Bruce Spence is an Australian actor from New Zealand. Spence was born in Auckland, New Zealand and attended Henderson High School in West Auckland and graduated from there in 1963. Bruce's two younger brothers Ross are the founders of Matua Wines, he is best known for his roles as the Gyro Captain in Mad Max 2, as Jedediah the pilot in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, as "Zedd" in Legend of the Seeker. He won an AFI Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1971 comedy Stork, he performed the voice of Chum in Finding Nemo, the Mouth of Sauron in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the Trainman in The Matrix Revolutions, Tion Medon in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. He played Professor Baxter in Disney's Inspector Gadget 2, he acted as the palaeontologist alongside fellow actor Felix Nobis, in the Australian performance of BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience. In his role, Spence narrates the activities of life-sized mechanical dinosaurs operated by teams of puppeteers and drivers.
In 2008, Spence joined the television series Legend of the Seeker, based on the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, in the role of Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander, co-starring with Craig Horner and Bridget Regan. The show ran for two seasons. In 2014, Spence played prison inmate George Corella in episode 3.1 of Rake. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! - Scav Gyro, Sir Dennis, Toby Van Adobe, Tony Slows, Taunting Scav #2 Enter the Matrix - The Trainman Bruce Spence on IMDb
Chris Haywood is an English Australian-based film and television actor and producer, Haywood has worked as a casting director and art director. Haywood was born in Billericay, England, he spent his early childhood in Chelmsford before moving to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire where he attended Royal Grammar School from 1959 to 1965. He started working in the cellars of a local wine shipper before gaining a place at E15 Acting School. After graduating in 1970 he emigrated to Australia and soon after, he was involved with Sydney's Nimrod Theatre Company and according to an interview with ABC reporter Jane Cowan helped build the premises with scrap timber, he was the Artistic Director of Con's Playhouse at Parramatta Jail for two years. He established the drama service on Kiribati National Radio. Chris is the Patron of the Friends of Waverley Library where he inaugurated the Waverley Library Literary Award, an annual award of $20,000 given for the quality of research for a published work of literary merit written by an Australian writer and published in the previous 12 months.
This prestigious prize has so far distributed around $350,000 directly to deserving Australian authors. Chris is now the Deputy Captain of VRA Coxswain of their rescue boat. Film credits as an actor include:Dogs in Space, The Cars That Ate Paris, Newsfront, In Search of Anna, Breaker Morant, The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, Running on Empty, Man of Flowers, Quigley Down Under, The Clinic Lonely Hearts, The Man From Snowy River, Malcolm, The Bit Part, Golden Braid, A Woman's Tale, The First Kangaroos, Muriel's Wedding, Beneath Hill 60 and Sleeping Beauty. Razorback, Love is Now and Boar, he is soon to start work on the film of Tim Winton's novel "Dirt Music" Film credits as an Art Director: Force Of Destiny Film credit as Casting Director: The Crater Film credit as Producer: The Media Project directed by Peter Watkins TV credits as an actor include: Homicide, Against the Wind, Five Mile Creek, Return to Eden, Waterfront, A Good Thing Going, Boys From The Bush, Water Rats, Farscape, McLeod's Daughters, All Saints, Grass Roots and Away, The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce and The Pacific.
Haywood appeared in Neighbours as Walter Mitchell in June 2013. TV credits as a writer: Alvin Purple additional material His performances have been honoured with three Awards from the Australian Film Institute for his roles in the feature films A Street to Die and Emerald City, for television in Stingers as well as the Film Critics Circle Award for Kiss or Kill and the Asian Film Festival Award for In Search of Anna, he garnered three Logie Awards for his work on Good Thing Going and Janus. Most he won the Best Actor award at the Tampa Bay Film Festival in Florida. Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_of_the_Roses Brian McFarlane, Geoff Mayer, Ina Bertrand. The Oxford companion to Australian film. Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 0-19-553797-1. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list Chris Haywood on IMDb
Karen Jane Allen is an American film and stage actress. After making her film debut in Animal House, she became best known for her portrayal of Marion Ravenwood opposite Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark, a role she reprised for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, she co-starred in Starman and Scrooged. Her stage work has included performances on Broadway. Allen was born in Naperville, Illinois, to Ruth Patricia, a university professor, Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent, she is of English, Irish and Welsh descent. Her father's job forced the family to move often. "I grew up moving every year and so I was always the new kid in school and always in a way was deprived of really having any lasting friendships", Allen said in 1987. Although Allen says her father was much involved in the family, she felt that she and her two sisters grew up in a female-dominated household. After she graduated from DuVal High School, in Lanham, Maryland, at 17, she moved to New York City to study art and design at Fashion Institute of Technology for two years.
