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Michael Redgrave

Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE was an English stage and film actor, director and author. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Mourning Becomes Electra, as well as two BAFTA Award for Best British Actor nominations for his performances in The Night My Number Came Up and Time Without Pity. At the 4th Cannes Film Festival, he won Best Actor for his performance in The Browning Version. Redgrave was born in Bristol, the son of actress Margaret Scudamore and the silent film actor Roy Redgrave, he never knew his father. He died when Redgrave was 14, his mother subsequently married a tea planter. Redgrave disliked his stepfather, he studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Clifton College's theatre, the Redgrave Theatre, was named after him, he was a schoolmaster at Cranleigh School in Surrey before becoming an actor in 1934. He played all the leading roles himself; the "Redgrave Room" at the school was named after him. In the new Guildford School of Acting building, which opened in January 2010, the "Sir Michael Redgrave Studio" was named for him.

Redgrave made his first professional appearance at the Playhouse in Liverpool on 30 August 1934 as Roy Darwin in Counsellor-at-Law spent two years with its Liverpool Repertory Company where he met his future wife Rachel Kempson. They married on 18 July 1935. Offered a job by Tyrone Guthrie, Redgrave made his first professional debut in London at the Old Vic on 14 September 1936, playing Ferdinand in Love's Labours Lost. During 1936–37 he played Mr Horner in The Country Wife, Orlando in As You Like It, Warbeck in The Witch of Edmonton and Laertes to Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, his hit of the season was Orlando. Edith Evans was his Rosalind and the two fell much in love; as he explained: "Edith always had a habit of falling in love with her leading men. As You Like It transferred to the New Theatre in February 1937 and Redgrave again played Orlando. At the Embassy Theatre in March 1937, he played Anderson in a mystery play, The Bat, before returning to the Old Vic in April, succeeding Marius Goring as Chorus in Henry V.

Other roles that year included Christopher Drew in Daisy Fisher's comedy A Ship Comes Home at the St Martin's Theatre in May and Larry Starr in Philip Leaver's comedy Three Set Out at the Embassy in June, before joining John Gielgud's Company at the Queen's Theatre, September 1937 to April 1938, where he played Bolingbroke in Richard II, Charles Surface in The School for Scandal and Baron Tusenbach in Three Sisters. Other roles included: Alexei Turbin in The White Guard, Phoenix Theatre October 1938 Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Phoenix December 1938 Harry, Lord Monchesney in The Family Reunion, Westminster Theatre March 1939 Henry in Springtime for Henry, touring 1939 Once the London theatres were re-opened, after the outbreak of war, he played: Captain Macheath in The Beggar's Opera, Theatre Royal, March 1940 Charleston in Thunder Rock, by Robert Ardrey, Neighbourhood Theatre June 1940. Redgrave joined the Royal Navy as an ordinary seaman in July 1941, but was discharged on medical grounds in November 1942.

Having spent most of 1942 in the Reserve he managed to direct Lifeline starring Frank Pettingell at the Duchess Theatre in July. Resuming his stage career he played/directed: Rakitin in A Month in the Country, St James's Theatre March 1943 Lafont in six matinees of Parisienne, a comedy by Henry Becque, translated by Ashley Dukes, co-starring Sonia Dresdel, St James's Theatre June 1943 Blow Your Own Trumpet, a comedy by Peter Ustinov, Playhouse Theatre August 1943 The Wingless Victory, a period romance by Maxwell Anderson, starring Rachel Kempson as Faith Ingalls, Phoenix Theatre September 1943 Harry Quincey in Uncle Harry, a thriller by Thomas Job, with Beatrix Lehmann as Leslie Quincey and Rachel Kempson as Lucy Forrest, Garrick Theatre March 1944 Colonel Stjerbinsky in Jacobowsky and the Colonel, a comedy by Franz Werfel, adapted by S. N. Behrman, with Rachel Kempson as Marianne, Piccadilly Theatre, June 1945 Title role in Macbeth, Aldwych Theatre December 1947. After appearing as Frank Elgin in Winter Journey at the St James's Apr

The Redskins

Redskins were a 1980s English band, notable for their left-wing politics, skinhead image, catchy, danceable songs. Their music combined influences from soul, rockabilly and punk rock; the band formed in York, England with Chris Dean, Martin Hewes and Nick King. Chris Dean wrote for NME magazine under the name X. Moore. Dean and Hewes were members of the Socialist Workers Party; the band members helped inspire the redskin movement. The band released their first single, "Lev Bronstein", on the CNT record label in 1982, they released one more single, "Lean On Me", on CNT before signing to London Records. "Lean On Me" was ranked at number 6 among the top ten "Tracks of the Year" for 1983 by NME. On 10 June 1984, a group of white power skinheads attacked the band and their audience during a performance at the free GLC-sponsored Jobs for a Change festival at Jubilee Gardens, South Bank. In November 1984, an appearance on Channel 4's The Tube saw accusations of censorship after the band invited a striking miner on stage to deliver a speech during their performance, his microphone connection was cut.

