Devon Bostick is a Canadian actor best known for playing the lead role of Simon in the Atom Egoyan directed film Adoration, Brent in Saw VI, Rodrick Heffley in the first three Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies and Jasper Jordan on The CW show The 100 from 2014 to 2017. Bostick was born in Toronto, Canada, his mother, Stephanie Gorin, is a casting agent in Toronto, who works in stage and screen, his father, Joe Bostick, is an actor as well as a film fight coordinator. He has a younger brother, Jesse Bostick, his maternal grandparents are English immigrants, his father is of part Norwegian descent. Devon began acting when in grade five, he is a graduate of the Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto. He has had roles in the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation, Flashpoint and in the film Citizen Duane, appeared in the series premiere of Rookie Blue, his film work has included roles in Fugitive Pieces and The Stone Angel. In Adoration, he plays Simon, a boy, being raised by his uncle after his parents' death.
He appears in an online spoof trailer for a hoax movie called "Ice Fortress". He had roles in The Poet, a World War II drama starring Roy Scheider and Colm Feore, Saw VI as Brent and Assassin's Creed: Lineage as Ezio Auditore. Bostick played Erica's deceased brother Leo in CBC Television's series Being Erica, Rodrick Heffley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies. Devon Bostick on IMDb Devon Bostick on Twitter
Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U. S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord. Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U. S. states. This area is the center of transportation, industry and government, while being home to an internationally known arts community; the remainder of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture. Minnesota was inhabited by various indigenous peoples for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans. French explorers and fur traders began exploring the region in the 17th century, encountering the Dakota and Ojibwe/Anishinaabe tribes. Much of what is today Minnesota was part of the vast French holding of Louisiana, purchased by the United States in 1803.
Following several territorial reorganizations, Minnesota in its current form was admitted as the country's 32nd state on May 11, 1858. Like many Midwestern states, it remained centered on lumber and agriculture. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, a large number of European immigrants from Scandinavia and Germany, began to settle the state, which remains a center of Scandinavian American and German American culture. In recent decades, immigration from Asia, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Latin America has broadened its demographic and cultural composition; the state's economy has diversified, shifting from traditional activities such as agriculture and resource extraction to services and finance. Minnesota's standard of living index is among the highest in the United States, the state is among the best-educated and wealthiest in the nation; the word Minnesota comes from the Dakota name for the Minnesota River: The river got its name from one of two words in the Dakota language,'Mní sóta' which means "clear blue water", or'Mnißota', which means cloudy water.
Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers by dropping milk into water and calling it mnisota. Many places in the state have similar names, such as Minnehaha Falls, Minneota, Minnetonka and Minneapolis, a combination of mni and polis, the Greek word for "city". Minnesota is the second northernmost U. S. state and northernmost contiguous state. Its isolated Northwest Angle in Lake of the Woods county is the only part of the 48 contiguous states lying north of the 49th parallel; the state is part of the U. S. region known as part of North America's Great Lakes Region. It shares a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and a land and water border with Wisconsin to the east. Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota are to the west, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba are to the north. With 86,943 square miles, or 2.25% of the United States, Minnesota is the 12th-largest state. Minnesota has gneisses that are about 3.6 billion years old. About 2.7 billion years ago, basaltic lava poured out of cracks in the floor of the primordial ocean.
The roots of these volcanic mountains and the action of Precambrian seas formed the Iron Range of northern Minnesota. Following a period of volcanism 1.1 billion years ago, Minnesota's geological activity has been more subdued, with no volcanism or mountain formation, but with repeated incursions of the sea, which left behind multiple strata of sedimentary rock. In more recent times, massive ice sheets at least one kilometer thick ravaged the state's landscape and sculpted its terrain; the Wisconsin glaciation left 12,000 years ago. These glaciers covered all of Minnesota except the far southeast, an area characterized by steep hills and streams that cut into the bedrock; this area is known as the Driftless Zone for its absence of glacial drift. Much of the remainder of the state outside the northeast has 50 feet or more of glacial till left behind as the last glaciers retreated. Gigantic Lake Agassiz formed in the northwest 13,000 years ago, its bed created the fertile Red River valley, its outflow, glacial River Warren, carved the valley of the Minnesota River and the Upper Mississippi downstream from Fort Snelling.
