Sophie Irene Hunter is an English avant-garde theatre and opera director and former performer. She made her directorial debut in 2007 co-directing the experimental play The Terrific Electric at the Barbican Pit after her theatre company Boileroom was granted the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. In addition, she has directed an Off-Off-Broadway revival of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at Access Theatre, the performance art titled Lucretia based on Benjamin Britten's opera The Rape of Lucretia at Location One's Abramovic Studio in New York City, the Phantom Limb Company's 69° South known as Shackleton Project which premièred at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theatre and toured North America. In August 2015, Hunter directed Phaedra and The Turn of the Screw to critical acclaim for the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival and Aldeburgh Music, respectively. Hunter is the daughter of Charles Rupert; the couple divorced. She has two younger brothers and Patrick as well as two half-siblings from her father's second marriage, Lily-Rose and Samuel.
She is a niece of pianist Julius Drake. Her maternal grandfather is the General Sir Michael James Gow GCB, who worked with Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester in the 1950s and was Aide-de-Camp General to the Queen from 1981 to 1984. Hunter's maternal great-great grandfather was World War I politician J. E. B. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone. Hunter attended St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith before studying Modern Languages with a concentration in French and Italian at Oxford University. After graduating from Oxford, Hunter resided in Paris to study avant-garde theatre for two years at the L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, she trained at the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in New York City under theatre and opera director Anne Bogart. Hunter co-founded the Lacuna Theatre Company, was an associate director at Royal Court Theatre in the West End and Broadhurst Theatre in Broadway for the play Enron, she is the co-founder and artistic director of theatre company Boileroom, which won the 2007 Samuel Theatre Trust Award for the avant-garde play The Terrific Electric.
In addition, she serves as collaborating director and dramaturge on marionette and puppetry production with the Phantom Limb Company. Known for her avant-garde plays, Hunter has directed and conceived theatre productions throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America, she directed the experimental play 69° South, the New York City performance art titled Lucretia based on Benjamin Britten's opera The Rape of Lucretia and the 2010 revival of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. She was a member of the performance collective Militia Canteen. In collaboration with music director Andrew Staples, Hunter directed mezzo-soprano Ruby Philogene in Phaedra at the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival in Northern Ireland; the production was met with praise with The Guardian saying it is "exquisitely realized," The Stage hailing it as "creative brilliance," and The Times describing it "astonishing". She has staged Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw in Suffolk and London for Aldeburgh Music.
In June 2017, Hunter took part as narrator in Music on the Meare at Aldeburgh Festival with readings from Ovid, John Dryden and Ted Hughes alongside oboist Nicholas Daniel. Hunter worked on the transfer of Punchdrunk's Sleep No More to New York City in 2011 while serving as creative director for the theatre company Emursive, she has directed the company's theatrical experiences The Forgotten and Don't Major in Debt Student House. In 2013, she developed Loma one of the largest public arts programs in New York City. In 2005, Hunter recorded a French-language music album titled The Isis Project in collaboration with songwriter Guy Chambers. In 2011, she released an English-language EP titled Songs for a Boy, again with Chambers. Hunter has collaborated with Armin van Buuren for the song "Virtual Friend", included in Buuren's 2010 album Mirage. Earlier in her career, Hunter has acted in television, she has had supporting roles in the television series Midsomer Murders, Keen Eddie, Mumbai Calling and Torchwood.
In 2004, she played Maria Osborne in the costume drama film Vanity Fair starring Reese Witherspoon and played Annabel Blythe-Smith in the 2009 thriller film Burlesque Fairytales. In May 2017, Hunter was announced as a producer for the film adaptation of Megan Hunter's dystopian novel The End We Start From alongside her husband Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland's production company Sunnymarch, Liza Marshall's Hera Productions. Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award International Artist Fellowship by Location One, New York City Hunter had a long-term relationship with sculptor Conrad Shawcross whom she met while studying at Oxford; the couple split in early 2010. On 14 February 2015, she married actor Benedict Cumberbatch at St Peter and St Paul Church on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor, they have Christopher Carlton, known as Kit and Hal Auden. Hunter speaks fluent Italian, she is a skilled pianist. Sophie Hunter on IMDb Sophie Hunter at the Internet Broadway Database
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy, his partner Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid", who are on the run from a crack US posse after a string of train robberies; the pair and Sundance's lover, Etta Place, flee to Bolivia in search of a more successful criminal career. In 2003, the film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant." The American Film Institute ranked Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as the 73rd-greatest American film on its "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies" list. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were ranked 20th greatest heroes on "AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains". Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was selected by the American Film Institute as the 7th greatest Western of all time in the AFI's 10 Top 10 list in 2008.
