tv shows – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 08:54:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carolchanning.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T131401.023-150x150.png tv shows – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ 32 32 Oscars 2022: the actors who have been nominated the most times without winning https://carolchanning.org/oscars-2022-the-actors-who-have-been-nominated-the-most-times-without-winning/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 06:30:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/oscars-2022-the-actors-who-have-been-nominated-the-most-times-without-winning/ When it comes to winning an Oscar, the key is usually a good story. The young upstart burst onto the scene with a sparkling debut performance. The faded star is staging an unlikely comeback. The relentless actor of the method is completely transformed in the service of his profession. While the decision of who wins […]]]>

When it comes to winning an Oscar, the key is usually a good story.

The young upstart burst onto the scene with a sparkling debut performance. The faded star is staging an unlikely comeback. The relentless actor of the method is completely transformed in the service of his profession.

While the decision of who wins often hinges on the arbitrary notion of “momentum” and who ran the most effusive campaign behind the scenes, many talented actors have often found themselves short – losing to a bigger narrative. romantic.

Sometimes actors have racked up a handful of Oscar nominations without ever winning once.

For every serial winner like Daniel Day-Lewis or Frances McDormand, there’s a Willem Dafoe or a Glenn Close: great actors who haven’t yet been honored by the Academy.

Here’s a list of every living actor who’s been nominated multiple times – but never won an award.

Glenn Close

Close is tied with the late Peter O’Toole for the record for most actor Oscar nominations without a win, having garnered eight during his nearly five-decade long career. While his last nod, for the tasteless of 2021 Hillbilly Elegywas never likely to win her an award, she was actually the favorite in 2017, for her role in Wife. The bookmaker’s favorite lost to real Favorite, however, as Academy newcomer Olivia Colman stole his thunder. Don’t expect this drought to last forever; there is the belief among many in Hollywood that Close is now long overdue.

Glenn Close pictured in December 2021

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Amy Adams

For some reason, Adams’ career has become synonymous with the idea of ​​the equally run Oscar. After breaking through with independent comedy-drama Junebug in 2005 (which earned her the first of six unsuccessful acting nominations), she went on to deliver powerful performances in films such as Doubt, The fighter and The master, but never won an Oscar. His last nomination was in 2019, for Adam McKay’s turgid biopic about Dick Cheney Vice — but at 47, there’s still plenty of time for Adams to finally get his hands on a golden statuette (or more).

Joan Alexander

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Alexander winning an Oscar must have seemed inevitable. The Massachusetts-born actor has been nominated four times in just fourteen years – for roles in The Great White Hope (1970), All the President’s Men (1976), Kramer versus Kramer (1979) and Will (1983). Will was to be her last nomination, however, and while Alexander remains a prolific TV and stage presence (scoring a Tony Award nomination as recently as 2020), she’s only appeared in three films since 2009.

Jane Alexander pictured at the 2021 Tony Awards

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Warren Beatty

One of the best multi-talents of the New Hollywood era, Beatty amassed a host of Oscar nominations in various writing, acting, directing and producing categories, winning Best Director for Reds in 1981. His acting was never deemed worthy of best gong, however, despite four nominations – and what might be his best performance, in Robert Altman McCabe and Mrs. Miller, was never even nominated. Nonetheless, Beatty still etched his name in the Oscar history books, playing a pivotal role in the infamous Best Picture of 2017 announcement mistake.

Annette Bening

One of the most notable actresses of her generation, Bening is someone many people would assume would have won an Oscar by now. This is not the case, however, despite his four nominations – with those in 1999 american beauty sweeping awards in several other major categories (including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Kevin Spacey), it feels like a snub. Even more blatant of a snub was the decision not to nominate her for 2016 20th century women; her turn as single mother Dorothea Fields was one of the best of the decade.

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bradley cooper

After making his breakthrough in bawdy comedy The hangoverCooper has established himself as one of Hollywood’s hottest men in films like Silver Linings Playbook, american hustle, American sniper and A star is born, all four of which saw him earn acting nominations. Cooper was also recognized by the Academy for his work as a producer and director, but never won. While turn in alley of nightmares wasn’t well-received this awards season, the movie itself is at least up for Best Picture.

Cooper at the 94th Annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon on March 7, 2022, after being nominated as producer of Best Picture nominee ‘Nightmare Alley’

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Willem Dafoe

Another actor you might have thought would have already won an Oscar, Dafoe is known for his ability to wow arthouse audiences and Spider-Man fans alike. Of his four near-misses (Section; The shadow of the vampire; The Florida Project; At the door of eternity), it’s probably his role as a well-meaning motel manager in Sean Baker’s low-key movie. The Florida Project which stings the most; Dafoe was half supposed to win back then, only to lose to Sam Rockwell in Three billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri.

Marsha Mason

Actress and director Marsha Mason isn’t quite famous, but her string of projects from 1973 to 1982 earned her four impressive nominations: for Cinderella Freedom (1973), The goodbye girl (1977), chapter two (1979), and Only when I laugh (nineteen eighty one). Unfortunately, she didn’t win any, although she did win two Golden Globes for her efforts.

Ed Harris

One of cinema’s biggest curmudgeons, Harris has had no shortage of accolades throughout his acclaimed career. An Oscar is a trophy that eludes him, however; despite nominations for Apollo 13, The Truman Show, Pollock and Hourshe always left the big night empty-handed.

