Anna Torv is an Australian actress known for her roles as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on television series Fringe for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series in 2011 and as Doctor Wendy Carr in Netflix's Mindhunter. Torv was born in Melbourne, the daughter of Susan and Hans Torv, she grew up in Queensland. Her father was born to a Scottish mother in Scotland, her mother is of Scottish descent. She is estranged from her father, she has Dylan. Her paternal aunt is writer Anna Murdoch Mann, married for 31 years to media mogul Rupert Murdoch, her cousins are James and Elisabeth Murdoch. Torv graduated from Benowa State High School in 1996, she graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art with a degree in Performing Arts in 2001. In 2003, Torv played the role of Ophelia with the Bell Shakespeare Company in John Bell's production of Hamlet. In 2004, she joined the cast of Australia's acclaimed television drama The Secret Life of Us playing Nikki Martel.
In 2005, Torv recorded a series of audio books for Scholastic Australia's Solo Collection, including titles Little Fingers, Jack's Owl and Maddy in The Middle and voiced Nariko in the 2007 video game Heavenly Sword. She appeared in the BBC series Mistresses in 2008. From 2008 to 2013, Torv played Agent Olivia Dunham in the American television series Fringe, she received an Australians in Film Breakthrough award in 2009. She has been nominated five times for the Saturn Award for Best Television Actress from 2009 to 2013, winning a total of four. Torv appeared as Virginia Grey on HBO's mini-series The Pacific and starred in a CollegeHumor Original video as a tyrannical traffic cop. In 2014, Torv reprised her role as Nariko in the film adaptation of Heavenly Sword. Torv has been listed as one of "TV's 100 Sexiest Women" by BuddyTV four times, she ranked #16 in 2009, #27 in 2010, #48 in 2011 and #68 in 2012. In March 2016, Torv was cast in the role of Wendy Carr, an FBI Consultant, in the Netflix drama Mindhunter from David Fincher and Charlize Theron.
In December 2008, Torv married her Fringe co-star Mark Valley. They separated after one year of marriage. 2008: Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe 2009: Won – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe 2010: Won – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe 2010: Nominated – Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi for her role in Fringe 2011: Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Actress for her role in Fringe 2011: Won – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe 2011: Nominated – Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi for her role in Fringe 2012: Nominated – Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi for her role in Fringe 2012: Won – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe 2017: Won – Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress for her role in Secret City Anna Torv on IMDb AnnaTorverse.com - Anna Torv updates and career archive vk.com/AnnaTorv - About, Biography, Photos and more
A novel is a long work of narrative fiction written in prose form, and, published as a book. The entire genre has been seen as having "a continuous and comprehensive history of about two thousand years", with its origins in classical Greece and Rome, in medieval and early modern romance, in the tradition of the Italian renaissance novella. Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji has been described as the world's first novel. Spread of printed books in China led to the appearance of classical Chinese novels by the Ming dynasty. Parallel European developments occurred after the invention of the printing press. Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, is cited as the first significant European novelist of the modern era. Ian Watt, in The Rise of the Novel, suggested that the modern novel was born in the early 18th century. Walter Scott made a distinction between the novel, in which "events are accommodated to the ordinary train of human events and the modern state of society" and the romance, which he defined as "a fictitious narrative in prose or verse.
However, many such romances, including the historical romances of Scott, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, are frequently called novels, Scott describes romance as a "kindred term". This sort of romance is in turn different from the genre fiction love romance novel. Other European languages do not distinguish between romance and novel: "a novel is le roman, der Roman, il romanzo, en roman." A novel is a fictional narrative which describes intimate human experiences. The novel in the modern era makes use of a literary prose style; the development of the prose novel at this time was encouraged by innovations in printing, the introduction of cheap paper in the 15th century. The present English word for a long work of prose fiction derives from the Italian novella for "new", "news", or "short story of something new", itself from the Latin novella, a singular noun use of the neuter plural of novellus, diminutive of novus, meaning "new". Most European languages use the word "romance" for extended narratives.
