Michael Garrett Shanks is a Canadian actor and director. He is known for playing Dr. Daniel Jackson in the long-running Canadian–American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 and as Dr. Charles Harris on the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope. Shanks was born in Vancouver, grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia, he attended the University of British Columbia and was in the BFA Acting Program from 1990 to 1994 and appeared in several stage productions, serving a two-year apprenticeship with the prestigious Stratford Festival in Ontario. He made guest appearances on TV series like Highlander and University Hospital, appeared in the TV movie A Family Divided and had a small role in The Call of the Wild, before winning the role of Daniel Jackson on Stargate SG-1. Shanks played archaeologist Dr. Daniel Jackson throughout the first five seasons of Stargate SG-1 before leaving the show at the end of Stargate SG-1's fifth season, citing creative differences concerning the under-use of his character and the direction of the show as a whole.
He made several guest appearances throughout the sixth season playing his own character, as well as voicing the Asgard character Thor. Shanks returned for the seventh and subsequent seasons, winning the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series in 2004 for the seventh season episode "Lifeboat". During the series' tenth and final season, he signed up for 16 of the 20 episodes, taking some time off in March 2006 for the birth of his third child, he appeared in both direct-to-DVD Stargate films released in 2008, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, won the 2009 Leo Award for Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama for Continuum. In 2004, Shanks made a crossover appearance in the Stargate Atlantis pilot, "Rising", he appeared in the tenth and eleventh episodes of Atlantis' fifth and final season, made a cameo appearance in the pilot of the third Stargate series Stargate Universe. He appeared in the episodes "Human" and "Subversion". In 2001, Shanks guest starred in the episode "Star-Crossed" in the Sci-Fi series Andromeda, during which he met his future wife, Lexa Doig.
Coincidentally, they played two androids. In 2002, Shanks starred in the German/UK/South African co-production Sumuru, a science fiction B-movie, as astronaut Adam Wade, he auditioned for the role of Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis. In 2007, Shanks joined the Fox Network series 24, guest-starring as lobbyist Mark Bishop in a three-episode arc for season 6. In 2008–2009, Shanks had a recurring role on the second season of the USA Network spy series Burn Notice, playing Victor Stecker-Epps, a fellow burned spy and maniacal counterpoint to series lead Jeffrey Donovan's character. In 2008, Shanks had a guest starring role in one episode of the SciFi Channel series Eureka, as an alchemist somewhat responsible for the near destruction of the town due to a student's mixing chemicals in his lab and thereby creating the "Alchemist curse", he appeared in the episode "All That Glitters...", with a mention of his character in the episode "A Night At Global Dynamics". Shanks was featured in a lead role in the SciFi Channel's adventure film, The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon as Jacob Thain opposite Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed alumna Shannen Doherty.
The film premiered on the cable network on December 20, 2008. In 2010, Shanks appeared in an episode of Sanctuary, which stars fellow Stargate actor Amanda Tapping. In the same year he starred in a disaster film, as physicist Jack Tate. Shanks' latest television guest roles were as archaeologist Carter Hall, DC Comics' superhero Hawkman, in the Smallville episode "Absolute Justice", he reprised the role in the final episode of the ninth season, in guest spots during the tenth season episodes "Shield" and "Icarus" as well as appearing in Supernatural season 5 episode "99 Problems". Shanks stars in the Canadian thriller Faces in the Crowd. Shanks has starred in the Fox comedy The Good Guys as the pompous leader of the Strike Force. In 2011, Shanks was the guest star in the third episode of the Showcase show Endgame, where he plays an amnesiac. In 2012, Shanks returned to primetime as Dr. Charles "Charlie" Harris on Saving Hope, reuniting with Stargate SG-1 and Smallville co-star Erica Durance. Shanks' eldest daughter, Tatiana Shanks, is from his relationship with model and actress Vaitiare Bandera, who portrayed Sha're his character's wife, on Stargate SG-1.