In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot "Sundance Kid"; the two return to their hideout at Hole-in-the-Wall to discover that the rest of the gang, irked at Butch's long absences, have selected Harvey Logan as their new leader. Harvey challenges Butch to a knife fight over the gang's leadership. Butch defeats him using trickery, but embraces Harvey's idea to rob the Union Pacific Overland Flyer train on both its eastward and westward runs, agreeing that the second robbery would be unexpected and reap more money than the first; the first robbery goes well. To celebrate and Sundance visit a favorite brothel in a nearby town and watch, amused, as the town sheriff unsuccessfully attempts to organize a posse to track down the gang, they visit Sundance's lover, schoolteacher Etta Place. On the second train robbery, Butch uses too much dynamite to blow open the safe, blowing up the baggage car.
As the gang scrambles to gather up the money, a second train arrives carrying a six-man team of lawmen pursuing Butch and Sundance, who unsuccessfully try to hide out in the brothel and to seek amnesty from the friendly Sheriff Bledsoe by enlisting in the army. As the posse remains in pursuit, despite all attempts to elude them and Sundance determine that the group includes renowned Indian tracker "Lord Baltimore" and relentless lawman Joe Lefors, recognizable by his white skimmer. Butch and Sundance elude their pursuers by jumping from a cliff into a river far below, they learn from Etta that the posse has been paid by Union Pacific head E. H. Harriman to remain on their trail until Butch and Sundance are both killed. Butch convinces Sundance and Etta that the three should escape to Bolivia, which Butch envisions as a robber's paradise. On their arrival there, Sundance is dismayed by the living conditions and regards the country with contempt, but Butch remains optimistic, they discover that they know too little Spanish to pull off a bank robbery, so Etta attempts to teach them the language.
With her as an accomplice, they become successful bank robbers known as Los Bandidos Yanquis. However, their confidence drops when they see a man wearing a white hat and fear that Harriman's posse is still after them. Butch suggests "going straight", he and Sundance land their first honest job as payroll guards for a mining company. However, they are ambushed by local bandits on their first run and their boss, Percy Garris, is killed. Butch and Sundance ambush and kill the bandits, the first time Butch has shot someone. Etta recommends farming or ranching as other lines of work, but they conclude the straight life isn't for them. Sensing they will be killed if they return to robbery, Etta decides to go back to the United States. Butch and Sundance steal a payroll and the mules carrying it, arrive in a small town. A boy recognizes the mules' brand and alerts the local police, leading to a gunfight with the outlaws, they take cover in a building but are both wounded, after Butch makes a futile attempt to run to the mules in order to bring more ammunition, while Sundance provides cover fire.
As dozens of Bolivian soldiers surround the area, Butch suggests the duo's next destination should be Australia. They charge out of the building guns blazing, directly into a firing squad as the image freezes to the sound of dozens of muskets firing repeatedly. William Goldman first came across the story of Butch Cassidy in the late 1950s and researched it on and off for eight years before sitting down to write the screenplay. Goldman says he wrote the story as an original screenplay because he did not want to do the research to make it authentic as a novel. Goldman stated: The whole reason I wrote the... thing, there is that famous line that Scott Fitzgerald wrote, one of my heroes, "There are no second acts in American lives." When I read about Cassidy and Longbaugh and the superposse coming after them—that's phenomenal material. They ran to South America and lived there for eight years and, what thrilled me: they had a second act, they were more legendary in South America than they had been in the old West...
