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Jack Edward Oliver

John Edward Oliver (19 June 1942 – 26 May 2007) was a British cartoonist. He is more usually known as J. Edward Oliver or JEO, and to his friends he was Jack.

Biography

He originally achieved fame in late 1970 with a long-running strip in the UK music paper Disc (and Music Echo), later Record Mirror. The strip had many fans including John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It included characters from TV, film and music, with a large section for readers' contributions (Win a Plastic Warthog). Jack provided other material, including a pop-based strip called The Nose, stories and numerous graphics.

One character proved particularly enduring, a dinosaur called Fresco-Le-Raye. Up to his death, J Edward Oliver continued to create Fresco strips which can be seen on his official website. (The site also features other strips, such as The Invisible Man, a staple of his Record Mirror years, with Young Julie, The Invisible Woman and more.)

In November 1977, the Record Mirror strip was deemed not contemporary enough and was ended. Oliver went to work for IPC Magazines Ltd, creating comic strips including Buster's Master Mind (1980-1983), Cliff Hanger (1983-1987) and Vid Kid, as well as drawing The Champ in Whizzer and Chips from 1979 to 1981. Many of his strips included puzzles and games. In 1984, Oliver also wrote the words for a musical called Swan Esther which was performed at London's Young Vic and on BBC radio.

When Buster ceased publication at the beginning of 2000, Oliver was the last artist left, and drew the only non-reprint material in the comic's final issue ("How It All Ends", which looked back at how all the Buster characters ended). With Buster gone, Oliver investigated other work, including newspaper strips and first day covers. In 2000, with his cousin [Steve Oliver], and together they created Phil Stamp Covers for stamp collectors. Other work included promotional art for a single by Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs.

Among Oliver's trademarks in his strips were little signs reading "Abolish Tuesdays" and regular sightings of a tiny cube with a crank handle attached. The latter was never explained. Oliver also had something of an obsession with the British actress Madeline Smith, drawing several appearances by her into his work, which she later complained about. Oliver reacted characteristically, producing a strip about her complaint.

In 2000, a website about Oliver's work revived interest in it. The site was originally created as a celebration of JEO's work in Disc and Record Mirror but JEO contributed new material, as well as obscure historical stuff and a new, e-mailed (and free) weekly strip involving Fresco-Le-Raye, which eventually had hundreds of subscribers and ran for several hundred episodes, eventually developing from black-and-white to colour.

In 2007 Oliver announced he was suffering from cancer, but he continued to create new material. In March 2007 he married his girlfriend of many years, Liz Hales. He died peacefully on 26 May 2007.[1]

JEO's website continues, with much unpublished material finally seeing the light of day.

Archaeological find

A rare collection of early Middle Bronze Age (c. 13th century B.C.) tools and weapons was discovered by John Oliver whilst digging the footings of an extension to his home in Tredegar Road, Dartford, in 1986. The four implements comprised two axe-heads, a knife and a tanged shaving razor and are known as the Leyton Cross Bronzes. The items were purchased by and are on display in Dartford Museum.

References
  1. "A to Z". www.bustercomic.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
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Jack Edward Oliver

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John Edward Oliver (19 June 1942 – 26 May 2007) was a British cartoonist . He is more usually known as J. Edward Oliver or JEO, and to his friends he was Jack. Biography He originally achieved fame in late 1970 with a long-running strip in the UK music paper Disc (and Music Echo) , later Record Mirror . The strip had many fans including John Lennon and Yoko Ono . It included characters from TV, film and music, with a large section for readers' contributions (Win a Plastic Warthog ). Jack provided other material , including a pop-based strip called The Nose , stories and numerous graphics. One character proved particularly enduring, a dinosaur called Fresco-Le-Raye. Up to his death, J Edward Oliver continued to create Fresco strips which can be seen on his official website. (The site also features other strips, such as The Invisible Man, a staple of his Record Mirror years, with Young Julie, The Invisible Woman and more.) In November 1977, the Record Mirror strip was deemed not contemporary enough and was ende ...more...



Jack Oliver

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Jack Oliver may refer to: Jack P. Oliver , former Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives Jack Edward Oliver (1942–2007), British cartoonist Jack Ertle Oliver (1923–2011), American geophysicist Jack Oliver (record executive) , British president of Apple Records, 1969–1971 Jack Oliver (weightlifter) (born 1991), British weightlifter See also Keith Jack Oliver, better known as Jackie Oliver (born 1942), British former Formula One driver and team-owner John Oliver (disambiguation) Jack Oliver may refer to: Jack P. Oliver , former Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives Jack Edward Oliver (1942–2007), British cartoonist Jack Ertle Oliver (1923–2011), American geophysicist Jack Oliver (record executive) , British president of Apple Records, 1969–1971 Jack Oliver (weightlifter) (born 1991), British weightlifter See also Keith Jack Oliver, better known as Jackie Oliver (born 1942), British former Formula One driver and team-owner John Oliver (disambiguation) ...more...



Oliver!

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Oliver! is an English musical , with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart . The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens . It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, and successful long runs on Broadway , tours and revivals, after being brought to the US by producer David Merrick in 1963. Major London revivals played from 1977–80, 1994–98, 2008–11 and on tour in the UK from 2011-13. Additionally, its 1968 film adaptation , directed by Carol Reed , was highly successful, winning six Academy Awards including Best Picture . A prominent musical in British popular culture , Oliver! received thousands of performances in British schools, particularly in the 1970s, when it was by far the most popular school musical. In 1963 Lionel Bart received the Tony Award for Best Original Score . Many songs are well known to the public. Background Oliver! was the first musical adaptation of a famous Charles Dickens work to become a stage hit. There had been two previous Dickens musicals in the 1 ...more...



Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a 2016 American action crime film directed by Edward Zwick and written by Zwick, Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz , based on the novel Never Go Back by Lee Child . A sequel to the 2012 film Jack Reacher , the film stars Tom Cruise , Cobie Smulders , Patrick Heusinger , Aldis Hodge , Danika Yarosh and Holt McCallany . The plot follows Reacher going on-the-run with an Army Major who has been framed for espionage and reveals a dark conspiracy. Principal photography began on October 20, 2015, in New Orleans and the film was released on October 21, 2016, in IMAX and conventional formats. It grossed $162 million worldwide and received lukewarm reviews from critics. Plot After dismantling a human trafficking ring, former military investigator turned vigilante drifter Jack Reacher returns to his old military headquarters to meet Major Susan Turner, whom he has been working with during his travels and his closest friend – only to learn from Colonel Sam Morgan that Turner has been ac ...more...



Jack Oliver (scientist)

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John "Jack" Ertle Oliver (September 26, 1923 – January 5, 2011) was an American scientist. Oliver, who earned his PhD. at Columbia University in 1953, studied earthquakes and ultimately provided seismic evidence supporting plate tectonics . In the 1960s, Oliver and his former graduate student, Bryan Isacks, set up seismographic stations in the South Pacific to record earthquake activity, and the data collected led to the insight that part of the ocean floor was being pushed downward. Early life and years at Columbia Jack Oliver was born in Massillon, Ohio , and was a member of the Massillon Washington High School football team coached by future Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Paul Brown . He attended Columbia on a football scholarship, interrupted by his service with the United States Navy as a Seabee in the South Pacific during World War II . After completing his military service, he returned to Columbia, earning his bachelor's degree in 1947. He then went on to earn a master's degree in physics there and ...more...



Colin Hanks

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Colin Lewes Hanks (born Colin Lewes Dillingham ; November 24, 1977) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for starring as characters in films such as Shaun Brumder in Orange County , Preston in King Kong , Oliver in The House Bunny , and Troy Gable in The Great Buck Howard . His television roles include Alex Whitman in Roswell , Hank Jones in Band of Brothers , Travis Marshall in Dexter , officer Gus Grimly in Fargo , Jack Bailey in The Good Guys , and Greg Short in Life in Pieces . He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks . In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series , he voices Tom, who is the title character. Early life Hanks was born and raised in Sacramento, California , the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks and his first wife, producer and actress Susan Dillingham (known professionally as Samantha Lewes), who died of bone cancer on March 12, 2002. His surname was changed to Hanks after his parents married in 1978. He has a younger sister, Elizabeth (born 1982), and two younger paternal half- ...more...



Oliver Twist (character)

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Oliver Twist is the title character and protagonist of the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens . He was the first child protagonist in an English novel. Background Based in 1838, the orphan, young Oliver is born in a parish workhouse in an unnamed town, His unmarried mother dies during labour. Old Sally, who was present at the birth, takes from the dying woman a locket and ring. Mr Bumble, the Beadle , names the boy Oliver Twist. Oliver is sent to an orphanage, run by Mrs. Mann, until he is nine years old, when he escapes. The orphans at the workhouse are starving because of their cruel treatment. They cast lots to decide who will ask for more gruel for them all, and Oliver is chosen. At evening supper , once the gruel is dished out and eaten, Oliver goes to the master and makes his famous request, "Please Sir. I want some more". He is then branded a troublemaker and offered as an apprentice to anyone willing to take him, and he is eventually apprenticed to Sowerberry, the undertaker . Oliver fights with ...more...



USS Jack Williams (FFG-24)

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USS Jack Williams (FFG-24) , sixteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of guided-missile frigates , was named for Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Jack Williams , who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Battle of Iwo Jima . Ordered from Bath Iron Works , Bath, Maine , on 28 February 1977 as part of the FY77 program, Jack Williams was laid down on 25 February 1980; launched on 30 August 1980, sponsored by Mrs. Fern Williams Carr, sister of PhM3c Williams; and commissioned on 19 September 1981, Commander Hugh Edward Carroll II in command. Decommissioned and stricken on 13 September 1996, she was transferred to Bahrain the same day and recommissioned as RBNS Sabha (FFG-90) . Jack Williams (FFG-24) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy. References "USS Jack Williams (FFG 24)" . Navsource.org . Retrieved April 11, 2015 . "USS Jack Williams (FFG 24)" . Navysite.de . Retrieved April 11, 2015 . This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register , whic ...more...



John Oliver

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John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is a British comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and television host. Oliver started his career as a stand-up comedian, both in the United Kingdom and United States . He came to wider attention for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as its senior British correspondent from 2006 to 2013. Oliver won three Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a writer on The Daily Show and was its guest host for an eight-week period in 2013. In addition to The Daily Show, Oliver co-hosted the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle (2007-15) with Andy Zaltzman , with whom Oliver had previously co-hosted the radio series Political Animal , and hosted John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central from 2010 to 2013. He has also acted on television, most notably in a recurring role as Ian Duncan on the NBC sitcom Community . Since 2014, Oliver has been the host of the HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver . He has received widespread critical and po ...more...



Peter Hanly

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Peter Hanly (born 28 November 1964) is an Irish actor best known for his performances in Braveheart as Edward, Prince of Wales , and as Garda Ambrose Egan in the BBC TV series Ballykissangel . Hanly began his acting career about the time he began playing Young Oliver in Da. Hanly's repertoire encompasses plays, television performances, as well as movies. In 2007, he played Major Sparks in My Boy Jack . Personal life Hanly continues to work as an actor in Dublin , where he lives with his wife Jennifer O'Dea and their two children. He attended Dublin Youth Theatre as a young teen where he started his acting journey Filmography Year Title Role Notes 1995 Braveheart Edward, Prince of Wales Film 1997–1999 Ballykissangel Garda Ambrose Egan Series 1,2,3, 1996–1999 2007 My Boy Jack Major Sparks Film References Andrea Smith (28 June 2009). "It started with a kiss" . The Independent . Retrieved 30 November 2009 . External links Peter Hanly on IMDb Peter Hanly (born 28 November 1964) is an Irish actor best known for hi ...more...



