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.

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  1. "A to Z". www.bustercomic.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
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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. ...more...

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Jack Oliver

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...



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Swan Esther

Swan Esther Swan Esther is a musical based on the Book of Esther.[1] 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.[2] References Swan Ester, Guide to Musical Theatre Swan Esther, Stage Door Records ...more...

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Oliver (surname)

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Oliver (surname)

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 (bo ...more...



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JEO

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...



Lazy Bones

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Lazy Bones

Lazy Bones was originally a comic strip in the British comic Whizzer and Chips. It made its first appearance in 1978. The strip was about a boy called Benny Bones, who would constantly fall asleep everywhere, much to the annoyance of his parents. Until 1986, the strip was drawn by Colin Whittock,[1] and moved to Buster in 1990 after Whizzer and Chips ended. Here it stayed, surviving on reprints, until the final issue. Artist Jack Edward Oliver included Benny in the last page of that issue, revealing how all the characters in the comic came to an end. It featured Benny explaining to a doctor that he's suffering from insomnia. Colin Whittock Colin Whittock, the original artist of Lazy Bones, is the head cartoon illustrator for http://www.aquarterof.co.uk, an online sweetshop inspired by Whizzer and Chips.[1] Sources "Colin Whittock". lambiek.net. Retrieved 20 September 2017. ...more...

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a 2016 American action thriller film, directed by Edward Zwick and written by Zwick, Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz, and 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, as the two reveal 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.[4] It grossed $162 million worldwide and received mixed 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 ...more...

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Jack Oliver (scientist)

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Jack Oliver (scientist)

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,[1] 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.[2][3] 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.[2] After completing his military service, he returned to Columbia, earning his bachelor's degree in 1947.[4] He then went on to earn a master's degree in physics ...more...

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Cliff Hanger (comic strip)

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Cliff Hanger (comic strip)

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. Fo ...more...

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Peter Hanly

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.[1] 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 ...more...

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Master Mind (comics)

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Master Mind (comics)

Master Mind was a comic strip in the British comic magazine Buster. It made its first appearance in the issue dated 8 November 1980, and ran until 1983 when it was replaced with Cliff Hanger. It was written and drawn by Jack Edward Oliver. Alf Witt was a boy who lived in the town of Flittem, and wasn't very clever. After falling into a hole, he met a wizard called Madness Madnesson (a reference to Magnus Magnusson, who hosted the television show Mastermind at this time) who gave him super powers. By getting into a telephone booth and saying the mystic word "Pass", Alf Witt would transform into a superhero called Master Mind. In the strip he would come across a supervillain and ask the readers for help on how to defeat him, this would usually involve puzzles such as anagrams, join the dots, and many others. Master Mind also had a dog that would accompany him, called Bones. ...more...

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Oliver!

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.[1] 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 195 ...more...

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List of cartoonists

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List of cartoonists

This is a list of cartoonists, visual artists who specialize in drawing cartoons. This list includes only notable cartoonists and is not meant to be exhaustive. Notable cartoonists Scott Adams, Dilbert Charles Addams, macabre cartoons featured in The New Yorker and elsewhere Attila Adorjany Barry Appleby Sergio Aragonés, known for his contributions to Mad Arotxa (Rodolfo Arotxarena) Jim Bamber, cartoonist of Autosport, magazine specialising in motor sports Edgar Henry Banger Carl Barks, inventor of Duckburg and many of its characters like Scrooge McDuck and Gladstone Gander; Fantagraphics Books called him "the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books."[1] Sumanta Baruah Niko Barun Darrin Bell, Candorville and Rudy Park Steve Bell, The Guardian (UK) Stephen Bentley, "Herb and Jamaal" Oscar Berger, Aesop's Foibles (1947); active 1920s–1960s Mark Beyer, Amy and Jordan, Agony Berkeley Breathed, Bloom County and Outland Frédéric-Antonin Breysse Ed Brubaker Tom Bunk, cartoon ...more...

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USS Jack Williams (FFG-24)

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, w ...more...

