Stephen John Dillane is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Leonard Woolf in the 2002 film The Hours, Stannis Baratheon in Game of Thrones, American politician Thomas Jefferson in the 2008 HBO miniseries John Adams, a part which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination. An experienced stage actor, called an "actor's actor", Dillane won a Tony Award for his lead performance in Tom Stoppard's play The Real Thing and gave critically acclaimed performances in Angels in America, a one-man Macbeth, his television work has additionally garnered him BAFTA and International Emmy Awards for best actor. Dillane was born in Kensington, London, to an English mother, an Australian surgeon father, John Dillane; the eldest of his siblings, he grew up in Kent. At school, Dillane began performing in end-of-term plays and had "a certain facility" for funny accents, he found himself in women's roles, which he says "wasn’t good for my confused adolescent psyche", but recalls a part in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead as being memorable, noting that shouting "Fire!" as Rosencrantz while pointing at the audience was "a thrilling thing to be able to do."He studied history and politics at the University of Exeter, concentrating on the Russian Revolution, afterward became a journalist for the Croydon Advertiser.
Unhappy in his career, he read one day. During his early acting career, he was known as Stephen Dillon but reverted to his birth name in the 1990s. Dillane is an experienced theatre actor, he has performed T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets in London and New York City, was seen in the 2010 Bridge Project's productions of The Tempest and As You Like It. Dillane portrayed Horatio in the 1990 film adaptation of Hamlet, he played Michael Henderson in Welcome to Sarajevo, a character based on British journalist Michael Nicholson, the impatient and agitated Harker in Spy Game. Dillane is known for his portrayal of Leonard Woolf in The Hours, legendary English professional golfer Harry Vardon in The Greatest Game Ever Played and Glen Foy in the Goal! trilogy. He starred in John Adams as Thomas Jefferson, he joined the cast of Game of Thrones in 2011 as Stannis Baratheon, a major contender for the throne of the fictional realm of Westeros. While admitting he had not read the books on which the series is based, he commented that the show's appeal was due to "the storytelling, the extraordinary world that’s created and the way it reflects our actual world – a naked, ruthless pursuit of power in all its forms."In 2012 he played Rupert Keel, head of the private security agency Byzantium, in the BBC drama series Hunted.
The following year he went on to take the male lead, opposite Clémence Poésy, in the crime drama series The Tunnel, an Anglo-French remake of the Scandinavian The Bridge. Dillane, who had not seen the original series, plays Karl Roebuck, the laid-back, experienced British detective to Poésy's humourless French counterpart, his performance won him an International Emmy Award for Best Actor. In a second series in 2016, titled The Tunnel: Sabotage, he reprised his role alongside Poésy for a new case involving a deadly airliner crash in the English Channel. Besides television, Dillane starred in the 2012 British independent film Papadopoulos & Sons as successful entrepreneur Harry Papadopoulos, who rediscovers his life after being forced to start again from nothing in the wake of a banking crisis, his son, Frank Dillane, plays his son in the film. That same year he had roles in the films Zero Dark Thirty and Twenty8k. Offscreen, the actor in 2014 collaborated with visual artist Tacita Dean for the Sydney Biennale and Carriageworks in a project called Event for a Stage.
The work, performed live and adapted for radio broadcast and film, explored the process of filmmaking and the "concept of artifice on the stage" through a single actor, Dillane. The performance encompassed readings from texts as well as his personal reflections on acting and family. 2015 saw Dillane making other brief returns to stage including a reprise of his reading of Four Quartets in London and a one-off appearance in Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree at the National Theatre. In 2016, besides appearing in the second series of The Tunnel, Dillane returned to the Donmar Warehouse for a revival of Brian Friel's Faith Healer, his performance as Frank, an itinerant Irish healer, was described as "poetic and powerful." In addition, he appeared as artist Graham Sutherland in The Crown, Netflix's TV series about British monarch Elizabeth II. In 2017, Dillane appeared in two biopics, playing Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax in Joe Wright's Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, writer William Godwin, the father of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, in the film Mary Shelley.