Saoirse Ronan

Irish actor Ronan’s continued presence on the ballot has become almost a running joke among Oscar pundits. At 24, she had been nominated four times (for 2007 Atonement2015 brooklynand his two collaborations with director Greta Gerwig: 2017’s lady bird and 2019 Little woman). It’s not a stretch to assume that the 27-year-old will end up winning one of these days. And at the rate Ronan is going, she might even end up pushing Meryl Streep’s record for most nominations of all time.

Saoirse Ronan pictured at the 2020 Oscars

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michelle williams

Williams is perhaps best known to the general public thanks to her roles in landmark releases like Venom Where The greatest showmanbut it’s in smaller and heavier movies (like Some women Where Manchester by the sea) that she really shines. Her Oscar-nominated tricks in 2011 blue valentine and 2018 Manchester by the sea both would have been particularly deserving winners; but his other appointments, for Brokeback Mountain in 2006 and for her turn of Marilyn Monroe in My week with Marilyn (2012), also deserved recognition for his craft.

Tom Cruise

While the later years of Cruise’s career were defined by high-octane blockbusters, he was once capable of nuanced performances. Her Oscar-nominated turn as a misogynistic pickup artist in Paul Thomas Anderson Magnolia might be Cruise’s best work yet, and sits alongside Born July 4 and Jerry Maguire as one of three nominations in total.

Matt Damon

Damon is another of Hollywood’s biggest names to never win an Oscar – despite coming close three times. In 1998 he lost after being nominated for Goodwill hunting (although it picked up a win in the Best Original Screenplay category). Subsequent appointments for Invictus and The Martian followed in 2010 and 2016, to no avail. Her starring role in last year’s superb medieval epic The last duel could have been an interesting candidate – but the film was entirely snubbed from the nominations list.

…and the rest

There are 13 other living actors who have been nominated three times without winning: Joan Allen, Johnny Depp, Woody Harrelson, Diane Ladd, Angela Lansbury, Piper Laurie, Laura Linney, Viggo Mortensen, Nick Nolte, Edward Norton, Michelle Pfieffer, Mark Ruffalo, Sigourney Weaver and Debra Winger.

Will Smith and Jessica Chastain also received three nominations, although both face the possibility of winning with their third. Smith is the current best actor front-runner for his role in the tennis biopic King Richardwhile Chastain is a strong contender for Best Actress for her role in Tammy Faye’s eyes.

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Only Fools and Horses actor Ron Pember dies aged 87 | Television https://carolchanning.org/only-fools-and-horses-actor-ron-pember-dies-aged-87-television/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 15:32:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/only-fools-and-horses-actor-ron-pember-dies-aged-87-television/ Ron Pember, who starred in Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 87. The actor played Baz in the critically acclaimed sitcom and also starred in the BBC comedy Red Dwarf and starred in the 1970s BBC drama Secret Army. The news of Pember’s death appears to have been confirmed by his grandson Paul Pember, […]]]>

Ron Pember, who starred in Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 87.

The actor played Baz in the critically acclaimed sitcom and also starred in the BBC comedy Red Dwarf and starred in the 1970s BBC drama Secret Army.

The news of Pember’s death appears to have been confirmed by his grandson Paul Pember, who said on Twitter: “Sadness now is happiness then. That’s the deal.

The official Only Fools and Horses Twitter page tweeted on Thursday: “We are saddened to hear the news of the passing of Ron Pember who played Baz in the series three episode Homesick. Our thoughts and warm wishes go out to his family. and to his friends.

Other tributes have been seen on social media in memory of Pember. Morris Bright, the chairman of Elstree Studios, responding to Paul Pember’s post, said: “Sad for your loss. Your grandfather Ron Pember was also a staple on the small screen with film appearances for 30 years.

“I grew up seeing Ron as a nice crook in favorite drama Rumpole of the Bailey and many roles in Crown Court. He was born to play somewhat shady roles.

Danny John-Jules, one of the stars of Red Dwarf, tweeted: “Just heard the sad news of Ron Pember’s passing. He was such a gentleman to us when he appeared on #RedDwarf. He has just pressed his tongue firmly into his cheek and joined the party! What a legend. RIP.”

Writer Danny Kelly also paid tribute, saying: “RIP Ron Pember, actor in all the TV shows of the 70s and 80s. And, most importantly, Alain in Britain’s biggest drama series, Secret Army. along the line’, Ron.

Pember was born in Essex in 1934 and served in the Royal Air Force before embarking on an artistic career. Besides being an actor, he has also worked as a playwright and composer. In 1974 he co-wrote and composed a musical called Jack the Ripper, which took place in Covent Garden, London.

Pember retired in 1992 after a stroke and has since lived in Southend-on-Sea.

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Five TV stars who became popular thanks to reality TV shows – Entertainment News, Firstpost https://carolchanning.org/five-tv-stars-who-became-popular-thanks-to-reality-tv-shows-entertainment-news-firstpost/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 03:03:41 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/five-tv-stars-who-became-popular-thanks-to-reality-tv-shows-entertainment-news-firstpost/ From Shakti Mohan to Rubina Malik, five TV stars who have made their way onto reality TV shows. Tejasswi Prakash has been declared the winner of Bigg Boss Season 15 The television industry has a good mix of daily soap operas and reality shows. Before the introduction of reality shows, daily soap operas ruled the […]]]>

From Shakti Mohan to Rubina Malik, five TV stars who have made their way onto reality TV shows.

