Vanessa Redgrave, CBE is an English actress of stage and television, as well as a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and she received Tony nominations for The Year of Magical Thinking and Driving Miss Daisy. On screen, she has starred in scores of films and is a six-time Oscar nominee and her other nominations were for Morgan, A Suitable Case for Treatment, Mary, Queen of Scots, The Bostonians and Howards End. Among her other films are A Man for All Seasons, Camelot, The Devils, Murder on the Orient Express, Prick Up Your Ears, Impossible, Atonement and The Butler. Redgrave was born in Greenwich, the daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave, laurence Olivier announced her birth to the audience at a performance of Hamlet at the Old Vic, when he said that Laertes had a daughter. She was educated at the Alice Ottley School and Queens Gate School and her siblings, Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, were acclaimed actors. Vanessa Redgrave entered the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1954 and she first appeared in the West End, playing opposite her brother, in 1958.
In 1960, Redgrave had her first starring role in Robert Bolts The Tiger, in 1961, she played Rosalind in As You Like It for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1962, she played Imogen in William Gaskills production of Cymbeline for the RSC. In 1966, Redgrave created the role of Jean Brodie in the Donald Albery production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and she won four Evening Standard Awards for Best Actress in four decades. In 2003 she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of Eugene ONeills Long Days Journey Into Night. In January 2006, Redgrave was presented the Ibsen Centennial Award for her work in interpreting many of Henrik Ibsens works over the last decades. Previous recipients of the award include Liv Ullmann, Glenda Jackson, for this, she won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play. She reprised the role at the Lyttelton Theatre at the Royal National Theatre in London to mixed reviews and she spent a week performing the work at the Theatre Royal in Bath in September 2008.
She once again performed the role of Joan Didion for a benefit at New Yorks Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on 26 October 2009. The performance was originally slated to debut on 27 April, but was pushed due to the death of Redgraves daughter Natasha, the proceeds for the benefit were donated to the United Nations Childrens Fund and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Both charities work to help for the children of Gaza. In October 2010, she starred in the Broadway premiere of Driving Miss Daisy starring in the role opposite James Earl Jones
Universal Pictures is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal. The company was founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley and its studios are located in Universal City and its corporate offices are located in New York City. Universal Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America and is one of Hollywoods Big Six studios. Universal Studios was founded by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane, one story has Laemmle watching a box office for hours, counting patrons and calculating the days takings. Within weeks of his Chicago trip, Laemmle gave up dry goods to buy the first several nickelodeons, for Laemmle and other such entrepreneurs, the creation in 1908 of the Edison-backed Motion Picture Trust meant that exhibitors were expected to pay fees for Trust-produced films they showed.
Soon and other disgruntled nickelodeon owners decided to avoid paying Edison by producing their own pictures, in June 1909, Laemmle started the Yankee Film Company with partners Abe Stern and Julius Stern. Laemmle broke with Edisons custom of refusing to give billing and screen credits to performers, by naming the movie stars, he attracted many of the leading players of the time, contributing to the creation of the star system. In 1910, he promoted Florence Lawrence, formerly known as The Biograph Girl, the Universal Film Manufacturing Company was incorporated in New York on April 30,1912. Laemmle, who emerged as president in July 1912, was the figure in the partnership with Dintenfass, Kessel, Swanson, Horsley. Eventually all would be out by Laemmle. Following the westward trend of the industry, by the end of 1912 the company was focusing its efforts in the Hollywood area. On March 15,1915, Laemmle opened the worlds largest motion picture production facility, Universal City Studios, studio management became the third facet of Universals operations, with the studio incorporated as a distinct subsidiary organization.
