John Crowley (director)
John Crowley is an Irish film and theatre director. He is best known for the films Brooklyn and his debut feature, for which he won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Director, he is a brother of the designer Bob Crowley. Crowley earned an MA in Philosophy from University College Cork. Crowley became involved in theatre as a student, he began directing plays in Dublin in the early 90s, reached London's West End by 1996 and become an associate director at the Donmar Warehouse. In 2000, he directed Come and Go as part of the Beckett on Film series and made his feature debut Intermission, a comedy drama set in Dublin, starring Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy and Kelly Macdonald, based on a screenplay by playwright Mark O'Rowe. In May 2005, along with Danny Boyle, launched the UK Film Council Development Fund's "25 Words or Less: Director’s Cut" scheme to develop a feature film project, stating that he wanted to "create a contemporary'rebirth' or transformation story about a man or woman who begins as someone that spreads coldness."In 2007, Crowley reteamed with O'Rowe for the thought-provoking BAFTA-winning drama Boy A, about a young man's return to civilian life after imprisonment for a brutal childhood killing, made for British television but was released theatrically in the US the following year.
It won him the Best Director award at the 2008 British Academy Television Craft Awards. Additionally, Crowley was Tony nominated for the hugely successful London and Broadway runs of Martin McDonagh's play The Pillowman in 2003 and 2005, he directed Neve Campbell and Cillian Murphy in the West End production of Love Song in 2006-7, in 2007 filmed a television version of Harold Pinter's Celebration starring Michael Gambon, Stephen Rea and Colin Firth. In 2009 he directed the film Is Anybody There?, set in 1980s seaside Britain, written by Peter Harness and starring Michael Caine as a grumpy ex-magician. In 2010, Crowley teamed once again with McDonagh for A Behanding in Spokane on Broadway. On 20 July 2016, it was announced that Crowley will direct the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch for Warner Bros. and RatPac Entertainment. The Present on Broadway – Anton Chekhov's Platonov adaptation by Andrew Upton. Starring Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh, Toby Schmitz, Jacqueline McKenzie.
A Behanding in Spokane on Broadway. A Steady Rain on Broadway. Love Song – Written by John Kolvenbach. New Ambassadors Theatre, London; this production, the UK premiere, starred Neve Campbell & Cillian Murphy. The Pillowman – International tour; the Pillowman – Royal National Theatre. On An Average Day – the Comedy Theatre, London, it starred Woody Kyle MacLachlan. Tales from Hollywood – Donmar Warehouse, London. Juno and the Paycock – Gramercy Theatre, New York; the Turn of the Screw – Welsh National Opera. Juno and the Paycock – Donmar Warehouse, London. Macbeth – UK tour. Into the Woods – Donmar Warehouse, London. How I Learned to Drive at the Donmar Warehouse, London. An Irish Trilogy, aka Shadows – Royal Shakespeare Company; the Maids – UK tour. Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards – Royal National Theatre. Double Helix – Dublin Theatre Festival/ Peacock Theatre, Dublin. Six Characters in Search of an Author – Abbey Theatre, Dublin; the Crucible – Abbey Theatre, Dublin. True Lines – Dublin Theatre Festival/ Bush Theatre, London One for the Road – Gate Theatre, Dublin.
The Master Builder – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh/ Riverside Studios, London. Co-directed with Brian Cox; the Match Seller Girl – Theatre Project Tokyo, Japan. Asylum! Asylum! – Peacock Theatre, Dublin. John Hughdy-Tom John – Druid Theatre Company. Phaedra – Gate Theatre, Dublin. Come and Go – As part of "Beckett on Film". Intermission Celebration – Televised version of the Harold Pinter play. Boy A Is Anybody There? Closed Circuit Brooklyn True Detective The Goldfinch Midwinter Break As theatre director for The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh2005 – Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play As film director2016 - Best British film BAFTA for Brooklyn For Intermission 2004 – Douglas Hickox Award at the British Independent Film Awards 2003 – Audience award Best First Feature film at the Galway Film Fleadh 2003 – IFTA Award for Best Irish Director and Best Film John Crowley on IMDb
John Crowley (author)
John Crowley is an American author of fantasy, science fiction and mainstream fiction. He has a second career as a documentary film writer, he is best known as the author of Little, which received the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and has been called "a neglected masterpiece" by Harold Bloom, his Ægypt series of novels which revolve around the same themes of Hermeticism, memory and religion. Crowley wrote the bi-monthly "Easy Chair" essay in Harper's Magazine for a year. John Crowley was born in Presque Isle, Maine, in 1942, he grew up in Vermont, northeastern Indiana, where he went to high school and college. He moved to New York City after college to make movies, did find work in documentary films, an occupation he still pursues, he published his first novel in 1975, his 12th volume of fiction in 2009. Since 1993 he has taught creative writing at Yale University. In 1992 he received the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, his first published novels were science fiction: Beasts.