Tejasswi Prakash has been declared the winner of Bigg Boss Season 15

The television industry has a good mix of daily soap operas and reality shows. Before the introduction of reality shows, daily soap operas ruled the television industry, but with the advent of reality shows, viewers can now choose from options other than the drama series.

Although some of these reality shows have celebrities, there are other reality shows that are open to the general public. The reality shows how MTV Splitsvilla, Roadies, Dance India Dance, Indian Idol accepting applications from everyday people and it adds another layer to the fun and excitement of watching these shows. Women are now making great strides in the television industry and changing the dynamics of the male-dominated industry.

Here is a list of women who have won reality shows:

1. Rubina Dilaik

International Women's Day 2022 Five TV stars who became popular thanks to reality shows

Rubina Dilaik with the Bigg Boss 14 winner’s trophy. Twitter @fairy__fk

Rubina Dilaik is an Indian television actress who rose to fame with her portrayal of Radhika in ZEE TV. Choti Bahu. Rubina participated in Big Boss 14 and she came out a winner. Rubina’s performance in the leader was commendable and the audience absolutely loved her presence in the show.

2. Shakti Mohan

Shakti made her first TV appearance with ZEE TV’s reality show dance india dance. Shakti participated in the second season and won the show. She then moved on to judge other dance reality shows and is also a dance mentor and choreographer in the industry now.

3. Karishma Tanna

Karishma Tanna is an Indian television actress who has several daily soap operas and reality shows under her belt. She also participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 10in addition to several other reality shows and won the contest.

4. Mona Singh

Jassi Jaiisi Koi Nahi fame Mona Singh is a famous television actress who also participated in a dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja. Mona Singh was a contestant in the first season that premiered in 2016 and emerged as the winner.

5. Tejaswi Prakash

Tejasswi Prakash is the winner of the 15th season of leader and gained popularity after appearing on the reality show.

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2022 SAG Awards Red Carpet: All Celebrity Arrivals | Pictures https://carolchanning.org/2022-sag-awards-red-carpet-all-celebrity-arrivals-pictures/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:11:15 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/2022-sag-awards-red-carpet-all-celebrity-arrivals-pictures/ The Screen Actors Guild Awards rolled out the red carpet for Hollywood’s A-list today, with a celeb taking the plunging trend to a new level. Hollywood royalty graces the silver carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, with top film and TV celebrities among the star-studded guest list. The 28th annual SAG Awards – which […]]]>

The Screen Actors Guild Awards rolled out the red carpet for Hollywood’s A-list today, with a celeb taking the plunging trend to a new level.

Hollywood royalty graces the silver carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, with top film and TV celebrities among the star-studded guest list.

The 28th annual SAG Awards – which counts Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga among its many nominees for 2022 – is taking place today at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and will honor the best movies and TV shows of the past year.

It’s the last key awards show in the lead up to the Oscars on March 28, and is generally considered the most accurate barometer for the illustrious Oscars.

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But first, we’re live from the red carpet:

The White Lotus and Baywatch Star Alexandra Daddario exudes old Hollywood glamor in a plunging satin dress.

Hailee Steinfeld also embraced a stripped dress, hitting the silver carpet in a black dress cut out with chunky pearls.

Vanessa Hudgens looks every inch of the screen siren in skintight mint, fitted with a thigh-high split leg.

Kerry Washington brings the drama in a puffy yellow masterpiece.

Kill EveSandra Oh adds to the drama in a flare-skirted silver number.

TV host and reality star Andrea Boehlke rocks the Roaring 20s in a sparkly tassel jumpsuit.

squid game Star Kim Joo-ryeong flaunts an ombre strapless number.

And her co-star, HoYeon Jung, wearing a royal beaded spaghetti strap dress.

Here is your friendly reminder that ugly coyote came out 22 years ago, though star Piper Parabo still looks as young as ever.

Tonight’s winner, Dame Helen Mirren, looks perfect in pastel pink.

The way back actress Janina Gavankar switches up a neutral color palette with her buttery dreamy dress.

King Richard star Saniyya Sidney has a Cinderella moment in royal blue.

American actress Laverne Cox was among the first to arrive, wearing a black dress with a sheer silver bodice.

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown brings a splash of red to the silver carpet.

Veteran actress Shari Belafonte pairs a dramatic fuchsia suit with casual kicks.

Gucci House and The power of the dog have the most nominations in film categories with three each.

On the TV side, HBO dramas Succession and AppleTV comedy Ted Lasso caught five nods each, pushing them to the top of the list.

Elsewhere, British actress Kate Winslet is set to present the SAG Life Achievement Award to Dame Helen Mirren.

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Celebrities who were in commercials before they made it big https://carolchanning.org/celebrities-who-were-in-commercials-before-they-made-it-big/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 15:16:02 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/celebrities-who-were-in-commercials-before-they-made-it-big/ The small TV ad actor with major Hollywood superstar pipeline. Everyone has to start somewhere to achieve their goals, and celebrities are no exception. It might seem like actors are becoming Hollywood sensations overnight, but these 19 just prove that everyone starts small before they go big. Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money/Republic/Via giphy.com 1. Before getting her […]]]>

The small TV ad actor with major Hollywood superstar pipeline.

