Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and a director, with a career in film and theatre since 1960. Hoffman has been known for his portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1980 for Kramer vs. Kramer, and in 1989 for Rain Man. Widely considered one of the finest actors in history, Hoffman first drew praise for starring in the play, Eh. for which he won a Theatre World Award. This achievement was followed by his breakthrough 1967 film role as Benjamin Braddock. Since that time, Hoffmans career has largely focused on the cinema, with sporadic returns to television. Hoffmans notable films include, Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Straw Dogs, Lenny, Marathon Man, All the Presidents Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Rain Man, Hook and he made his directorial debut in 2012, with Quartet. Along with 2 Academy Award wins, Hoffman has been nominated for 5 additional Academy Awards and he has won 4 BAFTAs,3 Drama Desk Awards,2 Emmy Awards, and a Genie Award. Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999, and the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2012, Dustin Lee Hoffman was born on August 8,1937 in Los Angeles, the second son of Lillian and Harry Hoffman.
His father worked as a supervisor at Columbia Pictures before becoming a furniture salesman. Hoffman was named after stage and silent screen actor, Dustin Farnum and his older brother, Ronald, is a lawyer and economist. Hoffman is Jewish, from an Ashkenazi family of immigrants from Ukraine and his upbringing was non-religious, and he has said, I don’t have any memory of celebrating holidays growing up that were Jewish, and that he had realized he was Jewish at around age 10. Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955 and enrolled at Santa Monica College with the intention of studying medicine. He left after a year to join the Pasadena Playhouse, although when he told his family about his career goal and he took classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Hoffman initially hoped to become a classical pianist, having studied piano during much of his youth, while at Santa Monica College, he took an acting class, which he assumed would be easy, and caught the acting bug.
He recalls, I just was not gifted in music, now an aspiring actor, he spent the next ten years doing odd jobs, being unemployed, and struggling to get any available acting roles. He composed a song called Shooting the Breeze and Bette Midler wrote the words and his first acting role was at the Pasadena Playhouse, alongside future Academy Award-winner, Gene Hackman. After two years there, Hackman headed for New York City, with Hoffman soon following, Hoffman and Robert Duvall lived together in the 1960s, all three of them focused on finding acting jobs
Raymond Andrew Ray Winstone is an English film and television actor. He is mostly known for his hard man roles beginning with his role as Carlin in the 1979 film Scum and he has become well known as a voice over actor, and has recently branched out into film production. Winstone was born in Homerton, London, Winstone moved to Enfield when he was seven, and grew up on a council estate just off the A10 road. His father, Raymond J. Winstone, ran a fruit and vegetable business, while his mother, Winstone recalls playing with his friends on bomb sites, until Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were arrested for killing three children. Ray joined Brimsdown Primary School and he was educated at Edmonton County School and he attended Corona Theatre School. He did not take to school, eventually leaving with a single CSE in Drama, Winstone had an early affinity for acting, his father would take him to the cinema every Wednesday afternoon. Later, he viewed Albert Finney in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, other major influences included John Wayne, James Cagney, and Edward G.
Robinson. After borrowing extra tuition money from a mother, a drama teacher, Winstone took to the stage, appearing as a Cockney newspaper seller in a production of Emil. Winstone was a fan of boxing, known to his friends as Winnie, he was called Little Sugs at home. At the age of 12, Winstone joined the famous Repton Amateur Boxing Club, over the next 10 years, won 80 out of 88 bouts. At welterweight, he was London schoolboy champion on three occasions, fighting twice for England. The experience gave him a perspective on his career, If you can get in a ring with 2,000 people watching and be smacked around by another guy. Deciding to pursue drama, Winstone enrolled at the Corona Stage Academy in Hammersmith, at £900 a term, it was expensive, considering the average wage was about £36 a week. He landed his first major role in What a Crazy World at the Theatre Royal, London, Winstone was not popular with the establishment at his secondary school, who considered him a bad influence. After some 12 months, he found that he was the only pupil not invited to the Christmas party, hammering some pins through a piece of wood, he placed it under the wheel of his headmistresss car and blew out the tyre.