Engine Summer was nominated for the 1980 American Book Award in a one-year category Science Fiction. In 1981 came Little, covered in Pringle's sequel, Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels. In 1987 Crowley embarked on an ambitious four-volume novel, Ægypt, comprising The Solitudes, Love & Sleep, Dæmonomania, Endless Things, published in May 2007; this series and Little, Big were cited when Crowley received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He is the recipient of an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant. James Merrill, the organization's founder loved Little and was blurbed praising Crowley on the first edition of Love & Sleep, his recent novels are The recipient of the Premio Flaiano. A novella, The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines, appeared in 2002. A museum-quality 25th anniversary edition of Little, featuring the art of Peter Milton and a critical introduction by Harold Bloom, is in preparation. Crowley's short fiction is collected in three volumes: Novelty and Novelties & Souvenirs, an omnibus volume containing nearly all his short fiction through its publication in 2004.
A collection of essays and reviews entitled In Other Words was published in early 2007. Most of the ideas he has for books occur about ten years before he starts working on the books. In 1989 Crowley and his wife Laurie Block founded Straight Ahead Pictures to produce media on American history and culture. Crowley has written scripts for short films and documentaries, many historical documentaries for public television, his scripts include The World of Tomorrow, No Place to Hide, The Hindenburg, FIT: Episodes in the History of the Body. Crowley's correspondence with literary critic Harold Bloom, their mutual appreciation, led in 1993 to Crowley taking up a post at Yale University, where he teaches courses in Utopian fiction, fiction writing, screenplay writing. Bloom claimed on Contentville.com that Little, Big ranks among the five best novels by a living writer, included Little, Big, Ægypt, Love & Sleep in his canon of literature. In his Preface to Snake's-Hands, Bloom identifies Crowley as his "favorite contemporary writer", the Ægypt series as his "favorite romance...after Little, Big".
Crowley has taught at the Clarion West Writers' Workshop held annually in Seattle, Washington. 1982: Little, Big received the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award 1990: Great Work of Time received the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella 1992: American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. 1997: Gone received the Locus Award for Best Short Story 1999: "La Grande oeuvre du temps", the French language edition of "Great Work of Time", won the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, Nouvelle étrangère 2003: The Translator received the Italian Premio Flaiano 2006: World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement 2018: "Spring Break" received the Edgar Award 2018: Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr received the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award The Deep, Illustrated by John Cayea, Anne Yvonne Gilbert in 1984 Beasts, Illustrated by John Cayea, Anne Yvonne Gilbert in 1983 Engine Summer, Doubleday — John W. Campbell Memorial Award runner-up, American Book Award and BSFA Award finalist, 1980, Illustrated by Gary Friedman, Anne Yvonne Gilbert in 1983 Little, Bantam — 1982 World Fantasy Award and Mythopoeic Award winner.
Meadowhall (shopping centre)
Meadowhall is an indoor shopping centre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It lies 3 miles north-east 2 miles from Rotherham town centre, it is the largest shopping centre in Yorkshire and the eighth-largest in the United Kingdom. The Meadowhall Retail Park is a separate development, owned by British Land, lying 1 mile to the south of Meadowhall shopping centre in the Carbrook area of the city; the shopping centre was built by Bovis on the site occupied by Hadfields' East Hecla steelworks, before that by the 19th-century Meadow Hall Iron Works, owned by John Crowley and Co. The centre was opened on 4 September 1990. With a floor area of 139,355 m2, it is the eighth-largest shopping centre in the UK, it is similar in concept to the Merry Hill Shopping Centre at Brierley Hill in the West Midlands, completed just before Meadowhall. With over 280 stores, Meadowhall has been blamed for the closure of shops in Sheffield City Centre and in Rotherham. Meadowhall is owned by a property developer; the centre attracted 19.8 million visitors in its first year of opening, now attracts about 30 million visitors a year.