On August 2, 2003, Shanks married actress Lexa Doig, whom he met in 2001 while guest-starring on the series Andromeda, in which she starred. They have a son together. Shanks enjoys playing ice hockey, once considered playing professionally, he was on the Stargate SG-1 hockey team, competing against the teams of other Vancouver-based productions such as Smallville, displayed his aptitude for the sport in the 2006 television film Under the Mistletoe, in which he played the part of a school hockey coach. This aptitude was highlighted in his 2013 role as the title character in the television film Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story. Michael Shanks Online – The Official Michael Shanks Website Michael Shanks on IMDb Michael Shanks TV Guide Blog
John McCarthy (composer)
John McCarthy is a composer for film and television. His music has been described as a hybrid of ` electronic' elements. McCarthy’s background includes extensive experience in classical, jazz and world music. McCarthy studied at The Royal Conservatory of Humber College, he toured with many bands including Ian Hunter and Frozen Ghost. McCarthy’s first film and Human Remains, was directed by Academy Award winner Denys Arcand; the film is a dark comedy about a group of GenX twenty-somethings who are looking for love and meaning in a big city during the 1990s. McCarthy scored a pair of episodes of the 2015 David Shore/Vince Gilligan show Battle Creek, his other work in television includes scoring the CBS series Due South and the NBC series My Own Worst Enemy, starring Christian Slater. In 2010, McCarthy scored the short film Local Change, Global Impact; the film was produced by the International Peace Institute, a division of the United Nations, narrated by Patrick Stewart. McCarthy is the younger brother of actress Sheila McCarthy.
They have worked together on several movies including The Stone Angel, The Possession of Michael D and Virtual Mom. McCarthy won the Genie Award in 2009 for Best Original Score for the feature film The Stone Angel, starring Ellen Burstyn and directed by Kari Skogland. In 2001, McCarthy received the Dale Melbourne Herklotz Award for Excellence in Music at the Marco Island Film Festival for Dischord. In addition, McCarthy was nominated for Gemini Awards in both 1995 and 1996 for Best Original Music Score for the television series Due South Faces in the Crowd The Stone Angel Suspect Zero Tempo Dischord Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal Boy Meets Girl Sweet Angel Mine Soul Survivor Paris, France Love and Human Remains Battle Creek My Own Worst Enemy Jonny Zero Freaky Stories Spicy City Due South The Road to Christmas Another Day Zebra Lounge Virtual Mom Net Worth The Possession of Michael D Official website John McCarthy on IMDb
The United Kingdom the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world; the Irish Sea lies between Great Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres, the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world, it is the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017. The UK is constitutional monarchy; the current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 1952, making her the longest-serving current head of state.
The United Kingdom's capital and largest city is London, a global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 10.3 million. Other major urban areas in the UK include Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and West Yorkshire conurbations, Greater Glasgow and the Liverpool Built-up Area; the United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh and Belfast, respectively. Apart from England, the countries have their own devolved governments, each with varying powers, but such power is delegated by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which may enact laws unilaterally altering or abolishing devolution; the nearby Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey are not part of the UK, being Crown dependencies with the British Government responsible for defence and international representation. The medieval conquest and subsequent annexation of Wales by the Kingdom of England, followed by the union between England and Scotland in 1707 to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, the union in 1801 of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Five-sixths of Ireland seceded from the UK in 1922, leaving the present formulation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There are fourteen British Overseas Territories, the remnants of the British Empire which, at its height in the 1920s, encompassed a quarter of the world's land mass and was the largest empire in history. British influence can be observed in the language and political systems of many of its former colonies; the United Kingdom is a developed country and has the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world, it was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power, with considerable economic, military and political influence internationally, it is sixth in military expenditure in the world. It has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946.