List of mayors of Thunder Bay

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This is a list of mayors of Thunder Bay and the former cities of Port Arthur and Fort William . Thunder Bay was incorporated in 1970, amalgamating the cities of Port Arthur and Fort William . Mayors of Thunder Bay (since 1970) Saul Laskin (1970–1972) Walter Assef (1973–1978) and (1981–1985) Dusty Miller (1978–1980) Jack Masters (1986–1991) David Hamilton (1992–1997) Ken Boshcoff (1997–2003) Lynn Peterson (2003–November 30, 2010) Keith Hobbs (December 1, 2010 – present) Pre-Amalgamation Mayors of Port Arthur (1884-1969) From the incorporation of Port Arthur in May 1884 to December 1969. Thomas Marks (1884) James Conmee (1885) George Hugh Macdonell (1886–1888) and (1900) Thomas Ambrose Gorham (1889) Aaron Squier (1890) James Farrand Ruttan (1891–1892) George Thomas Marks (1893–1899) Isaac Lamont Matthews (1901–1902) and (1909–1910) and (1920–1923) George O.P. Clavet (1903–1904) and (1906–1907) Richard Vigars (1905) John James Carrick (1908) Samuel Wellington Ray (1911–1912) John Albert Oliver (1913–1914) James ...more...



Hair (Original London Cast Recording)

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Hair is a 1968 album recording of the London cast production of Hair (SD 7002) featuring Paul Nicholas , Vince Edward, Oliver Tobias , Michael Feast , Peter Straker , Annabel Leventon , Linda Kendrick, Marsha Hunt , Sonja Kristina and others conducted by Derek Wadsworth . The album was reissued in 1976 by Readers Digest with a new cover using the playbill photo of Marsha Hunt. Track list Readers Digest 1976 LP cover changed to use the 1968 playbill photo of Marsha Hunt . Aquarius - Vince Edward and Original London Cast "Donna" - Oliver Tobias Sodomy - Michael Feast Coloured Spade - Peter Straker "Ain't Got No" - Michael Feast, Peter Straker, Joanne White "Air" - Paul Nicholas, Oliver Tobias "I Got Life" Paul Nicholas Hair - Paul Nicholas, Oliver Tobias My Conviction - Andy Forray Easy To Be Hard - Annabel Leventon "Frank Mills" - Sonja Kristina Where Do I Go - Paul Nicholas "Electric Blues" - John Gulliver, Rohan McCullough, Andy Forray, Jimmy Winston, Paul Korda "Black Boys" - Collette Kelly, Rohan McCullo ...more...



Grant Shaud

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Grant Shaud (born Edward Shaud III ; February 27, 1961) is an American actor known for having played the character of Miles Silverberg on the television sitcom Murphy Brown . Early life Grant Shaud was born in Evanston, Illinois , the son of Edward Shaud, Jr. and Ann Barbara (née Dougherty). His family was Irish Catholic . He attended Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania , and graduated in 1979. In 1983, he graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Richmond where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Career In 1984, Shaud moved to New York City to begin working in theater. His first acting role in television was as a guest character named Jack on Kate & Allie , who was a college student and director on a local cable channel. In 1988, he began as Miles Silverberg on Murphy Brown . He lived with co-star Jane Leeves before and during her guest stint on the show, in which she concurrently played his girlfriend. He left in 1996 with his "boss" role on the show being ...more...



Oliver Twist (2005 film)

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Oliver Twist is a 2005 drama film directed by Roman Polanski . The screenplay by Ronald Harwood is based on the 1838 novel of the same name by Charles Dickens . The film was preceded by numerous adaptations of the Dickens book, including several feature films , three television movies , two miniseries , and a stage musical that became an Academy Award-winning film . The film premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September 2005 before going into limited release in the United States on 23 September. Plot In the 1800s, young orphan (Oliver Twist) is forcibly brought to a workhouse in an unidentified town In England on his ninth birthday. He and the other resident children are treated poorly and given very little food. Facing starvation, the boys select Oliver through a lottery to ask for more food at the next meal, which he does. This results in Oliver being chastised, and the workhouse officials, who are wealthy, well-fed, hypocritical men, decide to get rid of him. After nearly being ...more...



Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist , or The Parish Boy's Progress , is author Charles Dickens 's second novel, and was first published as a serial 1837–39. The story centres on orphan Oliver Twist , born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker . After escaping, Twist travels to London, where he meets "The Artful Dodger ," a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin . Oliver Twist is notable for its unromantic portrayal by Dickens of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid–19th century. The alternate title, The Parish Boy's Progress, alludes to Bunyan 's The Pilgrim's Progress , as well as the 18th-century caricature series by William Hogarth , A Rake's Progress and A Harlot's Progress . In this early example of the social novel , Dickens satirises the hypocrisies of his time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children. The novel may have ...more...



Edward Holcroft

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Edward Patrick Holcroft (born 23 June 1987) is an English film, television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles in the Kingsman film franchise and in the television series Wolf Hall (2015), London Spy (2015), and Alias Grace (2017). Biography Holcroft is the second of three sons born to Lt. Col. Patrick Holcroft , a soldier and banker, and Kathleen "Annie" Holcroft (née Roberts), a publisher at Condé Nast . His elder brother, Oliver Holcroft, is a former soldier who served with the Grenadier Guards in Afghanistan. Edward was sent to boarding school at age 8, first attending prep school at Summer Fields School in Oxford and then Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, where he first appeared in school productions. He initially wanted to become a musician after taking up drumming, but switched to acting after appearing in a play at Oxford Brookes University . He then undertook post-graduate studies in acting at the Central Saint Martins' Drama Centre , graduating in 2012. Greatly assisted by his M ...more...



