20th Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an American film studio, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. The studio is located on its namesake studio lot in the Century City area of Los Angeles. For over 84 years, it was one of the "Big Six" major American film studios. In 1985, the studio was acquired by News Corporation, succeeded by 21st Century Fox in 2013 following the spin-off of its publishing assets. In 2019, The Walt Disney Company acquired 20th Century Fox through its merger with 21st Century Fox. Starting with Breakthrough, all studio releases will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Disney now owns the rights to the studio's pre-merger film library. Twentieth Century Pictures' Joseph Schenck and Darryl F. Zanuck left United Artists over a stock dispute, began merger talks with the management of financially struggling Fox Film, under President Sidney Kent. Spyros Skouras manager of the Fox West Coast Theaters, helped make it happen.
The company had been struggling since founder William Fox lost control of the company in 1930. The new company, 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, began trading on May 31, 1935. Kent remained at the company, joining Zanuck. Zanuck replaced Winfield Sheehan as the company's production chief; the company established a special training school. Lynn Bari, Patricia Farr and Anne Nagel were among 14 young women "launched on the trail of film stardom" on August 6, 1935, when they each received a six-month contract with 20th Century Fox after spending 18 months in the school; the contracts included a studio option for renewal for as long as seven years. For many years, 20th Century Fox claimed to have been founded in 1915, the year Fox Film was founded. For instance, it marked 1945 as its 30th anniversary. However, in recent years it has claimed the 1935 merger as its founding though most film historians agree it was founded in 1915; the company's films retained the 20th Century Pictures searchlight logo on their opening credits as well as its opening fanfare, but with the name changed to 20th Century-Fox.}
After the merger was completed, Zanuck signed young actors to help carry 20th Century-Fox: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Sonja Henie, Betty Grable. Fox hired Alice Faye and Shirley Temple, who appeared in several major films for the studio in the 1930's. Higher attendance during World War II helped Fox overtake RKO and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to become the third most profitable film studio. In 1941, Zanuck was commissioned as a lieutenant colonel in the U. S. Signal Corps and assigned to supervise production of U. S. Army training films, his partner, William Goetz, filled in at Fox. In 1942, Spyros Skouras succeeded Kent as president of the studio. During the next few years, with pictures like The Razor's Edge, Gentleman's Agreement, The Snake Pit and Pinky, Zanuck established a reputation for provocative, adult films. Fox specialized in adaptations of best-selling books such as Ben Ames Williams' Leave Her to Heaven, starring Gene Tierney, the highest-grossing Fox film of the 1940s.
Fox produced film versions of Broadway musicals, including the Rodgers and Hammerstein films, beginning with the musical version of State Fair, the only work that the partnership wrote for films. After the war, with the advent of television, audiences drifted away. 20th Century-Fox held on to its theaters until a court-mandated "divorce". That year, with attendance at half the 1946 level, 20th Century-Fox gambled on an unproven gimmick. Noting that the two film sensations of 1952 had been Cinerama, which required three projectors to fill a giant curved screen, "Natural Vision" 3D, which got its effects of depth by requiring the use of polarized glasses, Fox mortgaged its studio to buy rights to a French anamorphic projection system which gave a slight illusion of depth without glasses. President Spyros Skouras struck a deal with the inventor Henri Chrétien, leaving the other film studios empty-handed, in 1953 introduced CinemaScope in the studio's groundbreaking feature film The Robe. Zanuck announced in February 1953.
To convince theater owners to install this new process, Fox agreed to help pay conversion costs. Seeing the box-office for the first two CinemaScope features, The Robe and How to Marry a Millionaire, Warner Bros. MGM, Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Disney adopted the process. In 1956 Fox engaged Robert Lippert to establish a subsidiary company, Regal Pictures Associated Producers Incorporated to film B pictures in CinemaScope. Fox produced new musicals using the CinemaScope process including Carousel and The King and I. CinemaScope brought a brief upturn in attendance; that year Darryl Zanuck announced his resignation as head of production. Zanuck moved to Paris, setting up as an independent producer being in the United States for many years. Zanuck's successor, producer Buddy Adler, died a year later. President Spyros Skouras brought in a series of production executives, but none had Zanuck's success. By the early 1960s, Fox was in trouble. A new version of Cleopatra had begun in 1959 with Joan Collins in the
Anjelica Huston is an American actress, producer and former fashion model. Huston became the third generation of her family to receive an Academy Award, when she won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 1985's Prizzi's Honor, joining her father, director John Huston, grandfather, actor Walter Huston, she received further Academy Award nominations for her performances in Enemies: A Love Story and The Grifters, for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively. Huston earned BAFTA nominations for her work in two Woody Allen films: Crimes and Misdemeanors and Manhattan Murder Mystery, she received acclaim for her portrayal of the Grand High Witch in the 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches, earned two Golden Globe nominations for starring as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family and its sequel. Subsequent film credits have included Buffalo'66, Ever After, Blood Work, Daddy Day Care, Seraphim Falls, Choke, 50/50, The Cleanse, she works with director Wes Anderson. On television, Huston has had recurring roles on Huff and Transparent.