Dillane has two sons with actress-director Naomi Wirthner: Seamus and actor Frank Dillane, best known for playing the young Tom Riddle in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Nick Clark on AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. Stephen Dillane on IMDb Stephen D
BFI London Film Festival
The BFI London Film Festival is an annual film festival founded in 1953 and held in the United Kingdom, running in the second half of October with cooperation from the British Film Institute. It screens more than 300 films and shorts from 50 countries. In 1953 a group of critics including Dilys Powell of The Sunday Times, raised the notion of a film festival for London; the first London Film Festival was conceived by James Quinn, took place at the NFT from 16–26 October 1953. It was launched after the inauguration of the new NFT on its current site under Waterloo Bridge, screened 15-20 films from a selection of directors, including Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Yasujirō Ozu, Luchino Visconti and Andrzej Wajda. While the programme still retains the'festivals' feel, it now shows new discoveries from "important and exciting talents" in world cinema. Whilst it continues to be first and foremost a public festival, it is attended by large numbers of film professionals and journalists from all over the world.
It offers opportunities for people to see films that may not otherwise get a UK screening along with films which will get a release in the near future. The festival is "topped and tailed" by the Opening and Closing galas which have now become major red carpet events in the London calendar and are world premiere screenings, which take place in large venues in central London, attended by the cast and crew of the films, introduced by the Festival director and the film's directors or producers, the actors themselves. A number of festival awards were presented at the Closing gala, but in 2009, with the aid of some funding from the UK Film Council, a stand-alone awards ceremony was introduced. Other than these events the screenings at the Festival are quite informal and similar to the normal cinema experience except for two things; the festival is divided into themes which cover different areas of interest - in 2009 these were. In 2009 the Festival, whilst focused around Leicester Square and the BFI Southbank in central London screened films across 18 other venues – Curzon Mayfair Cinema, ICA Cinema on The Mall, The Ritzy in Brixton, Cine Lumière in South Kensington, Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank, David Lean Cinema in Croydon, the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel, The Greenwich Picturehouse, the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, Rich Mix in Old Street, the Rio Cinema in Dalston, the Tricycle Cinema in Kilburn, the Waterman Art Centre in Brentford and Trafalgar Square for the open air screening of short films from the BFI National Archive.
The 2009 Festival featured 15 world premieres including Wes Anderson’s first animated feature, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Sam Taylor-Wood’s feature début Nowhere Boy, about the formative years of John Lennon, as well as the Festival’s first Archive Gala, the BFI’s new restoration of Anthony Asquith’s Underground, with live music accompaniment by the Prima Vista Social Club. European premieres in 2009 included Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, Scott Hicks’ The Boys Are Back and Robert Connolly’s Balibo, as well as Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni’s The Well and Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson’s Mugabe And The White African. In 2009, directors travelling to London to introduce their latest work included Michael Haneke, Atom Egoyan, Steven Soderbergh, Lone Scherfig, Ang Lee, Jane Campion, Gaspar Noé, Lee Daniels, Grant Heslov, Jason Reitman. In addition to Fantastic Mr. Fox and Up In The Air, George Clooney supported his role in The Men Who Stare At Goats; the Festival welcomed back previous alumni such as John Hillcoat, Joe Swanberg and Harmony Korine, whilst screening films from Manoel de Oliveira, Jim Jarmusch, Claire Denis, Ho-Yuhang, Todd Solondz, Joel and Ethan Coen.
On August 2016, American distributor A24's Free Fire was chosen to close the 2016 London Film Festival. Festivals Director: Tricia Tuttle Head of Business + Operations: Vacant Film Programmers: Kate Taylor, Laure Bonville, Michael Blyth Producer: Vacant BFI Director: Amanda Nevill The categories highlight both emerging and established talent; the Sutherland Trophy – for the most original and innovative first feature in the London Film Festival. Named after the BFI’s patron, The 5th Duke of Sutherland, this award boasts recipients as noteworthy as Bertolucci, Fassbinder and Antonioni; the Grierson Award – for the best feature-length documentary in the festival. This award is given jointly by the LFF and the Grierson Trust which commemorates the pioneering Scottish documentary-maker John Grierson, famous for Drifters and Night Mail; the Grierson Trust has a long-standing tradition of recognising outstanding films that demonstrate integrity and technical excellence and social or cultural significance.
