Hugh John Mungo Grant is an English actor and film producer. Grant has received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, an Honorary César for his work; as of 2018, his films have grossed a total of nearly US$3 billion worldwide from 29 theatrical releases. He first received attention after earning the Volpi Cup for his performance in the film Maurice but achieved international success after appearing in Four Weddings and a Funeral, he used this breakthrough role as a frequent cinematic persona during the 1990s, delivering comic performances in films such as Mickey Blue Eyes and Notting Hill. One of the best known figures in 1990s British popular culture, Grant was in a high-profile relationship with Elizabeth Hurley, the focus of much attention in the British and international media. By the turn of the 21st century, Grant had established himself as a leading man, skilled with a satirical comic talent, he has expanded his oeuvre with critically acclaimed turns as a cad in Bridget Jones's Diary, About a Boy, American Dreamz.
He played against type with multiple roles in the epic sci-fi drama film, Cloud Atlas. He is known for appearing in period pieces such as The Remains of the Day and Sensibility and Florence Foster Jenkins. Most he received critical acclaim for his turns as Phoenix Buchanan, an antagonist in Paddington 2, as Jeremy Thorpe in the BBC One miniseries A Very English Scandal. Within the film industry, Grant was cited as an anti-star who approaches his roles like a character actor, attempts to make his acting appear spontaneous. Hallmarks of his comic skills studied physical mannerisms; the entertainment media's coverage of his life off the big screen has overshadowed his work as an actor. He has been outspoken about his antipathy towards the profession of acting, his disdain towards the culture of celebrity, his hostility towards the media, he emerged as a prominent critic of the conduct of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation during the News International phone hacking scandal. In a career spanning more than 35 years, Grant has claimed that acting was not his true calling but rather a career that developed by happenstance.
Grant was born at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, the second son of Fynvola Susan MacLean and Captain James Murray Grant. His grandfather, Colonel James Murray Grant, DSO was decorated for bravery and leadership at Saint-Valery-en-Caux during World War II. Genealogist Antony Adolph has described Grant's family history as "a colourful Anglo-Scottish tapestry of warriors, empire-builders and aristocracy", his ancestors include William Drummond, 4th Viscount Strathallan, Dr. James Stewart, John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl, Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Sir Evan Nepean, a sister of former Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. Grant's father was an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders for eight years in Germany, he ran a carpet firm, pursued hobbies such as golf and painting watercolours, raised his family in Chiswick, west London, where the Grants lived next to Arlington Park Mansions on Sutton Lane. In September 2006, a collection of Capt. Grant's paintings was hosted by the John Martin Gallery in a charity exhibition, organised by his son, called "James Grant: 30 Years of Watercolours".
His mother worked as a schoolteacher and taught Latin and music for more than 30 years in the state schools of west London. She died 18 months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On Inside the Actors Studio in 2002, he credited his mother with "any acting genes that might have". Both his parents were children of military families, despite his parents' backgrounds, he has stated that his family was not always affluent while he was growing up, he spent his childhood summers hunting with his grandfather in Scotland. Grant has an older brother, living in Portugal. Grant started his education at Hogarth Primary School in Chiswick but moved to St Peter's Primary School in Hammersmith. From 1969 to 1978, he attended the independent Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith on a scholarship and played 1st XV rugby and football for the school, he represented Latymer on the quiz show, Top of the Form, an academic competition between two teams of four secondary school students each. In 1979, he won the Galsworthy scholarship to New College, where he starred in his first film, produced by the Oxford University Film Foundation.
He graduated with 2:1 honours. Actress Anna Chancellor, who met Grant while she was still at university, has recalled, "I first met Hugh at a party at Oxford. There was something magical about him, he was a star then, without having done anything."He received an offer from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London to pursue a PhD in the history of art, but decided not to take the offer because he failed to secure a grant. Viewing acting as nothing more than a creative outlet, he joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society and starred in a successful touring production of Twelfth Night. After making his debut in the Oxford-financed film Privileged, Grant dabbled in a variety of jobs, such as working as an assistant groundsman at Fulham Football Club, writing comedy sketches for TV shows, working for Talkback Productions to write and produce radio commercials for products such as Mighty White bread and Red Stripe lager. At a screening of Privileged at BAFTA in London, he was approached by a talent agent off
Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernández Gómez better known as Fernando Fernán-Gómez was a Spanish actor, film director, theater director and member of the Royal Spanish Academy for seven years. He was born in Argentina while his mother, Spanish actress Carola Fernán-Gómez, was making a tour in Latin America, he would use her surname for his stage name when he moved to Spain in 1924. After the Spanish Civil War he interrupted his studies to work in theater. In 1942 he began to act in movies but continued working on plays, he received awards for directing and writing. In the 1950s he began to direct movies, including the film of his novel, El viaje a ninguna parte, he received praise for his 1958 comedy La vida por delante, which led to a sequel, La vida alrededor. In 1977, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 27th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in The Anchorite, he won the award again at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival in 1985 for his role in Stico. and the Honorary Golden Bear at the 55th Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.