As a joke, he went up to the BBC, where his schoolmates were involved in an audition, the play, written by Roy Minton and directed by Clarke, was a brutal depiction of a young offenders institution. Winstone was cast in the role of Carlin, a young offender who struggles against both his captors and his fellow cons to become the Daddy of the institution. Hard hitting and often violent the play was judged unsuitable for broadcast by the BBC, the banned television play was entirely re-filmed in 1979 for cinematic release with many of the original actors playing the same roles
International Emmy Award for Best Actor
The International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor is a category of the International Emmy Awards, held since 2005 and which awards actors outside the United States. The first actor awarded the International Emmy was Frenchman Thierry Frémont for her performance in the television movie Dans la tête du tueur, in 2006, the British Ray Winstone was awarded the statuette for his role as Vincent Gallagher in Vincent, an ITV drama seriesseries. At the 2007 awards ceremony, the British Jim Broadbent won the award with the Dutch Pierre Bokma, David Suchet won the Emmy in 2008 for his performance as Robert Maxwell in Maxwell, a telefilm directed by Colin Barr. In 2009, Ben Whishaw was awarded for his role in Criminal Justice, in 2010, the award winning Bob Hoskins won the International Emmy for his performance in The Street, a British television drama series created by Jimmy McGovern and directed by David Blair. This was the work of Hoskins on TV. Christopher Eccleston won the award the year for his role in Accused.
In 2012, Darío Grandinetti became the first actor in Latin America awarded an Emmy Award, sean Bean won in 2013 for his work in BBC One drama series Accused. In 2014, Stephen Dillane wins for his role as a veteran British detective in the Anglo-French crime drama The Tunnel, in 2016, Dustin Hoffman snagged the best actor award for playing Mr. Hoppy in the BBCs Roald Dahls Esio Trot, an adaptation of the Dahl novel. Best Performance by an Actor, A male individual’s performance in a fiction program. Only performances from a program entered into the competition are eligible, the same performer may be submitted for different productions, as separate submissions. More than one male performance from the production may be submitted. The performer must appear in at least 10% of the running time of the submitted episode in order to be eligible. If the performance is part of a series, only one episode that had its first broadcast within the eligibility dates listed in Section I - Eligibility,2013 Emmy Awards International Emmy Awards
James Jim Broadbent is an English actor. His early stage work included appearances as Patrick Barlows assistant in the mock National Theatre of Brent and he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Iris and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Moulin Rouge. He had a sister who died at birth. And All The Worlds A Globe and these were hits at the Edinburgh Fringe, in London, and on tour. Later stage work included the productions of Kafkas Dick and Our Countrys Good at the Royal Court Theatre. Work on the stage with Mike Leigh includes Goosepimples and Ecstasy and he had worked with Stephen Frears in The Hit and Terry Gilliam in Time Bandits and Brazil before establishing himself in Mike Leighs Life Is Sweet. He played The Shy Doctor in the 1999 Comic Relief parody Doctor Who sketch, Doctor Who, in 2001, Broadbent starred in three of the years most successful films, Bridget Joness Diary, Moulin Rouge. For which he won a BAFTA, and Iris, for which he won an Oscar for his portrayal of John Bayley, Broadbent voiced Madame Gasket in the 2005 film Robots.
Broadbent appeared as DCI Roy Slater, a character in the enormously popular sitcom Only Fools. The character appeared in three episodes over an eight-year period and he had originally been offered the lead role of Del Boy in the series, but he turned it down due to other commitments. He has played a role in the Inspector Morse series, other comic roles include the lead role in the sitcom The Peter Principle and occasional guest appearances in Not The Nine OClock News, Only Fools and Horses, and Victoria Wood As Seen on TV. He portrayed Don Speekingleesh in The Queen of Spains Beard in the first series of The Black Adder in 1983 and he played the role of Prince Albert in Blackadders Christmas Carol, first broadcast in 1988. He joined Rowan Atkinson in his Spider-Man spoof Spider-Plant Man, as a disgruntled Batman, Broadbent played the lead role of the TV film Wide-Eyed and Legless. Based on a story, the drama tells of Deric Longdens wife, Diana. It began as a type of flu but it grew progressively worse and she was subject to blackouts and became so debilitated that she could barely get out of her wheelchair.
