David Mark Morrissey is an English actor, director and screenwriter. At the age of 18, he was cast in the television series One Summer. After making One Summer, Morrissey attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre for four years. Throughout the 1990s, Morrissey portrayed policemen and soldiers, though he took other roles such as Bradley Headstone in Our Mutual Friend and Christopher Finzi in Hilary and Jackie. More film parts followed, including roles in Some Voices and Captain Corelli's Mandolin, before he played the critically acclaimed roles of Stephen Collins in State of Play and Gordon Brown in The Deal; the former earned him a Best Actor nomination at the British Academy Television Awards and the latter won him a Best Actor award from the Royal Television Society. In the years following those films, he had roles in The Reaping opposite Hillary Swank and Sensibility, Red Riding, Nowhere Boy and Centurion and produced and starred in the crime drama Thorne.
Morrissey returned to the stage in 2008 for a run of Neil LaBute's In a Dark Dark House and played the title role in the Liverpool Everyman's production of Macbeth in 2011. He starred in the British crime film Blitz, playing a morally dubious reporter in contact with the eponymous cop killer; the following year, he portrayed the Governor in AMC television series The Walking Dead as a series regular in the third and fourth seasons and the fifth season in a guest role. The British Film Institute describes Morrissey as being considered "one of the most versatile English actors of his generation", he is noted for his meticulous preparation for and research into the roles he plays. Morrissey has directed short films and the television dramas Sweet Revenge and Passer By, his feature debut, Don't Worry About Me, premiered at the 2009 London Film Festival and was broadcast on BBC television in March 2010. In 2014 he appeared in another television drama. Morrissey was awarded an honorary doctorate by Edge Hill University in July 2016.
Morrissey was born in the Kensington area of Liverpool, the son of Joe, a cobbler, Joan, who worked for Littlewoods. He was their fourth child, following brothers Tony and Paul, sister Karen Lane; the family lived at 45 Seldon Street, in the Kensington district of Liverpool. For National Museums Liverpool's Eight Hundred Lives project, Morrissey wrote that the house had been in his family since around the turn of the 20th century, his grandmother had been married there and his mother was born there. In 1971, the family moved to a larger, modern house on the new estates at Knotty Ash, Seldon Street was demolished; as a child, Morrissey was interested in film and Gene Kelly musicals. After seeing a broadcast of Kes on television, he decided to become an actor. At his primary school, St Margaret Mary's School, he was encouraged by a teacher named Miss Keller, who cast him as the Scarecrow in a school production adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz when he was 11 years old. Keller left the school soon after.
His secondary school, De La Salle School, had no drama classes and was the sort of place where Morrissey thought the fear of bullying dissuaded pupils from participating in lessons. On the advice of a cousin, Morrissey joined the Everyman Youth Theatre. For the first couple of weeks, he did not join in the workshops; when he participated, he appeared in the youth theatre's production of Fighting Chance, a play about the riots in Liverpool. He went to the theatre on Wednesday nights. By the age of 14, Morrissey was one of two youth theatre members who sat on the board of the Everyman Theatre. Ian Hart, with whom he had been friends since the age of five, was one of his contemporaries, as were Mark and Stephen McGann and Cathy Tyson. Morrissey became friends with the McGann brothers, who introduced him to their brother Paul when Paul was on a break from studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; when Morrissey was 15 years old, his father developed a terminal blood disorder. He was ill for some time and died of a haemorrhage at the age of 54 in the family home.
After leaving school at the age of 16, Morrissey joined a Wolverhampton theatre company, where he worked on sets and costumes. In 1982, Morrissey auditioned for One Summer, a television series by Willy Russell for Yorkshire Television and Channel 4 about two Liverpool boys who run away to Wales one summer. Russell had been attached to the Everyman for many years, Morrissey had seen him while he was working behind the bar downstairs from the theatre, though the two had never been introduced. Morrissey went to at least eight auditions, in one read for the part of Icky opposite Paul McGann, reading for Billy. McGann, five years older than Morrissey, believed that he was too old to be playing the part of 16-year-old Billy, stepped back from the production, leaving the role to go to Morrissey. Spencer Leigh got the part of Ian Hart played the supporting role of Rabbit. Russell had a professional disagreement with the director Gordon Flemyng and producer Keith Richardson over the casting of 18-year-old Morrissey and Leigh.
