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The series’ executive producers are Glasberg, Mark Harmon, Jeffrey Lieber, and James Hayman. The series is set and filmed in New Orleans. It is the third member of the NCIS franchise.
On January 12, 2015, NCIS: New Orleans was renewed for a second season, that premiered on September 22, 2015.
Daryl Mitchell and Shalita Grant, who had been recurring cast members, became series regulars.
On March 25, 2016, CBS renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on September 20, 2016.
Zoe McLellan, who plays Agent Brody will leave “for creative reasons”, and Vanessa Ferlito will join the cast as Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, a series regular.
NCIS: New Orleans follows a fictional team of Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents stationed out of New Orleans, Louisiana. The NCIS office handles cases from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle.
Living and working out of his office, Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride (Scott Bakula) heads a team of special agents including Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), a former sheriff’s deputy recruited by Pride following Katrina; Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito), a Washington FBI Agent assigned to Pride’s team at his request;
Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan), a transfer from the NCIS Great Lakes field office, has worked as a Special Agent Afloat and is keen to leave her past behind as she moves to New Orleans; Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant), a former ATF Special Agent and LaSalle’s partner; and Patton Plame (Daryl Mitchell), a computer specialist.
They are assisted by Dr. Loretta Wade (C. C. H. Pounder), a forensic pathologist and medical examiner, and Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich), a criminalist and forensic investigator assigned to the Jefferson Parish Medical Examiner’s Office.
Cast and characters
Main article: List of NCIS: New Orleans characters
Scott Bakula as Dwayne Cassius Pride, NCIS Supervisory Special Agent.
Lucas Black as Christopher LaSalle, NCIS Special Agent.
Zoe McLellan as Meredith Brody, NCIS Special Agent (seasons 1–2).
Rob Kerkovich as Sebastian Lund, forensic scientist.
CCH Pounder as Loretta Wade, medical examiner.
Shalita Grant as Sonja Percy (season 2–; recurring: season 1), NCIS Special Agent.
Daryl “Chill” Mitchell as Patton Plame (season 2–; recurring: season 1), NCIS computer specialist.
Vanessa Ferlito as Tammy Gregorio (season 3–), FBI Special Agent.
Dickinson has appeared in more than 50 films, including Ocean’s 11 (1960), The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961), Jessica (1962), Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), The Killers (1964), The Art of Love (1965), The Chase (1966) and the neo-noir classic Point Blank (1967). From 1974 to 1978, Dickinson starred as Sergeant Leann “Pepper” Anderson in the NBC crime series Police Woman, for which she received Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominations.
During her later career, Dickinson starred in a number of television movies and miniseries, also playing supporting roles in films such as Sabrina (1995), Pay It Forward (2000) and Big Bad Love (2001). As lead actress, she starred in the 1980 erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill, for which she received a Saturn Award for Best Actress.
Dickinson, the second of four daughters, was born Angeline Brown (called “Angie” by family and friends) in Kulm, North Dakota, the daughter of Fredericka (née Hehr) and Leo Henry Brown.
Her family is of German descent and she was raised Roman Catholic.
Her father was a small-town newspaper publisher and editor, working on the Kulm Messenger and the Edgeley Mail.
In 1942, her family moved to Burbank, California, where she attended Bellarmine-Jefferson High School, graduating in 1947 at 15 years of age. The previous year, she had won the Sixth Annual Bill of Rights essay contest.
She studied at Glendale Community College and in 1954 graduated from Immaculate Heart College with a degree in business. Taking a cue from her publisher father, she had intended to be a writer. While a student from 1950–52, she worked as a secretary at Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank (now Bob Hope Airport) and in a parts factory. She became Angie Dickinson in 1952, when she married football player Gene Dickinson.
Dickinson entered a beauty pageant in 1953 and placed second. The exposure brought her to the attention of a television industry producer, who asked her to consider a career in acting. She studied the craft and a few years later was approached by NBC to guest-star on a number of variety shows, including The Colgate Comedy Hour. She soon met Frank Sinatra, who became a lifelong friend. She later was cast as Sinatra’s wife in the film Ocean’s 11.