From 2009, a new standalone awards ceremony was launched which includ
2007 Sundance Film Festival
The 2007 Sundance Film Festival ran from January 18 until January 28, 2007 in Park City, Utah with screenings in Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah. It was the 23-rd iteration of the Sundance Film Festival; the opening night film was Chicago 10. S films and 1,435 were international films. From these, 122 feature films were selected and include 82 world premieres, 24 North American premieres, 10 U. S. premieres from 25 countries. The festival had films from 60 first or second-time feature filmmakers. For a full list of films appearing at the festival, see List of films at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - Manda Bala Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Padre Nuestro Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Dramatic - Adama Meshuga'at Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary - Vores lykkes fjender Audience Award: Documentary - Hear and Now Audience Award: Dramatic - Grace Is Gone World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary - In the Shadow of the Moon World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic - Once Documentary Directing Award - Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine for War/Dance Dramatic Directing Award - Jeffrey Blitz for Rocket Science Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary - Heloisa Passos for Manda Bala Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic - Benoit Debie for Joshua Documentary Film Editing - Hibah Sherif Frisina, Charlton McMillan, Michael Schweitzer for Nanking Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Dramatic - James C.
Strouse for Grace Is Gone Special Jury Prize: Dramatic Performance - Jess Weixler in Teeth and Tamara Podemski in Four Sheets to the Wind Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Chris Smith, director of The Pool Special Jury Prize: Documentary - No End in Sight Special Jury Prize: World Cinema Dramatic - L' Héritage Special Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary - Hot House Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking - Everything Will Be OK Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking - The Tube With a Hat Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking - Death to the Tinman, The Fighting Cholitas, Men Understand Each Other Better, Spitfire 944, t.o.m. Special Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking - Freeheld 2007 Alfred P. Sloan Prize - Dark Matter The juries at the Sundance Film Festival are responsible for determining the Jury Prize winners in each category and to award Special Jury Prizes as they see fit. Alan Berliner, Lewis Erskine, Lauren Greenfield, Julia Reichert, Carlos Sandoval Dawn Hudson, Elvis Mitchell, Catherine Hardwicke, Pamela Martin, Sarah Polley, George C. Wolfe Raoul Peck, Juan Carlos Rulfo, Elizabeth Weatherford Carlos Bolado, Lynne Ramsay, U-Wei Bin Haji Saari Jared Hess, Daniela Michel, Mark Elijah Rosenberg John Underkoffler, Darren Aronofsky, Ann Druyan, Howard Suber, Dr. Brian Greene Park City Eccles Theatre - 1,270 seats Egyptian Theatre - 266 seats Holiday Village Cinemas II - 156 seats Holiday Village Cinemas III - 156 seats Holiday Village Cinemas IIV - 164 seats Library Center Theatre - 448 seats Prospector Square Theatre - 352 seats Racquet Club Theatre - 602 seats Yarrow Hotel Theatre - Press and industry screenings Kimball Junction Redstone Cinemas - 185 seats Salt Lake City Broadway Centre Cinemas IV - 211 seats Broadway Centre Cinemas V - 238 seats Broadway Centre Cinemas VI - 274 seats Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center - 477 seats Tower Theatre - 342 seats Sundance Resort Sundance Institute Screening Room - 164 seats Ogden Peery's Egyptian Theatre - 800 seats http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000631/2007 2007 Sundance Film Festival daily video blog
Samuel Adams Green
Samuel Adams Green was an American art curator and director, most associated with his promotion of American pop art the early works of his friend Andy Warhol. Born in Boston on May 20, 1940, his father Samuel Magee Green was Dean of Fine Arts at Wesleyan University and descended from Samuel Adams, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, his mother was a university arts lecturer. During his childhood, his parents gave him a love of art and architecture, which led to him enrolling at the Rhode Island School of Design. However, bored with academic life, Green left after one year and moved to New York City, where he joined the local art scene. In 1962 aged 22, he was introduced to the avant-garde art dealer Richard Bellamy, owner of the Green Gallery on 57th Street. Amused by the coincidence of their names, Bellamy hired Green on the spot to man the galleries front desk. Art writer John Gruen described Green Gallery as "An important stepping-stone for every major American Pop artist". After Andy Warhol's friend Ted Carey saw the works of James Rosenquist there - when Warhol was without a gallery, still working as an illustrator - he suggested that Warhol try to engage the owner.