Allen ran a boutique on the University of Maryland campus and spent time traveling through South and Central Asia. She attended George Washington University and began to study and perform with the experimental company, The Washington Theatre Laboratory, in Washington, D. C. In 1974, Allen joined Company in Massachusetts. Three years she moved back to New York City and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Allen made her major film debut in National Lampoon's Animal House, her next two film appearances were in The Wanderers, in 1979, A Small Circle of Friends in 1980, where she played one of three radical college students during the 1960s. She appeared in the 1979 pilot episode of the long-running CBS series Knots Landing and played Annie Fairgate, the daughter of Don Murray's character Sid Fairgate and Sid's first wife Susan Philby, her career-changing role came with the blockbuster hit Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg, in which she played the feisty heroine Marion Ravenwood, love interest of Indiana Jones.
Allen won a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her performance. After a few minor films, including leading roles in the dramatic thriller Split Image, directed by Ted Kotcheff and the Paris-set romantic drama Until September, directed by Richard Marquand as well as other stage appearances, she co-starred with Jeff Bridges in the science fiction film Starman. Allen debuted on Broadway in the 1982 production The Monday After The Miracle. In 1983, she played the lead in the off-Broadway play Extremities, a physically demanding role about a woman who turns the tables on a would-be rapist who attacks her, she took breaks from movie roles to concentrate on stage acting. In 1988, Allen returned to the big screen as Bill Murray's long-lost love, Claire, in the Christmas comedy Scrooged. In 1990, she portrayed the doomed crew member Christa McAuliffe in the television movie Challenger, based on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Subsequently, she appeared in Spike Lee's Malcolm X, in a small supporting role in The Perfect Storm and In the Bedroom.
She made guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She starred in the short-lived series The Road Home and portrayed Dr. Clare Burton in the video game Ripper. In 2014 she played the role of Betty Lowe in "Unfinished Business" the 13th episode of the 4th season of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods. Allen reprised her best-known role as Marion Ravenwood for the 2008 sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in which she renews her relationship with Indiana Jones and reveals to him that they have a son named Henry Jones III, who named himself Mutt Williams, played by Shia LaBeouf. Allen starred in the American premiere of Jon Fosse's A Summer Day at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City, which opened in October 2012. Allen has a long-standing relationship with the Berkshire Theater Group, it began in 1981, when she appeared in the play Two for the Seesaw at the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She has appeared in summer production of the nearby Williamstown Theater Festival.
In August 2015, Allen directed Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune for the Berkshire Theater Group. In 2016, Allen made her movie directing debut with A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. based on the short story by Carson McCullers. It won the Best International Short at the Manchester Film Festival in March 2017. Allen played the lead role in 2017's A Year by the Sea, a film based on The New York Times bestselling memoir by Joan Anderson. In 1988, Allen married actor Kale Browne and had a son, Nicholas, in 1990; the couple divorced in 1998. Following the birth of her son, Allen accepted smaller roles in TV and films to concentrate on raising Nicholas. Nicholas went on to become a personal chef and win a Chopped competition on the Food Network, aired December 22, 2016, she developed an affinity for knitting, in 2003, started her own textile company, Karen Allen Fiber Arts, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The company sells items. For her work in the textile arts, she was awarded an honorary master's degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology in 2009.
Allen teaches acting at Bard College at Simon's Rock, located in Great Barrington. She lives in Massachus
Paul Dunford, professionally billed as Paul Chubb, was an Australian film and stage actor and scriptwriter in genres of comedy and drama. He was born in Sydney, and had a brother Greg. He began his career as an "everyman" character actor by studying under Hayes Gordon at the Ensemble Theatre and began to appear in television commercials, soap-operas including Number 96, television dramas, he wrote and acted in pub plays and pantomimes and segued to feature film work such as with Julie Forsyth in Stan and George's New Life, which "remains a defining portrayal in a body of work that includes Così, Bliss and Road To Nhill," a total of 22 feature films. Chubb guest-starred in Rafferty's Rules. Chubb, was married to Linda Nagel, he died due to post operative cardiomyopathy complications, in 2002 in Newcastle, New South Wales. Dirty Deeds Bondi Banquet as Bart L. Booth Road to Nhill, as Maurie The Well, as Harry Bird Così, as Henry The Roly Poly Man, as Dirk Trent Big Ideas Shotgun Wedding, as Geoffrey Drinkwater Stark, as Mayor Singapore Sling, as Cray Mad Bomber in Love, as Sven Stan and George's New Life, as Stanley Harris Sweet Talker, as Billy Dead to the World, as