Q (James Bond)
Q is a fictional character in the James Bond films and film novelisations. Q, like M, is a job title rather than a name, he is the head of Q Branch, the fictional research and development division of the British Secret Service. Q has appeared in 21 of the 24 Eon Productions's James Bond films, the exceptions being Live and Let Die, the 2006 Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace; the character was featured in both non-Eon Bond films, Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again. The character Q never appears in the novels by the author Ian Fleming, where only the Q Branch is mentioned. In John Gardner's novels, the post of Q is taken over by Ann Reilly, she forms a relationship with Bond. It is supposed that she held the post for a short while only, because Raymond Benson's novels return Boothroyd to the post without explanation. Charles Fraser-Smith is credited as the inspiration for Q due to the spy gadgets he built for the Special Operations Executive; these were called Q-devices, after the Royal Navy's World War I Q-ships.
In the Fleming novels there are frequent references to Q and Q Branch with phrases like "see Q for any equipment you need" and "Q Branch would handle all of that", with a reference to "Q's craftsmen" in From Russia, with Love. In the sixth novel, Dr. No, the service armourer. Fleming named the character after Geoffrey Boothroyd, a firearms expert who lived in Glasgow, who had written to the novelist suggesting that Bond was not using the best firearms available. Boothroyd is referenced in the Bond novels of John Gardner, but the author preferred instead to focus on a new character, Ann Reilly, introduced in the first Gardner novel, Licence Renewed and promptly dubbed "Q'ute" by Bond. Major Boothroyd appears in Dr. No and in the script of From Russia with Love. Desmond Llewelyn stated that, although he was credited as playing "Major Boothroyd" in the latter film, his name as said by M was replaced with "the equipment officer", as director Terence Young stated that Boothroyd was a different character.
Beginning in Guy Hamilton's Goldfinger and in each film thereafter Major Boothroyd is most referred to as Q. In most films in which Q appears, he is restricted to a "behind the scenes" involvement, either based in London or in secret bases out in the field. Two notable exceptions in which Q becomes directly involved in Bond's missions occur in Octopussy—in which Q participates in field work—including the final battle against the villain's henchmen, Licence to Kill in which he joins Bond in the field after 007 goes rogue. In the first film, Dr. No, Boothroyd is played by Peter Burton in only one scene in which he replaces Bond's.25 ACP Beretta 418 pistol with the signature.32 Walther PPK handgun. He is referred to by M as "the armourer," and as Major Boothroyd. Scheduling conflicts prevented Burton from reprising the role in From Russia with Love, although he made two uncredited reappearances in Bond films, first as an RAF officer in Thunderball and as a secret agent in the satirical Casino Royale.
Beginning with From Russia with Love, Desmond Llewelyn portrayed the character in every official film except Live and Let Die until his death in 1999. In the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me, as Q delivered the underwater Lotus, Major Anya Amasova/Agent XXX greets Q as "Major Boothroyd". While briefing Bond on the gadgets that he is going to use on his mission, Q expresses irritation and impatience at Bond's short attention span telling him to "pay attention, 007", Bond's playful lack of respect for his equipment, telling the agent, "I never joke about my work, 007". In Thunderball, Bond can be heard muttering "Oh no". However, on occasion, Q has shown a warm and fatherly concern for 007's welfare, such as at Bond's wedding in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, when he assures Bond that he is available if Bond requires his help. Q has assisted Bond in a more active role in his missions in Octopussy, remaining to aid Bond in person after another ally is killed, Licence to Kill saw him travel to assist Bond while he is on leave from MI6 after Bond has resigned from MI6 to pursue his own vendetta.
He refers to Bond as "007", rather than by his name. In GoldenEye, Q shares a joke with Bond for the first time, in The World Is Not Enough when he reveals his plan to retire, Bond is saddened at the prospect. Q signs off with "Now pay attention, 007," and offers some words of advice: Q: "I've always tried to teach you two things: First, never let them see you bleed." Bond: "And the second?"Q: "Always have an escape plan." – before he is lowered out of view. This was the final film appearance of Desmond Llewelyn as Q in the James Bond series, although he would revive the role once again as Q in a Heineken commercial, a TV cross-promotion for The World Is Not Enough. Llewelyn died in a car crash just weeks after the film's release. Between films he starred as Q in various commercials for a diversity of products and companies; these included Bond collectable merchandise, TV3, Hyundai motorcars, LG video recorders, Highland Superstores, Visa credit cards, Reach electric toothbrushes, the latter of which featured Q briefing himself in the mirror.