Russell subsequently had his name removed from the credits of the original broadcast. After filming One Summer for five months, Morrissey went travelling in Kenya with his cousins; when he returned to Britain, One Summer was being broadcast, he dealt with the new experience of being recognised in public. Morrissey had planned to study at RADA in
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2018, a population of 308,144 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U. S; the metropolitan population of 2,362,453, is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania, the 26th-largest in the U. S. Pittsburgh is located in the south west of the state, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Ohio rivers. Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges; the city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest, as the mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Whiskey Rebels, Civil War raiders. Aside from steel, Pittsburgh has led in manufacturing of aluminum, shipbuilding, foods, transportation, computing and electronics.
For part of the 20th century, Pittsburgh was behind only New York and Chicago in corporate headquarters employment. S. stockholders per capita. America's 1980s deindustrialization laid off area blue-collar workers and thousands of downtown white-collar workers when the longtime Pittsburgh-based world headquarters moved out; this heritage left the area with renowned museums, medical centers, research centers, a diverse cultural district. Today, Apple Inc. Bosch, Uber, Autodesk, Microsoft and IBM are among 1,600 technology firms generating $20.7 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls. The area has served as the long-time federal agency headquarters for cyber defense, software engineering, energy research and the nuclear navy; the area is home to 68 colleges and universities, including research and development leaders Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The nation's eighth-largest bank, eight Fortune 500 companies, six of the top 300 U. S. law firms make their global headquarters in the area, while RAND, BNY Mellon, FedEx, Bayer and NIOSH have regional bases that helped Pittsburgh become the sixth-best area for U.
S. job growth. In 2015, Pittsburgh was listed among the "eleven most livable cities in the world"; the region is a hub for Environmental Design and energy extraction. In 2019, Pittsburgh was deemed “Food City of the Year” by the San Francisco-based restaurant and hospitality consulting firm af&co. Many restaurants were mentioned favorable, among them were Superior Motors in Braddock, Driftwood Oven in Lawrenceville, Spork in Bloomfield, Fish nor Fowl in Garfield and Bitter Ends Garden & Luncheonette in Bloomfield. Pittsburgh was named in 1758 by General John Forbes, in honor of British statesman William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham; as Forbes was a Scot, he pronounced the name PITS-bər-ə. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough on April 22, 1794, with the following Act: "Be it enacted by the Pennsylvania State Senate and Pennsylvania House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania... by the authority of the same, that the said town of Pittsburgh shall be... erected into a borough, which shall be called the borough of Pittsburgh for ever."
From 1891 to 1911, the city's name was federally recognized as "Pittsburg", though use of the final h was retained during this period by the city government and other local organizations. After a public campaign, the federal decision to drop the h was reversed; the area of the Ohio headwaters was long inhabited by the Shawnee and several other settled groups of Native Americans. The first known European to enter the region was the French explorer/trader Robert de La Salle from Quebec during his 1669 expedition down the Ohio River. European pioneers Dutch, followed in the early 18th century. Michael Bezallion was the first to describe the forks of the Ohio in a 1717 manuscript, that year European fur traders established area posts and settlements. In 1749, French soldiers from Quebec launched an expedition to the forks to unite Canada with French Louisiana via the rivers. During 1753–54, the British hastily built Fort Prince George before a larger French force drove them off; the French built Fort Duquesne based on LaSalle's 1669 claims.
The French and Indian War, the North American front of the Seven Years' War, began with the future Pittsburgh as its center. British General Edward Braddock was dispatched with Major George Washington as his aide to take Fort Duquesne; the British and colonial force were defeated at Braddock's Field. General John Forbes took the forks in 1758. Forbes began construction on Fort Pitt, named after William Pitt the Elder while the settlement was named "Pittsborough". During Pontiac's Rebellion, native tribes conducted a siege of Fort Pitt for two months until Colonel Henry Bouquet relieved it after the Battle of Bushy Run. Fort Pitt is notable as the site of an early use of smallpox for biological warfare. Lord Jeffery Amherst ordered blankets contaminated from smallpox victims to be distributed in 1763 to the tribes surrounding the fort; the disease spread into other areas, infected other tribes, killed hundreds of thousands. During this period, the powerful nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, based in New York, had maintained control of much of the Ohio Valley as hunting grounds by right of conquest after defeating other tribes.
