Donovan Leitch (actor)
Donovan Jerome Leitch is an English-born American actor and former model. He is the brother of actress Ione Skye, he was a member of the hard rock band Camp Freddy, was a founding member of neo-glam group Nancy Boy along with Jason Nesmith, the son of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees. Leitch appeared in the films Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, The In Crowd... And God Created Woman, The Blob, Cutting Class, Food Lodging, Dark Horse, Jack the Bear, Cityscrapes: Los Angeles, I Shot Andy Warhol, One Night Stand and Love Kills. Leitch was featured as the villain of the week, Malcolm Lagg, an underground fight club coordinator for metahumans in the Birds of Prey episode "Gladiatrix". In the early 1990s, Leitch formed Nancy Boy, an alternative rock band with glam rock and Britpop influences; the band featured guitarist Jason Nesmith, son of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees. The band released two albums, Promosexual in 1995 and Nancy Boy in 1996. Although their second album was issued on major label Elektra Records, it was not a success, the band fell inactive after Nesmith left the lineup a few years later.
Leitch was born in London, the son of singer/songwriter Donovan and model Enid Karl. He is the brother of actress Ione Skye, his parents separated when he was three and he was raised by his mother in the Hollywood Hills of California. He married Scottish model Kirsty Hume on September 23, 1997, their daughter, Violet Jean Leitch, was born March 2004 at home in Los Angeles. Leitch and Hume separated in 2011, Hume filed for divorce in summer 2014. Leitch proposed to actress Libby Mintz two months, he and Mintz had a son, Donovan Evers Leitch, on April 14, 2015, were married in a ceremony in Los Angeles on October 3, 2015. Donovan Leitch on IMDb
Ione Skye Lee is a British-born American actress and painter. She made her film debut in the thriller River's Edge before gaining mainstream exposure for her starring role in Cameron Crowe's Say Anything.... She continued to appear in films throughout the 1990s, with notable roles in Wayne's World and One Night Stand. Other film credits include an uncredited role in Zodiac. Skye guest-starred on several television series, including The Twilight Zone, Private Practice, a recurring role on Arrested Development. In addition to acting, Skye works as a painter, has authored several children's books. In 2006, VH1 ranked her number 84 on its list of the 100 Greatest Teen Stars. Skye was born Ione Skye Leitch in Hampstead, England, the daughter of folk singer-songwriter Donovan and model Enid Karl, her father is Scottish, her mother was an American of Jewish descent, raised in the Bronx, New York City. Her second name comes from the Isle of Skye, she is the younger sister of Camp Freddy singer Donovan Leitch.
Skye's parents were separated at the time of her birth, she was raised by her mother, having little to no contact with her father. Skye grew up in Los Angeles and San Francisco, spent time in Connecticut, she attended Hollywood High School in Los Angeles. Skye made her film debut in River's Edge in 1986, followed by a role as the title character in The Rachel Papers, she played Diane Court, a withdrawn high school valedictorian, in the 1989 film Say Anything... the feature film debut of director Cameron Crowe. In 1992, she played the role of Eleanor Grey on the short-lived television series Covington Cross and a supporting role in the Stephen La Rocque film Samantha, she subsequently had supporting roles as Elise in the comedy Wayne's World and the Mike Figgis-directed drama One Night Stand. In 2007, Skye had a small, well-received part in the David Fincher film Zodiac, appeared in the music video for the Harvey Danger song "Sad Sweetheart of the Rodeo." In an interview with mondo-video.com in December 2010, Skye said she had not paid perfect attention to her career arc over the years, saying she "never struck when the iron was hot" when it came to going after big Hollywood roles in her 20s.
In 2013, she appeared with Jacki Weaver. In 2016, Skye directed the music video for the Against Me! Single "333"; the same year, she appeared in the short film Kitty, directed by Chloë Sevigny. In addition to acting, Skye is a painter, sells her own works, she wrote the children's book My Yiddish Vacation, published by Henry Holt and Company in May 2014. Skye has cited comic book artist Daniel Clowes as an inspiration for her writing. For several years in the 1980s, Skye had a relationship with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. Kiedis's 2004 book. Skye was 18. Skye was first married to a member of the Beastie Boys; the couple married in 1992, separated in 1995, divorced in 1999. Skye had a relationship with furniture designer David Netto, they had a daughter, Kate, in December 2001; the family, Skye's home in Hollywood, Netto's apartment in New York City were featured in the February 2003 issue of Vogue. The two were engaged, but separated. In 2008, Skye became engaged to Australian musician Ben Lee.