Scenes from the music video of the Sheffield-based duo Moloko's first single "Fun For Me" were shot in the Oasis area of the shopping centre. One of Meadowhall's largest stores of the past, Sainsbury's, closed in July 2005 and was replaced by new Next and Primark stores in the summer of 2007; the large Sainsbury's store relocated to Crystal Peaks. There was a Namco Station arcade which closed in September 2007 after more than 15 years at the shopping centre. December 2005 saw Meadowhall become home to the fifth Apple Store in the UK, in late 2007 it gained the third Puma Store in the UK, after London and Glasgow; the centre was home to the only McCafé in Yorkshire, replaced with a franchise called "Love Coffee". The centre's Burger King was replaced by a small franchise called "Burger Knight" when it re-opened after the 2007 floods; the franchise closed in May 2008. In October 2012, Norges Bank Investment Management announced that the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global had bought 50 percent of the UK shopping centre Meadowhall for £348 million, or 3.2 billion Norwegian kroner.
In 2014, the mall "Park Lane" was refurbished in the style of a "boutique arcade". The "Park Lane" area is now seen as the most upmarket area of Meadowhall, with stores such as Pretty Green, House of Fraser, Hugo Boss, White Stuff, Yo! Sushi and Debenhams. Meadowhall celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015, announced in the same year a £60 million interior refurbishment to make it fit with newer centres opened since 1990; the refurbishment has allowed some retailers to install double-height shop fronts. The first phase was completed in April 2017 and the second phase was completed in November 2017 with most of the work being done when after hours so as not to disrupt shopping, each area of Meadowhall has been themed to fit a certain style. After the BHS store closed in August 2016, it was announced that Primark would be expanding its store into half of the vacant store, with Sports Direct taking up the other half, that Wilko would be moving into the store taken up by Sports Direct; the House of Fraser store has been refurbished along with the centre, as well as Apple, AllSaints, Yo!
Sushi, Schuh, JD Sports and the opening of new stores such as Tag Heuer, Joe Browns, Skinny Dip and River Island Children making the centre being perceived as more "upmarket". Restaurants such as Handmade Burger Co and Pizza Express in the Oasis Dining quarter have been refurbished with a new Gourmet Burger Kitchen, however this has since closed. In May 2012, British Land announced that planning permission had been sought to provide a 52,000 sq.ft. retail extension to Meadowhall on adjacent land, the plans however were not approved. In December 2014, a new Next home store and a Costa Coffee drive-thru was opened on the land next to Meadowhall where the extension was to be built; the Next home store came after IKEA had had plans to build a store close to Meadowhall however Next won the bid to build on the land instead. A new IKEA store however began being built on land next to Meadowhall retail park in August 2016; the store opened on 28 September 2017. In October 2016, it was announced plans had been put forward for a £300 million leisure extension to be built with a new cinema to replace the Vue in the Oasis, a bowling arcade, trampoline park, new restaurants, shops and a garden terrace along with a new multi-storey car park to replace the old one the extension would be built upon.
In June 2017, the plan was scaled down by reducing the size of the new cinema and removing a food store. Sheffield city council gave planning permission to the development in September 2017; the extension was scheduled to be completed by 2021/2022, however in November 2018 construction had not yet began and it was announced that the plans for the extension were to be revised with a new plan hoped to be drawn up in the second quarter of 2019. Meadowhall was inundated by the River Don during the June 2007 floods, with water peaking at 1.8 metres. The worst affected areas were between Market Street and The Arcade, with water peaking at 1.8 metres. Members of staff teamed up together to clean the centre. Meadowhall managed to reopen six days and trading recommenced. However
John Crowley (biotech executive)
John Francis Crowley is an American biotechnology executive and entrepreneur and the chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics. He co-founded Novazyme Pharmaceuticals with William Canfield, acquired by Genzyme Corporation, founded Orexigen Therapeutics. In 2006, he was profiled in the book The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million – And Bucked the Medical Establishment – In a Quest to Save His Children by Geeta Anand. In 2010, Crowley released his memoir, Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength and Joy. Crowley and his family were the inspiration for the movie Extraordinary Measures starring Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser in 2010. Crowley was raised in Englewood, New Jersey, the son of an Englewood police officer who died in an accident on duty when Crowley was eight years old, his family has Italian Catholic roots. Crowley's grandfather, was a first-generation immigrant from County Cork, his mother worked as a waitress. Crowley attended Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, New Jersey, graduating with the class of 1985.