By the terms of the 1768 Treaty of
Homegrown is a 1998 American comedy-drama thriller film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring Billy Bob Thornton, John Lithgow and Hank Azaria. Small-fry marijuana harvesters in Northern California try to keep the business running, negotiating the biggest sale and keeping his death a secret, but when silent partners, the Mafia, the police, other meddlers crash the party, they begin to realize they are in over their heads. John Lithgow as Malcolm / Robert Stockman Jon Tenney as Helicopter Pilot Ryan Phillippe as Harlan Dykstra Hank Azaria as Carter Billy Bob Thornton as Jack Marsden Kelly Lynch as Lucy Jon Bon Jovi as Danny Kleoka Renee Sands as 4-Year-Old Girl Matt Ross as Ben Hickson Judge Reinhold as Policeman Leigh French as Waitress Christopher Dalton as Old Farmer Jamie Lee Curtis as Sierra Kahan Ted Danson as Gianni Saletzzo Tiffany Paulsen as Heather the Stockbreeder Jeanette H. Wilson as White Haired Woman Jake Gyllenhaal as Jake / Blue Kahan Steve Carell as Party Extra with Funny Pants Ramsay Midwood as Bill the Gas station guy The soundtrack was released on June 11, 2002 on Will Records.
Track list: "Smoke Two Joints" by Sublime – "Book Of Rules" by The Heptones "GBH" by Death In Vegas "Pass The Dutchie" by Buck-O-Nine "We Are Dumb" by Home Grown "I Smell A Rat" by Sebadoh "Stars" by Green Apple Quick Step "Gone To Stay" by Elaine Summers "Great Escape" by Chaser "Sick And Beautiful" by Artificial Joy Club "Electro Glide in Blue" by Apollo Four Forty "Burn" by Lucky Me "Hold on to Me" by Cowboy Junkies Homegrown on IMDb Homegrown at Rotten Tomatoes
Faversham is a market town and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, United Kingdom. The town is 48 miles from London and 10 miles from Canterbury and lies next to the Swale, a strip of sea separating mainland Kent from the Isle of Sheppey in the Thames Estuary, it is close to the A2, which follows an ancient British trackway, used by the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons, known as Watling Street. The Faversham name is of Latin via Old English origin, meaning "the metal-worker's village". There has been a settlement at Faversham since pre-Roman times, next to the ancient sea port on Faversham Creek, archaeological evidence has shown a Roman theatre was based in the town, it was mentioned in the Domesday book as Favreshant. The town was favoured by King Stephen who established Faversham Abbey, which survived until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538. Subsequently, the town became an important seaport and established itself as a centre for brewing, the Shepherd Neame Brewery, founded in 1698, remains a significant major employer.
The town was the centre of the explosives industry between the 17th and early 20th century, before a decline following an accident in 1916 which killed over 100 workers. This coincided with a revival of the shipping industry in the town. Faversham has a number of landmarks, with several historic churches including St Mary of Charity, Faversham Parish Church, the Maison Dieu and Faversham Recreation Ground. Faversham Market is still based in the town centre. There are good road and rail links, including a Southeastern service to the High Speed 1 line at Ebbsfleet International and London. Faversham was established as a settlement before the Roman conquest; the Romans established several towns in Kent including Faversham, with traffic through the Saxon Shore ports of Reculver, Richborough and Lympne converging on Canterbury before heading up Watling Street to London. The town was less than 10 miles from Canterbury, Faversham had become established on this road network by 50 AD following the initial conquest by Claudius in 43 AD.
Numerous remains of Roman buildings have been discovered in and around Faversham, including under St Mary of Charity Church where coins and urns were discovered during reconstruction of the western tower in 1794. In 2013, the remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman theatre, able to accommodate some 12,000 people, were discovered at a hillside near the town; the cockpit-style outdoor auditorium, the first of its kind found in Britain, was a style the Romans used elsewhere in their empire on the Continent. There is archaeological evidence to suggest that Faversham was a summer capital for the Saxon kings of Kent, it was held in royal demesne in 811, is further cited in a charter granted by Coenwulf, the King of Mercia. Coenwulf described the town as the King's little town of Fefresham, while it was recorded in the Domesday Book as Favreshant; the name has been documented as meaning "the metal-worker's village", which may derive from the Old English fæfere, which in turn comes from the Latin "faber" meaning "craftsman" or "forger".
The town had established itself as a seaport by the Middle Ages, became part of the Confederation of the Cinque Ports in the 13th century, providing a vessel to Dover. The Gough Map of Britain, printed in 1360, shows the Swale as an important shipping channel for trade; the manor was recorded as Terra Regis. King Stephen gave it to his chief lieutenant, William of Ypres, but soon made him swap it with Lillechurch so that the manor of Faversham could form part of the endowment of Faversham Abbey. Stephen established the abbey in 1148, is buried there with his consort Matilda of Boulogne, his son, the Earl of Boulogne. Stephen favoured the town because of the abbey, so it was important during his reign. King John tried to give the church to Simon of Wells in 1201, but it was owned by the monks of St Augustine's Abbey at Canterbury, who appealed to Rome and denied the request. Abbey Street was constructed around this time in order to provide an appropriate approach to the abbey from the town, it still houses timber framed buildings and has been described as "the finest medieval street in southeast England".