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The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Marnette Provost "Marne" Patterson is an American actress. Patterson was raised as an only child by her mother in Los Angeles, where she was born, her name is her mother's middle name: Marnette. Her aunt is Dana Dillaway, former child actress who appeared in Giant as Elizabeth Taylor's and Rock Hudson's daughter Judy. In 1989, Patterson was the junior vocalist winner on Star Search. In 1996, Patterson appeared as a volleyball schoolgirl attracting the attentions of Tommy in the premiere episode of 3rd Rock From The Sun. Patterson portrayed Nicole Farrell on the NBC series Something So Right. Patterson starred in the short-lived WB sitcom Movie Stars and the made-for-TV movie The Stalking of Laurie Show, she has appeared in films such as Camp Nowhere, Patterson made appearance in That'70s Show as Shelly in the episode: "Eric's Panties" in 2000. Who's Your Daddy?, Pope Dreams, Cloud 9. She voiced Lucy van Pelt in It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown and It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown. In 2004, Patterson appeared on Grounded For Life as an underage drinker.
In 2005, she guest starred on Supernatural as a young high school student, Charlie, in the episode Bloody Mary. In 2006, Patterson landed the role of Christy Jenkins on Charmed, a witch kidnapped from her home by Scabbar Demons at the age of seven; these demons held her captive within The Underworld for fifteen years and intend to use her as the key to the "ultimate power" under the orders of The Triad, a trio of powerful upper-level demons who had sent the demon mercenary Belthazor/Cole Turner undercover to defeat The Charmed Ones. Her character could mentally cause beings to burst into flames, she appeared on Charmed for eight episodes. Patterson portrayed Holly Little in the 2008 film Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, she starred. In 2009, she appeared on an episode of the TV series House. In 2011, she appeared on an episode of The Mentalist as a con artist who would sleep with wealthy men and blackmail them, her character was named Naomi/Victoria. Patterson is close friends with her co-star on The Stalking of Laurie Show.
Patterson's charity work includes. Her hobbies include singing, horseback riding, hiking and cooking. On September 4, 2011, she married James Verzino, Wealth Management Advisor and Managing Director at Northwestern Mutual Los Angeles, at a ranch in Malibu, California, they have two children, a son, a daughter, London. Marnette Patterson on IMDb
Anthony John Sarrero known by his stage name Anthony Denison, is an American actor. The eldest of three, he was raised in New York City's Harlem, he worked for John Hancock Insurance as a life insurance agent in Poughkeepsie, New York, while pursuing his acting career, starring in several stage productions in the New Paltz, New York, locale. His stage surname "Denison" was taken from his friend Jan Denison during his days as an actor and director at a nonprofit theater in the late 1970s. Denison is most known for his role as Lieutenant Andy Flynn in The Closer and its spin-off Major Crimes, he is well known for his role as mob boss Ray Luca on the NBC crime drama Crime Story. Afterwards, he starred and guest-starred in several crime movies and television programs, notably as undercover agent John Henry Raglin in Wiseguy, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, City of Hope, as Joey Buttafuoco in The Amy Fisher Story, as John Gotti in Getting Gotti, Criminal Passion, as head coach Mike George in ESPN's drama series Playmakers.
He appeared in Episode 3, of Charmed as the father of the Halliwell sisters. In 2005, he appeared on Criminal Minds as Sgt. Weigart, he played Detective Buroughs in Karla. He had a recurring role as Aldo Burrows on the Fox series Prison Break. In 2000, he played the role of a killer for hire in Texas Ranger. Denison embodied "Government Investor" in the 2011 Frankie Muniz superhero caper Pizza Man. Tony Denison on IMDb
G. W. Bailey
George William Bailey is an American actor. Although he appeared in many dramatic roles, he may be best remembered for his "crusty" comedic characters such as Staff Sergeant Luther Rizzo in M*A*S*H, he played the role of Detective Lieutenant Louie Provenza on TNT's television crime drama The Closer, its spinoff series Major Crimes, from 2005 to 2018. Bailey was born in Texas, he went to Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur with Jimmy Johnson. He started college at Lamar University in nearby Beaumont and transferred to Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Bailey left college and spent the mid-1960s working at local theater companies before moving to California in the mid-1970s, where he landed roles on television programs of the day such as Starsky and Hutch and Charlie's Angels, his film debut was in A Force of an early Chuck Norris film. He got his breakout role as Rizzo in M*A*S*H, he did a star making turn as Tom Berenger's sidekick in Rustler's Rhapsody. He returned to college in 1993, graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas in May 1993, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theatre.
For the 1999–2000 school year, he was the Artist-in-Residence. In the late 1990s he starred in three of the seventeen television movies and miniseries in the Bible Collection series produced for the TNT television network, Solomon and Paul. Since 2001, Bailey has served as the Executive Director of the Sunshine Kids Foundation, which provides trips and activities for hundreds of young cancer patients annually, he first volunteered with the organization. G. W. Bailey on IMDb G. W. Bailey at AllMovie The Sunshine Kids G. W. Bailey - Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, TX