Minnesota is geologically quiet today. The state's high point is Eagle Mountain at 2,301 feet, only 13 miles away from the low of 601 feet at the shore of Lake Superior. Notwithstanding dramatic local differences in elevation, much of the state is a rolling peneplain. Two major drainage divides meet in Minnesota's northeast in rural Hibbing, forming a triple watershed. Precipitation can follow the Mississippi River south to the Gulf of Mexico, the Saint Lawrence Seaway east to the Atlantic Ocean, or the Hudson Bay watershed to the Arctic Ocean; the state's nickname, "Land of 10,000 Lakes", is apt, as there are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres in size. Minnesota's portion of Lake Superior is the largest at 962,700 acres and deepest body of wate
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress and model. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts; as a child artist, she rose to prominence after landing her first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, having acted only in school plays previously. Watson appeared in all eight Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011, earning worldwide fame, critical accolades, around $60 million. Watson continued to work outside of the Harry Potter films, appearing in the 2007 television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes and lending her voice to The Tale of Despereaux. Following the last Harry Potter film, she took on starring and supporting roles in My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring, made an appearance as an exaggerated version of herself in This Is the End, portrayed the title character's adopted daughter in Noah.
In 2017, she starred as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the musical romantic fantasy film Beauty and the Beast. Her other roles include Regression and The Circle. From 2011 to 2014, Watson split her time between working on film projects and continuing her education, studying at Brown University and Worcester College and graduating from Brown with a bachelor's degree in English literature in May 2014, her modelling work has included campaigns for Lancôme. As a fashion consultant, she helped create a line of clothing for People Tree, she was honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2014, winning for British Artist of the Year. That same year, she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate gender equality. Watson was born in Paris, the daughter of English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. Watson lived in Maisons-Laffitte near Paris until the age of five, her parents separated.
Watson has stated. After moving to Oxford with her mother and brother, she attended the Dragon School in Oxford, remaining there until 2003. From the age of six, she wanted to become an actress, trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, a part-time theatre school where she studied singing and acting. By the age of ten, Watson had performed in various Stagecoach productions and school plays, including Arthur: The Young Years and The Happy Prince, but she had never acted professionally before the Harry Potter series. Following the Dragon School, Watson moved near Oxford. While on film sets and her peers were tutored for up to five hours a day. In June 2006, she took GCSE school examinations in ten subjects, achieving eight A* and two A grades. In May 2007, she took AS levels in English, Geography and History of Art; the following year, she dropped History of Art to pursue the three A levels, receiving an A grade in each subject. Watson took a gap year after leaving high school, to film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows beginning in February 2009, but said she intended to continue her studies and confirmed that she had chosen Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
In March 2011, after 18 months at the university, Watson announced that she was deferring her course for "a semester or two", though she attended Worcester College, Oxford during the 2011–12 academic year as a "visiting student". Watson told Ellen DeGeneres just before graduation that it took five years to finish instead of four because, due to her acting work, she "ended up taking two full semesters off". On 25 May 2014, she graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in English literature. In 2013, she became certified to teach meditation; as part of this certification, she attended a week-long meditation course at a Canadian facility, in which residents are not allowed to speak, in order "to figure out how to be at home with myself". She told Elle Australia that an uncertain future meant finding "a way to always feel safe and at home within myself; because I can never rely on a physical place." In 1999, casting began for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the film adaptation of British author J. K. Rowling's best-selling novel.
Casting agents found Watson through her Oxford theatre teacher, producers were impressed by her confidence. After eight auditions, producer David Heyman told Watson and fellow applicants Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint that they had been cast for the roles of the school friends Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, respectively. Rowling supported Watson from her first screen test; the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001 was Watson's debut screen performance. The film broke records for opening-day sales and opening-weekend takings and was the highest-grossing film of 2001. Critics praised the performances of the three leads singling out Watson for particular acclaim. Watson was nominated for five awards for her performance in Philosopher's Stone, winning the Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress. A year Watson again starred as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second instalment of the series. Reviewers praised the lead actors' performances.