It has been a leading member state of the European Union and its predecessor, the European Economic Community, since 1973. The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the G7, the G20, NATO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Trade Organization; the 1707 Acts of Union declared that the kingdoms of England and Scotland were "United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain". The term "United Kingdom" has been used as a description for the former kingdom of Great Britain, although its official name from 1707 to 1800 was "Great Britain"; the Acts of Union 1800 united the kingdom of Great Britain and the kingdom of Ireland in 1801, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Following the partition of Ireland and the independence of the Irish Free State in 1922, which left Northern Ireland as the only part of the island of Ireland within the United Kingdom, the name was changed to the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
Although the United Kingdom is a sovereign country, Scotland and Northern Ireland are widely referred to as countries. The UK Prime Minister's website has used the phrase "countries within a country" to describe the United Kingdom; some statistical summaries, such as those for the twelve NUTS 1 regions of the United Kingdom refer to Scotland and Northern Ireland as "regions". Northern Ireland is referred to as a "province". With regard to Northern Ireland, the descriptive name used "can be controversial, with the choice revealing one's political preferences"; the term "Great Britain" conventionally refers to the island of Great Britain, or politically to England and Wales in combination. However, it is sometimes used as a loose synonym for the United Kingdom as a whole; the term "Britain" is used both as a synonym for Great Britain, as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Usage is mixed, with the BBC preferring to use Britain as shorthand only for Great Britain and the UK Government, while accepting that both terms refer to the United K
Frantic Films Corporation is a Canadian branded content and live action production company based in Winnipeg, Canada. Frantic Films is known for producing live action reality shows and for its past work in feature film visual effects. In 1997 Frantic Films was founded by Chris Bond; the company produced work for commercial clients such as Procter & Gamble and created CGI for Stephen King's Storm of the Century. In 2001 Frantic Films garnered international attention after creating stunning visual effects sequences for the blockbuster film Swordfish. In 2001 Frantic Films founded a Research & Development division that would focus on creating software and tools for future visual effects projects. Since its inception the R&D division has produced a large suite of commercial software. Early efforts were focused on Flood. In 2004, Flood was said to be one of the top three fluid simulation tools in the world. In 2002 Jamie Brown joined Frantic Films as a partner. In 2007 the Visual Effects and R&D/Software divisions were acquired by the Prime Focus Group and Frantic Films stopped all visual effects and previsualization projects.
The software division has since been acquired by Thinkbox Software, a small company owned by Frantic Films co-founder Chris Bond. As of 2007 Frantic Films has focused on live action and branded content. In 2009 Frantic Films acquired Red Apple Entertainment, enabling rights over Red Apple's syndication catalog and mode of production; the Branded Content division, Frantic Branded Content, specializes in creating original integrated entertainment for traditional and emerging media platforms. In 2009, Frantic Branded Content partnered with ad agency TAXI and commercial production company Soft Citizen, to produce the branded entertainment television property'Commercial Break'. Til Debt Do Us Part - IMDB Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story - IMDB Breakbound - IMDB Devil's Brigade - IMDB Guinea Pig - IMDB Music Rising - IMDB Retail - IMDB Princess Meet the Family - IMDB Buy It, Fix It, Sell It - IMDB | HGTV Of All Places - CBC Runaway – visual effects Journey to the Center of the Earth – visual effects Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium – visual effects Superman Returns – visual effects, software development X-Men: The Last Stand – previsualziation Poseidon – previsualization The Chumscrubber – visual effects Cursed – visual effects Stay – visual effects Resident Evil: Apocalypse – visual effects Catwoman – previsualziation, visual effects Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed – visual effects The Core – visual effects Paycheck – visual effects X2 – previsualziation, visual effects The Italian Job – previsualization, visual effects Swordfish – visual effects Alien: Resurrection – visual effects contributed to DVD release Frantic Films - Official website Thinkbox Software Commercial Break News Release
Roger Anthony Lemke is a Canadian television and film actor, best known for portraying Three on Syfy's science-fiction drama Dark Matter. In French Canada, Lemke is best known for playing David Rothstein on Radio Canada's comedy-drama Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin. Anthony Lemke was born in Ontario, he is the child of immigrants, his parents having arrived from The Netherlands and East Prussia in the early 1960s. Lemke attended elementary and high school in French under the immersion programs at Knoxdale Public School, Greenbank Middle School and Sir Robert Borden High School in Nepean. Upon graduation he moved to Ontario to study theatre at the University of Waterloo. Lemke holds degrees in both common law and civil law, having graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Law with Distinction. Lemke landed his first professional role in a production of the play Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii by the Canadian playwright Allan Stratton at what is now the King's Wharf Theatre, his first role in a TV series followed shortly thereafter.