Oliver (surname)

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Oliver is a surname derived from the Old French personal name Olivier . The Oliver surname seems to be French Norman in origin. The Scottish Oliver family was a sept of the Scotland Highlands' powerful Clan Fraser of Lovat . People A Adam Oliver (1823–1882), Canadian businessman-politician Al Oliver (born 1946), baseball player Alan Oliver , English sports journalist Allen J. Oliver (1903–1953), New York state senator Andrew Oliver (1706–1774), Massachusetts merchant and public official Alexander Oliver (1744–1828), American soldier Anton Oliver (born 1975), New Zealand rugby player B Barret Oliver (born 1973), American actor Bernard M. Oliver (1919–1995), eminent American scientist and SETI advocate Bob Oliver (born 1943), baseball player Brian Oliver (disambiguation) , multiple people C Carl Oliver (born 1969), Bahamian sprinter and Olympic medallist Catriona Oliver (born 1980), Australian Olympic rower Chad Oliver (1928–1993), science-fiction novelist Christian Oliver (born 1972), German actor Craig Oliver ...more...



Thomas & Friends (series 6)

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Thomas & Friends (previously known as Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends ) is a children's television series about the engines and other characters working on the railways of the Island of Sodor , and is based on The Railway Series books written by the Rev. W. Awdry . This article lists and details episodes from the sixth series of the show, which was first broadcast in 2002. This series was narrated by Michael Angelis for the U.K. audiences, who also re-dubbed only two episodes for the U.S. audiences, while Alec Baldwin narrated the episodes for the U.S. audiences, which was also his last series. Six were re-dubbed by Michael Brandon for the U.S. audiences. Most episodes in this series have two titles: the original titles from the U.K. broadcasts are shown on top, while the American-adapted titles are shown underneath. Production This series marked the transition to 16:9 for the series and introduced new opening credits. Phil Fehrle had taken over as producer from David Mitton and Britt Allcroft , wh ...more...



List of Emmerdale Farm characters (1972–73)

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The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the British soap opera Emmerdale Farm in 1972 and 1973, by order of first appearance. Marian Wilks Marian Rosetti (also Wilks ) was first played by Gail Harrison from 1972 to 1978, then by Debbie Blythe for two stints in 1987 and 1988. She first appeared on the show's first ever episode. She was the daughter of wealthy retired factory owner Henry Wilks who later ran the Woolpack with long standing landlord Amos Brearly. Marian embarked on a brief affair with Jack Sugden in the first few months of the show. Peggy Skilbeck Peggy Skilbeck (née Sugden ) was one of Emmerdale ' s original characters, the middle child and only daughter of Annie Sugden . She was the first character to speak in the show; her line being "Matt, who's she?" Peggy married Matt Skilbeck in 1968 and had two children, twins Sam and Sally Skilbeck , in April 1973. Peggy died in July 1973 of a brain haemorrhage at the age of 26. Matt Skilbeck Annie Sugden Joe Sugden Sam Pearson Jack ...more...



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (often abridged as Last Week Tonight ) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver . The half-hour-long show premiered on Sunday, April 27, 2014, on HBO . Last Week Tonight shares some similarities with Comedy Central 's The Daily Show (where Oliver was previously featured as a correspondent and fill-in host), as it takes a satirical look at news, politics and current events, but on a weekly basis. Oliver has stated that he has "full creative freedom , including free rein to criticize corporations ." His initial contract with HBO was for two years with an option for extension. The fourth season concluded on November 12, 2017. In September 2017, HBO announced that the show had been renewed for three additional seasons of 30 episodes each, keeping the show on the air through 2020. Production Oliver described his preparations for the show to an interviewer for The Wire : "... I basically have to watch everything. The only t ...more...



The Color Purple (film)

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The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Menno Meyjes , based on the Pulitzer Prize -winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker . It was Spielberg's eighth film as a director, and was a change from the summer blockbusters for which he had become famous. The film was also the first feature-length film directed by Spielberg for which John Williams did not compose the music. The film starred Danny Glover , Desreta Jackson , Margaret Avery , Oprah Winfrey (in her film debut), Adolph Caesar , Rae Dawn Chong , and featured Whoopi Goldberg (also in her film debut) as Celie Harris-Johnson. Filmed in Anson and Union counties in North Carolina , the film tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie Harris and shows the problems African American women faced during the early 20th century , including domestic violence , incest , pedophilia , poverty , racism , and sexism . Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two ...more...



Tom Cruise filmography

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Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer who made his film debut with a minor role in the 1981 romantic drama Endless Love . Two years later he made his breakthrough by starring in the romantic comedy Risky Business (1983), which garnered Cruise his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy . In 1986, Cruise played a fighter pilot in the Tony Scott -directed action drama Top Gun (the highest-grossing film that year), and also starred opposite Paul Newman in the Martin Scorsese -directed drama The Color of Money . Two years later he played opposite Dustin Hoffman in the Academy Award for Best Picture -winning drama Rain Man (1988), and also appeared in the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture -winning romantic drama Cocktail (1988). In doing so Cruise became the first and only person as of 2014 to star in a Best Picture Oscar winner and a Worst Picture Razzie winner in the same year. His next role was as anti-war activist Ron Kovic in the dram ...more...



Oliver Stone

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William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American writer and filmmaker . Stone won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express (1978). He also wrote the acclaimed gangster movie Scarface (1983). As a director, Stone achieved prominence as director/writer of the war drama Platoon (1986), for which Stone won the Academy Award for Best Director ; the film was awarded Best Picture . Platoon was the first in a trilogy of films based on the Vietnam War , in which Stone served as an infantry soldier. He continued the series with Born on the Fourth of July (1989)—for which Stone won his second Best Director Oscar—and Heaven & Earth (1993). Stone's other notable works include the Salvadoran Civil War -based drama Salvador (1986); the financial drama Wall Street (1987) and its 2010 sequel Money Never Sleeps ; the Jim Morrison biopic The Doors (1991); and a trilogy of films based on the American Presidency — JFK (1991), Nixon (1995) and W. (2008). His latest film is Snowde ...more...



