Robert Stephen Ford
Robert Stephen Ford is a retired American diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Algeria from 2006 to 2008 and the United States Ambassador to Syria from 2010 to 2014. Ford is from Denver, but is more a resident of Maryland, he earned a bachelor of arts in international studies and a master of arts in Middle East studies and economics from Johns Hopkins University. In addition, he pursued advanced Arabic studies at The American University in Cairo. In addition to English, Ford speaks German, Turkish and Arabic. A senior advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq once described Ford as being "regarded as one of the best Arabists in the State Department". Ford is married to Alison Barkley, a fellow diplomat. A career member of the United States Foreign Service, he entered the service in 1985 and has been stationed in İzmir, Cairo and Yaoundé. Ford served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Bahrain from 2001 until 2004, Political Counselor to the U. S. Embassy in Baghdad from 2004 until 2006.
He was nominated for the position of U. S. Ambassador to Algeria by U. S. President George W. Bush on April 13, 2006; the nomination was sent to the U. S. Senate on April 24 and confirmed on May 27. Ford was sworn in on August 11, he served in the Algiers post until June 26, 2008. In 2010, U. S. President Barack Obama nominated Ford as the first U. S. Ambassador to Syria in five years. In December 2010, after the U. S. Senate had failed to act on the nomination, Obama used a recess appointment to secure Ford the position; the Senate confirmed Ford by unanimous consent on October 3, 2011. As a result, Ford no longer was serving under a recess appointment and therefore could have held the position until Obama's term ended in January 2017. On October 24, 2011, Ford was recalled from Syria due to what the U. S. State Department described as "credible threats" to his safety. Ford had attracted the ire of pro-Assad Syrians due to his strong support of the Syrian uprising. According to American officials, Ford had been attacked by an armed pro-government mob, Syrian state television had begun running reports blaming him for the formation of death squads similar to those in Iraq.
This led to fears. In August 2013, it was reported by The New York Times that U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry had recommended that Ford serve as the next U. S. Ambassador to Egypt, following the incumbent ambassador, Anne W. Patterson, being nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs – the head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs within the U. S. Department of State, which oversees the Middle East. On February 4, 2014, officials of the U. S. State Department on February 28 announced his departure; the U. S. States Department announced the appointment of Daniel Rubinstein as U. S. special envoy for Syria on March 14. In 2014 and 2015, Ford said he could "no longer defend" the Obama Administration's Syria policy, claiming that if the Administration armed the moderate rebels, the al-Qaida groups would have been "unable to compete", he walked back these comments and shifted his criticism towards the rebel groups for cooperating with jihadists. In December 2018, Ford declared his support for President Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, describing it as "essentially correct."
He visited Hama. He visited a mass grave at Jisr ash-Shugur, he met with Hassan Abdul-Azim, was attacked with eggs and tomatoes by government supporters. During an interview with the Russian state-run television network Russia Today, former CIA intelligence officer Michael Scheuer alleged that prior to Ford's removal he was traveling across the country inciting groups to overthrow the government. After retiring from government service, Ford was a resident of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, a professor at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Ford is a recipient of several Department of State awards, including the 2005 James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence for outstanding work at the mid-level in the Foreign Service as well as three Superior Honor Awards and two Meritorious Honor Awards. In 2012, Ford was awarded the Profile in Courage Award by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for his work as the U. S. ambassador in Syria amidst "repeated threats to his life" where he was doing what was characterized as "traveling around Syria to encourage and support peaceful protesters targeted by Assad's brutal crackdown".
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Robert W. Ford
Robert Webster Ford CBE was a British radio operator who worked in Tibet in the late 1940s. He was one of the few Westerners to be appointed by the Government of Tibet in the period of de facto independence between 1912 and the year 1950 when the Chinese army marched on Chamdo. In 1994, he declared that during the five years he spent in Tibet, he "had the opportunity to witness and experience at first hand the reality of Tibetan independence." In 1956 he was served in the Foreign Office. Born in March 1923 in Burton-on-Trent, Robert Webster Ford was the son of Robert Ford, a brewery engine-driver, Beatrice Ford, who lived on Church Road in Rolleston-on-Dove, he attended Burton-on-Trent Grammar School. As he did not relish the idea of spending the rest of his life in a bank or office in Burton-on-Trent and wanted to travel and see the world, he enlisted as an apprentice in the Royal Air Force when he left school at 16. In 1943, he was posted to India but soon became disillusioned, jumped at the offer of a job as radio operator in Lhasa, Tibet, at the end of World War II.