On New Year’s Eve 1954, Dickinson made her television acting debut in an episode of Death Valley Days. This led to other roles in such productions as Matinee Theatre (eight episodes), Buffalo Bill Jr., City Detective, It’s a Great Life (two episodes), Gray Ghost, General Electric Theater, Broken Arrow, The People’s Choice (twice), Meet McGraw (twice), Northwest Passage, Gunsmoke, The Virginian, Tombstone Territory, Cheyenne, and The Restless Gun.
In 1956, Dickinson was cast as Ann Drew, who slips a gun to her jailed husband, Harry (John Craven), a former associate of the Jesse James gang, in the ABC/Desilu western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O’Brian. In the story line, Harry vowed never to go to prison and was shot to death while escaping.
In 1957, she was cast as Amy Bender in Richard Boone’s series “Have Gun-Will Travel” in the episode “A Matter of Ethics.” She played the sister of a man who was killed and who wanted the murderer lynched.
In 1958, she was cast as Laura Meadows in the episode “The Deserters” of an ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Colt .45, with Wayde Preston.
That year she also played the role of defendant Mrs. Fargo in the Perry Mason episode “The Case of the One-Eyed Witness.”
Dickinson went on to create memorable characters in Mike Hammer, Wagon Train, and Men into Space. In 1965, she had a recurring role as Carol Tredman on NBC’s Dr. Kildare. She had a memorable turn as the duplicitous murder conspirator in a 1964 episode of The Fugitive series with David Janssen and fellow guest star Robert Duvall. She was at her evil best as an unfaithful wife and bank robber in the 1958 “Wild Blue Yonder” episode of Rod Cameron’s syndicated television series State Trooper.
She starred in two Alfred Hitchcock Hour episodes, “Captive Audience” with James Mason on Oct. 18, 1962, and “Thanatos Palace Hotel” on Feb. 1, 1965.
Dickinson’s motion picture career began with a small, uncredited role in Lucky Me (1954) starring Doris Day, followed by The Return of Jack Slade (1955), Man with the Gun (1955), and Hidden Guns (1956). She had her first starring role in Gun the Man Down (1956) with James Arness, followed by the Sam Fuller cult film China Gate (1957), which depicted an early view of the Vietnam War.
Rejecting the Marilyn Monroe/Jayne Mansfield style of platinum blonde sex-symbolism because she felt it would narrow her acting options, Dickinson initially allowed studios to lighten her naturally brunette hair to only honey-blonde.
She appeared early in her career mainly in B-movies or westerns, including Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957), in which she co-starred with James Garner. In the 1958 crime drama Cry Terror!, Dickinson had a supporting role opposite James Mason and Rod Steiger as a femme fatale.
In 1959, Dickinson’s big-screen breakthrough role came in Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo, in which she played a flirtatious gambler called “Feathers” who becomes attracted to the town sheriff played by Dickinson’s childhood idol John Wayne. The film co-starred Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan. When Hawks sold his personal contract with her to a major studio without her knowledge, she was unhappy. Dickinson nonetheless became one of the more prominent leading ladies of the next decade, beginning with The Bramble Bush with Richard Burton. She also took a supporting role in Ocean’s 11 with friends Sinatra and Martin, released in 1960.
These were followed by a political potboiler, A Fever in the Blood (1961); a Belgian Congo-based melodrama, The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961), in which she played a missionary nurse tempted by lust; a scheming woman in Rome Adventure (1962), filmed in Italy, and the title role in Jean Negulesco’s Jessica (1962) with Maurice Chevalier, in which she played a young midwife resented by the married women of the town, set in Sicily.
Angie would also share the screen with friend Gregory Peck as a military nurse in the dark comedy Captain Newman, M.D. (1963).
