington Square have some of London's most elegant and well-preserved Georgian houses; the Salvation Army's William Booth Memorial Training College, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, was completed in 1932: it towers over South London from Denmark Hill.

It has a similar monumental impressiveness to Gilbert Scott's other local buildings, Battersea Power Station and the Tate Modern, although its simplic