Unlike other movie moguls, Laemmle opened his studio to tourists, Universal became the largest studio in Hollywood, and remained so for a decade. However, it sought an audience mostly in towns, producing mostly inexpensive melodramas, westerns. In its early years Universal released three brands of feature films — Red Feather, low-budget programmers, more ambitious productions, and Jewel, their prestige motion pictures. Directors included Jack Conway, John Ford, Rex Ingram, Robert Z. Leonard, George Marshall and Lois Weber, despite Laemmles role as an innovator, he was an extremely cautious studio chief. Unlike rivals Adolph Zukor, William Fox, and Marcus Loew and he financed all of his own films, refusing to take on debt. Character actor Lon Chaney became a card for Universal in the 1920s
Rachel Roberts (actress)
Rachel Roberts was a British actress noted for her fervour and passion. For both films, she won the BAFTA Award for Best British Actress and she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for This Sporting Life. Her other notable appearances included Murder on the Orient Express, Picnic at Hanging Rock. Roberts theatre credits included the production of the musical Maggie May in 1964. She was nominated for the 1974 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the plays, Chemin de Fer and The Visit, Roberts was born in Llanelli, Wales. After a Baptist upbringing, followed by study at the University of Wales and she made her film debut in the Welsh-set comedy Valley of Song, directed by Gilbert Gunn. Her portrayal of Brenda in Karel Reiszs Saturday Night and Sunday Morning won her a British Academy Film Award, Lindsay Anderson cast her as the suffering Mrs Hammond in This Sporting Life, earning another BAFTA and an Oscar nomination. Both films were significant examples of the British New Wave of film-making, in theatre, she performed at the Royal Court and played the title role as the life-enhancing tart in Lionel Barts musical Maggie May.
In films, she continued to play women with lusty appetites as in Lindsay Andersons O Lucky Man. Although the haunting Australian-made Picnic at Hanging Rock, directed by Peter Weir, provided her with a different kind of role, after relocating to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, she appeared in supporting roles in several American films such as Foul Play. Her final British film was Yanks, directed by John Schlesinger, in 1976, she won a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Alan Bennetts play Habeas Corpus. In 1979, Roberts co-starred with Jill Bennett in the London Weekend Television production of Alan Bennetts The Old Crowd, directed by Lindsay Anderson, Roberts was married twice and had no children. She first married actor Alan Dobie in 1955, the following year, Roberts married actor Rex Harrison in Genoa, Italy. The marriage was tumultuous and Harrison both drank excessively and engaged in public fights, Harrison left Roberts and they divorced in 1971. Later that year, Harrison married British socialite Elizabeth Rees-Williams, Roberts former best friend, devastated by her divorce from Rex Harrison, Roberts alcoholism and depression worsened.
She moved to Hollywood in 1975 and tried to forget the relationship, in 1980, Roberts attempted to win Harrison back. The attempt proved futile as Harrison was married to his sixth and final wife, on 26 November 1980, Roberts died at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 53. The corrosive effect of the agent was an immediate cause of death
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday,6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, planning for the operation began in 1943. Adolf Hitler placed German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in command of German forces, the amphibious landings were preceded by extensive aerial and naval bombardment and an airborne assault—the landing of 24,000 American and Canadian airborne troops shortly after midnight. Allied infantry and armoured divisions began landing on the coast of France at 06,30, the target 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast was divided into five sectors, Omaha, Gold and Sword. Strong winds blew the landing craft east of their positions, particularly at Utah. Casualties were heaviest at Omaha, with its high cliffs, at Gold and Sword, several fortified towns were cleared in house-to-house fighting, and two major gun emplacements at Gold were disabled, using specialised tanks.
The Allies failed to any of their goals on the first day. Carentan, St. Lô, and Bayeux remained in German hands, and Caen, German casualties on D-Day have been estimated at 4,000 to 9,000 men. Allied casualties were at least 10,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead, museums and war cemeteries in the area now host many visitors each year. Between 27 May and 4 June 1940, over 338,000 troops of the British Expeditionary Force, after the German Army invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin began pressing his allies for the creation of a second front in western Europe. In late May 1942 the Soviet Union and the United States made a joint announcement that a. full understanding was reached with regard to the urgent tasks of creating a front in Europe in 1942. Instead of a return to France, the Western Allies staged offensives in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. By mid-1943 the campaign in North Africa had been won, the Allies launched the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, and subsequently invaded Italy in September the same year.