It's a great story. Those two guys and that pretty girl going down to South America and all that stuff, it just seems to me. The characters' flight to South America caused one executive to reject the script, as it was unusual in Western films for the protagonists to flee. According to Goldman, when he first wrote the script and sent it ou
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision; the director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film; the film director gives direction to the cast and crew and creates an overall vision through which a film becomes realized, or noticed. Directors need to be able to mediate differences in creative visions and stay within the boundaries of the film's budget. There are many pathways to becoming a film director; some film directors started as screenwriters, producers, film editors or actors. Other film directors have attended a film school. Directors use different approaches; some outline a general plotline and let the actors improvise dialogue, while others control every aspect, demand that the actors and crew follow instructions precisely.
Some directors write their own screenplays or collaborate on screenplays with long-standing writing partners. Some directors appear in their films, or compose the music score for their films. A film director's task is to envisage a way to translate a screenplay into a formed film, to realize this vision. To do this, they oversee the technical elements of film production; this entails organizing the film crew in such a way to achieve their vision of the film. This requires skills of group leadership, as well as the ability to maintain a singular focus in the stressful, fast-paced environment of a film set. Moreover, it is necessary to have an artistic eye to frame shots and to give precise feedback to cast and crew, excellent communication skills are a must. Since the film director depends on the successful cooperation of many different creative individuals with strongly contradicting artistic ideals and visions, he or she needs to possess conflict resolution skills in order to mediate whenever necessary.
Thus the director ensures that all individuals involved in the film production are working towards an identical vision for the completed film. The set of varying challenges he or she has to tackle has been described as "a multi-dimensional jigsaw puzzle with egos and weather thrown in for good measure", it adds to the pressure that the success of a film can influence when and how they will work again, if at all. The sole superiors of the director are the producer and the studio, financing the film, although sometimes the director can be a producer of the same film; the role of a director differs from producers in that producers manage the logistics and business operations of the production, whereas the director is tasked with making creative decisions. The director must work within the restrictions of the film's budget and the demands of the producer and studio. Directors play an important role in post-production. While the film is still in production, the director sends "dailies" to the film editor and explains his or her overall vision for the film, allowing the editor to assemble an editor's cut.
In post-production, the director works with the editor to edit the material into the director's cut. Well-established directors have the "final cut privilege", meaning that they have the final say on which edit of the film is released. For other directors, the studio can order further edits without the director's permission; the director is one of the few positions that requires intimate involvement during every stage of film production. Thus, the position of film director is considered to be a stressful and demanding one, it has been said that "20-hour days are not unusual". Some directors take on additional roles, such as producing, writing or editing. Under European Union law, the film director is considered the "author" or one of the authors of a film as a result of the influence of auteur theory. Auteur theory is a film criticism concept that holds that a film director's film reflects the director's personal creative vision, as if they were the primary "auteur". In spite of—and sometimes because of—the production of the film as part of an industrial process, the auteur's creative voice is distinct enough to shine through studio interference and the collective process.
Some film directors started as screenwriters, film producers or actors. Several American cinematographers have become directors, including Barry Sonnenfeld the Coen brothers' DP. Other film directors have attended a film school to get a bachelors degree studying cinema. Film students study the basic skills used in making a film; this includes, for example, shot lists and storyboards, protocols of dealing with professional actors, reading scripts. Some film schools are equipped with post-production facilities. Besides basic technical and logistical skills, students receive education on the nature of professional relationships that occur during film production. A full degree course can be designed for up to five years of studying. Future directors complete short films during their enrollment; the National Film School of Denmark has the student's final projects presented on national TV. Some film schools retain the rights for their students' works. Many directors prepared for making feature films by working in television.
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Kristopher Marshall is an English actor. He has played Nick Harper in My Family, Colin Frissell in the 2003 film Love Actually, Adam in BT Retail adverts from 2005 until 2011, Dave in the first series of Citizen Khan, he played DI Humphrey Goodman in Death in Paradise, taking over the role in April 2013 for the show's third series and leaving it in February 2017 in the sixth series. Kristopher Marshall was born on 11 April 1973 in Bath, Somerset, his father was a Royal Air Force navigator, whose career included a posting to the Queen's Flight becoming a squadron leader. He moved with his family to Hong Kong and to Canada. Upon his return to England, he was educated at Wells Cathedral School as a boarding pupil. After failing his initial A-levels in his first year of sixth form, he enrolled at the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Marshall made an early career appearance on the police series The Bill but it was in 2000 that his major breakthrough role came as Nick Harper in the BBC sitcom My Family.