Screaming Lord Sutch

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David Edward Sutch (10 November 1940 – 16 June 1999), also known as 3rd Earl of Harrow , or simply Screaming Lord Sutch , was an English musician. He was the founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party and served as its leader from 1983 to 1999, during which time he stood in numerous parliamentary elections . He holds the record for losing more than 40 elections in which he stood from 1963 to 1997. As a singer he variously worked with Keith Moon , Jeff Beck , Jimmy Page , Ritchie Blackmore , Charlie Watts and Nicky Hopkins . Musical career Sutch was born at New End Hospital, Hampstead , London. In the 1960s, inspired by Screamin' Jay Hawkins , he changed his stage name to "Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow", despite having no connection with the peerage . His legal name remained David Edward Sutch. After his career as an early 1960s rock and roll attraction, it became customary for the UK press to refer to him as "Screaming Lord Sutch", or simply "Lord Sutch". Early works included recordings pr ...more...



The Poor Rich

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The Poor Rich is a 1934 American comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and written by Ebba Havez and Dale Van Every . The film stars Edward Everett Horton , Edna May Oliver , Andy Devine , Leila Hyams , Grant Mitchell and Thelma Todd . The film was released on February 26, 1934, by Universal Pictures . Plot Cast Edward Everett Horton as Albert Stuyvesant Spottiswood Edna May Oliver as Harriet Spottiswood Andy Devine as Andy Leila Hyams as Grace Hunter Grant Mitchell as Tom Hopkins Thelma Todd as Gwendolyn Fetherstone Una O'Connor as Lady Fetherstone E. E. Clive as Lord Fetherstone John Miljan as Prince Abdul Hamidshan Sidney Bracey as Arbuthnot Jack Rube Clifford as Station Agent Henry Armetta as Tony Ward Bond as Motor Cop References "The Poor Rich (1934) - Overview" . TCM.com . Retrieved 2016-01-09 . Sandra Brennan. "The Poor Rich (1934) - Edward Sedgwick | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related" . AllMovie . Retrieved 2016-01-09 . "The Poor Rich" . Afi.com . Retrieved 2016-01-09 . External ...more...



A Just Punishment

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A Just Punishment is a lost 1914 silent short film directed by Edward Le Saint and starring Guy Oliver and Eugenie Besserer . Cast Guy Oliver - Bob Preston Eugenie Besserer - Mrs. Preston Lillian Wade - Adele, the Preston Child Jack McDonald - Preston, the Rich Uncle References External links A Just Punishment at IMDb.com lobby poster A Just Punishment is a lost 1914 silent short film directed by Edward Le Saint and starring Guy Oliver and Eugenie Besserer . Cast Guy Oliver - Bob Preston Eugenie Besserer - Mrs. Preston Lillian Wade - Adele, the Preston Child Jack McDonald - Preston, the Rich Uncle References External links A Just Punishment at IMDb.com lobby poster ...more...



Get Out

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Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele . It stars Daniel Kaluuya as Chris, a black man who visits the family of his white girlfriend ( Allison Williams ); at their home, the servants are black and act strangely. Bradley Whitford , Caleb Landry Jones , Stephen Root , Lakeith Stanfield , and Catherine Keener costar. Get Out premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on February 24, 2017, by Universal Pictures . The film received praise for Peele's screenplay and direction, as well as Kaluuya's performance, and was chosen by the National Board of Review , the American Film Institute , and Time magazine as one of the top 10 films of the year. The film was also a box office success, grossing $254 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget. Get Out received numerous accolades. It earned five nominations at the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards , two at the 75th Golden Globe Awards ( Best Motion Picture – Musical or C ...more...



Theatre of Blood

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Theatre of Blood (also known in the United States as Theater of Blood ) is a 1973 horror film starring Vincent Price as vengeful actor Edward Lionheart and Diana Rigg as his daughter Edwina. The cast includes distinguished actors Harry Andrews , Coral Browne , Robert Coote , Jack Hawkins , Ian Hendry , Michael Hordern , Arthur Lowe , Joan Hickson , Robert Morley , Milo O'Shea , Diana Dors and Dennis Price . It was directed by Douglas Hickox . Plot After being humiliated at a coveted awards ceremony, Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart ( Vincent Price ) is seen committing suicide by diving into the Thames from a great height. Unbeknownst to the public, Lionheart survives and is rescued by a group of vagrants. Two years later, on March 15th , Lionheart sets out to exact vengeance against the critics who failed to salute his genius, killing them one by one in a manner very similar to murder scenes from Shakespeare's plays. One critic is murdered by a mob of homeless people. One critic is electrocuted at a hair ...more...



Charles Gray (actor)

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Charles Gray (29 August 1928 – 7 March 2000) was an English actor who was well known for roles including the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever , Dikko Henderson in a previous Bond film You Only Live Twice , Sherlock Holmes 's brother Mycroft Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and as the Criminologist in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975. Early life Gray was born Donald Marshall Gray in Bournemouth , Hampshire , the son of Maude Elizabeth (née Marshall) and Donald Gray, who was a surveyor. Gray attended Bournemouth School alongside Benny Hill , whose school had been evacuated to the same buildings, during the Second World War . Some of his friends remember that his bedroom walls were plastered with pictures of film stars. Stage career By his mid-twenties, Gray left his first job as a clerk for an estate agent to become an actor. He began his stage experience at the theatre club next to Bournemouth's Palace Court Hotel, where he was a last-minute cast replacement ...more...