She won a Gracie Award for her portrayal of Eileen Rand on Smash. Huston made her directorial debut with the 1996 film Bastard out of Carolina; this was followed by Agnes Browne, in which she starred. She has written two memoirs: A Story Lately Told and Watch Me. Huston was born in Santa Monica, is the daughter of director and actor John Huston and prima ballerina and model Enrica Soma. Huston's paternal grandfather was Canadian-born actor Walter Huston. Huston has Scottish, Scotch-Irish and Welsh ancestry from her father, Italian from her mother, her father was an Irish citizen. She spent much of her childhood in Ireland which she still considers home near Craughwell, County Galway, attended school at Kylemore Abbey. Huston has an older brother, Tony, a younger maternal half-sister named Allegra, whom she called "Legs", a younger paternal half-brother, actor Danny Huston, an adopted older brother, Pablo, she is the aunt of Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston. She lived in England, where she attended Holland Park School.
In the late 1960s, she began taking a few small roles in her father's movies. She began other small roles too, for example, her hands for Deborah Kerr's in the British Casino Royale and advanced to bigger roles in 1969, starring in A Walk with Love and Death, where she played the 16-year-old French noblewoman Claudia opposite Assi Dayan. In the same year, her mother, 39 years old, died in a car accident, she relocated to the United States, where she modeled for several years. While modeling, she worked with photographers such as Bob Richardson. In the early 1970s, with Pat Cleveland, Pat Ast, Karen Bjornson, Alva Chinn, others, became one of fashion designer Halston's favored troupe of models, nicknamed the Halstonettes. Huston studied acting in the early 1980s after deciding to focus more on films, her first notable role was in Bob Rafelson's remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Her father cast her as Maerose, daughter of a Mafia don whose love is scorned by a hit man in the film adaptation of Richard Condon's Mafia-satire novel Prizzi's Honor.
Huston won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, making her the first person in Academy Award history to win an Oscar when a parent and a grandparent had won one. She earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a con artist in Stephen Frears' The Grifters, she starred as the lead in her father's final directorial film, The Dead, an adaptation of a James Joyce story. She was cast as Morticia Addams in the hugely successful 1991 movie adaptation of The Addams Family. In 1993, she reprised the role for the sequel Addams Family Values, she starred in the 1998 Hollywood blockbuster Ever After: A Cinderella Story alongside Drew Barrymore and Melanie Lynskey as the Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent. She starred in two Wes Anderson films, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as well as appearing in a minor role in 2007's The Darjeeling Limited, she voiced the role of Queen Clarion in the Disney Fairies film series starring Tinker Bell. Huston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 22, 2010.
In 2011, Huston was in the film Horrid Henry: The Movie. Huston appeared on the NBC television series Smash as Broadway producer Eileen Rand. In 2015 and 2016 Huston appeared in the second and third seasons of the Amazon Video series Transparent. Huston has followed in her father's footsteps in the director's chair, her first directorial credit was Bastard Out of Carolina, followed by Agnes Browne, in which she both directed and starred, Riding the Bus with My Sister. For over 20 years, Huston has been developing a film project on William Butler Yeats. During a visit to the National Library of Ireland in 2010 to look through the Yeats collection, Huston said that she was still developing the project. Huston led a letter campaign organized by the U. S. Campaign for Burma and Human Rights Action Center in November 2007; the letter, signed by over twenty five high-profile individuals from the entertainment business, was addressed to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and urged him to "personally intervene" to secure the release of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma.