The Los Angeles Times said Watson and her peers had matured between films, while The Times
Lothaire Bluteau is a Canadian actor. He was born in Montreal and performs in both French and English. Lothaire Bluteau has worked in theatre and television throughout Canada and internationally, he abandoned medicine for the theatre and was first noticed for his performance as a mentally challenged youth in Yves Simoneau’s In the Shadow of the Wind. After receiving great acclaim for the lead in the stage version of Being at Home with Claude, he won a best actor Genie Award for his performance in Denys Arcand's Oscar-nominated Jésus de Montréal, he has since appeared in Black Robe and Robert Lepage's Le Confessionnal, his international credits include Orlando and I Shot Andy Warhol. He had a recurring role in the third season of the television series 24 as the character Marcus Alvers. In the fourth season of The Tudors, he played Charles de Marillac, the French ambassador to the court of King Henry VIII. In July 2014, it was announced he was cast in the History Channel series Vikings as the 9th century King of France, Charles the Bald.
Bluteau won the 1990 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his work on Jesus of Montreal and was nominated for the same award in 1996 for his work in the film The Confessional. He was nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actor for his work on Black Robe. Bluteau won the award for Best Actor at the 1997 Gijón International Film Festival for his work on Bent. Les Fils de la liberté, 1980 Jeune délinquant series, 1980 Just a Game, 1983 Un Gars d’la place, 1983 Les Années de rêves, 1984 Les Enfants mal aimés, 1984 Un Gars d’la place, 1985 Sonia, 1986 Miami Vice series, 1986 In the Shadow of the Wind, 1987 La Nuit avec Hortense, 1987 Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin, 1988 Mourir, 1988 La Nuit avec Hortense, 1988 Jesus of Montreal, 1989 Black Robe, 1991 The Persistence of Memory, 1991 Orlando, 1992 The Silent Touch, 1992 Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris, 1992 The Confessional, 1995 Other Voices, Other Rooms, 1995 I Shot Andy Warhol, 1996 Nostromo, 1997 Bent, 1997 Conquest, 1998 Animals with the Tollkeeper, 1998 Shot Through the Heart, 1998 Senso unico, 1999 Law & Order: Criminal Intent series, 1999 Restless Spirits, 1999 Urbania, 2000 Oz series, 2000 Solitude, 2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent, 2001 Dead Heat, 2002 Julie Walking Home, 2002 On Thin Ice, 2003 24, 2004 Gérald L’Ecuyer: A Filmmaker’s Journey, 2004 Third Watch, 2004 Desolation Sound, 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury series, 2006 Disappearances, 2006 Walk All Over Me, 2007 Race to Mars The Funeral Party, 2007 The Tudors, Charles de Marignac, 2007–2010 Missing, 2012 The Storm Within, 2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit series, 2014 Vikings, 2015 Regression, 2015 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, 2016 The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Young Inna/Defendant Fish The Cherry Orchard, Gaev Lothaire Bluteau on IMDb
David Wheeler, better known as David Thewlis, is an English actor, director and author. He first rose to prominence for playing Johnny Fletcher in the film Naked, for which he won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor, his most commercially successful roles to date have been of Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film series and Sir Patrick Morgan/Ares in Wonder Woman. Other notable film appearances include Dragonheart, Seven Years in Tibet, Kingdom of Heaven, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, War Horse, The Theory of Everything and Anomalisa. Thewlis has combined major motion picture work with prominent television roles, including portraying Cyrus Crabb in the ABC miniseries Dinotopia and V. M. Varga in the third season of Fargo. Thewlis was born David Wheeler on 20 March 1963 in Blackpool, the second of three children of Maureen and Alec Raymond Wheeler. Both parents worked at his father's shop; as a teenager, he played in a rock band called QED, played lead guitar with a punk rock band called Door 66.