On December 29, 2008, Skye and Lee were married in a Hindu wedding ceremony in India. They have one daughter, Goldie Priya Lee, born September 24, 2009. In an extensive 2015 interview, Skye discussed her struggle with addiction, including bouts with alcoholism and other drug use. Ione Skye on IMDb Ione Skye Paintings Ione Skye Lee on Facebook
Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch was a British amateur golfer. She was born in Silloth, England, the daughter of a local physician and one of three sisters who excelled at the game of golf. Leitch won 12 national titles as well as five French Ladies Amateurs and one Canadian Women's Amateur. Leitch was born on 13 April 1891, at Monimail, Cumberland, the sixth of the seven children of Dr. John Leitch, a doctor and botanist and Catherine Edith Redford, she was educated at Carlisle Girls' High School. She became proficient at golf at an early age, played the Silloth course with her sisters who were avid golfers. In 1914 she won the first of her four British Ladies Amateurs, her opportunity to win several more was interrupted for five years during World War I. When the Championship was restarted after the war, she won her second straight title the following year made it three in a row. Leitch was able to reach the Championship finals on six occasions, in 1926 won her fourth British title, a record she shares with Joyce Wethered.
She received golf lessons from the head professional at Silloth. Leitch retired having won 12 national titles plus she captured five French Ladies Amateurs and one Canadian Women's Amateur, she wrote two books on golf, the first titled Golf was published in 1922 in Philadelphia and London by J. B. Lippincott & Co. and the second titled Golf Simplified was published in London by Thornton Butterworth in 1924. She died on 16 September 1977 at her home in London. Silloth on Solway Golf Club
Donovan is a Scottish singer and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, pop and world music, he has lived in Scotland, London and since at least 2008 in County Cork, with his family. Emerging from the British folk scene, Donovan reached fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with live performances on the pop TV series Ready Steady Go!. Having signed with Pye Records in 1965, he recorded singles and two albums in the folk vein, after which he signed to CBS/Epic Records in the US – the first signing by the company's new vice-president Clive Davis – and became more successful internationally, he began a long and successful collaboration with leading British independent record producer Mickie Most, scoring multiple hit singles and albums in the UK, US, other countries. His most successful singles were the early UK hits "Catch the Wind", "Colours" and "Universal Soldier" in 1965. In September 1966 "Sunshine Superman" topped America's Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week and went to number two in Britain, followed by "Mellow Yellow" at US No. 2 in December 1966 1968's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" in the Top 5 in both countries "Atlantis", which reached US No. 7 in May 1969.
He became a friend of pop musicians including Brian Jones and The Beatles. He taught John Lennon a finger-picking guitar style in 1968 that Lennon employed in "Dear Prudence", "Julia", "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" and other songs. Donovan's commercial fortunes waned after parting with Most in 1969, he left the industry for a time. Donovan continued to record sporadically in the 1970s and 1980s, his musical style and hippie image were scorned by critics after punk rock. His performing and recording became sporadic until a revival in the 1990s with the emergence of Britain's rave scene, he recorded the 1996 album Sutras with producer Rick Rubin and in 2004 made a new album, Beat Cafe. Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014. Donovan was born on 10 May 1946, in Glasgow, to Donald and Winifred Leitch, his father was Protestant and his mother was Catholic. He contracted polio as a child; the disease and treatment left him with a limp. In 1956, his family moved to the new town of Hatfield, England.
Influenced by his family's love of folk music, he began playing the guitar at 14. He enrolled in art school but soon dropped out, to live out his beatnik aspirations by going on the road. Returning to Hatfield, Donovan spent several months playing in local clubs, absorbing the folk scene around his home in St Albans, learning the crosspicking guitar technique from local players such as Mac MacLeod and Mick Softley and writing his first songs. In 1964, he travelled to Manchester with Gypsy Dave spent the summer in Torquay, Devon. In Torquay he stayed with Mac MacLeod and took up busking, studying the guitar, learning traditional folk and blues. In late 1964, Donovan was offered a management and publishing contract by Peter Eden and Geoff Stephens of Pye Records in London, for which he recorded a 10-track demo tape, which included the original of his first single, "Catch the Wind", "Josie"; the first song revealed the influence of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, who had influenced Bob Dylan.
Dylan comparisons followed for some time. In an interview with KFOK radio in the US on 14 June 2005, MacLeod said: "The press were fond of calling Donovan a Dylan clone as they had both been influenced by the same sources: Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Jesse Fuller, Woody Guthrie, many more."While recording the demo, Donovan befriended Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, recording nearby. He had met Jones' ex-girlfriend, Linda Lawrence, the mother of Jones' son, Julian Brian Leitch; the on-off romantic relationship that developed over five years was a force in Donovan's career. She influenced Donovan's music but refused to marry him and she moved to the United States for several years in the late 1960s, they married soon after. Donovan had other relationships – one of which resulted in the birth of his first two children, Donovan Leitch and Ione Skye, both of whom became actors. During Bob Dylan's trip to the UK in the spring of 1965, the British music press were making comparisons of the two singer-songwriters and going so far as to stir up allegations of a rivalry, other luminaries of the pop scene were chiming in.
The Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones said, We've been watching Donovan too. He isn't too bad. His'Catch The Wind' sounds like'Chimes of Freedom'. He's got a song,'Hey Tangerine Eyes' and it sounds like Dylan's'Mr. Tambourine Man'. Donovan is the undercurrent In D. A. Pennebaker's film Dont Look Back documenting Dylan's tour. Near the start of the film, Dylan opens a newspaper and exclaims, "Donovan? Who is this Donovan?" and his associates spur the rivalry on by telling Dylan that Donovan is a better guitar player, but that he had only been around for three months. Throughout the film Donovan's name is seen next to Dylan's on newspaper headlines and on posters in the background, Dylan and his friends refer to him consistently. Donovan appears in the second half of the film, along with Derroll Adams, in Dylan's suite at the Savoy Hotel despite Donovan's management refusing to allow journalists to be present, saying they did not want "any stunt on the lines of the disciple meeting the messiah".
According to Pennebaker, Dylan told him not to film the encounter, Donovan played a song that sounded just like "Mr. Tambourine Man" but with different
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William Leighton Leitch
William Leighton Leitch was a master Scottish landscape watercolour painter and illustrator. He was Drawing Master to Queen Victoria for 22 years, he was Vice President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, on Pall Mall in London, for twenty years. Leitch was born in Glasgow, the son of a soldier, a sailor. Leitch soon developed a strong inclination for art, used to practise drawing at night with David Macnee, afterwards president of the Scottish Academy. After a good general education, he found employment in a lawyer's office as a weaver as an apprentice to a Mr. Harbut, house-painter and decorator. In 1824 he was engaged as a scene-painter at the Theatre Royal and married Susannah Smellie, who bore him five sons and two daughters; the theatre failing, he spent two years at Mauchline, painting snuff boxes, moved to London, where he made the acquaintance of artists David Roberts and Clarkson Stanfield, obtained employment as a scene-painter at the Queen's Theatre on Charlotte Street.
He had some lessons from Copley Fielding, was employed by Mr. Anderden, a stockbroker, to make drawings for a work he was writing. After exhibiting two drawings at the Society of British Artists in 1832, he travelled to the continent in 1833, passing through the Netherlands and Switzerland to Italy. While in Venice he met and became friends with the Hungarian painter, Miklós Barabás. After an absence of four years, during which Leitch supported himself by teaching, had visited the principal cities of Italy, made numerous sketches there and in Sicily, he returned to London in July 1837, he now devoted himself entirely to teaching and drawing in watercolours. He had great success as a teacher and could count many members of the aristocracy amongst his pupils, he was introduced to Queen Victoria by Lady Canning and became the drawing master to her majesty and the royal family for 22 years. The Princess of Wales was his last pupil. Leitch exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1841 and 1861, but in 1862 was elected a member of the Institute of painters in Watercolours.
From that time he contributed to its exhibitions but did not exhibit elsewhere. He served as the society's vice-president for 20 years. Leitch died in April 1883 at his home in St. John's Wood. A posthumous collection of his works was exhibited at the Institute of Painters in Water Colours' gallery in Piccadilly. Only two of his children survived him, his eldest son, Robert, a good watercolour painter, died in 1882. His brother, Richard Principal Leitch was an artist. Leitch was a master of his art, based on a profound study of nature and of the great masters Turner in his prime, his works are marked by their graceful composition, their pure colour, the brilliant effects of atmosphere. Among the books illustrated with engravings from his drawings are the Rev. Robert Walsh's "Constantinople and the Turkish empire"; the sketches in his possession at his death, with a few finished drawings and oil pictures, were sold at Christie's in March 1884, brought upwards of 9,000 pounds. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Leitch, William Leighton".
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David Leitch is an American filmmaker, stunt coordinator, second unit director, stuntman and producer. He made his directorial debut on the 2014 action film John Wick with Chad Stahelski, though only Stahelski was credited. Leitch directed the 2017 thriller film Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron, 2018's Deadpool 2, the sequel to the 2016 film, he is directing Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, a spin-off from The Fast and the Furious franchise. Leitch was a stunt double for Brad Pitt five times and two times for Jean-Claude Van Damme. Leitch and his crew won two awards for The Bourne Ultimatum at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, he shared a 2008 Taurus World Stunt Award with fellow stunt-person Kai Martin for high work. He wrote and starred in Confessions of an Action Star, a parody of action films and the action film industry released in 2009. Leitch and Chad Stahelski opened an action design production company called 87Eleven in 1997, they both made their directoral debut with the 2014 film John Wick, although Leitch himself wasn't credited as co-director.
He moved on to direct films such as Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 with his wife and creative partner, Kelly McCormick. He is the director of the upcoming The Fast and the Furious spin-off, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Executive producer Fetch John Wick: Chapter 2 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum In Hell The Midnight Meat Train Ninja Assassin The King of Fighters The Mechanic Conan the Barbarian In Time Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Parker Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues The Wolverine Escape Plan Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hitman: Agent 47 Jurassic World Captain America: Civil War Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows https://ew.com/movies/2019/01/14/dwayne-johnson-jason-statham-idris-elba-hobbs-shaw-photo/ David Leitch on IMDb David Leitch interivewed at Kung Fu Cinema David Leitch as Hollywood.com David Leitch at TV Guild David Leitch as Fandango David Leitch at Variety.com