It led to years of pain and paralysis that ended in her death, Broadbent appeared as Inspector Frank Butterman in Hot Fuzz in 2007. He appeared in the radio production of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. He was a regular in Stephen Frys radio comedy show Saturday Night Fry, in 2008, he starred as pro-Newtonian physicist Sir Oliver Lodge in the fact-based single drama Einstein and Eddington for the BBC
Stephen John Dillane is an English actor. His television work has garnered him BAFTA and International Emmy awards for best actor. Dillane was born in Kensington, London to an English mother, the eldest of his siblings, he grew up in West Wickham, Kent. At school Dillane began performing in plays and had a certain facility for funny accents. 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, during his early acting career, he was known as Stephen Dillon but reverted to his birth name in the 1990s. He has performed T. S. Eliots Four Quartets in London and New York City, Dillane portrayed Horatio in the 1990 film adaptation of Hamlet. He played Michael Henderson in Welcome to Sarajevo, a based on British journalist Michael Nicholson. 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 he starred in John Adams as Thomas Jefferson.
In recent years Dillane has worked frequently in television, professing himself to be a little lost on stage at the moment and 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. In 2012 he played Rupert Keel, head of the security agency Byzantium. The following year he went on to take the lead, opposite Clémence Poésy, in the crime drama series The Tunnel. Dillane, who had not seen the series, plays Karl Roebuck. 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. His son, Frank Dillane, plays his son in the film and 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, 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, theatre,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 Crouchs An Oak Tree at the National Theatre. In 2016, besides appearing in the series of The Tunnel
Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is a Northern Irish actor, director and screenwriter originally from Belfast. Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and he has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeares plays, including Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Loves Labours Lost, and As You Like It. He narrated the BBC documentary miniseries Walking with Dinosaurs, Walking with Beasts, Branagh has been nominated for five Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and has won three BAFTAs, and an Emmy. He was appointed a knight bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honours and was knighted on 9 November 2012, at the age of nine, he moved with his family to Reading, Berkshire, to escape the Troubles. He was educated at Grove Primary School, Whiteknights Primary School, Meadway School, Tilehurst, at school, he acquired Received Pronunciation to avoid bullying. On his identity today he has said, I feel Irish, I dont think you can take Belfast out of the boy, and he attributes his love of words to his Irish heritage.
He is known to have attended the Reading Cine & Video Society as a member and was a member of Progress Theatre for whom he is now the patron. Branagh went on to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Branagh was part of the new wave’ of actors to emerge from the Academy. Others included Jonathan Pryce, Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Anton Lesser, Bruce Payne, in 1984 he appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Henry V, directed by Adrian Noble. The production played to full houses, especially at the Barbican in London and it was this production that he adapted for the film version of the play in 1989. This Twelfth Night was adapted for television, on the negative side, he has not got the magnetism of Olivier, nor the mellifluous voice quality of Gielgud nor the intelligence of Guinness. A year in 1989 Branagh co-starred with Emma Thompson in the Renaissance revival of Look Back in Anger, Judi Dench directed both the theatre and television productions, presented first in Belfast at the London Coliseum and Lyric Theatre.
In 2002, Branagh starred at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield as Richard III, in 2003 he starred in the Royal National Theatres production of David Mamets Edmond. Branagh directed The Play What I Wrote in England in 2001, from September to November 2008, Branagh appeared at Wyndhams Theatre as the title character in the Donmar West End revival of Anton Chekhovs Ivanov in a new version by Tom Stoppard. His performance was lauded as the performance of the year by several critics and it won him the Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Male Performance but did not get him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination, to the surprise of critics. In July 2013 he co-directed Macbeth at Manchester International Festival with Rob Ashford, with Branagh in the title role, Alex Kingston played Lady Macbeth and Ray Fearon featured as Macduff. The final performance of the sold out run, was broadcast to cinemas on 20 July as part of National Theatre Live. He repeated his performance and directorial duties opposite Ashford and Kingston when the production moved to New York Citys Park Avenue Armory in June 2014, the production marked his New York stage debut
David Suchet, CBE is an English actor, known for his work on British stage and television. He played Edward Teller in the TV serial Oppenheimer and received the RTS, for his role as Agatha Christies detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christies Poirot, he received a 1991 British Academy of Film and Television Arts nomination. Suchet was born in London, the son of Joan Patricia, an actress, Jack emigrated from South Africa to England in 1932, trained to be a doctor at St Marys Hospital Medical School, London, in 1933, and became an obstetrician and gynaecologist. Suchets father was of Lithuanian Jewish descent, the son of Izidor Suchedowitz, at some point, the family name was recorded as Schohet, a Yiddish word defining the profession of kosher butcher. Suchets father changed his surname to Suchet while living in South Africa, davids mother was English-born and Anglican. He was raised without religion, but became a practising Anglican in 1986 and he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he now serves as a council member.