In 1945, he joined the British Mission in Lhasa as a radio officer, to replace Reg Fox who had to return to India for medical reasons. He remained in Lhasa from 29 June to 29 September under the supervision of Hugh Richardson and had an audience with the 14-year-old 14th Dalai Lama in Lhasa; the same year he was transferred to Gangtok, where he worked on British India relations with Tibet. In Sikkim, he befriended Rai Saheb Pemba Tsering, the father of Dr. Pemba, the first Tibetan-born doctor trained in western medicine; when India became independent in 1947, Robert Ford returned to Lhasa in May 1948 and was appointed by the Government of Tibet, becoming the first foreigner to be given an official rank in the country. As Tibetans had a problem in pronouncing "F", "Ford" became Phodo. After one year in Lhasa, he was requested to go to Chamdo, capital of eastern Tibet, to establish a radio link between Lhasa and Chamdo. With three wireless operator students, he left Lhasa on 20 July 1949, they helped the Governor General of Kham, Lhalu Tsewang Dorje, improve defence in Chamdo and the surrounding area.
In addition, a direct link was established for the first time between Chamdo. Early in 1950, Lhalu requested Ford shorten the training of the wireless operator students. By that time, new instructors had arrived to train soldiers in the use of Bren guns. Robert Ford wrote that "the Tibetan Army began to look a little less like something out of the Middle Ages."He was arrested in 1950 by the advancing Chinese army, along with the Governor General of Kham, Ngabo Ngawang Jigme, other Tibetan officials. The People's Republic of China accused him of espionage, spreading anti-communist propaganda and causing the death of Geda Lama, a vice president of the provincial government of Xikang and envoy from the Chinese government, to have submitted a 10-point peace proposal to the Lhasa government. Ford spent nearly 5 years in jail, in constant fear of being executed, was subjected to interrogation and thought reform. Only in 1954 was he allowed to send a letter to his parents. At the end of 1954 his trial was held and he was sentenced to ten years jail.
He was released and expelled in 1955. In 1957, he published the book Captured in Tibet about his experience; the book was reissued in 1990 under the title with a preface by the Dalai Lama and an epilogue by the author entitled "The Occupation". In 1956 he was appointed at the British Diplomatic Service and served in the Foreign Office in London, Indonesia, United States, Angola, France and as Consul-General in Geneva; the same year, he married a childhood friend. They were married for 55 years and had two sons and Giles, he was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire. After his retirement, Ford lectured in support of the Tibetan Government in Exile in various countries. In 1992, he undertook a countrywide lecture tour at the request of the Dalai Lama. However, the tour was brought to an abrupt end when Ford was put under house arrest in Dharamsala by the Indian authorities as the lectures coincided with Chinese Premier Li Peng's official visit to India. Ford had to return to Britain earlier than expected.
On 13 September 1994, together with foreigners who lived and worked in Tibet prior to 1950, namely Joan Mary Jehu, Heinrich Harrer, Archibald Jack, Bruno Beger, Fosco Maraini, Kazi Sonam Togpyal, Ford was invited for lunch by the 14th Dalai Lama on a visit to London, to exchange their reminiscences and endorse a statement that Tibet was a sovereign country before 1950. In 1996, Ford was able to arrange the first meeting between the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso and a member of the British royal family; the Dalai Lama met Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, on 17 July, at Clarence House. On his 90th birthday, on 27 March 2013, the former radio operator was handed the last of his salary, a 100 Tam Srang note worth 65 pounds, by the Tibetan Government in Exile, at a ceremony in London. On 13 April 2013, Ford was given the International Campaign for Tibet's Light of Truth Award by the 14th Dalai Lama in Fribourg, Switzerland, he died at the age of 90 on 20 September 2013 in London. Captured in Tibet, G. Harrap & Co, London, 1957 - Wind Between the Worlds, David McKay Company, Inc. 1957 - Tibet rouge: "Captured in Tibet", tran
Robert Forde was an Antarctic explorer and member of the Terra Nova Expedition under Captain Robert Falcon Scott from 1910–1912. Robert Forde was born in rural parish of Moviddy near Bandon 16 miles from Ireland, his father's name was his mother's was Charity. George and Charity Forde married in 1859 in Co.. Cork, his mother was born in 1836. Forde was the youngest of three children. Sarah Forde was born in 1867 and his brother John Forde was born in 1874. In 1901 Charity, now a widow, her children lived in Teadies, Co. Cork. By 1911 she had relocated with Sarah her eldest child to Co.. Cork. Forde was a Protestant and he lived near Kilmurry, he was related to the legendary car maker' Henry Forde'. At the age of sixteen, he had joined the Royal Navy, 1891, rising to the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class; this was from his hard work. On 16 April 1910 at 35 years old and as Petty Officer he volunteered to take part in Robert Falcon Scott's second expedition, The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913. Forde was one of a number of Irishmen who took part, including Tom Crean and another Corkman, Patrick Keohane.