By then, Soviet forces were on the offensive and had won a victory at the Battle of Stalingrad. The decision to undertake a cross-channel invasion within the year was taken at the Trident Conference in Washington in May 1943. Initial planning was constrained by the number of landing craft, most of which were already committed in the Mediterranean. At the Tehran Conference in November 1943, Roosevelt and Churchill promised Stalin that they would open the second front in May 1944. Four sites were considered for the landings, the Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy, as Brittany and Cotentin are peninsulas, it would have been possible for the Germans to cut off the Allied advance at a relatively narrow isthmus, so these sites were rejected
Hyde, Greater Manchester
Hyde is a town in Greater Manchester, England. In 2011, it had a population of 34,003, historically in Cheshire, it is 5 miles northeast of Stockport,6 miles west of Glossop and 7 miles east of Manchester. Newton Hall was present in the 13th century, the area formed a township of the parish of St Mary, Stockport. Its name is derived from the Hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, in times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres. In the late 18th century the area that was to become the centre was no more than a cluster houses known as Red Pump Street. Gee Cross was much larger and Hyde was still used to refer to the estates of Hyde Hall on the banks of the River Tame. Altogether there were only 3,500 inhabitants in the district in 1801, the town is largely a creation of the 19th century and the Industrial Revolution. The population of Hyde increased due to the success of the mills during the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. By 1872 only 27 remained, half of the mills closed between 1921 and 1939 and there is only one working mill in the town today.
There were many mill owning families, including the Sidebotham, the main employers in the mills were the Ashton family who successfully ran a combined spinning and weaving company. Most mills concentrated on one process only, the Ashton family built Hyde Chapel on Stockport Road, Gee Cross. The Ashton Brothers Mill has recently been demolished to make way for a housing estate, St Georges Church was built in 1832 as a chapel of ease to St Marys, Stockport. It was built at the instigation of John Hyde Clarke of Hyde Hall and was the first Church of England place of worship in the town, St Georges became the parish church of part of Hyde township in 1842. Later additions include the lychgate, boathouse by the canal, hearse house, parish rooms, the church has a 110-foot tower housing eight bells and a clock. The Peak Forest Canal was constructed through Hyde from Ashton-under-Lyne to Woodley, Captain Clarkes Bridge, originally named Wood End Canal Bridge is situated at the end of Woodend Lane. The bridge was erected before Captain Clarke rose to prominence and therefore became known as Captain Clarkes Bridge after he retired and resided there.
There was a mine, known as Hyde Colliery, in the town. There was a held the following month at the town hall
Pillboxes are concrete dug-in guard posts, normally equipped with loopholes through which to fire weapons. The originally jocular name arose from their similarity to the cylindrical and hexagonal boxes in which medical pills were once sold. They are in effect a trench firing step hardened to protect against small-arms fire and grenades, the concrete nature of pillboxes means that they are a feature of prepared positions. They were probably first used in the Hindenburg Line and this is likely to have been the time when they acquired their incongruous English name. The Oxford English Dictionarys earliest record of the use of the word pillbox in connection with a defensive post is from 13 September 1917, some pillboxes were designed to be prefabricated and transported to their location for assembly. During World War I, Sir Ernest William Moir produced a design for concrete machine-gun pillboxes constructed from a system of interlocking precast concrete blocks, around 1500 Moir pillboxes were eventually produced and sent to the Western Front in 1918.
Pillboxes are often camouflaged in order to conceal their location and to maximize the element of surprise. The French Maginot Line built between the world consisted of a massive bunker and tunnel complex, but as most of it was below ground little could be seen from the ground level. The exception were the concrete blockhouses, gun turrets, between the Abyssinian Crisis of 1936 and World War II, the British built about 200 pillboxes on the island of Malta for defence in case of an Italian invasion. Less than 100 pillboxes still exist, and most are found on the eastern part of the island. A few of them have been restored and are cared for, some pillboxes are still being destroyed nowadays as the authorities do not consider them to have any architectural or historic value, despite heritage NGOs calling to preserve them. About 28,000 pillboxes and other hardened field fortifications were constructed in England in 1940 as part of the British anti-invasion preparations of World War II, about 6,500 of these structures still survive.