John Rann

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John "Sixteen String Jack" Rann (1750 – 30 November 1774) was an English criminal and highwayman during the mid-18th century. He was a prominent and colourful local figure renowned for his wit and charm. He later came to be known as "Sixteen String Jack" for the 16 various coloured strings he wore on the knees of his silk breeches among other eccentric costumes. Life and crimes Born near Bath in Somerset , England, he served as a postillion to a local woman and during his teenage years worked as a coachman in London. He soon became accustomed to living beyond his means, such as wearing expensive costumes for which to attend balls and galas of the city's social circles, and was constantly in debt as a result. He began pick-pocketing with some success, eventually stealing watches and other valuables along Hounslow Road . Soon he became a highwayman and, although he was arrested several times on charges of highway robbery, six of his cases were dismissed due to lack of evidence as witnesses were unable to identi ...more...



Oliver Campbell

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Oliver Edward Michael Campbell (February 25, 1871 – July 11, 1953) was an American male tennis player who won the three consecutive singles titles at the U.S. Championships from 1890 through 1892. Career For over a century, Campbell had the honour of being the youngest male player to win the U.S. singles title. He did it as a 19-year, 6 months and 9 days old student in 1890. That record went to fellow American Pete Sampras , 19 years and 28 days, when he won the title in 1990. Campbell defended his title in the challenge round matches in 1891, defeating Clarence Hobart , and in 1892, defeating Fred Hovey , but did not defend it in 1893 and thereby defaulted the title to Robert Wrenn . The challenge round against Clarence Hobart was the first title match played over five sets. In addition to his singles titles Campbell won the men's doubles titles at the U.S. National Championships in 1888, 1891 and 1892. Campbell was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1955. Grand Slam finals Singles (3 tit ...more...



Edward Snowden

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Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American computer professional , former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 without authorization. His disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many run by the NSA and the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments. In 2013, Snowden was hired by an NSA contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton , after previous employment with Dell and the CIA. On May 20, 2013, Snowden flew to Hong Kong after leaving his job at an NSA facility in Hawaii , and in early June he revealed thousands of classified NSA documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald , Laura Poitras , and Ewen MacAskill . Snowden came to international attention after stories based on the material appeared in The Guardian and The Washington Post . Further disclosures were made by oth ...more...



Types of fiction with multiple endings

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Multiple endings refer to a case in entertainment where the story could end in different ways. Literature The Choose Your Own Adventure series. The 1983 strip Cliff Hanger . Theater Ayn Rand 's 1934 play Night of January 16th allowed the audience to affect the ending by acting as the "jury" and voting the defendant "innocent" or "guilty". The 1985 musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood . Dario Fo 's 1970 play, Accidental Death of an Anarchist . The long-running play Shear Madness has multiple, audience-selected endings Films DVDs may include an alternate ending as a special feature. These are usually not considered canon . Films which include multiple endings within the main cut of the film: Clue Wayne's World and its sequel, Wayne's World 2 Sliding Doors Run Lola Run Harikrishnans 28 Days Later Animation Dragon's Lair and Space Ace The fifth season finale of the Rooster Teeth web-series, Red vs. Blue Video games See also Alternate ending Interactive fiction Visual novel References Oliver, Jack Edward (25 June 19 ...more...



Jack Evans (wrestler)

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Jack Edward Miller (born April 2, 1982) is an American professional wrestler , better known by his ring name Jack Evans . He is working for the Mexican AAA promotion. In addition to AAA, Evans has wrestled for numerous independent promotions around the world, including Calgary 's Stampede Wrestling , Ring of Honor , Dragon Gate , Combat Zone Wrestling , Lucha Underground , Pro Wrestling Guerrilla , Pro Wrestling Noah and Wrestling Society X . He is a former PWG World Tag Team Champion and winner of the 2008 Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament (with Roderick Strong ). Professional wrestling career Training and early career (2000–2004) Evans made his debut in September 2000 against Tiger Redding . He then began wrestling in the Matrats promotion , which was set up by Eric Bischoff . In mid-2003, Evans broke his ankle, before competing for Stampede Wrestling after recovering. He also wrestled for Major League Wrestling (MLW) in 2003 and early 2004. He challenged for the MLW Junior Heavyweight Champ ...more...



Swan Esther

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Swan Esther is a musical based on the Book of Esther . It was written in 1982 by Jack Edward Oliver (words) and Nick Munns (music). A professional production was staged by the Young Vic in January 1984. Swan Esther has also been performed by a number of amateur companies. The original soundtrack was published on CD in May 2014 on the Stage Door record label. References Swan Ester , Guide to Musical Theatre Swan Esther , Stage Door Records Swan Esther is a musical based on the Book of Esther . It was written in 1982 by Jack Edward Oliver (words) and Nick Munns (music). A professional production was staged by the Young Vic in January 1984. Swan Esther has also been performed by a number of amateur companies. The original soundtrack was published on CD in May 2014 on the Stage Door record label. References Swan Ester , Guide to Musical Theatre Swan Esther , Stage Door Records ...more...



Stuart Wilson (actor)

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Stuart Conan Wilson (born 25 December 1946) is an English film and television actor , best known for his roles as Don Rafael Montero in The Mask of Zorro and Jack Edward Travis in Lethal Weapon 3 . Early life Wilson was born in Guildford , Surrey , to an RAF family, and consequently had a varied educational history. Having moved to London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art . After leaving RADA he played in theatres during the 1960s and 1970s. He has played major roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company , the Royal Court Theatre , London's West End , regional, touring and many Fringe productions, most particularly at London's Bush Theatre . Career Wilson got his first big break when chosen for the leading role of Johann Strauss II in the 1972 ITV costume drama The Strauss Family . He subsequently made many appearances on British television , his credits including Space: 1999 , I, Claudius , The Sweeney , Return of the Saint , The Pallisers , Anna Karenina , The Professionals , Tales of the Unexp ...more...