Everyone has to start somewhere to achieve their goals, and celebrities are no exception. It might seem like actors are becoming Hollywood sensations overnight, but these 19 just prove that everyone starts small before they go big.

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Before getting her own show on the Disney Channel, Zendaya started her modeling career for companies like Macy’s and Old Navy. She was first seen on television when she was featured in commercials for iCarly toys.

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Zendaya also starred in a Sears commercial as a backup dancer featuring fellow Disney star Selena Gomez.

Following this publicity, we saw Zendaya land her first role in Disney Channel shake it as Rocky Blue from 2010 to 2013. Currently she stars in HBO’s Euphoria and won her first Emmy Award for her role as Rue Bennett.

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Before being a big Hollywood star, Drew Barrymore started the industry by starring in commercials. At just 11 months old, Barrymore was featured in a dog food commercial, and she continued to make them for other brands like PillsburyMcDonald’s, and more.

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In 1982, Barrymore landed the role of Gertie in AND the extra-terrestrial making her one of the most famous child stars in the industry at the time.

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In 1993, Mila Kunis landed her first auditions and starred in Barbie and Lisa Frank advertising.

After starring in toy commercials, Kunis had a few minor and supporting roles in TV shows and movies, but it wasn’t until 1998 that she landed her best-known role as Jackie. Burkhart in That 70s show.

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When she auditioned for the role, Kunis was expected to be 18 but was only 14. The producers eventually found out her age but cast her anyway because they thought she was perfect for the role.

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Before Paul Rudd started acting in major Hollywood movies, he starred in a 1991 advertisement for the Super Nintendo.

After the 1991 commercial, Rudd starred in the TV show sistersthen in 1995, he landed his first film role playing Josh in the popular teen comedy, clueless.

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Before Steve Carell became a well-known Hollywood actor, he worked for the USPS as a postman. It wasn’t until 1989 that he starred in a commercial for Brown chicken.

Soon after, Carell landed some of his most notable roles, such as Gary on the comedy sketch The ambiguous homosexual duo it was sure The Dana Carvey/Saturday Night Live Show (1996-2011), and Michael Scott on Office (2005-2011).

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Affleck’s first starring role was in dazed glory (1995), followed by more commercially successful roles, including Goodwill hunting (1997), Armageddon (1998), daredevil (2003), and many others.

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Before Leonardo DiCaprio became one of Hollywood’s most famous actors, he starred in commercials such as Bubble yum chewing gum in the late 1980s.

Shortly after his TV commercial debut, DiCaprio began landing huge roles, including Romeo in Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997).

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After modeling for companies like Abercrombie & Fitch, Channing Tatum began his television career starring in Pepsi and Mountain Dew advertisements in 2002.

Tatum’s *revolutionary role in Intensify (2006) was the one that put him on the map and took him from TV commercials to multi-million dollar roles.

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*Tatum was in other projects before Intensify, including She is the man with Amanda Bynes, but Intensify was the one who propelled him to stardom.

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Ryan Reynolds starred in Pop Pops commercials in the early 90s before he started performing in the huge roles we know and love from him today.

It wasn’t much later that Reynolds started landing the roles we know and love him for, including Two guys, a girl and a pizzeria (1998), Proposal (2009), dead Pool (2016), and many others.

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Matt LeBlanc made his very first TV appearance in 1987, starring in a Advertisement for Heinz ketchup.

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A few years after his debut in a television commercial and a few television and music video roles, LeBlanc landed the role of Joey Tribbiani in Friends – which he starred for 12 years, including the two years of the series spin-off Joey.

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Before getting her big break, Amanda Bynes began her journey in Hollywood by starring in Buncha Crunch commercials in 1993.

It wasn’t until 1996 that she got her big break when she starred in Nickelodeon’s All that (1996-2000). Thereafter, she continued to act in major roles, including Huge liar (2002)Amanda’s Show (1999-2002)What I like about you (2002)She is the man (2006), and much more.

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Before being our favorite vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar began her career playing in more minor television roles and advertising.

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In 1981, Geller was featured in a Burger King commercial that was considered controversial. Gellar’s character criticized McDonald’s and talked about only eating at Burger King in the ad. This led to her being named in a lawsuit McDonald’s filed against Burger King, and she was not allowed to eat there as a child.

In 2004, Gellar noted about the ad, “Forbidden is a strong word… It was tough because when you’re a little kid, McDonald’s is where all your friends have their birthday parties, so I missed lots of apple pies.”

After starring in commercials, Gellar landed huge roles, including Kendall Hart in All my children (1993), Daphne Blake in scooby-doo (2002), and Buffy Summers in buffy the vampire slayer (1997-2003).

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Before Tobey Maguire became the Hollywood star he is today, he was featured in various television commercials including a commercial for the AtariLynx in 1990.

Subsequently, Maguire had a few starring roles in movies like Pleasantville (1998) and wonder boys (2000), and in 2002 Maguire landed the role we all know and love Spider-Man/Peter Parker.

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At 14, Anne Hathaway got her first screen job in Better Homes and Gardens commercial.

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In 2018, Hathaway spoke on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and noted“It was my first time in front of a camera, and I didn’t understand why they weren’t telling you ‘Okay, we’re shooting now'”, she declared. “You just assume you do, so I didn’t know we were actually advertising until three hours into the shoot.”