In 1995 Huston donated $500 to
Pauline Collins is an English actress of stage and film, who first came to prominence portraying Sarah Moffat in Upstairs and its spin-off, Thomas & Sarah. In 1992, she released titled Letter to Louise. Collins played the title role in the play Shirley Valentine, for which she won an Olivier Award in 1988, Drama Desk and Tony Awards in 1989, she reprised the role in the 1989 film adaptation, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. She starred in the television dramas Forever Green and The Ambassador, her other film appearances include City of Joy, Paradise Road, Albert Nobbs and The Time of Their Lives. Collins was born in Exmouth, the daughter of Mary Honora, a schoolteacher, William Henry Collins, a school headmaster, she is of Irish extraction, was brought up as a Roman Catholic in Wallasey near Liverpool. Her great-uncle was Irish poet Jeremiah Joseph Callanan. Collins was educated at Sacred Heart High School, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Before turning to acting, she worked as a teacher until 1962. She made her stage debut at Windsor in A Gazelle in Park Lane in 1962 and her West End debut in Passion Flower Hotel in 1965. During the play's run, she made her first film, Secrets of a Windmill Girl, released in 1966. More stage roles followed. Collins played Samantha Briggs in the 1967 Doctor Who serial The Faceless Ones and was offered the chance to continue in the series as a new companion for the Doctor, but declined the invitation. Other early TV credits include the UK's first medical soap Emergency - Ward 10, the pilot episode and first series of The Liver Birds, both in 1969. Collins first became well known for her role as the maid Sarah in the 1970s ITV drama series Upstairs, Downstairs; the character appeared throughout the first two series, the second of which starred her actor husband, John Alderton, with whom she starred in a spin-off, Thomas & Sarah, the sitcom No, Honestly written by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham, as well as in a series of short story adaptations called Wodehouse Playhouse.
She co-narrated the animated British children's TV series Little Miss with husband John Alderton in 1983. In connection with her Upstairs, Downstairs role, Collins recorded a 1973 single for Decca: What Are We Going to Do with Uncle Arthur? b/w With Every Passing Day. She was a subject of the television programme This Is Your Life in April 1972 when she was surprised by Eamonn Andrews. In 1988, Collins starred in the one-woman play Shirley Valentine in London, reprising the role on Broadway in 1989 and in the 1989 film version; the film won a number of nominations. Both the play and the feature film utilized the technique known as "breaking the fourth wall," as the character Shirley Valentine directly addresses the audience throughout the story. After Shirley Valentine, Collins again starred alongside her husband in the popular ITV drama series Forever Green created and written by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham in which the fictitious couple escape the city with their children to start a new life in the country.
It ran from 1989 to 1992 over 18 episodes. Collins was voted sexiest woman in Britain in 1990. Collins' film credits include 1992's City of Joy, 1995's My Mother's Courage, 1997's Paradise Road, 2002's Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War, which featured Alderton. In 1999 and 2000, Collins starred as Harriet Smith in the BBC television drama Ambassador, where she played the lead role of the British ambassador to Ireland. Other television credits include The Saint, The Wednesday Play, Armchair Theatre, Play for Today, Tales of the Unexpected, Country Matters and The Black Tower. In 2002, she guest starred in Boy, the dramatisation of Tony Parsons' best-seller. In 2005 she appeared as Miss Flite in the BBC production of Charles Dickens' Bleak House. In 2006, she became only the third actor to have been in both the original and new series of Doctor Who, appearing in the episode "Tooth and Claw" as Queen Victoria. In 2006, she appeared in Extinct, a programme where eight celebrities campaigned on behalf of an animal to save it from extinction.