Pillboxes for the Czechoslovak border fortifications were built before the Second World War in Czechoslovakia in defence against a German attack, none of these were actually used against their intended enemy during the German invasion, but some were used against the advancing Soviet armies in 1945. The Japanese made use of pillboxes in their fortifications of Iwo Jima, pillboxes were hard to defeat and required artillery, anti-tank weapons or grenades to overcome. Notes Bibliography CBA staff, A Review Of The Defence of Britain Project, Council for British Archaeology, retrieved 30 May 2006 Hellis, Pillbox Study Group, retrieved 10 September 2009 OED staff, pillbox, n
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The Essendon Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League, the sports premier competition. Formed in 1871 as a club and playing as a senior club since 1878. It is historically associated with Essendon, a suburb in the north-west of Melbourne, dyson Heppell is the current team captain. A founding member club of both the Victorian Football Association, in 1877, and the Victorian Football League, in 1896, the club claims to have over at least one million supporters Australia wide. Essendon has won 16 VFL/AFL premierships which, along with Carlton, is the most of any club in the competition, the club was founded by members of the Royal Agricultural Society, the Melbourne Hunt Club and the Victorian Woolbrokers. The Essendon Football Club is thought to have formed in 1872 at a meeting it the home of a well-known brewery family, the McCrackens, whose Ascot Vale property hosted a team of local junior players. Robert McCracken, the owner of several city hotels, was the founder and first president of the Essendon club and his son, Alex would become president of the newly formed VFL.
Alexs cousin, who had played with Melbourne, was the teams first captain. The club played its first recorded match against the Carlton second twenty on 7 June 1873, Essendon played 13 matches in its first season, winning seven, with four draws and losing two. The club was one of the junior members of the Victorian Football Association in 1877. During its early years in the Association, Essendon played its matches at Flemington Hill. In 1878, Essendon played in the first match on what would be considered by modern standards to be a field at Flemington Hill. In 1879 Essendon played Melbourne in one of the earliest night matches recorded when the ball was painted white, in 1883 the team played four matches in Adelaide. In 1891 Essendon won their first VFA premiership, which they repeated in 1892,1893 and 1894, one of the clubs greatest players, Albert Thurgood played for the club during this period. Essendon was undefeated in the 1893 season, at the end of the 1896 season Essendon along with seven other clubs formed the Victorian Football League.
Essendons first VFL game was in 1897 was against Geelong at Corio Oval in Geelong, Essendon won its first VFL premiership by winning the 1897 VFL finals series. Essendon again won the premiership in 1901, defeating Collingwood in the Grand Final, the club won successive premierships in 1911 and 1912 over Collingwood and South Melbourne respectively. The nickname first appeared in print in the local North Melbourne Advertiser in 1889 and it was known firstly as Essendon Town and, after 1905, as Essendon
Stockport /ˈstɒkpɔːrt/ is a large town in Greater Manchester, England,7 miles south-east of Manchester city centre, where the River Goyt and Tame merge to create the River Mersey. The town is the largest settlement in the borough of the same name. Historically, most of the town was in Cheshire, but the area to the north of the Mersey was in Lancashire. Stockport in the 16th century was a small town entirely on the bank of the Mersey. In the 18th century the town had one of the first mechanised factories in the British Isles. However, Stockports predominant industries of the 19th century were the cotton, Stockport was at the centre of the countrys hatting industry, which by 1884 was exporting more than six million hats a year, the last hat works in Stockport closed in 1997. Dominating the western approaches to the town is the Stockport Viaduct, built in 1840, the viaducts 27 brick arches carry the mainline railways from Manchester to Birmingham and London over the River Mersey. This structure featured as the background in many paintings by L. S.
Lowry, Stockport was recorded as Stokeport in 1170. The currently accepted etymology is Old English port, a place, with stoc, a hamlet, hence. Older derivations include stock, a place or castle, with port. The castle probably refers to Stockport Castle, a 12th-century motte-and-bailey first mentioned in 1173, other derivations are based on early variants such as Stopford and Stockford. There is evidence that a ford across the Mersey existed at the foot of Bridge Street Brow, Stopford retains a use in the adjectival form, for Stockport-related items, and pupils of Stockport Grammar School style themselves Stopfordians. By contrast, former pupils of Stockport School are known as Old Stoconians, Stopfordian is used as the general term, or demonym used for people from Stockport, much as someone from London would be a Londoner. Stockport has never been a sea or river port as the Mersey is not navigable here, in the centre of Stockport it has been culverted and the main shopping street, built above it.