In 1963 Warhol befriended Green in the gallery. Warhol and Green became friends, Green displayed a few of Warhol's early works at the gallery. Green acted as an assistant to one of Warhol's film projects, where they spent the summer on Long Island and in The Hamptons, persuading wealthy socialites to let them film naked models in their bathrooms. Green appeared in Warhol's films Batman Dracula and Soap Opera. After six months at the gallery, through his father, Green secured the loan of over 50 works of art, which he intended to exhibit at the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University; the exhibition included Warhol pieces and other leading contemporary artists including Tom Wesselmann's Great American Nude #39, Yayoi Kusama's Ten Guest Table. In 1965, Green left the gallery and at the age of 25 became director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Creating his first museum exhibition, he asked Warhol for what would make up the bulk of the exhibition works, the artist's first retrospective.
Green chose Warhol's S&H Green Stamps as the 40x40cm invitations he sent out for the preview – and for the design of the silk tie that he wore under his white Gucci evening suit. However, as Warhol was not signing anything that year, Green signed all of the invitations "Andy Warhol, 1965". In an exhibition space that nominally held 300 people, Green invited 6,000, resulting in the mass-mobbing of Warhol and Edie Sedgwick. After the exhibition ended, Warhol had left his original dealer Eleanor Ward, signed with Leo Castelli. After three years, in 1967 having been refused permission to organise a campuswide sculpture exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania, Green "abandoned the philistines" and created an exhibition in the city's museum that included works by Barnett Newman, Tony Smith and Philip Johnson; the resultant success allowed him to return to New York City's art scene as an acknowledged master of contemporary art installation. Appointed a cultural adviser by the city's mayor John Lindsay, six months in 1967 Green realised Claes Oldenburg's first outdoor public monument beside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Placid Civic Monument took the form of a Conceptual performance/action, with a crew of gravediggers digging a 6-by-3-foot rectangular hole in the ground. To protest against the proposed redevelopment of Easter Island as a United States Air Force refuelling station, Green shut down the 59th Street Bridge and both lanes of Park Avenue to allow installation of a giant Moai head sculpture in the forecourt of Seagram's Plaza; the USAF redevelopment plans were stopped by Congress shortly afterwards. After being introduced to Cecil Beaton in the summer of 1969, Green "retired" from the art gallery scene from 1970 to accompany Beaton as his assistant around Europe. Through the noted British photographer, Green escalated the breadth and power of his social network, making many new and influential friends. In 1971, the actress Candy Darling moved in with Green. In a note written shortly before she died, she referred to Green as "a true friend and noble person". In 1969, he met the married Barbara Daly Baekeland.
Green was introduced to her son Anthony, about whom Green was unimpressed by his artistic capabilities. After six weeks, Green broke off the relationship, she pursued him relentlessly, when she returned to the United States that Fall, walked barefoot across Central Park in the snow wearing nothing but a Lynx fur coat to demand entry to his apartment. In 1972, Anthony killed his mother at her apartment in London; the 2007 film Savage Grace, starring Julianne Moore, cast Hugh Dancy as Green, who in one scene is involved in a Ménage à trois with Barbara and Anthony. After the film opened, Green wrote an article pointing out that elements of the film were factually inaccurate: It is true that 40 years ago I did have an affair with Barbara, but I never slept with her son... Nor am I bisexual, she started telling people she had had an incestuous relationship with her son as a way of'curing' him of homosexuality... But I don't believe. I think she enjoyed shocking people. Green embarked on legal action against the film makers, still unresolved at the time of his death.