Collins won the public vote. In December 2007, she appeared as the fairy godmother in the pantomime Cinderella at the Old Vic in London. In 2011, she was cast as part of Sky 1's new comedy-drama Mount Pleasant, she played the role of Sue, Lisa's mum, in the first two series running into 2012. She didn't return to the third series in 2013, her character was killed off in the fourth series in 2014. In late 2015, she appeared as Mrs Gamp in the BBC TV series Dickensian. Collins was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 Birthday Honours for services to drama. Collins married actor John Alderton in 1969 and lives in Hampstead, with her husband and their three children, Nicholas and Richard, she has an older daughter with actor Tony Rohr, whom she gave up for adoption. They were reunited. Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress Tony Award in 1989 for Best Actress in a Play Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Actress Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Comedy or Musical BAFTA for Best Film Actress Pauline Collins at the Internet Broadw
Pamela Rabe is a Canadian-Australian actress and theatre director. A graduate from the Playhouse Acting School, in Vancouver, Pamela Rabe is one of Australia’s most regarded and awarded actors, she is best known for her appearances in the films Sirens, Così, Paradise Road and starring as Joan Ferguson in the award winning television series Wentworth. Rabe was born in Oakville, Canada in 1959; the seventh of eight children, she graduated from the Playhouse Acting School in Vancouver. Rabe relocated to Australia in 1983 with Roger Hodgman, they were married in 1984. Rabe is a prolific contributor to theatrical life in her adopted country in acting and directing, across a wide range of genres - musicals and drama. With the works of Shakespeare, Chekhov, Noel Coward, Patrick White and David Mamet forming just a part of her theatrical CV, Rabe has played leading roles on the Australian stage in some of the greatest stage plays of our time, she is a long-standing collaborator with the Sydney Theatre Company and the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Rabe was once described by Melbourne theatre critic Alison Croggon as having the sort of presence that "makes shy people swallow hard and lesser mortals involuntarily bow". Some of her other high-profile acting roles include Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie at Belvoir, for which she won a Helpmann Award, Nora Boyle in Patrick White's The Season At Sarsaparilla, for which she won a Green Room Award for Best Actress, Richard III in the Sydney Theatre Company production of The War Of The Roses, which starred Cate Blanchett as Richard II. and Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses alongside Hugo Weaving. In 2005 she performed a challenging experimental Croatian play called Woman-Bomb. Where she inhabited the body and mind of a suicide bomber. Rabe was the sole performer in a production. In 2010 she starred in the Melbourne stage production of David Mamet's play Boston Marriage. In 2012 Rabe received a Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Musical for her performance in Grey Gardens for The Production Company.
In July 2015 she won a second Helpmann Award, this time for Best Female Actor in a Play, for her performance in The Glass Menagerie. In late 2017 Rabe played the roles of Helene Alving in Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts for Sydney's Belvoir St Theatre, Mrs. Higgins in the Julie Andrews directed revival of My Fair Lady, the role of Mary in Colm Tóibín's The Testament of Mary, at The Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne. In 2018 Rabe will star in Lucy Kirkwood's play The Children at the Melbourne Theatre Company. Rabe turned her hand to theatre directing in 2009, has directed several high-profile plays for Australian theatre companies, including the Australian premiere of In the Next Room, Elling for the Melbourne Theatre Company. Rabe was nominated for a Green Room Award for best direction on both occasions. In 2012 Rabe was invited to be a member of the guest triumvirate who programmed the Melbourne Theatre Company season for that year. In 1989, Rabe made her film debut with a minor role in Against the Innocent.
Her second role came in 1993 when she was cast in John Duigan's romantic comedy, Sirens with Hugh Grant and Sam Neill. Rabe's first leading role was in the 1995 film Vacant Possession. Following this, she appeared in Così with Toni Collette and Revenge directed by Paul Cox, Paradise Road, a film starring Glenn Close set during World War II. In 1997, Rabe was cast in the leading role of 1997 film adaptation, an adaptation of Elizabeth Jolley's novel The Well, for which she received an AFI Award for Best Actress. More she appeared in the Jasmila Zbanic drama film For Those Who Can Tell No Tales and she narrated the upcoming 2015 film, Symphony of the Wild. Rabe has appeared on several Australian television series throughout her career, her first was in 1990. She featured in a number of recurring roles including the family series Ocean Girl and The Secret Life of Us and a lead role in the short lived series Mercury. In September 2013 it was announced that Rabe would be cast in the Australian prison drama series, Wentworth, a reimagining of the classic Network Ten soap opera Prisoner.
She joined Wentworth in Season Two as sadistic prison governor Joan "The Freak" Ferguson, a role played by Maggie Kirkpatrick in Prisoner. Rabe as Ferguson is seen as intimidating and evil and uses a clever, non-physical approach in a way to control and manipulate the prisoners and officers alike, with little need for violence, unlike Kirkpatrick's character who resorted to violence. Rabe appeared in both Season Two and Season Three in a leading role, as it was discovered that Ferguson is unstable and her crimes are revealed. Rabe returned as Joan Ferguson in the fourth season in 2016, in which she becomes a prisoner at Wentworth and uses strategies to get herself out of prison for good. Rabe reprised her role for the fifth season of Wentworth in 2017, in which Ferguson remains incarcerated for killing inmate Bea Smith at the end of the previous season, it was unknown if Rabe would reprise her role as Joan Ferguson for the sixth season. In 2017, Rabe played the role of Maude in the 6-part TV series Fucking Adelaide, which premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in October 2017.