Thomas Culpeper was granted Faversham Abbey by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538. Most of the abbey was demolished, the remains of Stephen were rumoured to have been thrown into Faversham Creek. An excavation of the abbey in 1964 uncovered the empty graves; the entrance gates survived the demolition and lasted until the mid-18th century, but otherwise only a small section of outer wall survived. The abbey's masonry was taken to Calais to reinforce defence of the town in British possession, against the French army. In 1539, the ground upon which the abbey had stood, along with nearby land, passed to Sir Thomas Cheney, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Among the few surviving buildings of Faversham Abbey are the two barns at Abbey Farm. Minor Barn was built around 1425. Next to the barns is the Abbey Farmhouse, part of which dates from the 14th century; the Abbey Guest house, on the east side of the Abbey's Outer Gateway, has survived as Arden's House. This house, now a private residence in Abbey Street, was the location of the murder of Thomas Arden in 1551.
The Faversham Almshouses were founded and endowed by Thomas Manfield in 1614, with additional houses being built by Henry Wright in 1823. Due to the poor quality of roads in the Middle Ages, travel by sea was an important transport corridor. Richard Tylman, mayor in 1581, expanded the port at Faversham, he became
Lena Kathren Headey is an English actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Cersei Lannister on the HBO epic drama series Game of Thrones, for which she has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. Headey made her big screen debut in Waterland, continued to work in British films and on television throughout the decade, before finding fame with her lead performances in The Brothers Grimm and 300, her other film credits include The Remains of the Day, The Jungle Book, Mrs Dalloway, The Parole Officer, Ripley's Game, The Purge, 300: Rise of an Empire. She played Sarah Connor in the spin-off series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Headey has provided voices for the role-playing video game Risen and the video game tie-in film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, as well as the animated series Danger Mouse and Trollhunters. Headey was born in Hamilton, Bermuda, to English parents and John Headey, her father, a Yorkshire police officer, was stationed there at the time.
She has Tim. She is of part Irish descent; the family moved to Somerset when she was five, to Highburton, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, when Headey was 11. As a child, she took ballet lessons, before being told to stop. Headey had her first experience of acting. At the age of 17, Headey performed in a one-off show and afterwards a casting agent took a photo and asked her to audition, she obtained a supporting role in the drama Waterland, in which she had the opportunity to work with actors, in the business several years before her. She had a small role in the critically acclaimed film The Remains of the Day, which received eight Academy Awards nominations, her career would continue to grow in England throughout the decade, see larger parts in bigger motion pictures. Headey played Kitty Brydon, the childhood friend and romantic interest of Mowgli, in Disney's The Jungle Book. James Berardinelli praised the cast's "solid performances". as part of a positive critical reception, the film found moderate commercial success in theaters.
She appeared opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the 1997 romantic drama Mrs Dalloway, portraying the closest friend of a housewife, now wife of a self-made millionnaire and mother of five. She was cast in the drama Onegin, a film based on the 19th century Russian novel of the same name by Alexander Pushkin, in which she portrayed the fiancé of an aspiring poet and appeared with Ralph Fiennes and Liv Tyler; the film was financially unsuccessful. In 2000, Headey played a newly promoted lawyer with no apparent emotional attachments in the romantic comedy Aberdeen, receiving a received the Silver Iris Award for Best Actress at the 2001 Brussels European Film Festival, starred as a troubled college student in the psychological drama Gossip, with Kate Hudson. In 2001's comedy The Parole Officer, Headey took on the role of a police officer, alongside Steve Coogan in his first film role. While the film was warmly received, ViewLondon remarked: "The only disappointment is Lena Headey, despite being fantastically sexy, smirks her way through the entire film at the most inappropriate moments".
In 2002, she appeared as a mousey Victorian lesbian artist with Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart in the mystery drama Possession, based on the 1990 novel of the same name by British author A. S. Byatt, as the wife of a law-abiding art framer dying of leukemia in the thriller Ripley's Game, adapted from the 1974 novel of the same name. In its review for the latter, Eye for Film noted: "Whilst this is much a male-centered film, Lena Headey turns in a powerful performance as Jonathan's wife, creating a sense of balance and normality against which other events are contrasted". Headey appeared in the comedy The Actors, opposite Dylan Moran and Michael Caine, portraying the love interest of a struggling actor. Headey found a much wider recognition when she starred with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam's adventure fantasy film The Brothers Grimm, as Angelika, whose woodsman father was transformed into a werewolf by the Evil Queen, she was drawn to the "tomboy" nature of her character, on which she stated: "She lives and grows up and survives in the forest.