The case was settled confidentially by his Estate. The well connected Baroness Cecile de Rothschild's summer home was located in
2007 Cannes Film Festival
The 60th Cannes Film Festival ran from 16 to 27 May 2007. The President of the Jury was British director Stephen Frears. Twenty two films from twelve countries were selected to compete for the Palme d'Or; the awards were announced on 26 May. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, directed by Cristian Mungiu won the Palme d'Or. The festival opened with My Blueberry Nights, directed by Wong Kar-wai and closed with Days of Darkness by Denys Arcand. Diane Kruger was the mistress of ceremonies; the official poster of the 60th Cannes festival featured Pedro Almodóvar, Juliette Binoche, Jane Campion, Souleymane Cissé, Penélope Cruz, Gérard Depardieu, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Wong Kar Wai, all photographed by Alex Majoli; the following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 2007 Official Selection: Stephen Frears Jury President Marco Bellocchio Maggie Cheung Toni Collette Maria de Medeiros Orhan Pamuk Michel Piccoli Sarah Polley Abderrahmane Sissako The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 2007 Un Certain Regard: Pascale Ferran President Kent Jones Cristi Puiu Bian Qin Jasmine Trinca The following people were appointed as the Jury of the Cinéfondation and short films competition: Jia Zhangke President Niki Karimi J. M. G.
Le Clézio Dominik Moll Deborah Nadoolman The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 2007 Camera d'Or: Pavel Lounguine President Renato Berta Julie Bertucelli Clotilde Courau The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or: The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard: The following films were selected to be screened out of competition: The following films were screened specially for the 60th Festival. The following short films were selected for the competition of Cinéfondation: The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or: Cannes Classics places the spotlight on documentaries about cinema and restored masterworks from the past. Restored prints The following films were screened for the 46th International Critics' Week:Feature film competition Short film competition Special screenings The following films were screened for the 2007 Directors' Fortnight: Tous Les Cinemas du Monde began in 2005 to showcase films from a variety of different countries.
From 19 May to 25 May 2007, films were screened from India, Poland, Guinea, Angola and Colombia. The first two days of this program were devoted to the cinema of India and included films in a number of different languages; the Hindi film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, which screened on 19 May, was well received. In addition, a Maniratnam film, was a "critical success". Other films included the Hindi film Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal starring John Abraham and Bipasha Basu, the Malayalam film Saira, Missed Call, the Tamil film Veyil, the Bengali film Dosar. Another Tamil language Indian film, Mozhi was shown in the non-prize category at a date. Debuting at the Director's Fortnight was Nadine Labaki's Caramel, a charming dramedy about five women who gather at a beauty salon and deal with their everyday problems with men, social expectation and tradition vs. modernizing times. Labaki not only plays the lead as well; the rest of the cast is composed of unprofessional actors, all of whom deliver convincing performances and add a lot of color and depth to the film.
Reminiscent of a Pedro Almodóvar picture, Caramel is unique not just for its technical and creative sophistication but for not tackling any of the religious, political, or war-related issues that have continued to plague its setting, til now. The film proved to be a sleeper at the festival and was distributed in well over 40 countries, becoming an international hit; the following films and people received the 2007 Official selection awards: Palme d'Or: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Cristian Mungiu Grand Prix: The Mourning Forest by Naomi Kawase Best Director Award: Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Best Screenplay Award: Fatih Akın for The Edge of Heaven Best Actress: Jeon Do-yeon in Secret Sunshine Best Actor: Konstantin Lavronenko in The Banishment Prix du Jury: Persepolis by Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi Silent Light by Carlos Reygadas 60th Anniversary Prize: Paranoid Park by Gus Van SantUn Certain Regard Prix Un Certain Regard: California Dreamin', by Cristian Nemescu Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize: Actrices by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Heart Throb Jury Prize: The Band's Visit by Eran Kolirin Short Film Special Distinction: Run by Mark AlbistonCinéfondation First Prize: Ahora todos parecen contentos by Gonzalo Tobal Second Prize: Ru Dao by Tao Chen Third Prize: Minus by Pavle VuckovicGolden Camera Caméra d'Or: Jellyfish by Etgar Keret and Shira GeffenShort films Short Film Palme d'Or: Ver Llover by Elisa Miller Special mention: Ah Ma by Anthony Chen & Run by Mark Albiston FIPRESCI Prizes 4 Months, 3
Julianne Moore is an American actress and children's author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is known for her portrayals of troubled women in both independent and Hollywood films, has received many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. After studying theatre at Boston University, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance, her film debut was in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, she continued to play small roles for the next four years, including in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Moore first received critical attention with Robert Altman's Short Cuts, successive performances in Vanya on 42nd Street and Safe continued this acclaim. Starring roles in the blockbusters Nine Months and The Lost World: Jurassic Park established her as a leading lady in Hollywood. Moore received considerable recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, Far from Heaven and The Hours.