I'm No Angel

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I'm No Angel (1933) is Mae West 's third motion picture. West received sole story and screenplay credit. A young Cary Grant plays her leading man for the second time, following She Done Him Wrong . Made pre-Code , this was one of the few Mae West movies that were not subjected to heavy censorship. The film was directed by Wesley Ruggles . Plot Screenshot of Mae West performing her burlesque dance in front of men Tira ( Mae West ) shimmies and sings in the sideshow of Big Bill Barton's Wonder Show, while her current boyfriend, pickpocket "Slick" ( Ralf Harolde ), relieves her distracted audience of their valuables for Big Bill ( Edward Arnold ). One of the rich customers arranges a private rendezvous, during which Slick barges in and attempts to run a badger game on the customer. The customer threatens to call the cops, so Slick whacks him over the head with a bottle. Mistakenly thinking he has killed the man, Slick flees, but is caught and jailed. Fearing that Slick will implicate her, Tira asks Big Bill for ...more...



Edward Norton

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Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear (1996), American History X (1998) and Birdman (2014). He also starred in other roles, such as The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Fight Club (1999), Red Dragon (2002), 25th Hour (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Illusionist (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Sausage Party (2016). He has also directed and co-written films, including his directorial debut, Keeping the Faith (2000). He has done uncredited work on the scripts for The Score (2001), Frida (2002) and The Incredible Hulk (2008). Alongside his work in cinema, Norton is an environmental and social activist, and is a member of the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners , a non-profit organization for developing affordable housing founded by his grandfather James Rouse . Norton is president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Cons ...more...



Oliver Reed filmography

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This article presents the filmography of British actor Oliver Reed : Filmography Films Value for Money (1955) as Extra (uncredited) The Square Peg (1958) (uncredited) The Captain's Table (1959) (uncredited) Upstairs and Downstairs (1959) as Train Passenger (uncredited) Life Is a Circus (1960) as Spectator at Sideshow (uncredited) The Angry Silence (1960) as Mick The League of Gentlemen (1960) as Babes in the Woods Chorus Boy (uncredited) The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) as Tough (uncredited) Beat Girl (1960) as Plaid Shirt The Bulldog Breed (1960) as Teddy Boy in Cinema Fight (uncredited) Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960) as Lord Melton (uncredited) Hello London (1960) as Press photographer His and Hers (1961) as Poet No Love for Johnnie (1961) as Man with Bucket on His Head (uncredited) The Rebel (1961) as Artist in Cafe The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) as Leon The Pirates of Blood River (1962) as Brocaire - a Pirate Captain Clegg (1962) as Harry Cobtree The Damned (1963) as King Paranoiac (1963) as Simon As ...more...



Kintpuash

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Kintpuash, also known as Captain Jack (c. 1837 – October 3, 1873), was a chief of the Modoc tribe of California and Oregon . He led a band from the Klamath Reservation to return to their lands in California, where they resisted return. From 1872 to 1873, their small force made use of the lava beds, holding off more numerous United States Army forces for months in the Modoc War . Kintpuash was the only Native American leader ever to be charged with war crimes, and he was executed by the Army, along with several followers, for their ambush killings of General Edward Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas at a peace commission meeting. Canby was the only general to be killed in the Indian Wars . The Modoc leaders were hanged for war crimes by the Army. Kintpuash's name in the Modoc language meant 'Strikes the water brashly.' Life Kintpuash was born about 1837 into a Modoc family in their ancestral territory near Tule Lake . The Modoc occupied about 5,000 acres here, along what became the California-Oregon border afte ...more...



Cliff Hanger (comic strip)

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Cliff Hanger is the name of two different 1983 comic strips , one published in the United Kingdom and the other in the United States . The British Cliff Hanger was written and drawn by Jack Edward Oliver . It first appeared in the 25 June 1983 issue of the comic Buster . Watching a television show called 'Now Get Out of This' (a parody of Now Get Out of That ), Cliff remarks that he thinks he could get out of everything. This is overheard by the Evil Spies , agents of M.E.S.S. (the Mysterious Evil Spies Society). They tell Cliff that he's now a guinea pig in their traps, and if he doesn't survive, they'll know the traps will be good enough to use against secret agents. From then on, the premise of the strip every week would be that Cliff is suddenly transported into a dangerous situation by the spies, using the Atomic Matter Transmitter. Three options would be presented to the readers, who would select one by ticking one of the boxes, and turning to another page to see whether their choice was correct or not. ...more...



Jack Dorsey

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Jack Patrick Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is co-founder and CEO of Twitter , and founder and CEO of Square , a mobile payments company. In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. For 2012, The Wall Street Journal gave him the "Innovator of the Year Award" for technology. Early life Dorsey was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri , the son of Marcia (Smith) and Tim Dorsey. He is of English, Irish and Italian descent. His father worked for a company that developed mass spectrometers and his mother was a homemaker. He was raised Catholic , and his uncle is a Catholic priest in Cincinnati. He attended the Catholic Bishop DuBourg High School . By age fourteen, Dorsey had become interested in dispatch routing . Some of the open-source software he created in the area of dispatch logistics is still used by many taxi cab companies. Dorsey attended the Universit ...more...



Edward Tollemache

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Edward John Hugh Tollemache (born 12 May 1976) is a British aristocrat and banker. Early life Edward Tollemache is the eldest son and heir apparent of Timothy Tollemache, 5th Baron Tollemache . His mother is Alexandra, Lady Tollemache. He has a brother, James, and a sister, Selina. On his maternal side, he is related to the Goschen Baronets and Viscounts Goschen . Through the paternal line, he is connected to the Earldom of Dysart . Tollemache was christened at St. Mary's Church, Helmingham , with Charles, Prince of Wales as a godparent and uncle Michael Tollemache acting as proxy for the Prince. From 1988 to 1990 he was a Page of Honour to The Queen . He was educated at Marlborough College (1991–1995). He graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in business management and marketing in 1999. Career Tollemache worked at Merrill Lynch between graduation and 2002. He worked for Fleming Family & Partners Asset Management from 2002 to 2012 as a fund manager. Since then, he has worked at Lord Nort ...more...