At 18, Hathaway lands the role of Mia Thermopolis in Disney’s The Diary of a Princess, which marked the beginning of his becoming one of the biggest names in the movie industry.

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Before getting her big break, Madison Pettis first entered Hollywood via TV commercials for products like the popular toy, FurReal Friends, and modeling.

In 2006, Pettis landed his first major role in the Disney film, The game plan.

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Before being a great Hollywood actress, Kirsten Dunst began her career playing in several TV commercialsincluding Baby Uh Oh dolls.

This was just the start of a very successful career for her as since then she has starred in huge blockbuster hits like Jumanji (1995), Bring it on (2000), and Spider Man (2002).

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More recently, she just earned her first Oscar nomination for her role in Netflix The power of the dog.

17.

Kat Graham began her career starring in several television commercials, including Barbie and Pop-Tarts. At 17, she was part of Fanta’s promotional campaign as a member of the “Fantanas”.

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Speaking of how she spoke so many languages, Graham noted how she learned Spanish “so I could do interviews in Spanish for Fanta when I was campaigning for the soft drink.”

Subsequently, Graham appeared in several television shows such as Lizzie McGuire, The parent trapand Hannah Montana. In 2009, she landed one of her most notable roles as Bonnie Bennett in The Vampire Diaries.

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Early in his career, Keanu Reeves starred in Coca Cola advertisements in 1983.

Reeves became a household name just 16 years later when he landed the role of Neo for The matrix series in 1999.

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19.

Finally, Brad Pitt began his long career in Hollywood by starring in Pringles commercials in 1988.

In 1991, Pitt began to gain recognition with his role in Thelma and Louise (1991). Since then, he has starred in several commercially successful films, including Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Troy (2004), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005), and many others.

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Acute skills shortage threatens UK film studio production boom | Television industry https://carolchanning.org/acute-skills-shortage-threatens-uk-film-studio-production-boom-television-industry/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/acute-skills-shortage-threatens-uk-film-studio-production-boom-television-industry/ JBritain’s £6billion film and TV production boom is in danger of being derailed as an acute skills shortage – from set designers and special effects experts to accountants – is causing delays in filming schedules and driving up the cost productions for the big and small screen. The streaming wars have fueled an unprecedented boom […]]]>

JBritain’s £6billion film and TV production boom is in danger of being derailed as an acute skills shortage – from set designers and special effects experts to accountants – is causing delays in filming schedules and driving up the cost productions for the big and small screen.

The streaming wars have fueled an unprecedented boom in demand for content in the battle to attract new subscribers and viewers, with a record £5.6bn spent making blockbusters such as Mission: Impossible 7, big budget dramas, including Bridgerton and reality TV shows such as Chef in the UK last year.

The huge increase in spending – double the pandemic-hit 2020 figure and £1.3bn more than in 2019 – has put pressure on deep-pocketed Hollywood studios and streaming giants to ‘they’re fighting for studio space to ensure the production pipeline continues to flow freely.

Last week, Amazon’s Prime Video struck a record deal to lease space at Shepperton Studios, which is home to productions ranging from Extraterrestrial for Mary Poppinsas part of the company’s first long-term commitment to making television programs and films in the UK.

The streaming giant joins Disney and Netflix, who have already struck deals with Pinewood, home of James Bond and star wars franchises and Shepperton as the space race continues.

However, behind the scenes of Britain’s production boom, a crisis is looming: sources suggest a shortage of 40,000 workers will have arisen by 2025 – with filming times already affected.

“We’re absolutely back and flying,” said Paul Golding, managing director of Pinewood Studios, which also owns Shepperton Studios. “I haven’t seen in my time the studios being used as intensely as they are now. However, the biggest challenge facing the industry is the crew. Building infrastructure, studios – it can be done fairly quickly when needed. But crewing is much, much more difficult. We’ve been talking about it for a long time.”

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series has moved production from New Zealand to the UK. Photo: Amazon Studios/PA

The British Film Institute (BFI) is assessing the extent of the skills shortage, at the request of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and sources say its report will detail an industry faced a crisis when it was released in April.

The skills shortage isn’t just creating delays in some filming schedules, it’s also fueling wage inflation as productions battle to secure an in-demand crew.

ScreenSkills, the body that represents workers in Britain’s film and TV industry, says there is a particular shortage in the ‘tight world’ of experienced crews.

“The really pressing issues are at the experienced intermediate level, and that is our main focus for the year ahead, as shortages there affect production schedules, cause delays and create wage inflation,” Seetha said. Kumar, Managing Director of ScreenSkills.

“All the research we do and the regular industry input that sits on our skills councils and working groups, [tells] skills gaps and shortages at all levels – from production coordinators and managers to editors, script supervisors and accountants.

There are growing concerns that the skills shortage is having an impact on the quality of UK productions. ScreenSkills’ research found that the crew are promoted to meet demand before they’re ready to take on a higher role.

There’s also the growing practice of so-called “jumping,” where particularly stretched crews leave a production before it’s finished due to the offer of better-paying work.

So far, the growing skills shortage hasn’t caused the UK to lose out to other countries as a place to create Hollywood blockbusters and crown jewel content for the streaming giants. Amazon set to start filming the second series of its over $1 billion small-screen adaptation of JRR Tolkien The Lord of the Rings in the UK in the coming months. Amazon made the surprise decision to move filming from New Zealand, the home of all previous the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit productions, in the UK last August.