The earliest evidence of occupation in the wider area are microliths from the hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic period and weapons. Early Bronze Age remains include stone hammers, flint knives, there is a gap in the age of finds between about 1200 BC and the start of the Roman period in about 70 AD, which may indicate depopulation, possibly due to a poorer climate. Despite a strong tradition, there is little evidence of a Roman military station at Stockport. It is assumed that roads from Cheadle to Ardotalia and Manchester to Buxton crossed close to the town centre
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a 5-mile-long branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line in West Yorkshire, England. It runs from Keighley to Oxenhope and it connects to the national rail network at Keighley railway station. In 1861, John McLandsborough, an engineer, visited Haworth to pay tribute to Charlotte Brontë and was surprised to find that it was not served by a railway. The branch served 15 mills around its terminus as well as others on the line, and it was reported to the meeting of these local gentlemen that the line would cost £36,000 to build. In light of this fact,3,134 shares worth £10 each were issued at this meeting, along with the election of directors, bankers and engineers. Notable was the fact that J McLandsborough, the proposer of the line was appointed acting engineer. The railway was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1862 and the first sod was cut on Shrove Tuesday,9 February 1864 by Isaac Holden, the chairman of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
The railway was built as single track, but with a wide enough to allow upgrading to double track if the need arose. This manifested itself in that the walls, when bored, were oozing quicksand resulting in the application of piles being driven down to the bedrock to support. Unfortunately, this meant that the Wesley Place Methodist Church was damaged through the vibration, the KWVR had to pay £1,980 in damages to the church. Tracklaying was completed in 1866, having started at each end, the line was tested with a locomotive from Ilkley, which took nearly two hours to get from Keighley to Oxenhope, but just 13 minutes to get back. Before opening, violent storms struck the line in November of that year, the opening ceremony was held on Saturday 13 April 1867. Unfortunately, the train got stuck on Keighley bank and again between Oakworth and Haworth, necessitating splitting it before carrying on with the journey, finally, on 15 April 1867, public passenger services on the Worth Valley commenced.
Upon sale of the railway, the owners made a profit. After becoming part of the London and Scottish Railway in 1923 during Grouping, on 6 November 1892 the deviation line between Haworth and Oakworth through Mytholmes Tunnel was opened and the original route abandoned. The deviation was built as a condition of the buy out of the Keighley, the original design for the deviation was to skirt the mill pond through a cutting to rejoin the original formation. However, during construction the material in the cutting proved to be unstable, the original trestle viaduct can be seen in a picture hanging in the booking hall of Oakworth station. British Railways operated the last scheduled train on Saturday 30 December 1961
Keighley railway station
Keighley railway station serves the town of Keighley in West Yorkshire, England. First opened in March 1847 by the Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway and it is managed by Northern, who operate most of the passenger trains serving it. Electric trains operate frequently from Keighley towards Bradford Forster Square, longer distance diesel trains on the Leeds to Morecambe Line and Settle to Carlisle Line call here. Keighley is the terminus of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. This is a heritage railway run by volunteers that was originally built by the Midland Railway. Closed to passenger traffic in 1962, it was reopened by the K&WVR Preservation Society six years and is now a popular tourist attraction, Trains on the former GNR lines to Bradford and Halifax via Queensbury served the station from 1882 until closure in May 1955. The Airedale Line runs from platforms 1 and 2 and Keighley and it has a connection to the Airedale Line just north of the Bradford Road bridge for rolling stock transfers and occasional visits by charter trains.
