Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer is an American actress. She is best known for playing Aunt Gwen on Dawson's Creek, Carol Vessey on Ed, Denise Bauer on Boston Legal, Sarah Shephard on Lost, Claire Dunphy on the comedy Modern Family; the last earned her six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2011 and 2012. Bowen has appeared in films such as Happy Gilmore, Multiplicity and Mars, Joe Somebody, Kids in America and Death 101, Crazy on the Outside, Jumping the Broom, Horrible Bosses. Bowen was born in Baltimore, the middle of three daughters of Suzanne and John Alexander Luetkemeyer, Jr. a commercial real estate developer. Raised in suburban Ruxton-Riderwood, Bowen first attended Calvert School Garrison Forest School and Roland Park Country School, attended St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island, she studied at Brown University. She spent her junior year in Italy. During college, she had roles in Guys and Dolls, Stage Door, Lemon Sky.

Before graduating, she had the lead role in the independent film Five Spot Jewel. Among other places, Bowen studied acting at the Actor's Institute. Bowen had a role in the soap opera Loving and an episode of the college drama Class of'96, she had the lead role in the television film Runaway Daughters. She played the love interest of the title character in Happy Gilmore, she appeared in An American Werewolf in Paris. She has had guest roles on television series such as Party of Strange Luck. Bowen had a recurring role as Roxanne Please on ER, she first gained prominence on the television series Ed, where she played high school English teacher Carol Vessey. She guest starred as Sarah Shephard in five episodes of Lost, she played attorney Denise Bauer on the series Boston Legal, had a recurring role on Weeds. She was a spokesmodel for Neutrogena, most advertising the Pure Glow products, she appeared on an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! on August 31, 2010. Since 2009, Bowen has starred as Claire Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

For her portrayal, she received six consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning the award in 2011 and 2012. Bowen told an interviewer that winning an Emmy is more like "German soldiers in the trenches of the world wars," and that "when you win the award, it is like being pulled out of the trench." She stated that "as exciting and wonderful as it is not to be in the trench, to be recognised for what you do, it means everyone has got a clear shot at you and, a frightening prospect for most of us." Bowen suffers from the cardiovascular condition bradycardia in which her regular heartbeat is below normal. As a result, she has worn a pacemaker since her early twenties. Bowen married Scott Phillips, a real estate investor and software developer, on September 9, 2004; the couple has three sons, the first born in April 2007, twins born in May 2009, with whom she was visibly pregnant when shooting the pilot for Modern Family. She is a self-described "low Protestant."

In February 2018, she filed for divorce from Phillips, finalized on September 13, 2018. Bowen has stated. In 2002, Bowen donated $1,000 to the campaign of Republican Helen Delich Bentley for Maryland's 2nd district in the U. S. House of Representatives. In 2016, Bowen appeared in "Fight Song", a Pitch Perfect-inspired music video, shown at the Democratic National Convention, in support of candidate Hillary Clinton. Julie Bowen on IMDb Julie Bowen at AllMovie

International Music Festival Český Krumlov

The International Music Festival Český Krumlov is the longest-running summer music festival in the Czech Republic, having been established in 1992. Offering a wide range of musical genres performed by Czech and international artists, the Festival is held every July and August in the UNESCO world heritage town of Český Krumlov. Soloists who have appeared at the IMF Český Krumlov include: Gianfranco Cécchele, Tracy Dahl, Gabriela Demeterová, Renée Fleming, Anastasiya Roytman, Allan Glasman, Václav Hudeček, Eugen Indjic, Mischa Maisky, Schlomo Mintz, Ivan Moravec, Steven Osborne, Mi-hae Park, Dagmar Pecková, Annamarie Popescu, Štěpán Rak, Pavel Šporcl, Janice Taylor, Jeanine Thames, Eva Urbanová, Ivan Ženatý. Czech orchestras including Česká filharmonie Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Pražští symfonikové Prague Symphony Orchestra, SOČR have played under leadership of such conductors as: Gerd Albecht, Vladimír Válek, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jiří Bělohlávek, Ondrej Lenárd and Maxim Šostakovič; some musicians who have played at IMF Český Krumlov: Maynard Ferguson, James Morrison, New York Voices.

Eben Brothers, Hradišťan, Čechomor The 20th International Music Festival Český Krumlov ran from July 15 to August 20, 2011, presented concerts ranging from baroque and romantic, to jazz and famous musicals. The series featured operas at the Revolving Theatre in the Castle Gardens, including the tenors Ramón Vargas, José Cura, Plácido Domingo. Official website of the International Music Festival Český Krumlov in English

Fiddlers Three (1944 film)

Fiddlers Three is a 1944 British black-and-white comedy with music. The film was directed by Harry Watt; the cast included Tommy Trinder, Sonnie Hale, Frances Day, Francis L. Sullivan, Diana Decker and Elisabeth Welch. Making their film debuts were James Robertson Justice, Kay Kendall near the bottom of the cast list, as the "Girl Who Asks About Her Future At Orgy"; the film follows the adventures of two sailors and a Wren who are struck by lightning and transported back to Ancient Rome, where they are accepted as seers. The film was called While Nero Fiddled on its USA release, it is a loose sequel to the 1940 film Sailors Three which had starred Trinder. The film was only moderately successful at the British Box Office but proved to be a major hit in Australia. Tommy Taylor and "The Professor", two sailors returning from leave to Portsmouth, pick up Lydia, a Wren, on the road but get a puncture as they reach Stonehenge; the professor tells them of an old legend that those caught at Stonehenge at midnight on midsummer's night are transported back in time.

Moments the area is struck by lightning. Nearby a group of Roman soldiers have appeared whom they mistake for members of ENSA. However, they swiftly prove to be genuine Romans who arrest them and threaten instant death unless they can prove they are Druids. Among the musical numbers in the picture, Tommy Trinder gives a stupendous performance as "Senorita Alvarez" from Brazil. Sky Movies said, "the stars look as though they're having fun, just the tonic for wartime audiences, though it all looks less than sparkling now." George Perry wrote. The script... Was thick with laboured gags likening aspects of Roman times to wartime Britain." Graeme Clark wrote in The Spinning Image, "played with a mixture of cheeky charm and a sly wink from the cast, notable for its casting of black singer and actress Elisabeth Welch in a refeshingly non-stereotypical role for its day, if you catch the references you should have fun with Fiddlers Three. Yes, it's nonsense, but it's nonsense well done." Time Out called the film a "cheeky wartime British comedy with odd imaginative touch."

Reid, John. Films Famous, Fanciful and Fantastic. Lulu, 2006. Fiddlers Three on IMDb