His older brother, John, is a British television presenter and former ITN newscaster, Suchets nephew is the broadcaster Richard Suchet. Suchet began his career at the Watermill Theatre, Berkshire. In 1973, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, in 1981–82, he played Bolingbroke in Richard II opposite Alan Howard. Suchet played John in the drama Oleanna at the Royal Court Theatre in 1993 and it was directed by Harold Pinter, and co-starred Lia Williams as Carol. In 1996–97 he played opposite Dame Diana Rigg in the East-End production of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf and he was featured as Salieri from 1998 to 2000 in the Broadway production Amadeus. In 2007, at the Chichester Festival Theatre, he played Cardinal Benelli in The Last Confession, in 2014, he reprised the role of Benelli in the Australian tour of the play. He has been starring as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre in London since June 2015, after making his first TV appearance in 1970, he appeared in the 1980 made-for-TV film version of A Tale of Two Cities.
In 1980, he played Edward Teller, developer of the US H-bomb, in 1983, he played the insidious half-Chinese policeman with orders to kill British spy Sidney Reilly in Reilly, Ace of Spies. He portrayed Sigmund Freud in the six-hour mini-series Freud, co-produced by the BBC in 1984, in 1985, he played Blott in the television series Blott on the Landscape, and corporate whistle-blower Stanley Adams in A Song for Europe. Coincidentally, Suchet appeared as Inspector Japp in 1985s Thirteen at Dinner, in his book, Poirot and Me, Suchet mentions that Ustinov one day approached him and told him that Suchet could play Poirot and would be good at it. The following events happened, That conversation came back to me as Brian Eastman told me that ITV wanted to make a series of ten films based on the Poirot short stories. Then he dropped his bombshell, We are very keen that you should play Poirot and my spoonful of curry stopped halfway to my mouth
Benjamin John Ben Whishaw is an English actor. He has played the role of Q in the James Bond films starting with Skyfall, and was the voice of Paddington Bear in the 2014 film, Paddington. Whishaw was born in Clifton and was brought up there and in Langford, the son of Linda, who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw and his father is of French and Russian descent, and his mother is of English background. He has a twin, James. Whishaw is not the original surname. He first rose to prominence as a member of the Bancroft Players Youth Theatre, Big Spirit and he attended Henlow Middle School and Samuel Whitbread Community College in Shefford. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2003 and it was adapted into a physical theatre piece by the group and taken to the 1995 Edinburgh Festival, where it garnered five-star reviews and great critical acclaim. As the lead in Trevor Nunns 2004 production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, Whishaw received highly favourable reviews and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actor and the Ian Charleson Award.
The role was shared with Al Weaver in an arrangement that saw Whishaw playing all nights except for Mondays. Nunn is reported to have made this arrangement due to the youth of the two playing the lead, to relieve some of the pressure on each. It was Whishaw, who featured most prominently in the marketing materials and his film and television credits include Layer Cake and Chris Morriss 2005 sitcom Nathan Barley, in which he played a character called Pingu. He was named Most Promising Newcomer at the 2001 British Independent Film Awards for My Brother Tom and he played Keith Richards in the Brian Jones biopic Stoned. In the spring of 2005, Whishaw received lots of attention for his role as a dealer in Philip Ridleys controversial stage play Mercury Fur. In Perfume, Whishaw played Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a perfume maker whose craft turns deadly, the film was released in Germany in September 2006 and in US theaters in December 2006. In the same year, Whishaw worked on Pawel Pawlikowskis abandoned The Restraint of Beasts.