He got the role because he could speak Czech from the year he spent teaching English in the Czech Republic. In 2000 Lemke landed the role of the mustachio-twirling mercenary Captain Grisham on the fantasy-genre series The Queen of Swords, which Variety Magazine declared a "guilty pleasure", he played James Murphy, the son of Alex Murphy, in RoboCop: Prime Directives, a four-part mini-series that aired in 2001. In 2003 Lemke enrolled in law school at the McGill University in Montreal, during which time he continued to act, including regular roles on the Montreal-shot series 15/Love and CBC Television's Rumours, he portrayed Rob Smith in A Life Interrupted, nominated for the Best TV Movie at the 2008 Gemini Awards. Since returning full-time to acting after law school, Lemke has a deep collection of credits to his name in both English and French. In 2008 he joined the cast of Radio Canada's comedy-drama Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin, playing David Rothstein, a character that Montreal newspaper La Presse numbers among the few anglophone characters to "mark the soul" of Quebecers.
He followed up in French with recurring roles on Mémoires Vives, Nouvelle Adresse, all of which are Gémeaux Award nominated TV series. In 2011, he joined the casts of Lost Girl and Montreal-shot Blue Mountain State for multiple-episode arcs; the same year, Lemke took on the part of Le Vulgaire in the bi-lingual film Rouge Sang. In 2014, Lemke reprised his role of Brian Becker for the fifth season of CTV and Fox International's The Listener, a role he had played during season 1. Lemke began a 7-episode run over two seasons on Bravo's police drama 19-2 as SQ Officer Dan Malloy; the series received 10 Canadian Screen Award nominations, including best dramatic series. In 2014, Lemke was cast in the role of "Three" in the science fiction television series Dark Matter; the series shot 39 episodes over three seasons from 2015–2017. Lemke appeared in all 39 episodes. Lemke married classical musician Maria Gacesa in 2001, they have lived most of their lives since in Montreal. In 2014, Lemke and his family moved to Ontario.
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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border, its capital is Ottawa, its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra, its population is urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons. Various indigenous peoples have inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century and French expeditions explored, settled, along the Atlantic coast.
As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces; this began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with Elizabeth II as its queen and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the federal cabinet and head of government; the country is a realm within the Commonwealth of Nations, a member of the Francophonie and bilingual at the federal level. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, education.
It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Canada's long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture. A developed country, Canada has the sixteenth-highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the twelfth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index, its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G7, the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. While a variety of theories have been postulated for the etymological origins of Canada, the name is now accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement".
In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona. Cartier used the word Canada to refer not only to that particular village but to the entire area subject to Donnacona. From the 16th to the early 18th century "Canada" referred to the part of New France that lay along the Saint Lawrence River. In 1791, the area became two British colonies called Upper Canada and Lower Canada collectively named the Canadas. Upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the legal name for the new country at the London Conference, the word Dominion was conferred as the country's title. By the 1950s, the term Dominion of Canada was no longer used by the United Kingdom, which considered Canada a "Realm of the Commonwealth"; the government of Louis St. Laurent ended the practice of using'Dominion' in the Statutes of Canada in 1951. In 1982, the passage of the Canada Act, bringing the Constitution of Canada under Canadian control, referred only to Canada, that year the name of the national holiday was changed from Dominion Day to Canada Day.