He was educated at a state secondary school in South Shore, Blackpool. He enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 1984. Thewlis had a minor role in an episode of the 1980s sitcom Up Round the Castle, he appeared in an episode of popular sitcom Only Fools and Horses as a friend of Rodney. His first professional role was in the play Buddy Holly at the Regal in Greenwich. Thewlis's breakout role was Naked, as the main character, Johnny, a intelligent, rambling street philosopher, for which Thewlis was named Best Actor by the National Society of Film Critics, the London Film Critics Circle, the Evening Standard, the New York Film Critics' Circle and the Cannes Film Festival; that same year, he appeared on television as a sexual predator named James Jackson in Prime Suspect 3, opposite Helen Mirren and Ciarán Hinds. Before that, his first television appearance was in Valentine Park. During the 1990s, Thewlis appeared in a variety of films fantasy and period, including Restoration, Black Beauty, Total Eclipse with Leonardo DiCaprio, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Seven Years in Tibet, opposite Brad Pitt.
He was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Divorcing Jack, played Clov in a television film of Samuel Beckett's Endgame. Notable appearances include Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged and Paul McGuigan's Gangster No. 1, opposite Paul Bettany and Malcolm McDowell. He auditioned for the role of Quirinus Quirrell in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but the part went to Ian Hart. Despite missing out on the first film, he was cast in 2004 as Professor Remus Lupin in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, he did not have to audition. Thewlis reprised the role in four other films in the series, he appeared as an SS Commandant of a Nazi death camp and father of the main character in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, well received. Other credits include Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, Terrence Malick's The New World, The Omen. Thewlis played the late Dr. Michael Aris, husband of Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, with Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh as Suu Kyi, in the biopic The Lady directed by Luc Besson.
In 2012, he received an International Festival of Independent Cinema Off Plus Camera Award. In the same year, he played in Separate We Come, Separate We Go, directed by Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright. In June 2015, Thewlis was reported to be filming scenes for a Donald Crowhurst biopic, The Mercy, on the beach at Teignmouth, playing Donald Crowhurst's press agent, Rodney Hallworth, while Colin Firth is playing Donald Crowhurst, he starred in Regression, a thriller released in autumn 2015. In September 2015, Thewlis starred as Inspector Goole in Helen Edmundson's BBC TV adaptation of J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls. In October 2015, he played King Duncan in the film Macbeth. Thewlis portrayed Ares in the DC Comics film featuring the character of the same name, he reprised his role as Ares in Justice League. Thewlis directed Hello, Hello in 1995, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Short Film, he wrote and starred in the feature Cheeky. Thewlis is an author. In 1992, Thewlis married director Sara Sugarman.
He had a brief relationship with Bill Oddie's daughter Kate Hardie. In 2001, he began a relationship with actress Anna Friel, they have one child together. Their daughter is called Gracie Friel, she spent her early years as an actress. Friel and Thewlis ended their relationship in late 2010. Thewlis owns a converted Victorian ballroom in Clerkenwell, he is mistaken for fellow actor Rhys Ifans: "Twice a week, people come up to me and say,'You were great in Notting Hill.' The public seem to think we are the same person." The Late Hector Kipling David Thewlis on IMDb
Satanism is a group of ideological and philosophical beliefs based on Satan. Contemporary religious practice of Satanism began with the founding of the Church of Satan in 1966, although a few historical precedents exist. Prior to the public practice, Satanism existed as an accusation by various Christian groups toward perceived ideological opponents, rather than a self-identity. Satanism, the concept of Satan, has been used by artists and entertainers for symbolic expression. Accusations that various groups have been practicing Satanism have been made throughout much of Christian history. During the Middle Ages, the Inquisition attached to the Roman Catholic Church alleged that various heretical Christian sects and groups, such as the Knights Templar and the Cathars, performed secret Satanic rituals. In the subsequent Early Modern period, belief in a widespread Satanic conspiracy of witches resulted in mass trials of alleged witches across Europe and the North American colonies. Accusations that Satanic conspiracies were active, behind events such as Protestantism and the French Revolution continued to be made in Christendom during the eighteenth to the twentieth century.