Rabe served on the board of the Aust
Hendrikus "Hendrik" Colijn was a Dutch politician of the defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 4 August 1925 until 8 March 1926 and from 26 May 1933 until 10 August 1939, he was born on 22 June 1869 in the Haarlemmermeer to Antonie Colijn and Anna Verkuijl, who had migrated to the newly created Haarlemmermeer polder from the Land of Heusden and Altena for religious reasons. He was the first of all born in Haarlemmermeer. Colijn grew up in the Land of Altena. At the age of 16, he went to a military academy in Kampen for officer training, where he graduated as a 2nd lieutenant in 1892. On 18 September 1893, he married Helena Groenenberg. and was sent to the Dutch East Indies. During his 16 years in the Dutch East Indies, he spent ten years in the Colonial Army, serving in the Aceh War as the lieutenant of J. B. van Heutsz, six further years in the Colonial administration, having the same role towards van Heutsz when the latter became Governor General in 1904.
Colijn's letters to his wife from his period on Lombok reveal his participation in acts of brutality which by modern standards would be considered severe war crimes: I have seen a mother carrying a child of about 6 months old on her left arm, with a long lance in her right hand, running in our direction. One of our bullets killed the mother as well as the child. From now on we couldn't give any mercy, it was over. I did give orders to gather a group of 9 women and 3 children who asked for mercy and they were shot all together, it was not a pleasant job. Our soldiers tacked them with pleasure with their bayonets, it was horrible. I will stop reporting now. After his return to the Netherlands in 1909, he was elected as an Anti-Revolutionary Party Member of Parliament for the district Sneek. In 1911, he was revised the Dutch Selective Service System. In May 1918 he acted as an intermediary between the British and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to arrange an armistice, resulting in the Kaiser getting refuge in The Netherlands.
In 1910 the Holland Dakota Landbouw Compagnie is established with Hendrikus Colijn and his brother nl:Arie Colijn as the primary share holders. From 1914 to 1922 he served as CEO for the Bataafse Petroleum Maatschappij. In 1925, he became CEO of Royal Dutch Shell. In 1922 he accepted the political leadership of the Anti-Revolutionary Party from Dr. Abraham Kuyper. One year he succeeded resigning minister Dirk Jan de Geer as Minister of Finance. In 1925 Colijn became prime minister, but a year Colijn had to step down when the House of Representatives accepted a resolution by Gerrit Hendrik Kersten of the Protestant Reformed Political Party which called for diplomatic ties with the Vatican to be broken; this was unacceptable to the Roman Catholic State Party in government. Colijn returned to the Senate, from 1927 to 1929, he served as head of the Dutch delegation to the League of Nations in Geneva. At the election of 1929 he was elected for the House of Representatives, became Parliamentary leader of his party.
This proved to be a success: at the election of 1933 the ARP gained two seats, Colijn became Prime Minister again. From 1933–1939 he served four more times as prime minister. During the 1930s his government faced the effects of the Great Depression, which took a heavy toll on the Netherlands. Colijn's government responded to the economic crisis with a strict fiscal policy, which may have further weakened the Dutch economy. Colijn's decision to adhere to the Gold Standard until 1937, long after most of the trading partners of the Netherlands had dropped it played a role in lengthening the economic crisis. In 1939, his latest cabinet, with Protestant and liberal ministers but without Catholic ministers, lasted only three days before a government crisis. After the Dutch defeat in the Battle of the Netherlands in 1940, he published an essay entitled "On the Border of Two Worlds", in which he called for accepting German leadership in Europe after the Royal House had fled to England, leaving him behind.