The term Dominion was used to distinguish the federal government from the provinces, though after the Second World War the term federal had replaced dominion. Indigenous peoples in present-day Canada include the First Nations, Métis, the last being a mixed-blood people who originated in the mid-17th century when First Nations and Inuit people married European settlers; the term "Aboriginal" as a collective noun is a specific term of art used in some legal documents, including the Constitution Act 1982. The first inhabitants of North America are hypothesized to have migrated from Siberia by way of the Bering land bridge and arrived at least 14,000 years ago; the Paleo-Indian archeological sites at Old Crow Flats and Bluefish Caves are two of the oldest sites of human habitation in Canada. The characteristics of Canadian indigenous societies included permanent settlements, complex societal hierarchies, trading networks; some of these cultures had collapsed by the time European explorers arrived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries and have only been discovered through archeological investigations.
The indigenous population at the time of the first European settlements is estimated to have been between 200,000
Sarah Wayne Callies
Sarah Wayne Callies is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayals of Sara Tancredi in Fox's Prison Break, Lori Grimes in AMC's The Walking Dead and Katie Bowman in USA Network's Colony. Callies was born in La Grange, the daughter of Valerie Wayne and David E. Callies English and Law professors at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. At age one, Callies moved to Hawaii with her family. Throughout her youth, she expressed an interest in acting through participating in various school plays at the independent Punahou School. After graduating from high school, she entered Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. In conjunction with her studies, Callies remained involved in theatre, she continued her education at the National Theatre Conservatory, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002. Callies moved to New York in 2003 and quickly landed her first television role as Kate O'Malley, a recurring part on the short-lived CBS show Queens Supreme, her first starring role was as Detective Jane Porter on The WB's Tarzan.
After making various guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NUMB3RS, Callies gained a starring role on Fox's Prison Break as Sara Tancredi. She played the role in the first two seasons, but her character was killed off for the third season before being brought back for the fourth season. According to Prison Break's executive producer Matt Olmstead, although the writers, the network, Callies herself, he all wanted her to stay on the show, the character was written out related to contract disputes, she stated through a spokesperson to TV Guide in fall 2007: However, in March 2008, Olmstead stated that the character of Sara is still alive and would return in season four. Though the character Sara Tancredi appeared to have a violent death, Olmstead stated "...we realized that there was a way she could still be alive." Executive Producer Matt Olmstead admitted the fans' overwhelming response to her death had influenced the decision to bring the character, Callies, back to the show.
In 2010, Callies was cast in the major role of Lori Grimes on the AMC horror/drama series The Walking Dead, based on the comic-book series of the same name. The drama became the highest-rated show in that cable channel's history. Callies played the role from the show's start until season three. Grimes, her family, friends are forced to fight relentless evil in the form of both flesh-eating zombies and the few surviving humans. Callies convinced the show's writers to kill her character because, what had occurred in the comic-book version. Callies has starred in two feature films - Universal Pictures' Whisper and an independent film, The Celestine Prophecy. In April 2010, she appeared on the Fox Television drama House as a patient of the week, whose open marriage fascinates House and the team. In August 2010, Callies' first screenplay, an adaptation of Campbell Geeslin's children's book Elena's Serenade, was optioned by French production company Fulldawa Films. Callies starred in the Nigerian movie Black Gold and one of the female lead roles in the Canadian thriller Faces in the Crowd.
In 2015, she co-starred with Nicolas Cage in Uli Edel's thriller film Pay the Ghost. In 2016, she returned to television in the lead role of Katie Bowman in Colony. On July 21, 2002, Callies married Josh Winterhalt. On January 23, 2007, her publicist announced, their daughter was born in 2007. Their second child, an adopted son, was born in 2013. Sarah Wayne Callies on IMDb Sarah Wayne Callies on Instagram Sarah Wayne Callies talks to theTVaddict.com