Terry and I talked about how her instincts are animalistic and she can see 360 degrees around her. She is aware of; that is. She is of the earth"; the Brothers Grimm made US$105.3 million worldwide. In 2005, Headey starred with actress Piper Perabo in the films The Cave and Imagine Me & You; the horror film The Cave saw the actress play a member of a group of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network. While critical response was negative, the film managed to turn a profit at the box office. In the romantic dramedy Imagine Me & You, she took on the role of a woman who becomes infatuated with a newlywed bride, causing a stir among the bride's family and friends; the film found a limited release in theaters, but Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle stated that the actress "has a forthright, irresistible appeal and a face and a smile that suggest intelligence and lots of fun". Her most known film role came in 2007, when Headey played Queen Gorgo in Zack Snyder's epic war film 300, based on
Grassroots is a 2012 American film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, based on the book Zioncheck for President by Phil Campbell. Shot in Seattle, the film revolves around a grassroots campaign for Seattle City Council and explores what happens when a dedicated activist tries to realize a vision by seeking political office; the film tells the story of Phil Campbell, a journalist who has just lost his job and gets roped into leading Grant Cogswell's political campaign. Grant, played by Joel David Moore, is Phil's enthusiastic friend whose passion for the monorail inspires him to run for Seattle City Council. Grant is running against Richard McIver, played by Cedric the Entertainer, although McIver has more money and more supporters, Grant's blind passion paired with Phil's strategy makes Grant a contender. Jason Biggs as Phil Campbell Joel David Moore as Grant Cogswell Lauren Ambrose as Emily Bowen Cobie Smulders as Clair Tom Arnold as Tommy Emily Bergl as Theresa Glendon Todd Stashwick as Nick Ricochet Cedric the Entertainer as Richard McIver DC Pierson as Wayne Christopher McDonald as Jim Tripp Official website Grassroots on IMDb
A Dangerous Woman (1993 film)
A Dangerous Woman is a 1993 American romantic drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by his wife Naomi Foner, loosely based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Mary McGarry Morris; the feature was co-produced by Gramercy Pictures. It stars Barbara Hershey and Gabriel Byrne, it included Gyllenhaal and Foner's two children and Maggie, who developed acting careers. Debra Winger was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance and won Best Actress at the Tokyo International Film Festival; the film has never been released on Region 1 DVD. It was once released on video in the United Kingdom by First Independent Films. Martha Horgan struggles to have a normal life in spite of being mentally challenged, she is fired from a job at the local dry-cleaner after accusations of stealing from the cash register. She believes the theft was done by the boyfriend of her work colleague Birdie. Depressed, Horgan returns to the home of Aunt Frances and discovers that a handyman, has been hired to fix the porch of the main house.
Aunt Frances plans to host a gala event for a local politician. Irate over her husband's affair with Frances, the politician's wife had driven into the porch and damaged it. Mackey is kind to Martha, he defends her from Getso, who bullies and insults her, smashes the windshield on Getso's van. Martha becomes fond of Mackey as time goes on. Mackey does not take advantage of her. One night Mackey returns drunk to Martha's home, lets himself in and proceeds to have sex with the eager Martha on her sofa, he sleeps with Frances, drunk, despondent following the gala. Her lover politician had left with her at the end of the evening. Mackey plans to leave as soon as he finishes the porch job, feeling guilty about being unfaithful to Martha, but Martha urges him stay and tries to seduce him, he resists at first succumbs finally rejects her and throws her out. Despondent, Martha seeks her only friend, for comfort. There she finds Getso, who threatens her. Feeling cornered, Martha stabs Getso with a sandwich knife.
Martha tries to comfort Getso as he dies from his wounds. Frances and Mackey seek Martha at the police station where they are informed that she is pregnant and will be charged with murder and spend the rest of her life in jail, they find Martha overwhelmed with guilt over what she has resigned to her fate. Frances suspicious of Getso, informs Martha that she is pregnant and that all she has to do is tell the police Getso raped her and she will be released. Martha doesn't reveal that Mackey is the father of her child. Mackey again urges her to lie to save her life, but Martha instead insists that Mackey must take care of their child. A final scene set in the near future reveals that Martha was remanded to a care facility where she is allowed to have day visits. Frances and her child are shown taking her away for just such a visit. Janet Maslin of The New York Times praised the film Winger's acting and Gyllenhaal's direction. But, she found the film overall more akin to melodrama than drama: A Dangerous Woman on IMDb A Dangerous Woman at AllMovie A Dangerous Woman at Box Office Mojo A Dangerous Woman at Rotten Tomatoes Original New York Times Review