“It’s great that the UK continues to be seen as a great place to make film and TV and that there has been such growth, not just in production spending, but also in magnitude and ambition of what is being achieved,” Kumar said. “But skills shortages are the biggest risk to continued growth and we believe there is an urgent need to inject funds. There is no quick fix for this.

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BBC This is Going to Hurt: The life of Harriet Walter, from the Hollywood icon’s uncle to her relationship with the Inspector Morse actor and her marriage to the famous Broadway star https://carolchanning.org/bbc-this-is-going-to-hurt-the-life-of-harriet-walter-from-the-hollywood-icons-uncle-to-her-relationship-with-the-inspector-morse-actor-and-her-marriage-to-the-famous-broadway-star/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/bbc-this-is-going-to-hurt-the-life-of-harriet-walter-from-the-hollywood-icons-uncle-to-her-relationship-with-the-inspector-morse-actor-and-her-marriage-to-the-famous-broadway-star/ Harriet Walter boasts of a long and successful career as a British actress. She has appeared in several films including The Young Victoria, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rocketman and Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel. She has also starred in a number of TV shows, including as Natalie Chandler in the ITV drama series Law […]]]>

Harriet Walter boasts of a long and successful career as a British actress. She has appeared in several films including The Young Victoria, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rocketman and Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel.

She has also starred in a number of TV shows, including as Natalie Chandler in the ITV drama series Law & Order: UK, Lady Prudence Shackleton in four episodes of Downton Abbey and Clementine Churchill in The Crown. More recently she played the character Dasha in Killing Eve and Jo Patterson in an episode of BBC’s Doctor Who.

A former Broadway actress, Harriet has also appeared in several Royal Shakespeare Company productions such as Twelfth Night, Three Sisters, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. In 2011, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to the theatre.

Considering she’s the niece of late Hollywood legend Christopher Lee, it’s really no wonder that Harriet was also bitten by the comedy bug at a very young age.

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Like her uncle, Harriet likes to play the bad guy

His uncle died in 2015 at the age of 93, but he left behind a career that spanned seven decades. He will be best remembered for his brilliant portrayal of villains in popular movies, especially for his role as Count Dracula in seven Hammer Horror movies.

Christopher also played Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Count Dooku in the Star Wars films Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and Saruman in Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit film trilogies.

A true child of the acting profession, Harriet was also in an eight-year relationship with actor Peter Blythe, who many might recognize as Kenneth Lawrence from the TV series Inspector Morse. Peter was also in the comedy classic Only Fools and Horses, as well as many other well-known shows throughout his four decades on screen.



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Harriet remained with Peter until his death in 2004 at the age of 69 shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer. The couple had planned to marry at the time of his death.

Five years later, Harriet meets American actor Guy Paul. Guy had also appeared in Law and Order as Nicholas Dalton, as well as The Sopranos and Life on Mars. Later, he played the role of Léonce Pontellier in The Awakening.

Harriet and Guy married in 2011, two years after they first met. Harriet, now 71, was 60 when she married. Guy had never been married before.

According to a Telegraph article while still engaged to Guy, Harriet had spent much of her life alone before meeting her late partner Peter. She said: “I spent a lot of my life on my own and that was fine with me until I met Peter and found out how great it is to do things with someone”.

She added that she was still wearing the engagement ring that Peter had given her, with Guy’s blessing, and that the next role she would play was “to get married”.

Harriet is now playing the character Veronique in a new comedy-drama called This is Going to Hurt, which will next air on Tuesday at 9pm on BBC One.

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Best New Series on Netflix: 10 of the Most Popular Netflix TV Series of the Last 12 Months https://carolchanning.org/best-new-series-on-netflix-10-of-the-most-popular-netflix-tv-series-of-the-last-12-months/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 16:03:09 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/best-new-series-on-netflix-10-of-the-most-popular-netflix-tv-series-of-the-last-12-months/ Streaming giant Netflix has continued to dominate the streaming world once again over the past year, with the platform seen as an app thanks to a slew of jaw-dropping TV shows and exclusive blockbuster movies. to the streaming platform. And although the restrictions have been eased now, those of us who love TV binge are […]]]>

Streaming giant Netflix has continued to dominate the streaming world once again over the past year, with the platform seen as an app thanks to a slew of jaw-dropping TV shows and exclusive blockbuster movies. to the streaming platform.

And although the restrictions have been eased now, those of us who love TV binge are still glued to our Netflix accounts.

While Netflix has been hugely popular for nearly a decade now, the value of being able to stream hundreds of content at the push of a button has become all the more important when the world has been plunged into a pandemic that has seen the major part of the globe stuck behind closed doors.

So what’s your next series you’re ready to binge on? Whatever you do, don’t spend all night scrolling and instead check out our list of Netflix’s most-watched series this year and see which one you like.

This list is in no particular order.

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Local meets actor on Metro Vancouver film set (PHOTOS) https://carolchanning.org/local-meets-actor-on-metro-vancouver-film-set-photos/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 00:00:39 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/local-meets-actor-on-metro-vancouver-film-set-photos/ Did you spot any superheroes in the city last year? It’s not uncommon to see a Hollywood star dressed in awesome outfits in Metro Vancouver. In fact, several TV shows based on popular DC comics have been filmed in the city, including Peacemaker, batman, super girl, the flash, and more. But there was a noticeable […]]]>

Did you spot any superheroes in the city last year?