In 2003, he appeared in the film Love Actually as Colin Frissell, an Englishman who goes to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States to find love. In 2004, Marshall appeared as DS Luke Stone in the police drama series Murder City. From 2005 to 2011, Marshall appeared on TV and in print for BT Retail adverts, where he played the character Adam, he played Dave in the BBC comedy series Citizen Khan in 2012. Since departing his full-time role in My Family in 2003, Marshall has returned twice; the first time was for one episode in season five in 2004 and the second was for a Comic Relief special in 2005. In an interview, he claimed that playing the part of Nick was awkward, as he was a lot older than the character, he finished working on the film Heist at the end of 2006, which aired in April 2008 on BBC Four. During the summer of 2008, Marshall appeared at Trafalgar Studios in the first UK run of Neil LaBute's play Fat Pig, he became a regular playing the character Ethan on the series Traffic Light in 2011.
In April 2013, it was announced that Marshall would be joining the cast of BBC drama Death In Paradise as the island's new lead detective, DI Humphrey Goodman. His character was introduced in the first episode of the third series which aired on 14 January 2014, with his first case being to solve the murder of his predecessor, DI Richard Poole. In January 2017 it was leaked that Marshall would be leaving the series citing the pressures it placed upon his family and that he would be replaced by Ardal O'Hanlon who plays DI Jack Mooney. Marshall starred as Tom Sanger in the 2015 independent British romantic comedy Sparks & Embers, he appeared in the film Death at a Funeral as a student of pharmaceuticals who inadvertently drugged a member of the family. In July 2017, Marshall became a favourite to take over the role of The Doctor from Peter Capaldi in the BBC's long running hit sci-fi series Doctor Who, but the role went to Jodie Whittaker who became the first female actress to portray The Doctor.
Marshall married Hannah Dodkins in 2012. They live in Bath with their son and daughter, they had lived in the Long Barton area of Wells. Marshall suffered head injuries after being hit by a car in Bristol in 2008; the accident happened in the early hours of 28 April as he enjoyed a night out with friends in Bristol city centre. He was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary, where a scan revealed head injuries, he made a full recovery and began his performances in the play Fat Pig three weeks as scheduled. Marshall supports Aston Villa FC and has said that a card from the club helped him through his accident. In October 2011, Marshall was charged with failing to provide a breath test after police stopped his car in the Tesco car park in Wells. Marshall had failed a breath test at the scene, refused to provide a second sample at the police station, he pleaded guilty and was disqualified from driving for six months. Chicane No More I Sleep 2002 – British Comedy Awards – Best Newcomer Kris Marshall on IMDb BBC Comedy profile
Andrew Scott (actor)
Andrew Scott is an Irish film and stage actor. In 2010, he achieved widespread recognition playing the role of Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock, a dramatic role which continued until 2017. In 2017 he won acclaim playing the title role of Hamlet in a production first staged at the Almeida Theatre, directed by Robert Icke, for which he has been nominated for a 2018 Olivier Award for Best Actor. Scott has received various awards including two Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for his roles in A Girl in a Car with a Man at the Royal Court Theatre, along with his role in Cock at the Royal Court, he has won two IFTA awards for his roles in the films Dead Bodies and The Stag, a British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sherlock, a BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Pride, two BBC Audio Drama Awards for his radio work. Scott was born in Ireland, his father, worked in an employment agency, his mother, was an art teacher.