The National Rail side of the station is staffed, with the ticket office open seven days a week. Train running information is provided via a P. A system, posters, a waiting room is available on platform 1 and shelters on platform 2. Step-free access to platforms from the main entrance is via ramps from the road above, whilst platform 1 has level access from Dalton Lane. The K&WVR has its own office and access ramps from the shared main entrance to platforms 3 and 4. They have a refreshment stand and bookstall on platform 4, during Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is a half-hourly service to both Leeds and Bradford Forster Square in one direction and four trains an hour towards Skipton in the other. In the evenings there is a service to Leeds, an hourly service to Bradford Forster Square. On Sundays there is a service to Leeds and a two-hourly service to Bradford with two or three trains per hour to Skipton. The new Northern franchise agreement includes provision to increase the Bradford service to hourly, there are a number of trains each day from Leeds to Carlisle and Morecambe - both routes are operated by Northern.
There is a service from Skipton to London Kings Cross. A return service operates from Kings Cross to Skipton each day. The Keighley and Worth Valley service runs daily during the summer, the station was featured in the Head & Shoulders advert Dont break up with your hair in early 2009
Lisa Eichhorn is an American actress and producer. She made her debut in 1979 in the John Schlesinger film Yanks for which she received two Golden Globe nominations. Her international career has included film and television, in 1958, the family moved to Reading, where Eichhorn attended Mt. Penn High School. At the end of her year, she left to study in Svolvær, Norway, as a Rotary International Exchange student. Eichhorn began college at the Queen’s University at Kingston and she quickly realized that her passion was in drama and English, and they became her concentration. While at Oxford, Eichhorn met Alan Rickman at a cocktail party, Rickman encouraged her to audition for London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she was accepted in 1975. Upon graduating from RADA in 1977, Eichhorn immediately began rehearsals for the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, in December 1977, Eichhorn met with John Schlesinger for the role of Lancashire shop-girl Jean Moreton in his wartime romance, Yanks. She convinced him she was British and he gave her a screen test and, although Eichhorn felt duty-bound to tell Schlesinger she was actually American, he insisted that she was his choice regardless of her nationality.
Eichhorn won two Golden Globe nominations for her performance in Yanks, Best Actress and Best New Star, the day after filming wrapped on Yanks, Eichhorn flew to Boston to play Gertrude Wentworth in Merchant-Ivory’s The Europeans, for which she won a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Eichhorn made a handful of London television appearances, moved to Hollywood where she collaborated with actor Treat Williams on her first American film, around this time, Ivan Passer and Paul Gurian enlisted Eichhorn to play Maureen Cutter in Cutters Way with Jeff Bridges and John Heard. In 1980, Eichhorn was cast opposite Gene Hackman in the low-budget Universal feature, in the summer, Eichhorn travelled to Poland to shoot the CBS/TimeLife venture The Wall for Harry Sherman. She moved to Connecticut for the birth of her daughter in 1981, george Cukor came backstage after one performance and told her she was like Greta Garbo. In 1984, Eichhorn starred in Golden Boy at the Royal National Theatre and she made her New York theatre debut opposite Nathan Lane in The Common Pursuit in 1986, while playing Elizabeth Carlyle on All My Children for a year.
Eichhorn was invited to be a Life Member of the Actors Studio in 1988, in 1990, Eichhorn made her Broadway debut at the Belasco Theatre in The Speed of Darkness, with Len Cariou, Stephen Lang and Robert Sean Leonard. She went on to star opposite Sada Thompson and Justin Kirk in Any Given Day at the Longacre Theatre, in 1996, Eichhorn returned to Los Angeles for her daughter’s high school career. She starred in two more Hersov-Finlayson collaborations at the Royal Exchange Manchester and Misfits, in which she played Marilyn Monroe and she returned to New York in 2000 to do a variety of theatre and teaching. In 2003, Eichhorn moved back to London to pursue writing and producing and she returned to the Royal Exchange Manchester in 2004 to play Ouisa in Six Degrees of Separation, and played Joy Gresham opposite Julian Glover’s C. S. Lewis in Shadowlands at Salisbury Playhouse. Eichhorn continues to live in London where she works in theatre and television, in 2007, Eichhorn produced and co-wrote Defenders of Riga, which was the official Latvian film entry to the 2009 Academy Awards