Having been much in demand during the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s was a less active period for him, but towards the end of his life, he enjoyed something of a revival, featuring in three major projects: "Todo sobre mi madre", "Plenilunio", a starring role in the hit "La lengua de las mariposas". He married María Dolores Pradera in 1945, he married Emma Cohen in 2000. Fernando Fernán Gómez died in Madrid on 21 November 2007 from a heart failure; as he was a lifelong anarchist, his coffin was covered in a red anarchist flag. El Vendedor de Naranjas Madrid, Tebas, 1961. Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1986. El Viaje a Ninguna Parte Madrid, Debate, 1985. El Mal Amor Barcelona, Planeta. Historic novel. El Mar y El Tiempo Barcelona, Planeta, 1988. El Ascensor de Los Borrachos Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1993. La Cruz y el Lirio Dorado Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1998. Manicomio El mensaje El malvado Carabel La vida por delante La vida alrededor Sólo para hombres La venganza de Don Mendo Y el mundo sigue Los palomos El extraño viaje Ninette y un señor de Murcia |Ninette y un señor de Murcia Mayores con reparos Crimen imperfecto Cómo casarse en 7 días Yo la vi primero La querida Bruja, más que bruja Mi hija Hildegart Cinco tenedores Mambrú se fue a la guerra El viaje a ninguna parte El mar y el tiempo Fuera de juego Siete mil días juntos Pesadilla para un rico A Porta do Sol Lázaro de Tormes Las bicicletas son para el verano Café Gijón Fernando Fernán Gómez on IMDb Fernán Gómez: Writer, Movie-Maker, Anarchist
Elizabeth Jane Hurley, more known as Liz Hurley, is an English actress and model. She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder since the company gave Hurley her first modelling job at the age of 29, they have featured her as a representative and model for their products perfumes such as Sensuous and Pleasures, since 1995. Hurley owns an eponymous beachwear line; as an actress, her best-known film roles to date have been as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers' hit spy comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and as the Devil in Bedazzled. In 2015, Hurley began starring in the E! original series The Royals. In the 1990s, Hurley became known as the girlfriend of Hugh Grant. In 1994, as Grant became the focus of international media attention due to the success of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hurley accompanied him to the film's Los Angeles premiere in a plunging black Versace dress held together with gold safety pins, which gained her instant media attention. Elizabeth Hurley was born on 10 June 1965 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, as the younger daughter of Angela Mary and Roy Leonard Hurley.
Her father was a major in the Royal Army Educational Corps. She has an older sister, a younger brother, Andrews Hurley. Hurley attended Harriet Costello School, a mixed secondary modern in Basingstoke, while in her teens, she became involved with punk fashion, dyeing her hair pink and piercing her nose. "When I was 16 – this was about 1981, 1982 – the thing to be in Basingstoke, the suburb I grew up in, was punk," she explained. She reportedly associated with New Age travellers in her youth. Aspiring to be a dancer as a young girl, she enrolled in ballet classes. Hurley continued in the sixth form and took A'levels in English and Psychologyin 1983 before spending three years studying dance and theatre at the London Studio Centre, she was expelled from the school in 1986 after going AWOL to a greek island. In 1995, with no prior modelling experience, Hurley was introduced as an Estée Lauder spokesmodel, she recounted, "I was far from an ingénue, having had my first modelling job at 29." Hurley has since featured in ads for Lauder's'Pleasures','Beautiful','Dazzling','Tuscany per Donna', and'Sensuous' fragrances as well as participated in campaigns for the company's other cosmetics.
She was replaced as the face of Estée Lauder by Carolyn Murphy in 2001. However, she continues to work with the company non-exclusively, signing a contract for the 16th year with Lauder in 2010. In 2005, she modelled for Saloni, Liverpool Department Stores of Mexico, Lancel, she was part of the seasonal advertising campaigns for Jordache, Shiatzy Chen, Got Milk?, Patrick Cox, MQ Clothiers of Sweden, Lancel in 2006 and Monsoon in 2007. In 2008, Hurley was unveiled as the seasonal campaign face for Blackglama mink. Hurley has appeared three times on the cover of British Vogue, she is signed to TESS Management in London. In April 2005, Elizabeth Hurley Beach, her beachwear line that she models every summer, was launched at Harrods in the UK, it debuted that year in select Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the United States and other European countries. She told Tatler magazine, "I was on Necker Island for a fashion shoot and as was lying back in a hammock, he was on the phone, doing deals, managing his empire.
But I thought I am never going to have a holiday home, let alone an island, unless I start a business that I can do without disrupting Damian's school days." In May 2008, Hurley designed and modelled a capsule collection of 12 swimsuits for the Spanish clothes brand MANGO. Hurley made her first film appearance in Aria, she subsequently appeared in the movies Passenger 57, EDtv, Serving Sara and Dangerous Ground. In 1997, she received her first and only acting award, the ShoWest Supporting Actress of the Year, for her performance in the spy spoof Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery; when Hugh Grant founded and became the director of Simian Films in 1994, Hurley was credited as one of the producers for the company's two Grant vehicles, Extreme Measures and Mickey Blue Eyes. In 2000, she was publicly criticised for breaking a five-month acting strike to film an Estée Lauder advertisement, for which she was fined $100,000 by the Screen Actors Guild and labelled "Elizabeth Scably" by protesters.