The Scarlet Blade

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The Scarlet Blade (released in the United States as The Crimson Blade ) is a 1963 British adventure film directed by John Gilling for Hammer Film Productions . It is a period drama set during the English Civil War and stars Oliver Reed and Lionel Jeffries . Plot summary When King Charles I is captured by Roundhead forces led by the tyrant Colonel Judd and his right-hand man Captain Sylvester. It is up to a band of locals loyal to the King to try to rescue him. They are helped by Judd's daughter Claire who secretly helps them in defiance of her father. Main cast Lionel Jeffries as Colonel Judd Oliver Reed as Captain Tom Sylvester Jack Hedley as Edward Beverley, the Scarlet Blade Robert Rietti as King Charles I June Thorburn as Claire Judd Michael Ripper as Pablo Harold Goldblatt as Jacob Duncan Lamont as Major Bell Clifford Elkin as Philip Beverley Suzan Farmer as Constance Beverley John Harvey as Sergeant Grey Charles Houston as Drury External links The Scarlet Blade in the British Film Institute 's "Explore ...more...



Freddie Highmore

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Alfred Thomas "Freddie" Highmore (born 14 February 1992) is an English actor. He made his professional acting debut in the comedy film Women Talking Dirty (1999). He then starred in Finding Neverland (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008). For his roles in Finding Neverland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he won two consecutive Critics' Choice Movie Awards for Best Young Performer . Highmore starred as Norman Bates in the acclaimed A&E drama-thriller series Bates Motel (2013–2017), for which he was thrice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and won a People's Choice Award . In 2017, Highmore began producing and starring as Dr. Shaun Murphy in the ABC drama series The Good Doctor , for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor . Early life Highmore was born on 14 February 1992 in Camden Town , London, into a show business family. His mother, Sue Latimer, is a talent agent whose cl ...more...



JEO

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Look up jeo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. JEO may refer to: Jack Edward Oliver (1942–2007), British cartoonist Jovian Europa Orbiter , an ESA feasibility study Jupiter Europa Orbiter , a proposed NASA orbiter probe Justices examination order Look up jeo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. JEO may refer to: Jack Edward Oliver (1942–2007), British cartoonist Jovian Europa Orbiter , an ESA feasibility study Jupiter Europa Orbiter , a proposed NASA orbiter probe Justices examination order ...more...



The Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film)

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The Importance of Being Earnest is a 2002 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Oliver Parker , based on Oscar Wilde 's classic comedy of manners play The Importance of Being Earnest . The original music score is composed by Charlie Mole . The film grossed about $8.4 million in North America. Cast Rupert Everett as Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff Colin Firth as John "Jack" Worthing/Ernest Frances O'Connor as Gwendolen Fairfax Reese Witherspoon as Cecily Cardew Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell Tom Wilkinson as Dr Chasuble Anna Massey as Miss Prism Edward Fox as Lane Patrick Godfrey as Merriman Production notes Dame Judi Dench portrayed Lady Bracknell for the third time, having been cast in the 1982 National Theatre revival and the 1995 BBC Radio 4 adaptation. Actress Finty Williams , who plays Lady Bracknell as a young dancer, is the daughter of Dame Judi Dench , who plays the older Lady Bracknell. The scenes where Rupert Everett slaps Colin Firth on his rear end and where Everett kisses Firth's cheek ...more...



Jack Reacher (film)

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Jack Reacher (formerly called One Shot , or alternatively known as Jack Reacher: One Shot ) is a 2012 American action thriller film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie , based on Lee Child 's 2005 novel One Shot . The film stars Tom Cruise as the title character , with Rosamund Pike , David Oyelowo , Richard Jenkins , Jai Courtney , Werner Herzog and Robert Duvall also starring. The film entered production in October 2011, and concluded in January 2012. It was filmed entirely on location in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania . It received mixed reviews but performed well at the box office. The film was released in North America on December 21. The musical score was composed by Joe Kraemer , performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony and recorded at the Sony Scoring Stage in Culver City, California . Cruise performed all of his own driving stunts during the film's signature car chase sequence. Cruise reprised his role in the sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back , based on the 2013 novel Never Go Back , which w ...more...



Moscow mule

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Moscow mule is a cocktail made with vodka , spicy ginger beer , and lime juice , garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is a type of buck and therefore sometimes known as a vodka buck . The Moscow mule is popularly served in a copper mug. Public health advisories recommend the mugs be plated with nickel or stainless steel on the inside and the lip. History George Sinclair's 2007 article on the origin of the drink quotes the New York Herald Tribune from 1948: The mule was born in Manhattan but "stalled" on the West Coast for the duration. The birthplace of "Little Moscow" was in New York's Chatham Hotel. That was back in 1941 when the first carload of Jack Morgan's Cock 'n' Bull ginger beer was railing over the plains to give New Yorkers a happy surprise… The Violette Family helped. Three friends were in the Chatham bar, one John A. Morgan, known as Jack, president of Cock 'n' Bull Products and owner of the Hollywood Cock 'n' Bull Restaurant; one was John G. Martin, president of G.F. Heublein Brothers Inc ...more...



Jack Ketch

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John Ketch (died November 1686), generally known as Jack Ketch , was an infamous English executioner employed by King Charles II . He became famous through the way he performed his duties during the tumults of the 1680s, when he was often mentioned in broadsheet accounts that circulated throughout the Kingdom of England . He is thought to have been appointed in 1663. He executed the death sentences against William Russell, Lord Russell , in Lincoln's Inn Fields on 21 July 1683, and James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth , on 15 July 1685, after the Monmouth Rebellion . Ketch's notoriety stems from "barbarity at the execution of Lord Russell , the Duke of Monmouth , and other political offenders." Because of his botched executions, the name "Jack Ketch" is used as a proverbial name for death, Satan , and executioner. Appointment Ketch is thought to have taken office in 1663. He is first mentioned in the Proceedings of the Old Bailey for 14 January 1676, although no printed notice of the new hangman occurred unti ...more...




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