A fictional narrativeFictionality is most cited as distinguishing novels from historiography. However this can be a problematic criterion. Throughout the early modern period authors of historical narratives would include inventions rooted in traditional beliefs in order to embellish a passage of text or add credibility to an opinion. Historians would invent and compose speeches for didactic purposes. Novels can, on the other hand, depict the social and personal realities of a place and period with clarity and detail not found in works of history. Literary proseWhile prose rather than verse became the standard of the modern novel, the ancestors of the modern European novel include verse epics in the Romance language of southern France those by Chrétien de Troyes, in Middle English. In the 19th century, fictional narratives in verse, such as Lord Byron's Don Juan, Alexander Pushkin's Yevgeniy Onegin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh, competed with prose novels. Vikram Seth's The Golden Gate, composed of 590 Onegin stanzas, is a more recent example of the verse novel.
Content: intimate experienceBoth in 12th-century Japan and 15th-century Europe, prose fiction created intimate reading situations. On the other hand, verse epics, including the Odyssey and Aeneid, had been recited to a select audiences, though this was a more intimate experience than the performance of plays in theaters. A new world of individualistic fashion, personal views, intimate feelings, secret anxieties, "conduct", "gallantry" spread with novels and the associated prose-romance. LengthThe novel is today the longest genre of narrative prose fiction, followed by the novella. However, in the 17th century, critics saw the romance as of epic length and the novel as its short rival. A precise definition of the differences in length between these types of fiction, is, not possible; the requirement of length has been traditionally connected with the notion that a novel should encompass the "totality of life." Although early forms of the novel are to be found in a number of places, including classical Rome, 10th– and 11th-century Japan, Elizabethan England, the European novel is said to have begun with Don Quixote in 1605.
Early works of extended fictional prose, or novels, include works in Latin like the Satyricon by Petronius, The Golden Ass by Apuleius, works in Ancient Greek such as Daphnis and Chloe by Longus, works in Sanskrit such as the 4th or 5th century Vasavadatta by Subandhu, 6th– or 7th-century Daśakumāracarita and Avantisundarīkathā by Daṇḍin, in the 7th-century Kadambari by Banabhatta, Murasaki Shikibu's 11th-century Japanese work The Tale of Genji, the 12th-century Hayy ibn Yaqdhan by Ibn Tufail, who wrote in Arabic, the 13th-century Theologus Autodidactus by Ibn al-Nafis, another Arabic novelist, Blanquerna, written in Catalan by Ramon Llull, the 14th-century Chinese Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Gua
The Book of Revelation (film)
The Book of Revelation is a 2006 Australian film directed by Ana Kokkinos, which she adapted with Andrew Bovell to screen from the novel by Rupert Thomson. It was produced with original music by Cezary Skubiszewski; the movie was unusual for its detailed visuals of a non statutory female on male rape. Daniel, an Australian classical dancer, is abducted in an alley by three hooded women, they proceed to hold him in an abandoned warehouse for about two weeks, mutilating him sexually and using him for their own physical and psychological gratification, before dumping him blindfolded from a car near his home. Traumatised, Daniel neither reports his kidnapping and rape to the authorities, nor reveals it to family, friends or colleagues. In the aftermath, he has problems readjusting to normal life, his sceptical live-in lover, a ballerina, suspecting that he was unfaithful to her during his absence, leaves him. Obsessed with finding the culprits, who he has reason to believe are from the vicinity, he dates every woman who bears a resemblance to his abductors, hoping to identify them.
This leads him into trouble with the law, to an eventual breakdown that may or may not prove cathartic. The film concludes with Daniel weeping in the arms of a policeman. Tom Long as Daniel Greta Scacchi as Isabel Colin Friels as Olsen Anna Torv as Bridget/ The Leading Hooded Woman Deborah Mailman as Julie Nadine Garner as Margot Zoe Coyle as Renate Zoe Naylor as Astrid Odette Joannidis as Maude The film was nominated for Best Screenplay - Adapted, Best Original Music Score and Best Costume Design awards at the Australian Film Institute in 2006, it won the Best Music Score at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, where it was nominated for four more awards. The Book of Revelation on IMDb The Book of Revelation at AllMovie The Book of Revelation at the National Film and Sound Archive