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Bobby's Ghoul

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Bobby's Ghoul

Bobby's Ghoul was a comic strip originally appearing in the British comic Whizzer and Chips, and later Buster after the two comics merged. The story revolved around a boy, Bobby, and his girlfriend, who happened to be a ghost. As such, she was able to fly, pass through walls, and do all sorts of ghostly things, causing great hilarity and hi-jinks. The title of the comic is probably a pun on Bobby's Girl, which was a hit in the 1960s for the singer Susan Maughan. Artist Jack Edward Oliver included the characters on the last page of Buster's final issue, revealing how all the characters in the comic came to an end. Bobby's girlfriend breaks up with him because while she has remained young (due to being a ghost), he has aged and become a bald, wrinkled, toothless old man. ...more...

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Viscount Portman

The arms of the Viscounts Portman quarter Portman of Orchard Portman (1st & 4th): Or, a fleur-de-lis azure with Berkeley of Stoke Gifford (2nd & 3rd): Gules, a chevron ermine between ten crosses pattee argent[1] Viscount Portman, of Bryanston in the County of Dorset, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1873 for the former Lord Lieutenant of Somerset and Liberal Member of Parliament Edward Portman, 1st Baron Portman. He had already been created Baron Portman, of Orchard Portman in the County of Somerset, in 1837, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. His son, the second Viscount, represented Shaftesbury and Dorset in the House of Commons as a Liberal. As of 2014 the titles are held by the latter's great-great-grandson, the tenth Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1999. The Portman family post-1728 are descended in the male line from a junior line of Berkeley of Stoke Gifford one of whose members married the daughter of Joan Portman, the great-granddaughter o ...more...

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Fuss Pot

Fuss Pot was a British humoristic comic strip which ran from 1971 until 2000.[1] History Fuss Pot was first published in Issue 1 of the magazine Knockout, dated 12 June 1971. The strip was about a teenage girl with a pointy nose of the same name, who fussed about everything and everyone in her path. At one stage the full title was: "Fuss Pot, the Fussiest Girl of the Lot!" Fuss Pot joined Whizzer and Chips in 1973 after Knockout merged with it and became a Chip-ite. She then joined Buster in 1990 after Whizzer and Chips merged with that. Through the medium of reprints, the strip stayed with Buster until the end. Although the strip was mainly drawn by Norman Mansbridge, replaced in the 1990s by Trevor Metcalfe whose strips introduced Fuss Pot's cousin Scruff Pot. Artist Jack Edward Oliver included Fuss Pot on the last page of Buster's final issue, revealing how all the characters in the comic came to an end. Fuss Pot's excuse was that she was too fussy to appear in the comic. Sources http://www.comicv ...more...

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John Oliver

John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977)[1] is an English 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 (2007–2015) 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 ...more...

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Sweet Tooth (comics)

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Sweet Tooth (comics)

Sweet Tooth was a British comic strip, created by Trevor Metcalfe in January 1973 and first published in the magazine Whizzer and Chips. When the magazine merged with Buster in 1990 the series continued until the magazine was disestablished in 2000. Concept The comic centers around a boy, Sweet Tooth, who enjoys eating sweets so much that he has only one tooth left. He is frequently bullied by another boy, Bully Bloggs (Greedy Greg in later stories), who often steals his sweets away. Sweet Tooth always manages to get his humorous revenge in the end. Though other artists, including Vic Neill drew strips from time to time, Trevor Metcalfe was the main artist throughout, though Jack Edward Oliver included Sweet Tooth on the last page of the final issue of Buster in January 2000, explaining that Sweet Tooth's "sweet tooth" eventually went bad from all the sweet eating. Sources ...more...

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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.[4] The half-hour-long show premiered on Sunday, April 27, 2014, on HBO.[5] 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.[4] 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.[6] 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.[7] The fifth season premiered on February 18, 2018. Production Oliver described his preparations for the show to an interviewer for The Wire: "... I basically have to watch everything. Th ...more...