King was replaced in 1985 by Paul Hookham, although for the recording of the band's first EMI/Decca single "Bring it Down", Style Council drummer Steve White was brought in to perform. Shortly afterwards, Hookham took over full-time drum duties, their next single, "Kick Over The Statues", was rush-released on an independent label with an uncredited sleeve after London/Decca rejected its release as a benefit for the anti-apartheid movement. The band released one full album, Neither Washington Nor Moscow, two final singles before splitting at the end of 1986. Chris Dean Martin Hewes Nick King Paul Hookham Lloyd Dwyer Steve Nicol Kevin Robinson Trevor Edwards Ray Carless Neither Washington Nor Moscow, 1986 - Highest chart position: No.31 Neither Washington Nor Moscow, 1997, Live, 1995 Epilogue, 2010 "Lev Bronstein" / "Peasant Army", 1982 "Lean On Me" / "Unionize", 1983 - Highest chart position: No.3 "Lean On Me" / Unionize, 1983 "Keep On Keepin' On!" / "Reds Strike The Blues", 1984 - Highest chart position: No.43 "Keep On Keepin' On!" / "16 Tons" / "Red Strikes the Blues", 1984 "Bring It Down", 1985 - Highest chart position: No.33 "Bring It Down" / "You Want It?

They've Got It!", 1985 "Kick Over The Statues" / "Young & Proud", 1985 "The Power Is Yours" / "Ninety Nine And A Half", 1986 - Highest chart position: No.59 "The Power Is Yours" / "Ninety Nine and a Half" / "Take No Heroes!", 1986 "It Can Be Done" / "K. O! K. O!", 1986 - Highest chart position: No.76 "It Can Be Done" / "Let's Make it Work" / "K. O! K. O!" / "A Plateful of Hateful", 1986 "The Power Is Yours", 1986 "It Can Be Done" / "Let's Make It Work" / "K. O! K. O!" / "A Plateful Of Hateful", 1986 "Peel sessions", 1987 - Highest chart position: No.23 Unofficial band website BBC Peel Sessions - The Redskins Redskins: The Interview Fan website with articles and reviews Retrospective article, 2010

German Naval Yards Holdings

German Naval Yards Holdings GmbH is a German shipyard group which combines three shipyards in the Kieler Förde under its umbrella: German Naval Yards Kiel and Lindenau. The group is a 100% subsidiary of Privinvest, a European shipyard group which owns other naval companies such as CMN in France and Isherwoods in Great Britain. In 2014, the GNYH shipyards generated a turnover of approx. 250 million euros with about 1,000 employees. German Naval Yards Holdings is active in two main business fields: German Naval Yards Kiel specialises in the design and construction of large naval vessels, such as frigates and offshore patrol vessels; the Lindenau shipyard focuses on maintenance services. Under the umbrella of GNYH, the three neighbouring shipyards operate under joint management and administration with the aim to use their facilities complementarily. GNY Kiel possesses the largest dry dock in the Baltic Sea region as well as a crane with a lifting weight of up to 900 tons. Nobiskrug uses a dock hall with a dry dock with a length of 200 meters.

The Lindenau shipyard has 480 meters of jetty facilities. German Naval Yards Holdings carries on a long shipbuilding tradition in the Kiel fjord; the foundation for the German shipyard group was laid in 2009, when Privinvest purchased Nobiskrug, at the time realised via the Abu Dhabi MAR Holding. The Rendsburg-based shipyard, founded in 1905, is specialised in the construction of individually manufactured superyachts of more than 60 meters length. In 2011, the group acquired GNY Kiel; the roots of GNY Kiel lie in the civil vessel activities of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft. It has a long naval tradition as all frigate classes operated by the German navy were built at this yard. GNY Kiel operated under the names of HDW Gaarden and ADM Kiel. Altogether the yard has a history of more than 175 years, beginning with the first predecessor company Schweffel & Howaldt in 1838. In 2013, Privinvest purchased the Lindenau shipyard in Kiel. Lindenau was founded in 1919 as “Schiffswerft Memel - Lindenau & Cie.” in East Prussia and was rebuilt in Kiel-Friedrichsort after World War II.

Within the GNYH group, Lindenau today focusses on maintenance. In 2014, Privinvest grouped its German shipyards under the umbrella of the German Naval Yards Holdings; the group explained this name with its focus on naval shipbuilding and the complete takeover of ownership of the three yards by Privinvest. Two MEKO A200 frigates are constructed at the GNYH shipyards, a super-yacht, as well as an offshore-platform. In May 2015 it was announced that GNYH will build four corvettes for Israel together with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Web page German Naval Yards Kiel Web page Nobiskrug Web page Lindenau