Crowley attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from 1986–1987. He went on to earn a B. S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He entered the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1989 and married his wife Aileen in 1990. After receiving his J. D. degree from Notre Dame in 1992, he worked as a litigation associate in the Health Care Practice Group of the Indianapolis-based law firm of Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman. He went on to receive an M. B. A. degree from Harvard Business School in 1997 and worked for a management consulting firm in San Francisco. In 1998, two of Crowley's children and Patrick, were diagnosed with a severe neuromuscular disorder glycogen storage disease type II called Pompe disease. In the face of the children's deteriorating health, the family moved to Princeton, New Jersey to be close to doctors specializing in the disease. Crowley got a job at Bristol-Myers Squibb, he established a foundation to raise money for Pompe awareness and the family worked with non-profit organizations to fund Pompe research.
Crowley found that there were researchers in Europe as well as at Duke University, University of Florida, University of Oklahoma that were all working on Pompe, but were not communicating. In March 2000, Crowley left Bristol-Myers Squibb and partnered with William Canfield to start Novazyme Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology research company located in Oklahoma City. Crowley became the company's CEO. In 2001, Novazyme was acquired by Genzyme Corporation the world's third largest biotechnology company. Crowley, who became senior vice president, was in charge of Genzyme's global Pompe program, the largest R&D effort in the company's history, from September 2001 until December 2002. In January 2003, Megan and Patrick Crowley received the enzyme replacement therapy for Pompe disease developed by Genzyme at St. Peters Hospital in New Brunswick; the therapy, called Lumizyme, is given bi-weekly. The enzyme replacement therapy reduced the size of the children's hearts and improved their muscle strength for a time.
The acquisition of Novazyme by Genzyme, Crowley's fight to cure Pompe's Disease, was documented in the Harvard Business School Case Study, Novazyme: A Father's Love. Crowley left Genzyme to ensure, he became founding president and CEO of Orexigen Therapeutics in 2003. In 2004, he became a director at Amicus Therapeutics, based in Cranbury, New Jersey, in January 2005, he was named the president and CEO of the company. Amicus works to develop treatments for devastating genetic disorders; the company has a Pompe treatment in development, as well as Galafold, for Fabry disease. The company's Fabry drug was approved for use in Europe in 2016; the company has a drug in late stage clinical development for epidermolysis bullosa. Crowley served in the United States Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer, he completed a six-month tour of active duty at the Center for Naval Intelligence in Virginia in 2007. He was assigned to a Navy Reserve unit at the United States Special Operations Command. Crowley is a member of the 2009 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
In the spring of 2008, Crowley was considered as a potential candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senate in New Jersey to oppose incumbent Democrat Frank Lautenberg. He did not run due to military obligations. Crowley served from 2008–2009 as the Honorary Chairman of Building the New Majority, a Continuing Political Committee that seeks "..to identify and empower local candidates from township committee to the state legislature". He has been involved in championing numerous public policy causes, most notably in the rare disease and healthcare space. On July 22, he spoke before several hundred Congressional staffers in the Cannon House Caucus Room on the subject of biotechnology medicines and the protection of patient safety. In July 2010, he testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education and Pensions about the state of pediatric rare diseases research, he is credited with leading the effort in 2010 to form the bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Rare Diseases in Washington, DC.
In April 2011, Crowley stepped down from his CEO position at Amicus. At that time, it was speculated that Crowley would run for the Senate as the Republican candidate against Sen. Robert Menendez in 2012. Crowley did not run for Senate and after completing temporary active duty with the U. S. Navy Reserve, he returned to his position as CEO of Amicus in August
John Crowley (baseball)
John A. Crowley was a 19th-century Major League Baseball player. A native of Lawrence, Crowley was one of 13 catchers used by Philadelphia Quakers pilot Harry Wright during the 1884 season. Crowley responded by leading the catching staff with 48 games, while hitting.244 with 26 runs scored and 19 runs batted in, including seven doubles and three triples without home runs. Crowley died at the age of 34 in his hometown of Massachusetts. 19-year-old Jack Clements became the regular catcher for Philadelphia, maintaining his job for the next 13 seasons. Baseball Reference Retrosheet