Forde was part of a group which headed out from Cape Evans in January 1911 to explore the polar capes. Forde took part in two depot laying journeys. During the Western Party journey, he was sledge master, led by Griffith Taylor in 1911; the Terra Nova expedition undertook an extensive survey of the Antarctic from 1911-1913. Forde and his companions had the responsibility of examining the area around Ross Island and the Polar Plateau; this is the reason behind the glacier being called Mount Forde in the Victoria Land. Temperatures dropped as low as -62C leaving Forde to return home due his hand being frostbitten. By March 1912 Forde was suffering so badly, his hands were saved and he was brought back to New Zealand in April 1912. As a result, he did not participate on the fatal attempt on the South Pole, he was missed by his team. Scott's logs of the expedition stated that he missed Forde when he was gone - "no one who could replace him,"; when he returned home he was able to serve in the Royal Navy at the height of the First World War.
He served on number of ships. He received a promotion to chief petty officer, he was assigned to his former ship ‘HMS’ vivid in October 1913. His job in World War one was to serve on several vessels He survived the war and remained in the Royal Navy 17 February 1920 when he returned to Cobh, Co. Cork. Cobh, Co. Cork was; until his death he wore a glove to protect his hand from the effects of the severe frostbite he had suffered half a century before hand. On 15 June 1910, The Terra Nova left Cardiff; some 8000 people volunteered to take part in this expedition. It was traveling via Cape Town to New Zealand. On 19 November 1910, they left Port Chalmers, it reached Ross Island on 4 January 1911 after coming in contact with severe storms and heavy pack ice. A shore party of 34 spent two seasons exploring around the Ross Island Shelf, they were unable to reach the old Discovery hut at Hut Point. Scott started to unload the same day. One of the expedition’s three experimental motor sledges was lost in the process, plunging through the sea ice.
The Terra Nova left on 26 January carrying a four-man team headed for the Victoria Land mountains opposite Ross island, six-man Eastern Party under Lt Victor Campbell. The Victoria Land Party included the geologists Thomas Griffith Taylor ad Frank Debenhams, the physicist Charles Wright, PO Edgar Evans, it investigated the geology and glaciology of the McMurdo dry valleys and the Taylor and Koettlitz Glaciers, returning to Hut Point on 14 March. A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth as well as the processes and history that have shaped it; the Terra Nova left Cape Evans with the remains of the expedition on 19 January 1903. They arrived to telegraph the news of Scott’s death on 10 February 1913. Captain Scott, whose full name was Robert Falcon Scott was the Captain of the Terra Nova. On this expedition Captain Scott was nicknamed' The Skipper'. While on this expedition with Forde, Robert Scott wrote numerous diaries on the South Pole; this was published in 1913 as Scotts Expedition.
In January 1912 Captain Scott and the remaining men on his team reached the South Pole. They had been covered 960 statute miles. Scott died on his way back from the expedition from exposure, he and the rest of the team had been dead eight months. Forde’s role in the expedition led to his promotion to Chief Petty Officer on board HMS Vivid, he served on her and several other British ships during World War 1. After demobilisation he retired to Cobh, still known as Queenstown and was a major naval port for the British in Ireland, he died there in March 1959. He is remembered by the naming of Mount Forde, a monumental peak of over 1,200 metres at the head of Hunt Glacier in Victoria Land Antarctica. Robert Forde is buried at Cobh in his native County Cork. In March 2009, on the 50th Anniversary of his death, a Memorial was unveiled to Forde by The Robert Forde Memorial Committee in The Promenade, Cobh; the rough hewn granite stone faces out to Cork Harbour and has a bronze plaque showing Forde with his sled.