In the first of these, she played a 1970s pornographic actress, while the other three featured her as an unhappy, mid-20th century housewife. She had success with the films The Big Lebowski, Hannibal, Children of Men, A Single Man, The Kids Are All Right, Crazy, Stupid and won several awards for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the television film Game Change. Moore went on to give an Academy Award-winning performance as an Alzheimer's patient in Still Alice and was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for Maps to the Stars, she appeared in the final two films of The Hunger Games series and starred in the spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle. In addition to acting, Moore has written a series of children's books about a character named "Freckleface Strawberry", she is married to director Bart Freundlich. Moore was born Julie Anne Smith on December 3, 1960, at the Fort Bragg army installation in North Carolina, the oldest of 3 siblings, her father, Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, attained the rank of colonel and became a military judge.
Her Scottish mother, was a psychologist and social worker from Greenock, who emigrated to the United States in 1951 with her family. Moore has a younger sister, Valerie Smith, a younger brother, the novelist Peter Moore Smith; as Moore is half-Scottish, she claimed British citizenship in 2011 to honor her deceased mother. Moore moved around the United States as a child, due to her father's occupation, she was close to her family as a result, but has said she never had the feeling of coming from one particular place. The family lived in multiple locations, including Alabama, Texas, Nebraska, New York, Virginia, Moore attended nine different schools; the constant relocating made her an insecure child, she struggled to establish friendships. Despite these difficulties, Moore remarked that an itinerant lifestyle was beneficial to her future career: "When you move around a lot, you learn that behavior is mutable. I would change, depending on where I was... It teaches you to watch, to reinvent, that character can change."When Moore was 16, the family moved from Falls Church, where Moore had been attending J.
E. B. Stuart High School, to Frankfurt, where she attended Frankfurt American High School, she was clever and studious, a self-proclaimed "good girl", she planned to become a doctor. She had never considered performing, or attended the theatre, but she was an avid reader and it was this hobby that led her to begin acting at the school, she appeared in several plays, including Tartuffe and Medea, with the encouragement of her English teacher, she chose to pursue a theatrical career. Moore's parents supported her decision, but asked that she train at university to provide the added security of a college degree, she was accepted to Boston University and graduated with a BFA in Theatre in 1983. Moore moved to New York City after graduating, worked as a waitress. After registering her stage name with Actors' Equity, she began her career in 1985 with off-Broadway theatre, her first screen role came in an episode of the soap opera The Edge of Night. Her break came the following year. Playing the dual roles of half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes, she found this intensive work to be an important learning experience, she said of it fondly: "I gained confidence and learned to take responsibility."
Moore performed on the show until 1988, when she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series. Before leaving As the World Turns, she had a role in the 1987 CBS miniseries I'll Take Manhattan. Once she had finished the soap opera, she turned to the stage to play Ophelia in a Guthrie Theater production of Hamlet opposite Željko Ivanek; the actress returned intermittently to television over the next three years, appearing in the TV movies Money, Murder, The Last to Go, Cast a Deadly Spell. In 1990, Moore began working with stage director Andre Gregory on a workshop theatre production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Described by Moore as "one of the most fundamentally important acting experiences I had", the group spent four years exploring the text and giving intimate performances to friends. In 1990, Moore made her cinematic debut as a mummy's victim in Tales from the Darksid