It’s not uncommon to see a Hollywood star dressed in awesome outfits in Metro Vancouver. In fact, several TV shows based on popular DC comics have been filmed in the city, including Peacemaker, batman, super girl, the flash, and more.

But there was a noticeable lack of eye-catching characters in the city over the past month.

Several television shows halted local filming during the winter holidays and resumed filming in the new year. However, some shows have delayed their return to production due to increased cases of the Omicron variant in British Columbia, according to Hollywood North Buzz.

Now in its eighth season, The Flash is The CW television show is about a superhero who comes to terms with his awesome powers after being struck by lightning. Filming for the popular show began in early January.

Locals noted that there were film trucks near Central Park in Burnaby along Boundary Road.

A Metro Vancouver resident also took to Twitter on Jan. 21 to share a masked selfie he took with actor Robbie Armell. The Canadian actor plays Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm on The flash.

The production of The Flash has involved massive sets around the city over the past year, including blocking traffic to the Georgia Overpass and at the Vancouver Convention Center.

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13 Marvel, Netflix and Hollywood stars you might not know were from Cambridgeshire https://carolchanning.org/13-marvel-netflix-and-hollywood-stars-you-might-not-know-were-from-cambridgeshire/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 05:02:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/13-marvel-netflix-and-hollywood-stars-you-might-not-know-were-from-cambridgeshire/ It might be odd to think that some of the country’s biggest stars might have been known to our neighbors before they became household names. Cambridgeshire has seen its fair share of celebrities born and raised in the county, from Aston Merrygold of JLS to Olympic medalist Louis Smith. Read more: Take a trip down […]]]>

It might be odd to think that some of the country’s biggest stars might have been known to our neighbors before they became household names.

Cambridgeshire has seen its fair share of celebrities born and raised in the county, from Aston Merrygold of JLS to Olympic medalist Louis Smith.

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However, it appears that most A-listers who could once settle in Cambridgeshire have carved out careers in film and TV.

These people are nothing short of local legends; before they rose to fame, they grew up in our towns, went to local schools, or were perhaps members of local amateur theater groups.

Whether they’ve appeared in Marvel, Harry Potter, or Star Wars films, starred in a Netflix series, or been featured in many of our favorite TV shows, this list of 13 Cambridgeshire-born actors covers just about every area of ​​television and film.

Guy Pearce



Guy Pearce was born in Ely in 1967

After beginning his career playing Mike Young on the Australian TV series Neighbours, Guy Pearce went on to garner international attention for his breakthrough role in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994.

Although he is often considered an Australian actor, Pearce was actually born in Ely in 1967 before his family moved to Geelong, Victoria when he was just three years old.

Later film credits came in The King’s Speech (as King Edward VIII), Prometheus (as Peter Weyland), and Iron Man 3 (as ultimate villain Aldrich Killian).

Most recently, he appeared in Netflix’s The Innocents and Mare of Easttown, an American crime drama series.

Olivia Newton John



Olivia Newton-John received an OBE in 1979
Olivia Newton-John received an OBE in 1979

Olivia Newton-John was a poster boy of the 1970s and 1980s, having starred as Sandy in Grease.

Like Pearce, Newton-John’s family also emigrated to Australia, when she was six years old, having been born in the county, in Cambridge itself.

In fact, her father became headmaster of Cambridgeshire High School for Boys and was in that position when Olivia was born.

Despite her obvious prowess as an actress, she opted for the musical route which proved incredibly successful as she won four Grammy Awards and sold around 100 million records worldwide.

Prior to Grease, Olivia represented the UK in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and also received an OBE in 1979.

Ralph Brown

Born in Cambridge as the son of Heather R. and John FW Brown, Ralph Brown has an impressive list of acting credits.

Brown is known for playing drug dealer Danny in Withnail and I, vigilante Aaron in Alien 3, DJ Bob Silver in The Boat That Rocked, super-roadie Del Preston in Wayne’s World 2, pilot Ric Olié in Star Wars : The Phantom Menace and Henry Clinton take turns: Washington’s spies.

His work is not limited to the cinema screen either, with television appearances in the form of Death in Paradise, Coronation Street and Spooks while his work has graced theaters as well; he wrote the play Sanctuary for the Joint Stock Theater Company in 1987 which toured the UK and won the Samuel Beckett Award for Best First Play.

Warwick Davis



Warwick Davis Has Played 12 Amazing Different Roles In The Star Wars Movies
Warwick Davis Has Played 12 Amazing Different Roles In The Star Wars Movies

Ok, so we’re bending the rules slightly with this one as Warwick Davis, who was actually born in Surrey, didn’t move to Cambridgeshire until later in life as the current Tenable presenter now lives in Peterborough.

Warwick can certainly be described as an all-rounder given his work in comedy, presentation, and film, but many people will know him best for his roles in the Harry Potter and Star Wars franchises.

The 51-year-old was the Ewok Wicket in Star Wars and took on two characters – Professor Flitwick and Griphook – in Harry Potter.