His view was influenced by the tremendous show of force the German blitzkrieg had shown and the relative weakness of the Allied forces. Soon thereafter, he tried to organize political resistance but was arrested in June 1941 and taken to Berlin for interrogation; the Germans tried to have him confess that he had conspired with the British to invade the Netherlands to serve as an excuse for the German invasion. Late in the war after the tide had turned against the Germans, according to a grandson, Himmler wanted to keep Colijn available as a possible intermediary with the British, as he had done earlier for Wilhelm II; the fact that the Gestapo allowed the visit suggests that Himmler was making contingency plans in case of a German loss. In March 1943 Colijn was put under house arrest in a remote mountain hotel in Ilmenau, where he died on 18 September 1944. Official Dr. H. Colijn Parlement & Politiek Dr. H. Colijn Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal Newspaper clippings about Hendrikus Colijn in the 20th Century Press Archives of the German National Library of Economics
Jennifer Anne Ehle is a British-American actress. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 BBC miniseries Pride and Prejudice. For her work on Broadway, she won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Real Thing, the 2007 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Coast of Utopia, she is the daughter of English actress Rosemary Harris and American author John Ehle. Ehle made her West End debut in Peter Hall's 1991 production of Tartuffe, joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1995. Other television credits include A Gifted Man and The Looming Tower, she has appeared in supporting roles in such films as Wilde, The King's Speech, Zero Dark Thirty, RoboCop, Fifty Shades of Grey. Ehle portrayed Lydia Marsh in The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Ehle was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to English actress Rosemary Harris and American author John Ehle. Aside from English, her ancestry includes Romanian and German. Ehle appeared as a toddler in a 1973 Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, in which her mother played Blanche DuBois.
She spent her childhood in both the UK and the US, attending several different schools, including Interlochen Arts Academy. She was raised in Asheville, North Carolina, her drama training was split between the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Ehle first gained international admiration and attention for her iconic performance as Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice co-starring Colin Firth.. She has since had a career in both theatre and film. Ehle made her West End debut as Orgon's wife in the 1991 Peter Hall Company production of Tartuffe, for which she won second prize at the Ian Charleson Awards. Hall cast her as Calypso in The Camomile Lawn, a television adaptation of Mary Wesley's book of the same name, in which she and her mother played the same character at different ages.. After a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company, she gained her first major feature film role in Paradise Road.
She continued her career on both screen. In 2000, Ehle made her Broadway debut to great critical acclaim as Annie in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, winning the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, her mother, Rosemary Harris, was nominated for the same award that year for Waiting in the Wings. That following year, Ehle appeared again on Broadway in the revival of Noel Coward's Design for Living co-starring with Dominic West and Alan Cumming. After a hiatus, Ehle returned to the London stage in 2005 in The Philadelphia Story at the Old Vic opposite Kevin Spacey; the following year, she played Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with Liev Schrieber, as part of the Shakespeare in the Park. Ehle returned to Broadway and won her second Tony award for portraying three characters in Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia triptych, which ran from October 2006 until May 2007. In 2010, Ehle starred alongside John Lithgow in the production of Mr. & Mrs. Fitch presented by Second Stage Theatre in New York City.
In 2017, Her most recent work on Broadway, she appeared in the critically acclaimed Oslo, which won the Tony Award for Best Play. She herself was nominated for Best Actress in a Play for her work. Since 2010 Ehle has appeared in a string of critically acclaimed films such as, The King's Speech, Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, George Clooney's The Ides of March, Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, Ira Sach's Little Men and Terence Davies' A Quiet Passion. Game of Thrones Casting In August 2009, it was announced that Ehle would play the character of Catelyn Stark in the pilot of HBO's Game of Thrones, an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Fire fantasy book series. Ehle filmed the pilot episode, but decided it was too soon to return to work after the birth of her daughter, she was replaced by Northern Irish actress Michelle Fairley. Ehle married writer Michael Ryan on November 29, 2001, they have two children. Tony Awards BAFTA Awards Screen Actors Guild Award Laurence Olivier Award Outer Critics Circle Award Other Awards Wins 1991: Ian Charleson Award, Second Prize – as Orgon's wife in Tartuffe with the Peter Hall Company 1992: Radio Times Award Best Newcomer – The Camomile Lawn 2000: Variety Club Award – The Real Thing Other Award Nominations 2000: Genie Award nomination – Sunshine Jennifer Ehle on IMDb
Johanna ter Steege
Johanna ter Steege is a Dutch actress. She won the European Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her movie debut in The Vanishing. Among her other films are Robert Altman's Vincent & Theo, István Szabó's Meeting Venus and Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe, Bernard Rose's Immortal Beloved, Bruce Beresford's Paradise Road. In 1993, she was a member of the jury at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival and was awarded with the Berlinale Camera. In 1994, after Julia Roberts and Uma Thurman declined, Stanley Kubrick cast her for his adaptation of Louis Begley's novel Wartime Lies. Kubrick abandoned the project after it became clear that Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List would be released first; the Vanishing Vincent & Theo J'entends plus la guitare Immortal Beloved Paradise Road Tirza Istanbul Achtste Groepers Huilen Niet To Life History's Future Johanna ter Steege on IMDb