some trace of her, at the end of 2009 he starred in Cock, a new play by Mike Bartlett at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2009 he starred as the poet John Keats in the film Bright Star, in February 2010, Whishaw made a successful off-Broadway debut at MCC Theater in the American premiere of the awarding-winning play The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell. He played Ariel in Julie Taymors 2010 film adaptation of The Tempest, and was featured in The Hour, a BBC Two drama series. In 2012 Whishaw appeared as Richard II in the television film Richard II, in 2012, he appeared as part of the ensemble cast of the science-fiction drama film Cloud Atlas
Shaun Mark Bean, known professionally as Sean Bean, is an English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his debut in a theatre production of Romeo. Retaining his distinctive Yorkshire accent, he first found success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe. His most prominent film role was Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as a voice actor, Bean has been featured in the video games The Elder Scrolls IV, Sid Meiers Civilization VI, and the drama The Canterbury Tales, among several others. He has received awards during his career and won an International Emmy for Best Actor. He has nominated for a BAFTA and Saturn Award. Bean was born in Handsworth, a suburb of Sheffield, which was part of West Riding of Yorkshire. He is the son of Rita and Brian Bean and he has a younger sister named Lorraine. His father owned a shop that employed 50 people, including Beans mother. Despite becoming relatively wealthy, the family never moved away from the estate as they preferred to remain close to friends.
As a child, Bean smashed a door during an argument. This prevented him pursuing his dream of playing football professionally. In 1975, Bean left Brook Comprehensive School with O Levels in Art, after a job at a supermarket and another for the local council, he started working for his fathers firm with a day release at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology to take a welding course. While there, he stumbled into an art class and decided to pursue his interest in art. After attending courses at two colleges, one for half a day and the other for less than a week, he returned to Rotherham College. After some college plays and one at Rotherham Civic Theatre, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bean graduated from RADA in 1983, making his professional acting debut that year as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury. His early career involved a mixture of stage and screen work, as an actor, he adopted the Irish spelling of his first name. His first national exposure came in an advert for non-alcoholic lager, between 1986 and 1988, he was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing in productions of Romeo and Juliet, The Fair Maid of the West, and A Midsummer Nights Dream
Robert William Bob Hoskins was an English actor. He directed two feature films and he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the same role. In 2009, Hoskins won an International Emmy Award for Best Actor for his appearance on the BBC One drama The Street, in 2012, Hoskins retired from acting due to his battle with Parkinsons disease, and he died from pneumonia on 29 April 2014, at age 71. Hoskins was born in Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, on 26 October 1942 to Robert Hoskins, a bookkeeper and lorry driver, and Elsie Hoskins, from two weeks old, he was brought up in Finsbury Park, London. He left school at the age of 15 with a single O-Level and worked as a porter, lorry driver and he started on a 3-year accountancy course but dropped out. In 1968, Hoskins acting career began at the Victoria Theatre and he portrayed a servant named Peter in a production of Romeo and Juliet. In 1969, he worked at the Unity Theatre in London, One evening, he was waiting in the Unity Theatre bar for his friend, the actor Roger Frost, to finish an audition.
Whilst drinking at the bar, he was given a script and told and he got the part, with Frost ending up his understudy. Frost recalled, Bob was a natural and he just got up on stage and was brilliant. His first major role was in On the Move, an educational series intended to tackle adult illiteracy, in which he portrayed Alf Hunt. According to eventual producer George Auckland, up to 17 million people watched the series, Hoskins breakthrough television role came in the original BBC version of Dennis Potters innovative 6-part fantasy-drama Pennies from Heaven as adulterous sheet music salesman Arthur Parker. Later, he portrayed Iago in Jonathan Millers BBC Television Shakespeare production of Othello and he delivered comic turns in Terry Gilliams Brazil and as Mario in Super Mario Bros. He had a role as Pink Floyds manager in The Wall. He was slated to be a replacement in The Untouchables if Robert De Niro had not decided to portray Al Capone. In 1988, Hoskins played private investigator Eddie Valiant in the Disney, Hoskins was nominated for a Golden Globe award for this performance and won a British Evening Standard award.
He returned to television in productions for the BBC, including Flickers, David Copperfield as Wilkins Micawber and he portrayed Nikita Khrushchev as a political commissar in Enemy at the Gates. Hoskins received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Mrs Henderson Presents, Hoskins directed two films, both of which he starred in, The Raggedy Rawney and Rainbow. In 2009, he made a return to television in Jimmy McGoverns drama serial The Street, for this role, he received his only Emmy when he won Best Actor at the 2010 International Emmys