Richard Attenborough



Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge in 1923
Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge in 1923

The man who welcomed us all to the world of Jurassic Park in 1993 was Richard Attenborough, whose career spanned more than six decades before his death in 2014.

Born in Cambridge in 1923, Attenborough was the eldest of three sons, one of whom was of course David, born three years later in Isleworth, Middlesex.

In 1945 Richard won a scholarship to Clare College to study geology and zoology and graduated with a degree in natural science.

In addition to Jurassic Park, Richard starred in Brighton Rock in 1948, Dunkirk in 1958, The League of Gentlemen in 1960, The Great Escape in 1963, Doctor Dolittle in 1967 and Miracle on 34th Street in 1994.

He was also an accomplished producer and director, with the films Gandhi and Chaplin both on his portfolio.

Rebecca Mader

Although she has largely made a name for herself on American television, Rebecca Mader was actually born in Cambridge in 1977.

She is perhaps best known for her roles as Charlotte Lewis on the ABC series Lost and as Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, for which she received critical acclaim.

Mader also had a minor role, as a sweat shop agent, in Iron Man 3.

Luke Pasqualino



Luke Pasqualino as D'Artagnan in The Musketeers
Luke Pasqualino as D’Artagnan in The Musketeers

Still very present on our screens today, the work of Luke Pasqualino has focused a lot on television series.

The Peterborough-born actor is perhaps best known for his portrayals of Freddie McClair in Skins, D’Artagnan in The Musketeers and Elvis Harte in Our Girl.

Her face has also appeared in episodes of Casualty, Miranda, Inside No. 9, and Death in Paradise.

Jeremy Irvin



Jeremy Irvine played the role of Albert Narracott in the movie War Horse
Jeremy Irvine played the role of Albert Narracott in the movie War Horse

Born and raised in Gamlingay, South Cambridgeshire, in 1990, Jeremy Irvine made a name for himself starring in many highly regarded films of the 2010s.

Irvine made his film debut in the epic war film War Horse, a role which saw him nominated for the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer, before playing Philip “Pip” Pirrip in Great Expectations the following year. and more recently playing young Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia! Here we go again.

His relationship with Cambridge did not end at birth; his mother, Bridget Smith, is a Liberal Democrat councilor (and latterly leader of) South Cambridgeshire Borough Council.

Jeremy Northam

Another Jeremy, Northam this time, initially appeared in a number of television roles but eventually caught the eye as Mr. Knightley in the 1996 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.

Later film credits include An Ideal Husband, Gosford Park, Amistad, The Winslow Boy, Enigma and Martin and Lewis, among others, while he also took on the role of Anthony Eden in Netflix’s The Crown.

Northam was born in Cambridge as the youngest of four children. His father, John Northam, was a professor of literature and drama, in addition to being a lecturer, notably at Clare College in Cambridge.

Steven Mackintosh



Steven Mackintosh as DI Sexton
Steven Mackintosh as DI Sexton in Criminal Justice

Steven Mackintosh was born in Cambridge and attended Icknield Primary School, Sawston Village College and Dramawise Theater School, all located in the county.

His first film appearance came in Prick Up Your Ears before later roles as Fred, Scrooge’s nephew, in The Muppet Christmas Carol and as Winston in Guy Ritchie’s film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. earned greater fame.

Simon McBurney

If you don’t recognize Simon McBurney’s face, you might recognize his voice as he was the voice behind Kreacher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.

He was born in Cambridge in 1957 and studied English Literature at Peterhouse, Cambridge, graduating in 1980. Fast forward to the 2005 New Year’s Honors and McBurney received an OBE ‘for services to the theatre’.

Besides appearing in other films such as Robin Hood, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, he also played the recurring role of Cecil the Choirmaster in The Vicar of Dibley and even wrote the story, and was an executive producer, for Mr. Bean’s Holiday.

McBurney is also the founder and artistic director of the British theater company Complicité, which performs around the world.

Himesh Patel



Himesh Patel starred in the 2019 Beatles comedy film Yesterday and appeared in Tenet the following year
Himesh Patel starred in the 2019 Beatles comedy film Yesterday and appeared in Tenet the following year

Born in Sawtry in 1990, Himesh Patel’s love for the arts was evident from an early age. at the suggestion of a teacher, his parents enrolled him in a local theater group, the Key Youth Theater in Peterborough and later he became a member of The Young Actors’ Company in Cambridge, where he also attended film lessons.

He also took piano lessons and bought an electric guitar, learning to play at the age of 13, while his parents ran a newsagent in Cambridgeshire, Patel running a newspaper until the age of 21 years old.

For a long time, Patel was best known for playing Tamwar Masood in EastEnders until he left in 2016 to make a name for himself with a wider audience.

These include the 2019 musical romantic comedy film Yesterday and the 2020 sci-fi action film Tenet, while he also appears in the 2021 Netflix film Don’t Look Up.

Rosie day

Our latest Cambridgeshire-born actor is Rosie Day, who was born in Cambridge in 1995.

After early child roles, such as in the BBC’s Hope and Glory (age 4) and the theatrical production of Les Misérables (playing the young Cosette, 11), she began to make a name for herself in television series, including Doctors and Holby City. .

Rosie became best known for her portrayals of Mary Hawkins in the Starz series Outlander and Sarah Jessica Parker’s daughter in the comedy film All Roads Lead to Rome, while last year she starred in the Call the Midwife Christmas Special .

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