Sergeant Jack Grant Golden Braid, as Joseph Betty's Bunch, as Arthur Quinter'The Con' The Last Resort Touch the Sun: Peter & Pompey, as Mayor Leo Bainbridge Danger Down Under, as Dennis Quinn Spit MacPhee, as Sergeant Joe Collins Bullseye, as Don McKenzie With Love to the Person Next to Me, as Syd Hunger, as Caffrey Dancing Daze, as Oliver Bliss, as Reverend Des The Coca-Cola Kid, as Fred Bodyline, as Yabba A Girl's Own Story, as Father The Dismissal, as Customs Officer Goodbye Paradise, as Curly Passionless Moments, as Jim Simpson Heatwave, as Detective 2 Kitty and the Bagman, as Slugger Hoodwink, as Reid The Night the Prowler, as Police Officer 1 All Saints The Farm as Ron Oakes Water Rats Home and Away as Jack Brown Count me in – Combinatorics: The Art of Counting Big Ideas, as Noel Draper The Paper Man, as Clarrie Bullock Round the Twist, as "Santa Claws" in Christmas episode Takeover Hard Knuckle, as Max Takeover, as Frank Brass Monkeys, as Big Eye Watch This Space, as a red alien who arrives on Earth and tries blending in, in living as a human Daily at Dawn, as Russell Ducke Demolition Films and TV Series: Paul Chubb on IMDb
Capitol Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint. It was founded as the first West Coast-based record label in the United States in 1942 by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, Glenn E. Wallichs. Capitol was acquired by British music conglomerate EMI as its North American subsidiary in 1955. EMI was acquired by Universal Music Group in 2012 and was merged with the company a year making Capitol and the Capitol Music Group both a part of UMG; the label's circular headquarter building in Hollywood is a recognized landmark of California. Capitol's roster includes Katy Perry, Sir Paul McCartney, Mary J. Blige, the Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Brian Wilson, Avenged Sevenfold, 5 Seconds of Summer, Don Henley, Sam Smith, Migos, NF, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Jon Bellion, Niall Horan. Songwriter Johnny Mercer founded Capitol Records in 1942 with financial help from songwriter and film producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, owner of Wallichs Music City.
Mercer raised the idea of starting a record company while golfing with Harold Arlen and Bobby Sherwood and with Wallichs at Wallichs's record store. On February 2, 1942, Mercer and Wallichs met DeSylva at a restaurant in Hollywood to talk about investment by Paramount Pictures. On March 27, 1942, the three men incorporated as Liberty Records. In May 1942, the application was amended to change the company's name to Capitol Records. On April 6, 1942, Mercer supervised Capitol's first recording session where Martha Tilton recorded the song "Moon Dreams". On May 5, Bobby Sherwood and his orchestra recorded two tracks in the studio. On May 21, Freddie Slack and his orchestra recorded three tracks in the studio. On June 4, 1942, Capitol opened its first office in a second-floor room south of Sunset Boulevard. On that same day, Wallichs presented the company's first free record to Los Angeles disc jockey Peter Potter. On June 5, 1942, Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra recorded four songs at the studio. On June 12, the orchestra recorded five more songs in the studio, including "Trav'lin' Light" with Billie Holiday, On June 11, Tex Ritter recorded " Jingle Jangle Jingle" and "Goodbye My Little Cherokee" for his first Capitol recording session, the songs formed Capitol's 110th produced record.
The earliest recording artists included co-owner Mercer, Johnnie Johnston, Morse, Jo Stafford, the Pied Pipers, Tex Ritter, Paul Weston and Margaret Whiting Capitol's first gold single was Morse's "Cow Cow Boogie" in 1942. Capitol's first album was Capitol Presents Songs by Johnny Mercer, a three disc set with recordings by Mercer and the Pied Pipers, all with Weston's Orchestra; the label's other 1940s musicians included Les Baxter, Les Brown, Jimmy Bryant, Billy Butterfield, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr. Dinning Sisters, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Mary Ford, Benny Goodman, Skitch Henderson, Betty Hutton, Stan Kenton, Peggy Lee, Billy May, Les Paul, Alvino Rey, Andy Russell, Smilin' Jack Smith, Kay Starr, Speedy West, Cootie Williams. Musicians on the Capitol Americana label included Lead Belly, Cliffie Stone, Hank Thompson, Merle Travis, Wesley Tuttle, Jimmy Wakely, Tex Williams. Capitol was the first major west coast label to compete with labels on the east coast such as Columbia, RCA Victor.
In addition to its Los Angeles recording studio, Capitol owned a second studio in New York City and sent mobile recording equipment to New Orleans and other cities. In 1946, writer-producer Alan W. Livingston created Bozo the Clown for the company's children's record library. Examples of notable Capitol albums for children during that era are Sparky's Magic Piano and Rusty in Orchestraville. Capitol developed a noted jazz catalog that included the Capitol Jazz Men and issued the Miles Davis's album Birth of the Cool Capitol released a few classical albums in the 1940s, some of which contained a embossed, leather-like cover; these recordings appeared on 78 rpm format released on the 33 format in 1949. Among the recordings: Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros No. 10, with contributions from a Los Angeles choral group and the Janssen Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Werner Janssen. In 1949, Capitol opened a branch office in Canada and purchased KHJ Studios on Melrose Avenue adjacent to Paramount in Hollywood.