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Robert Bruce Ford was a Canadian politician and businessman who served as the 64th Mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014. Before and after his term as mayor, Ford was a city councillor representing Ward 2 of Etobicoke North, he was first elected to Toronto City Council in the 2000 Toronto municipal election, was re-elected to his council seat twice. His political career his mayoralty, saw a number of personal and work-related controversies and legal proceedings. In 2013, he became embroiled in a substance abuse scandal, reported in the national and international media. Following his admission, Ford refused to resign, but City Council handed over certain mayoral powers and office staff to Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly for the remainder of Ford's term. Ford received treatment for his alcohol and drug addiction. Despite the scandal, Ford contested the next mayoral election, scheduled for October 2014, but after being hospitalized and diagnosed with an abdominal tumour in September 2014, Ford withdrew from the mayoral race and registered instead to run for his old city council seat.
John Tory succeeded him as mayor on December 2014, while Ford regained his former seat. Ford received treatment for the cancer, was able to return to City Hall, but died in March 2016 after chemotherapy was ineffective. Ford was born in Etobicoke, Canada, in 1969, the youngest of four children of Ruth Diane and Douglas Bruce Ford His paternal grandparents were English immigrants, his father, along with Ted Herriott, was co-founder of Deco Labels and Tags, which makes pressure-sensitive labels for plastic-wrapped grocery products at an estimated CA$100 million in annual sales, was a Progressive Conservative Member of the Ontario Legislature from 1995 to 1999. Ford attended Scarlett Heights Collegiate in Etobicoke, he dreamed of becoming a professional football player, his father paid for him to attend special camps of the Washington Redskins and the University of Notre Dame. After graduating from high school, Ford went to Carleton University in Ottawa to study political science, he did not play in any games.
He did not complete his degree. After Carleton, he started a sales job at Deco. After Doug Ford Sr.'s death in 2006, the Ford family retained ownership of Deco Labels through the Doug Ford Holdings corporation. Ford, alongside his brothers and their mother was a director of the company. In August 2000, Ford married Renata Brejniak, whom he had met in high school, at All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Etobicoke, they had been dating since Brejniak's divorce from her first husband in February 1996. Ford lived with Renata and their two children and Doug, in Etobicoke until his death in 2016. Ford served three terms as city councillor from 2000 until October 2010, representing Ward 2 Etobicoke North. During his term as councillor, Ford was a strong critic of councillors' spending. Ford was known for passionate arguments at Council. Ford first ran for Toronto City Council in 1997, placing fourth to Gloria Lindsay Luby in Ward 3 Kingsway-Humber. Ford ran for councillor in Ward 2 Etobicoke North in the following election in 2000, getting the endorsement of the Toronto Star.
Ford defeated incumbent Elizabeth Brown in. According to Ford, "the people said they wanted change and they got change". Ward 2 is located in the north-west corner of the city in the former city of Etobicoke; the ward's population of over 50,000 in 2006 was 53% composed of immigrants, the largest group being South Asians. It is mixed in nature with 40% of dwellings being single-family detached homes and 35% being high-rise apartments, it is known as an area that has seen gang violence, including six murders in 2000. Ford had resided in the ward, but moved in 2000 prior to the election, after his marriage, to Ward 4. In 2003, Ford was re-elected with 80% of the vote in Ward 2, defeating two candidates from the local Somali community. In the 2006 election, Ford won again, defeating Somali-Canadian candidate Cadigia Ali, this time with 66% of the vote, it was during the 2001 budget deliberations. The City was facing a several hundred million dollar budget shortfall, enough to require a 32% tax increase after services were downloaded from the Government of Ontario.
Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman was pleading with other governments for financial assistance. According to Don Wanagas, the National Post City Hall columnist, the other councillors began to dread when Ford rose to speak. "I have to give my head a shake because some of the rhetoric that comes out of the mouths of some of these councillors boggles my mind, I swear.... Get the government out of our backyards. It's ridiculous. Government red tape here. Bureaucratic here. It's nonsense having all this government, and it's nonsense. It's so ridiculous. If you don't like what the province is doing, there's going to be an election in June of'03 – before our election, by the way." Councillor Anne Johnston proposed giving Ford a "neo-con award of the day", while councillor Joe Pantalone advised Ford to take Prozac. Ford argued against spending money on the suicide prevention barrier on the Prince Edward Viaduct, spending it instead on rounding up child molesters "who are the main cause of people jumping off bridges".