The idea of a vast Satanic conspiracy reached new heights with the influential Taxil hoax of France in the 1890s, which claimed that Freemasonry worshiped Satan and Baphomet in their rituals. In the 1980s and 1990s, the Satanic ritual abuse hysteria spread through the United States and United Kingdom, amid fears that groups of Satanists were sexually abusing and murdering children in their rites. In most of these cases, there is no corroborating evidence that any of those accused of Satanism were practitioners of a Satanic religion or guilty of the allegations leveled at them. Since the 19th century, various small religious groups have emerged that identify as Satanists or use Satanic iconography. Satanist groups that appeared after the 1960s are diverse, but two major trends are theistic Satanism and atheistic Satanism. Theistic Satanists venerate Satan as a supernatural deity, viewing him not as omnipotent but rather as a patriarch. In contrast, atheistic Satanists regard Satan as a symbol of certain human traits.
Contemporary religious Satanism is predominantly an American phenomenon, the ideas spreading elsewhere with the effects of globalization and the Internet. The Internet spreads awareness of other Satanists, is the main battleground for Satanist disputes. Satanism started to reach Central and Eastern Europe in the 1990s, in time with the fall of the Soviet Union, most noticeably in Poland and Lithuania, predominantly Roman Catholic countries. In their study of Satanism, the religious studies scholars Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen stated that the term Satanism "has a history of being a designation made by people against those whom they dislike; the concept of Satanism is an invention of Christianity, for it relies upon the figure of Satan, a character deriving from Christian mythology. Elsewhere, Petersen noted that "Satanism as something others do is different from Satanism as a self-designation". Eugene Gallagher noted that, as used, Satanism was "a polemical, not a descriptive term".
The word "Satan" was not a proper name but rather an ordinary noun meaning "the adversary". For instance, in the Book of Samuel, David is presented as the satan of the Philistines, while in the Book of Numbers the term appears as a verb, when God sent an angel to satan Balaam. Prior to the composition of the New Testament, the idea developed within Jewish communities that Satan was the name of an angel who had rebelled against God and had been cast out of Heaven along with his followers; this Satan was featured in parts of the New Testament, where he was presented as a figure who tempted humans to commit sin. The word "Satanism" was adopted into English from the French satanisme; the terms "Satanism" and "Satanist" are first recorded as appearing in the English and French languages during the sixteenth century, when they were used by Christian groups to attack other, rival Christian groups. In a Roman Catholic tract of 1565, the author condemns the "heresies and sathanismes " of the Protestants.
In an Anglican work of 1559, Anabaptists and other Protestant sects are condemned as "swarmes of Satanistes ". As used in this manner, the term "Satanism" was not used to claim that people worshipped Satan, but rather presented the view that through deviating from what the speaker or writer regarded as the true variant of Christianity, they were regarded as being in league with the Devil. During the nineteenth century, the term "Satanism" began to be used to describe those considered to lead a broadly immoral lifestyle, it was only in the late nineteenth century that it came to be applied in English to individuals who were believed to consciously and deliberately venerate Satan; this latter meaning had appeared earlier in the Swedish language. Historical and anthropological research suggests that nearly all societies have developed the idea of a sinister and anti-human force that can hide itself within society; this involves a belief in witches, a group of individuals who invert
FilmNation Entertainment, LLC is an American film production and international sales company, founded by film executive Glen Basner in 2008. FilmNation Entertainment was founded in 2008 by Glen Basner with funding from real estate developer Steven Samuels; the company was a foreign sales firm, selling distribution right in various international markets. In 2012, Filmnation produced Mud. On November 6, 2013, FilmNation Entertainment became part of the American Film Market for the first time and selling the international rights to Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight and Bill Condon's Mr. Holmes. In December 2014, Village Roadshow invested $18 million for 33% stake in the company to make film production a regular part of operations. In early February 2017, the company sued The Weinstein Company over the released date of The Founder. In April 2018, Filmnation agreed to a $120 million revolving multi-bank credit facility with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and co-led by MUFG Union Bank; the funds would be used to give films larger budgets, take on additional films and enter the TV film, digital and VR content markets plus other strategic investment areas.
In early 2019, FilmNation and Nordic Entertainment Group formed a television joint venture based in the United Kingdom that will operate under the FilmNation name. Nordic Entertainment Group will have first option on exclusive distribution rights to all of the joint venture’s productions in the Nordic countries. Official website