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List of comics creators

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List of comics creators

This is a list of comics creators. Although comics have different formats, this list mainly focuses on comic book and graphic novel creators. However, some creators of comic strips are also found here, as are some of the early innovators of the art form. The list is sorted by the country of origin of the authors, although they may have published, or now be resident in other countries. Argentina Horacio Altuna (El Loco Chavez) Ricardo Barreiro (As de Pique, El Eternauta, Bárbara) Alberto Breccia (born in Uruguay) (Mort Cinder, El Eternauta) Enrique Breccia (La Vida del Che, Swamp Thing) Copi (La Femme Assise, Les Poulets N'ont Pas de Chaise) Cristian Dzwonik (Gaturro) Roberto Fontanarrosa Nestor Gonzalez Fossat - (Jimmy y su Pupilo, Aventuras de Menucho, Firulete y Retacón, Goyito y Goyita) [1] Marcelo Frusin (Hellblazer, Loveless) Juan Gimenez Arturo Lanteri (Les Aventuras de Negro Raúl, Don Pancho Talero and Anacleto).[2] Liniers (Macanudo) Francisco Solano López (El Eternauta, J ...more...

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Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress is author Charles Dickens's second novel, and was first published as a serial 1837–39.[1] 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.[2] The alternative 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.[3] 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...

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May 26

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May 26

May 26 is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. Events 47 BC – Julius Caesar visits Tarsus on his way to Pontus, where he meets enthusiastic support, but where, according to Cicero, Cassius is planning to kill him at this point. AD 17 – Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti, and other German tribes west of the Elbe. 451 – Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sasanian Empire takes place. The Sasanids defeat the Armenians militarily but guarantee them freedom to openly practice Christianity. 946 – King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief whom he personally attacks while celebrating St Augustine's Mass Day. 961 – King Otto I elects his 6-year-old son Otto II as heir apparent and co-ruler of the East Frankish Kingdom. He is crowned at Aachen, and placed under the tutelage of his grandmother Matilda. 1135 – Alfo ...more...

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Oliver Twist (character)

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Oliver Twist (character)

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.[1] Background Based in the 1820s, the orphan, young Oliver is born in a parish workhouse in an unnamed town.[2] His unmarried mother dies during labour.[3] 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 is returned to the workhouse . 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, th ...more...

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Oliver Twist (2005 film)

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 sol ...more...

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Colin Hanks

Colin Lewes Hanks (born Colin Lewes Dillingham;[1] November 24, 1977)[2] is an American actor and documentary 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,[3] the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks and his first wife, producer and actress Susan Dillingham (known professionally as Samantha Lewes),[2] 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 patern ...more...

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Jack Ketch

John Ketch (died November 1686), generally known as Jack Ketch,[1] was an infamous English executioner employed by King Charles II.[2] 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."[3] Because of his botched executions, the name "Jack Ketch" is used as a proverbial name for death, Satan, and executioner.[2][4][5] Appointment Ketch took office in 1663, succeeding the late Edward Dun, to whom he had been apprenticed. He is first mentioned in the Proceedings of the Old Bailey for 14 January 1676,[6] al ...more...

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Wow! (comic)

Issue 3 of Wow! comic Wow! is a British comic book magazine [1] running from 5 June 1982 [2] to 25 June 1983,[3] when it merged with Whoopee!. Its strips included: Comic strips Adam and his Ants, comic strip about a boy and his army of ants. Drawn by Sid Burgon. This was originally a comic strip from Cor!! comic, called 'Andy and his Ants'. Two issue of Wow! feature reprints of old Cor!! strips. Barney's Badges, comic strip about a boy whose jacket is covered in magical pin badges given to him by a jumble sale stallholder one morning. Drawn by Terry Bave Bill and Coo, comic strip about a boy and his pet pigeon. Drawn by Trevor Metcalfe. Although issue 56 was the last to regularly feature the characters, new story's were printed in the Wow Annual 1986 (printed and distributed in 1985) and the summer specials until 1985. In this last story we see Coo piloting a model plane for a competition. Bleep!, comic strip about a robot. Drawn by Jim Barker, survived merger with Whoopee Boy Boss, ...more...

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Thomas & Friends (series 6)

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 1 title: the American titles are shown underneath. Production Phil Fehrle had taken over as producer from David Mitton and Britt Allcroft, while Angus Wright had been replaced by Allcroft and Peter Urie as executive producers. This was the first series to oversee an introduction of a writing staff, since the stories from The Railway Series had already be ...more...