Ford proposed a cut to each councillor's $200,000 office budget, money for travel to conferences, ending city limousine usage and club memberships. According to Ford, "if we wiped out the perks for council members, we'd save $100 million easy." Ford was one of only four councillors wh
Robert Ford (outlaw)
Robert Newton Ford was an American outlaw best known for killing his gang leader Jesse James in April 1882, to collect a reward and a promised amnesty for past crimes. For about a year and his older brother Charles performed paid re-enactments of the killing at publicity events, he drifted around the West, operating saloons and dance halls. Ford was shot to death at the age of 30 in Creede, Colorado, by Edward Capehart O'Kelley, who attacked him in Ford's temporary tent saloon. Ford was first buried in Creede, his remains were exhumed and reburied in the Richmond Cemetery in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri. Robert Ford was born in Ray County, Missouri, he was his wife, the former Mary Bruin. As a young man, Robert became an admirer of Jesse James for his Civil War record and criminal exploits. In 1880, at the age of 18, he met James. Ford's brother Charles is believed to have taken part in the James-Younger gang's Blue Cut train robbery in Jackson County, west of Glendale, Missouri, on September 7, 1881.
In November 1881, after the train robbery, James moved his family to St. Joseph and intended to give up crime; the James gang had been reduced in numbers by that time. After the train robbery, James' brother Frank James had decided to retire from crime and moved East, settling in Lynchburg, Virginia. By the spring of 1882, with his gang depleted by arrests and defections, James thought that he could trust only the Ford brothers. Charles had been out on raids with James before; the Fords resided in St. Joseph with the James family. Hoping to keep the gang alive, James invited the Fords to take part in the robbery of the Platte City Bank in Missouri, but the brothers had decided not to participate. In January 1882, Bob Ford and gang member Dick Liddil had surrendered to Sheriff James Timberlake at their sister Martha Bolton's residence in Ray County, they were brought into a meeting with Crittenden, as they had been around the James' cousin Wood Hite the day Hite was murdered. Crittenden promised Ford a full pardon if he would kill James, by the most wanted criminal in the USA.
Crittenden had made capturing the James brothers his top priority. Barred by law from offering a sufficiently large reward, he had turned to the railroad and express corporations to put up a $5,000 bounty for the delivery of each of them and an additional $5,000 for the conviction of either of them. Living with the James' family, the Fords became part of the daily routine, James' wife cooked for them, they were nervous and bored, looking for opportunity, feeling restless. The confession of Liddil to participating in Hite's murder made the news, pressure began to build around James. On April 3, 1882, after eating breakfast, the Fords and James went into the living room before travelling to Platte City. By reading the daily newspaper, James had just learned of gang member Liddil's confession for participating in Hite's murder and grew suspicious of the Fords for never reporting this matter to him. According to Robert Ford, it became clear to him that James had realized they were there to betray him.
However, instead of scolding the Fords, James walked across the living room to lay his revolvers on a sofa. He turned around and noticed a dusty picture above the mantel, stood on a chair in order to clean it. Robert Ford shot James in the back of the head. After the killing, the Fords wired Crittenden to claim their reward, they surrendered themselves to legal authorities but were dismayed to be charged with first degree murder. In one day, the Ford brothers were indicted, pleaded guilty, sentenced to death by hanging, but two hours Crittenden granted them a full pardon. Public opinion turned against the Fords for betraying their gang leader, Bob was seen as a coward and traitor for killing James; this sentiment clashed with the general public opinion at the time of James' death that it had been time for James to be stopped by any means. For a period, Bob earned money by posing for photographs as "the man who killed Jesse James" in dime museums, he appeared on stage with his brother Charles, reenacting the murder in a touring stage show.
Charles, terminally ill with tuberculosis and addicted to morphine, committed suicide on May 4, 1884. Soon afterward, Bob Ford and Dick Liddil relocated to Las Vegas, New Mexico, where they opened a saloon. According to legend, Ford had a shooting contest with Jose Chavez y Chavez, a comrade-in-arms of Billy the Kid's during the Lincoln County War. Ford left town. On December 26, 1889, Ford survived an assassination attempt in Kansas City, Kansas when an assailant tried to slit his throat. Within a few years, Ford settled in Colorado; when silver was found in Creede, Ford opened one there. On the eve of Easter 1892, Ford and gunman Joe Palmer, a member of the Soapy Smith gang, were drinking in the local saloons and went outside and shot out windows and street lamps along Creede's Main Street. Ford on May 29, 1892 opened Ford's Exchange, said to have been a dance hall. Six days the entire business district, including Ford's Exchange, burned to
Westworld (TV series)
Westworld is an American science fiction Western television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Produced by HBO, it is based on the 1973 film of the same name and to a lesser extent the film's 1976 sequel, Futureworld; the story takes place in Westworld, a fictional, technologically advanced Wild-West-themed amusement park populated by android "hosts". The park caters to high-paying "guests" who may indulge their wildest fantasies within the park without fear of retaliation from the hosts, who are prevented by their programming from harming humans. Nolan and Joy serve as executive producers, along with J. J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk; the first season was broadcast between October 2 and December 4, 2016. In November 2016, HBO renewed the series for a ten-episode second season, broadcast from April 22 to June 24, 2018. Westworld's debut on HBO had the network's highest viewership ratings for a premiere since the first episode of True Detective in 2014. Moreover, the series ranks as the most-watched first season of any HBO original series.