In 1988, Hurley appeared in a speaking part as a schoolgirl in "Last Seen Wearing", an episode of the detective series Inspector Morse, filmed at a real school, Reading Blue Coat, Berkshire. This is believed to have been her first TV role. In the late 1980s, Hurley portrayed the title character in Christabel. After appearing in John Cleese's The Human Face, she hosted the inaugural series of the British reality show Project Catwalk on Sky 1 in 2006; the show drew tepid ratings with only 1% of its target audience tuning into the first few episodes. Hurley was criticised as a presenter by Marcelle D'Argy Smith, a former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, who described her as "witheringly boring" and added: "Liz Hurley has no fashion experience whatsoever, she wore a dress and has appeared at premieres." GQ's Dylan Jones defended her as someone "immersed in the fashion world as a celebrity." She was dropped after one series because her bosses believed she was too wooden. In 2011, Hurley filmed a guest star role in the series pilot of NBC's Wonder Woman as the villain Veronica Cale.
The network decided not to pick up the series. In July 2011, it was announced that Hurley would join the fifth season of Gossip Girl for a multi-episode arc, her characte
José María Sacristán Turiégano, better known as José Sacristán, is a Spanish film and television actor. At Gijón International Film Festival in 2015, he received the Nacho Martinez Award, he has directed three films: Yo me bajo en la próxima, ¿y usted? Cara de acelga Soldados de plomo Velvet, Antena 3/Netflix, 2014-2016 Morocco: Love in Times of War The Bar Perdiendo el Norte Magical Girl El muerto y ser feliz Madrid, 1987 Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Roma Fumata blanca La marcha verde Ja me maaten Martín 7000 Días Juntos Convivencia Todos a la cárcel Madregilda El pájaro de la felicidad Historias de la puta mili Un lugar en el mundo El vuelo de la paloma El viaje a ninguna parte A la pálida luz de la luna La vaquilla La noche más hermosa Epílogo Soldados de plomo La colmena Navajeros Operación Ogro Miedo a salir de noche Mis relaciones con Ana ¡Arriba Hazaña! Un hombre llamado flor de otoño Solos en la madrugada El diputado Oro rojo Reina Zanahoria Asignatura pendiente Hasta que el matrimonio nos separe Ellas los prefieren...locas Las largas vacaciones del 36 El secreto inconfesable de un chico bien La mujer es cosa de hombres Lo verde empieza en los Pirineos No quiero perder la honra Los nuevos españoles Mi mujer es muy decente, dentro de lo que cabe Vida conyugal sana Sex o no sex El abuelo tiene un plan Señora doctor Las estrellas están verdes El padre de la criatura París Bien Vale una Moza Guapo heredero busca esposa Vente a Alemania, Pepe Vente a ligar al Oeste No desearás a la mujer del vecino Las ibéricas F.
C. Españolas en París The Man Who Wanted to Kill Himself El apartamento de la tentación Pierna creciente, falda menguante Cateto a babor The Complete Idiot Don Erre que Erre Una señora llamada Andrés El ángel Sangre en el ruedo The Troublemaker Soltera y madre en la vida Relaciones casi públicas ¡Cómo está el servicio! Operation Mata Hari Sor Citroën La ciudad no es para mí José Sacristán on IMDb
Carmelo Gómez Celada is a Spanish actor. He was worked in the village of Sahagún until he moved for his acting studies to Salamanca, he is the recipient of two Goya Awards, for best supporting actor in El método and best leading actor in Días contados. In 2013, at the Gijón International Film Festival, he received the Nacho Martinez award. La Regenta. La cena. Elling. Carmelo Gómez on IMDb
Alberto Puig is a Spanish former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and current team manager for the Repsol Honda team in MotoGP. Puig had his best year in 1994. In 1995, Puig became the first Spanish competitor to win his home nation's 500cc Grand Prix when he won the 1995 Spanish Grand Prix, he scored two more podium results to place himself in third place in the world championship, before he crashed during practice for the 1995 French Grand Prix and broke his left leg, ending his season prematurely. He returned in 1996 but his injuries hindered his progress and he decided to retire at the end of the 1997 season at the age of 30. Puig runs the Red Bull MotoGP Academy, designed to find and train promising Grand Prix racers and, he is credited with starting the careers of Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Toni Elías. Puig acts as manager for Pedrosa, he was named as Repsol Honda's team principal for the 2018 season. Points system from 1969 to 1987: Points system from 1988 to 1991: Points system in 1992: Points system from 1993: Alberto Puig Honda team manager profile Red Bull MotoGP Academy Official website Piloto leyenda - Alberto Puig Biography
Gonzalo Suárez Girard
Gonzalo "Gonzo" Suárez Girard is a Spanish videogame director. He is the son of a filmmaker, he is known for his work on the first three Commandos games at Pyro Studios. Goody Sol Negro Mot Crazy Billiards Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Tennis Head Hunter Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty Commandos 2: Men of Courage The Lord of the Creatures Atari will publish The Lord of the Creatures