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Oliver Reed filmography

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Oliver Reed filmography

Oliver Reed in 1968 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 Co ...more...

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Oliver Stone

William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American writer[1] and filmmaker.[2][3] 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 biographical film The Doors (1991); and a trilogy of films based on the American Presidency—JFK (1991), Nixon (1995) and W. (2008). His latest fi ...more...

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Jack Reacher (film)

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Jack Reacher (film)

Jack Reacher (formerly called One Shot, or alternatively known as Jack Reacher: One Shot) is a 2012 American action thriller film[3][4] 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 mostly positive reviews and 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 ...more...

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Stuart Wilson (actor)

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Stuart Wilson (actor)

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,[1] the Royal Court Theatre, London's West End, regional, touring and many Fringe productions, most particularly at London's Bush Theatre.[2] 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 Unexpected, Th ...more...

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Jack Lemmon

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Jack Lemmon

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight-time Academy Award nominee, with two wins. He starred in over 60 films, such as Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple and its sequel The Odd Couple II (and other frequent collaborations with Odd Couple co-star Walter Matthau), Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Academy Award for Best Actor), The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing, Glengarry Glen Ross, Tuesdays with Morrie, Out to Sea, Grumpy Old Men, and Grumpier Old Men. Early life Lemmon was born on February 8, 1925, in an elevator[2] at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He was the only child of Mildred Burgess LaRue and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company.[3][4] His father was of Irish heritage, and Lemmon was rai ...more...

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List of Dandy comic strips

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List of Dandy comic strips

Over the years the British comic magazine The Dandy has had many different strips ranging from humour strips to adventure strips to prose stories. However eventually the Dandy changed from having all these different types of strips to having only humour strips. Prose stories were the first to go being phased out in the 1950s. Adventure strips were phased out in the 1980s. The Dandy Strip Title [1] Notes Original Artist [1] Other Notable Artists [1] Start Date [1] End Date [1] Genre [1] Korky the Cat Original run from 1937 to 2005. Made sporadic appearances thereafter before returning in 2010. James Crichton Charles Grigg, David Gudgeon, Robert Nixon, David Sutherland, Paul Palmer, Dave Windett, Henry Davies, Phil Corbett 1937 2012 Comic Keyhole Kate Original run from 1937 to 1955. Later ran from 1989-1993, 1998-1999 and reprinted in 2012. Also appeared in Sparky Allan Morley Sid Burgon Tom Paterson 1937 2012 Comic Desperate Dan Dudley Watkins Peter Davidson, Ken H. Harrison, Caluori, ...more...

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Roy O. Disney

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Roy O. Disney

Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971)[1] was an American businessman, becoming the partner and co-founder, along with his younger brother Walt Disney, of Walt Disney Productions, since renamed The Walt Disney Company. Early life Roy was born to Irish-Canadian Elias Charles Disney and English-German-American Flora Call Disney in Chicago, Illinois. On July 1, 1911, Elias purchased a newspaper delivery route for The Kansas City Star. It extended from Twenty-seventh Street to the Thirty-first Street, and from Prospect Avenue to Indiana Avenue. Roy and Walt were put to work delivering the newspapers. The Disneys delivered the morning newspaper The Kansas City Times to about 700 customers, and the evening and Sunday The Kansas City Star to more than 600. The number of customers served increased with time.[2] Roy graduated from the Manual Training High School of Kansas City in 1912. He left the paper delivery route and worked on a farm over the summer. He then found employment as a bank clerk alon ...more...

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Jack Dorsey

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Jack Dorsey

Jack Patrick Dorsey[6] (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.[7] Early life Dorsey was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri,[8][9] the son of Marcia (née Smith) and Tim Dorsey.[10][11][12] He is of English, Irish and Italian descent.[13] His father worked for a company that developed mass spectrometers and his mother was a homemaker.[14] He was raised Catholic, and his uncle is a Catholic priest in Cincinnati.[15] 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.[10] Dorsey attended the University of Missouri–Rolla for two-plus years (1995–1997)[15] before transferring to New York University, but he dropped out in 1999,[16] one semester short of graduating.[15] He first came up ...more...