On May 1, 2018, Westworld was renewed for a third season. The series has received positive reviews from critics, with particular praise having been given for its visuals and performances. In an unspecified time in the future, one of six theme parks owned and operated by Delos Inc. allows guests to experience the American Old West in an environment populated by "hosts", androids programmed to fulfill the guests' every desire. The hosts, who are nearly indistinguishable from humans, follow a predefined set of intertwining narratives but have the ability to deviate from these narratives based on interactions they have with guests; the hosts repeat their multi-day narratives anew each cycle. At the beginning of each new cycle, each host has its memories of the previous period erased; this continues hundreds or thousands of times until it is decommissioned or repurposed for use in other narratives. For guest safety, hosts’ programming prevents them from physically harming human guests. Staff—situated in a control center called "The Mesa", connected to the park through vast underground facilities—oversee daily operations, develop new narratives, perform repairs on hosts as necessary.
Unbeknownst to the staff, a small group of hosts have retained memories of their past "lives" and are learning from their experiences as they start to achieve sentience. Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy, the oldest host still working in the park. Taking on the role of a rancher's daughter, she comes to discover that her entire life is an elaborately constructed lie. Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay, a host, who acts as the madam of Sweetwater, but her unreconciled memories of a former role lead to her becoming self-aware. Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe, head of the Westworld Programming Division, programmer of artificial people's software. Wright portrays Arnold Weber, co-founder of Westworld. James Marsden as Teddy Flood, a host, he is a gunfighter returning to Sweetwater to find Dolores, in hopes of rekindling their relationship. Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, a host, she is a member of Hector Escaton's gang. Luke Hemsworth as Ashley Stubbs, head of Westworld security, charged with monitoring host and human interactions and ensuring the safety of the guests.
Sidse Babett Knudsen as Theresa Cullen, Westworld's Head of Quality Assurance, responsible for keeping the park from sliding into unscripted disarray. Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Westworld's narrative director, whose artistic temperament aggravates his co-workers. Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton, a host, he is a wanted gang leader bent on robbing the Mariposa Hotel in Sweetwater. Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather, a host, she is one of Westworld's most popular attractions. Lili Simmons portrays another host fulfilling the same role when the original Clementine is decommissioned. Shannon Woodward as Elsie Hughes, a rising star in the Programming Division tasked with remedying odd behavior in the park's hosts. Ed Harris as the Man in Black, a sadistic veteran guest attempting to uncover Westworld's innermost secrets. Anthony Hopkins as Robert Ford, the co-founder and Park Director of Westworld. Ben Barnes as Logan Delos, a regular guest who introduces William to the park. Clifton Collins Jr. as Lawrence / El Lazo, a host.
He is a charming but dangerous outlaw with a knack for maneuvering and negotiating the various criminal elements of Westworld. Jimmi Simpson as William, a reluctant first-time visitor to Westworld, joining his future brother-in-law, Logan. Dismissive of the park's more lascivious attractions, he uncovers a deeper meaning to the park's narrative. Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Executive Director of the Delos Destinations Board, which oversees Westworld and other parks. Louis Herthum as Peter Abernathy, Dolores' father. Bradford Tatum portrayed Peter Abernathy in the first season, after the previous host is decommissioned. Talulah Riley as Angela, a host who welcomes newcomers to the park. Fares Fares as a member of Karl Strand's security team. Gustaf Skarsgård as Karl Strand, Delos Head of Operations who leads Delos' attempts to reclaim Westworld from the rogue hosts. Katja Herbers as Emily Grace, a guest at The Raj park who escapes into Westworld during the hosts' uprising. Zahn McClarnon as Akecheta, a Ghost Nation elder.
Aaron Paul will join the series in the third season as a main cast member in an undisclosed role. Dr. For