He has an older sister, Sarah, a sports coach, a younger sister, Hannah. Scott attended Gonzaga College, a private Jesuit Catholic school for boys on the south side of Dublin, he took Saturday classes at a drama school for children, appeared in two ads on Irish television. At seventeen, he was chosen for a starring role in Korea. Scott won a bursary to art school, but elected to study drama at Trinity College, leaving after six months to join Dublin's Abbey Theatre, he once stated to the London Evening Standard magazine that he always had a "healthy obsession" with acting. After filming a small part in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Scott worked with film and theatre director Karel Reisz in the Gate Theatre, production of Long Day's Journey into Night taking the role of Edmund, the younger son, in the Eugene O'Neill play about a tortured American family in the early part of the 20th century, he won Actor of the Year at the Sunday Independent Spirit of Life Arts Awards 1998 and received an Irish Times Theatre Award 1998 nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Scott appeared in the small part of Michael Bodkin in the film Nora, with Ewan McGregor, in a television adaptation of Henry James's The American, alongside Diana Rigg and Matthew Modine, before making his London theatre debut in Conor McPherson's Dublin Carol with Brian Cox at the Royal Court Theatre. He was cast in the BAFTA winning drama Longitude, opposite Michael Gambon, the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. Scott has described the working atmosphere on Band of Brothers as "awful". In 2004, he was named one of European Film Promotions' Shooting Stars. After starring in My Life in Film for the BBC, he received his first Olivier award for his role in A Girl in a Car with a Man at The Royal Court, the Theatregoers' Choice Award for his performance in the National Theatre's Aristocrats, he created the roles of the twin brothers in the original Royal Court production of Christopher Shinn's Dying City, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2006, he made his Broadway debut opposite Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy in the Music Box Theater production of The Vertical Hour written by David Hare and directed by Sam Mendes, for which he was nominated for a Drama League Award.
In 2008, Scott appeared as Col. William Smith in the HBO miniseries John Adams, opposite Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti. Mamie Gummer, Meryl Streep's daughter, played his sister. In 2009, he appeared in Sea Wall, a one-man show written for him by playwright Simon Stephens, he starred alongside Ben Whishaw, Katherine Parkinson and Paul Jesson in a sell-out run of Cock at the Royal Court in late 2009, a production which won an Olivier Award in 2010. He has been seen in Foyle's War as a prisoner determined to allow himself to hang for a crime he may not have committed, described in Slant magazine as a "standout performance." Other film appearances included a role in Chasing Cotards, the short film, Silent Things and as Paul McCartney in the BBC film Lennon Naked. He starred in the critically acclaimed 2010 film The Duel, he is most well known as Sherlock Holmes' nemesis Moriarty in the BBC drama series Sherlock, he had a guest role in the second series of Garrow's Law playing a gay man on trial for sodomy.
In 2010, he appeared with Lisa Dillon and Tom Burke in the Old Vic comedy about a three-way love affair, Noël Coward's Design for Living. In 2011, he played the lead role of Julian in Ben Power's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's epic Emperor and Galilean at the National Theatre in London, he had a part in BBC2's original drama The Hour as a failed, secretly gay, actor. In addition to his stage and TV work, Scott is known for his voice acting in radio plays and audiobooks, such as the roles of Jay Gatsby in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Stephen Dedalus in James Joyce's Ulysses. In November 2013, Scott took part in the National Theatre's 50 Years on Stage, a theatrical event which consisted of excerpts from many plays over the National's fifty-year run and was broadcast live on television. Scott performed a scene from Angels in America by Tony Kushner alongside Dominic Cooper. Scott has described the experience as'overwhelming', adding,'What a night and what an honour to be there.'In 2014 Scott took to the stage in Birdland, written by Simon Stephens and directed by Carrie Cracknell at the Royal Court Theatre, playing the central character of Paul, a rock star at the pinnacle of his career on the verge of a breakdown.
Scott received positive reviews for the performance, with comments such as'beautifully played' and' pulls off the brilliant trick of being dead behind the eyes and fascinating at the same time, an appalling creat
Rear Window is a 1954 American Technicolor mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story "It Had to Be Murder". Released by Paramount Pictures, the film stars James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, it was screened at the 1954 Venice Film Festival. The film is considered by many filmgoers and scholars to be one of Hitchcock's best and one of the greatest films made, it received four Academy Award nominations and was ranked number 42 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list and number 48 on the 10th-anniversary edition, in 1997 was added to the United States National Film Registry in the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant". Recuperating from a broken leg, adventuresome professional photographer L. B. "Jeff" Jefferies is confined to a wheelchair in his Greenwich Village apartment. His rear window looks out onto several other apartments. During a powerful heat wave, he watches his neighbors.