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Edward Herrmann

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Edward Herrmann

Edward Kirk Herrmann (July 21, 1943 – December 31, 2014) was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian, best known for his portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, a ubiquitous narrator for historical programs on The History Channel[1] and in such PBS productions as Nova,[2] and as a spokesman for Dodge automobiles in the 1990s.[3][4] Early life Edward Kirk Herrmann was born on July 21, 1943, in Washington, D.C., the son of Jean Eleanor (née O'Connor) and John Anthony Herrmann.[5] Of German and Irish descent, Herrmann grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and graduated from Bucknell University[6] in 1965, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright Fellowship.[7] Career Theater Herrmann began his career in theater. One of the first professional productions he appeared in was the U.S. premiere of Michael Weller's Moonchildren at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., in November 1971 ...more...

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X-Ray Specs (comic strip)

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X-Ray Specs (comic strip)

X-Ray Specs was a British comic strip illustrated by Mike Lacey that appeared in the first issue of the British comic Monster Fun on 14 June 1975. It features a young boy who acquired a set of X-Ray spectacles with whom he could see through everything. Premise X-Ray Specs followed the adventures of a boy called Ray and his square-shaped spectacles, which were lent to him by I.Squint, the optician. These spectacles gave Ray x-ray vision with which he could see through everything. Ray could adjust the power of this vision at will; it could range from a view under people's clothes (such as for spotting stolen goods from under a man's jacket), to skeletons and walls. Ray later discovered that if he turned the spectacles around and looked through the front of the lenses, he could see a living person from his skeleton — a kind of reverse x-ray with the added dimension of time. In issues 15 (20 September 1975) and 20 (25 October 1975), Ray was the cover star of the comic, and the strip was retained in Buster's fir ...more...

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List of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episodes

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List of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episodes

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is an American late-night talk show created and hosted by John Oliver for HBO. The show takes a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.[1] The fifth season of the show premiered on February 18, 2018. As of July 1, 2018, 136 episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have aired.[2] Series overview Season Episodes Originally aired First aired Last aired 1 24 April 27, 2014 November 9, 2014 2 35 February 8, 2015 November 22, 2015 3 30 February 14, 2016 November 13, 2016 4 30 February 12, 2017 November 12, 2017 5 30[3] February 18, 2018 TBA Episodes Season 1 (2014) No.overall No. inseason Main segment Original air date US viewers(millions) 1 1 POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co. April 27, 2014 1.11[4] Other segments: Indian general election, 2014 and the NSAGuest: Keith B. Alexander 2 2 Capital punishment May 4, 2014 1.19[5] Other segments: Hassanal BolkiahGuest: Simon Ostrovsky 3 3 Global warming controversy ...more...

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Trevor Metcalfe

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Trevor Metcalfe

Trevor Metcalfe born May 1939 in Brotton, Yorkshire is a British illustrator and comic book artist. Known for his comic strips in IPC Magazines comics such as Sweet Tooth and Junior Rotter in Whizzer and Chips. Influences include Leo Baxendale, Reg Parlett and Walt Disney. Biography Metcalfe became interested in drawing at age eight during a stay in hospital. His main influence being sports cartoonist Tom Webster.[1] He first submitted work to his local newspaper alongside art school mate Robert Nixon.[2] After his National Service he obtained work for DC Thomson drawing his own strip Babes and Bullies for The Dandy Annual.[3] In Whizzer and Chips he drew for many years his most famous characters Junior Rotter The strip was about a boy called Junior Rotter (or J.R.) who is always scheming up plans which generally fail. The character is loosely based on the character of the same name from the television soap opera Dallas. His sister in the comic strip was called Sue Helen who, in contrast to her brother, w ...more...

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Edward Snowden

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Edward Snowden

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.[1] 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 other p ...more...

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Moscow mule

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Moscow mule

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...

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Edward Norton

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Edward Norton

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 or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (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) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He has also directed and co-written films, including his directorial debut, Keeping the Faith (2000). He has done uncredited work on several scripts, including 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 o ...more...