By the mid-1950s, Capitol had become a huge company. The label's roster included the Andrews Sisters, Ray Anthony, Shirley Bassey, June Christy, Tommy Duncan, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the Four Freshmen, the Four Knights, the Four Preps, Jane Froman, Judy Garland, Jackie Gleason, Andy Griffith, Dick Haymes, Harry James, the Kingston Trio, the Louvin Brothers, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Skeets McDonald, Louis Prima, Nelson Riddle, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Keely Smith. Capitol began recording roll acts such as the Jodimars and Gene Vincent. There were comedy records by Stan Freberg, Johnny Standley, Mickey Katz. Children listened to Capitol's Bozo the Clown albums. Although various people played Bozo the Clown on television, Capitol used the voice of Pinto Colvig, the voice of Goofy in Walt Disney cartoons. Don Wilson released children's records. In June 1952, Billboard magazine contained a chronicle of the label's first ten years in business. In 1955, the British record company EMI ended its 55-year mutual distribution
Taylor Edwin Hackford is an American film director and former president of the Directors Guild of America. He won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Teenage Father. Hackford went on to direct a number of regarded feature films, most notably An Officer and a Gentleman and Ray, the latter of which saw him nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and Academy Award for Best Picture. Hackford was born in Santa Barbara, the son of Mary, a waitress, Joseph Hackford, he graduated from the University of Southern California in 1968, where he was a pre-law major focusing on international relations and economics. After graduating, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, where he started using Super 8 film in his spare time; the camera was purchased for him by Steve Ball. He decided that he did not want to pursue a career in law, instead got a mailroom position at KCET-TV. At KCET he was the associate producer on the Leon Russell special "Homewood" in 1970. In 1973 at KCET he produced the one-hour special Bukowski, directed by Richard Davies.
The Idolmaker starred Ray Sharkey, awarded a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his portrayal of "Vinnie" in the film. The Music Supervisor was Richard Flanzer. Hackford said of The Idolmaker, "I make films about working-class people. To me, the compelling story in The Idolmaker is the guy with a wonderful talent and a strong ego has to make it happen through puppets." During the filming of An Officer and a Gentleman, Hackford kept Lou Gossett Jr. in separate living quarters from the other actors so he could intimidate them more during his scenes as a drill instructor. Richard Gere balked at shooting the ending, which involves his character arriving at his lover's factory wearing his Navy dress whites and carrying her off from the factory floor. Gere thought the ending would not work because it was too sentimental, Hackford was inclined to agree with Gere, until during a rehearsal when the extras playing the workers began to cheer and cry, but when Gere saw the scene with the music underneath it at the right tempo, he said it sent chills up the back of his neck, is now convinced Hackford made the right decision.
Hackford said of his film Ray: "My proudest moments in Ray were in those'chitlin' clubs. Ray Charles ended his life in concert halls, where people would go in tuxedos and listen to a genius perform, but in these clubs, he had to get people up dancing. What I tried to create was a little of that energy and exuberance; the great thing about music is when you can get people on their feet."In a 2005 interview, Hackford confirmed that he never watched his own films: "When I finish a film, I put it away and I never look at it again. I do now because of the DVDs and the commentary tracks. I put it aside and go onto the next. I never went to film school. I worked for the KCET public television station in L. A. I worked in concerts. I have done a lot of music. I feel comfortable shooting music, I think you can see that." Hackford has directed music videos, including "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins and "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie. On July 25, 2009, Hackford was elected president of the Directors Guild of America.
He was re-elected to a second, two-year term as president on June 25, 2011, at the DGA's National Biennial Convention in Los Angeles. Hackford has been married three times, he married his first wife, Georgie Lowres, in 1967. The couple divorced in 1972. In 1977 Hackford married Lynne Littman, with whom he has one child, Alexander Hackford, born in 1979. Hackford has been married to Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren since 1997. Hackford met Mirren when he was directing her in White Nights, although their first meeting did not go well: he kept her waiting to audition for White Nights, she was icy. "It was a strange way to meet Helen, because she is a lovely person", says Hackford, "but she didn’t hold back her fury." Hackford and Mirren wed in 1997. The couple lives along the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. Taylor Hackford on IMDb Peace Corps biography of Taylor Hackford news clips "Notable Former Volunteers / Arts and Literature". Peace Corps official site. Accessed 5 January 2007