He observes a flamboyant dancer he nicknames "Miss Torso". Jeff's sophisticated, beautiful socialite girlfriend, Lisa Fremont, visits him as does his insurance company's nurse, Stella. Stella wants Jeff to settle down and marry Lisa. One night during a thunderstorm, Jeff hears a woman scream "Don't!" and the sound of breaking glass. He is awakened by thunder and observes Thorwald leaving his apartment. Thorwald makes repeated late-night trips carrying his sample case; the next morning, Jeff notices that Thorwald's wife is gone, sees Thorwald cleaning a large knife and handsaw. Thorwald ties a large trunk with heavy rope and has moving men haul it away. Jeff discusses all this with Stella. Jeff becomes convinced. Jeff explains this to his friend Tom Doyle, a New York City Police detective, asks him to do some research. Doyle finds nothing suspicious. Soon after, a neighbor's dog is found dead with its neck broken; the dog's owner yells across the courtyard, complaining of her neighbors' callous disregard of others.
All the neighbors run to their windows to see what is happening, except for Thorwald, whose cigar can be seen glowing as he sits in his dark apartment. Certain that Thorwald is guilty of killing the dog, Jeff asks Lisa to slip an accusatory note under his door, so Jeff can watch his reaction when he reads it; as a pretext to get Thorwald out of his apartment, Jeff telephones him and arranges a meeting at a bar. He believes Thorwald buried something incriminating in the courtyard flower bed, killed the dog to stop it digging there, so when Thorwald leaves and Stella dig up the flowers. Much to Jeff's amazement and admiration, Lisa climbs the fire escape to Thorwald's apartment and clambers in through an open window; when Thorwald returns and grabs Lisa, Jeff calls the police, who arrive in time to save her by arresting her. Jeff sees Lisa has her hands behind her back, wiggling her finger with Mrs. Thorwald's wedding ring on it. Thorwald notices this, realizing that she is signaling to someone, he sees Jeff across the courtyard.
Jeff phones leaves an urgent message. Stella heads for the police station to post bail for Lisa; when his phone rings, Jeff assumes it is Doyle, says that the suspect has left the apartment. When no one answers, Jeff realizes that Thorwald himself had called, is heading over to confront him; when Thorwald enters, Jeff sets off his camera flashbulbs, temporarily blinding him. However, Thorwald grabs Jeff and manages to push him out of the open window, as Jeff is yelling for help. Police officers enter the apartment. Thorwald confesses to the police soon afterward. A few days the heat has lifted, Jeff rests peacefully in his wheelchair, now with casts on both legs; the lonely neighbor is chatting with the pianist in his apartment, the dancer's lover returns home from the army, the couple whose dog was killed have a new dog, the newly married couple are bickering. Lisa reclines on the daybed in Jeff's apartment, wearing jeans and reading a book titled Beyond the High Himalayas; as soon as Jeff falls asleep, Lisa puts the book down and opens a fashion magazine.
James Stewart as L. B. "Jeff" Jefferies Grace Kelly as Lisa Carol Fremont Wendell Corey as NYPD Det. Lt. Thomas "Tom" J. Doyle Thelma Ritter as Stella Raymond Burr as Lars Thorwald Judith Evelyn as Miss Lonelyhearts Ross Bagdasarian as the songwriter Georgine Darcy as Miss Torso Frank Cady and Sara Berner as the husband and wife, living above the Thorwalds, with their dog Jesslyn Fax as "Miss Hearing Aid" Rand Harper and Havis Davenport as Newlyweds Irene Winston as Mrs. Anna ThorwaldUncredited Harry Landers as young man guest of Miss Lonelyhearts Ralph Smiles as Carl, the waiter Fred Graham as detectiveCast notes Director Alfred Hitchcock makes his traditional cameo appearance in the songwriter's apartment, where he is seen winding a clock; the film was shot at Paramount studios, which included an enormous indoor set to replicate a Greenwich Village courtyard. Set designers Hal Pereira and Joseph MacMillan Johnson spent six weeks building the detailed and complex set, which ended up being the l