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Edward Carpenter

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Edward Carpenter

Edward Carpenter (29 August 1844 – 28 June 1929) was an English socialist poet, philosopher, anthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals.[1] A poet and writer, he was a close friend of Rabindranath Tagore, and a friend of Walt Whitman.[2] He corresponded with many famous figures such as Annie Besant, Isadora Duncan, Havelock Ellis, Roger Fry, Mahatma Gandhi, Keir Hardie, J. K. Kinney, Jack London, George Merrill, E. D. Morel, William Morris, Edward R. Pease, John Ruskin, and Olive Schreiner.[3] As a philosopher he was particularly known for his publication of Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure in which he proposes that civilisation is a form of disease that human societies pass through.[4] An early advocate of sexual freedoms, he had an influence on both D. H. Lawrence and Sri Aurobindo, and inspired E. M. Forster's novel Maurice.[5] Early life Born in Hove in Sussex, Carpenter was educated at nearby Brighton College where his father was a governor. His brothers Charles, George and Alfred al ...more...

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Edward Burns

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Edward Burns

Edward Fitzgerald Burns (born January 29, 1968) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director best known for appearing in several films including Saving Private Ryan (1998), 15 Minutes (2001), Life or Something Like It (2002), Confidence (2003), A Sound of Thunder (2005), The Holiday (2006), One Missed Call (2008), 27 Dresses (2008), Man on a Ledge (2012), Friends with Kids (2012), and Alex Cross (2012). Burns directed movies such as The Brothers McMullen (1995), She's the One (1996), Sidewalks of New York (2001), Purple Violets (2007), and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012). He also starred as Bugsy Siegel in the TNT crime drama series Mob City and as Terry Muldoon in TNT's Public Morals. Early life Burns was born in Woodside, Queens, New York, the son of Molly (née McKenna), a federal agency manager, and Edward J. Burns, a public relations spokesman and police officer.[1] He was raised a Roman Catholic.[2][3] Burns is the second of three children (with siblings Mary and Brian) in a family of Ir ...more...

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Sweeny Toddler

Sweeny Toddler (sometimes titled Help! It's Sweeny Toddler) was a British comic strip by Leo Baxendale, which originally appeared in the British magazines Shiver and Shake, Whoopee!, Whizzer and Chips and finally Buster between 1973 and 2000. It was a gag-a-day about a little mischievous toddler. The name is a play on Sweeney Todd. Concept Originally drawn by Leo Baxendale, Sweeny was a two-year-old 'toddler from hell'. With his pet dog Henry, he caused havoc around town, the outcome of which would usually involve being caught by his parents and punished with the slipper. Tom Paterson took over from Baxendale quite early on, Paterson becoming easily the most famous and longest running artist to draw the strip. Publication history The character first appeared in issue 1 of Shiver and Shake, dated 10 March 1973 in the "Shiver" section. Always a popular character, Sweeny survived Shiver and Shake's merger with Whoopee! in 1974. The early 1980s saw Graham Exton become the writer, and in 1984 (issue dated 7 Ap ...more...

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Edward Holcroft

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.[1][2] 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.[3] He then undertook post-graduate studies in acting at the Central Saint Martins' Drama Centre, graduating in 2012.[4] Holcroft is best k ...more...

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A Just Punishment

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...

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Edward Dun

Edward Dun (died 11 September 1663), also referred to as Squire Dun, was an English executioner who served as London's 'common hangman' from 1649 to 1663. He assumed the post shortly following the death in June 1649 of Richard Brandon, the headsman believed to have executed Charles I.[1] It is possible that he performed the posthumous executions of Oliver Cromwell, Henry Ireton and John Bradshaw in 1661,[2] his role in which is described in The last farewel of three bould traytors by Abraham Miles. He died on 11 September 1663.[2] He was succeeded as 'common hangman' by the better-known Jack Ketch, who had been his apprentice.[3] References (1832). The Trials of Charles the First, and of Some of the Regicides. London: John Murray. p. 112. Abbott, Geoffrey (2012). Execution: A Guide to the Ultimate Penalty. Chichester: Summersdale Publishers. p. 243. Mannix, Daniel P. (1986). The History of Torture. Dorset Press. p. 103. External links Groanes from Newgate; OR, AN ELEGY UPON Edvvard Dun Esq: T ...more...

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