For The Killers (1964), originally intended to be the very first made-for-television movie but released to theatres due to its violent content, Dickinson played a femme fatale opposite future U.S. President Ronald Reagan in his last movie role.
Directed by Don Siegel, it was a remake of the 1946 version based on a story by Ernest Hemingway and the only film Reagan made in which he was cast as a villain. He viciously slaps Dickinson in one of the film’s scenes.
Dickinson co-starred in the comedy The Art of Love (1965), playing the love interest of both James Garner and Dick Van Dyke. She joined a star-studded Arthur Penn/Sam Spiegel production, The Chase (1966), along with Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, and Robert Duvall. That same year she was featured in Cast a Giant Shadow, a war story with Kirk Douglas.
Dickinson’s best movie of this era was arguably John Boorman’s cult classic Point Blank (1967), a lurid crime drama with Lee Marvin as a criminal betrayed by his wife and best friend and out for revenge. The film epitomized the stark urban mood of the period, and its reputation has grown through the years.
Westerns would continue to be a part of her work in the late ’60s, when she starred in The Last Challenge opposite Glenn Ford, in Young Billy Young with Robert Mitchum, and in Sam Whiskey, where she gave rising star Burt Reynolds his first on-screen kiss.
In 1971, she played a lascivious substitute high school teacher in the dark comedy Pretty Maids All in a Row for director Roger Vadim and writer-producer Gene Roddenberry, in which her character seduces a sexually inexperienced student, portrayed by John David Carson, against the backdrop of a series of murders of female students at the same high school; it was a box-office failure. In 1972’s The Outside Man, a French movie shot in L.A., with Jean-Louis Trintignant, directed by Jacques Deray, she plays the wife of a mobster. In 1973, she co-starred with Roy Thinnes in the supernatural thriller The Norliss Tapes, a TV movie produced and directed by Dan Curtis.
One of Dickinson’s best known and most sexually provocative movie roles followed, that of the tawdry widow Wilma McClatchie from the Great Depression romp Big Bad Mama (1974) with William Shatner and Tom Skerritt. Although well into her forties at the time, she appeared nude in several scenes, which created interest in the movie and a new generation of male fans for Dickinson.
A 1966 Esquire magazine cover gained Dickinson additional fame and notoriety, her having posed in nothing but a sweater and a pair of panty hose. The photo became so iconic that, while celebrating the magazine’s 70th anniversary in 2003, the Dickinson pose was recreated for the cover by Britney Spears.
Dickinson as Pepper Anderson, 1975 in Police Woman
Dickinson returned to the small screen in March 1974 for an episode of the critically acclaimed hit anthology series Police Story. That one guest appearance proved to be so popular that NBC offered Dickinson her own television show, which became a ground-breaking weekly series called Police Woman; it was the first successful dramatic TV series to feature a woman in the title role. At first, Dickinson was reluctant, but when producers told her she could become a household name, she accepted the role. They were right.
In the series, she played Sgt. Leann “Pepper” Anderson, an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Criminal Conspiracy Unit who often works undercover.
The show became a hit, reaching number one in many countries in which it aired during its first year. It ran for four seasons and Dickinson would win a Golden Globe award, and receive Emmy nominations for three consecutive years.
Co-starring on the show was Earl Holliman as Sergeant Bill Crowley, Anderson’s commanding officer, along with Charles Dierkop as investigator Pete Royster and Ed Bernard as investigator Joe Styles.
The series ran from 1974 to 1978. The same year the show ended, Dickinson reprised her Pepper Anderson character on the television special Ringo, co-starring with Ringo Starr and John Ritter. She also parodied the part in the 1975 and 1979 Bob Hope Christmas specials for NBC. She would do the same years later on the 1987 Christmas episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Police Woman caused a surge of applications for employment from women to police departments around the United States; journalists who have in recent years examined the inspiration for long-term female law enforcement officials to adopt this vocation as their own have been surprised by how often Dickinson’s Police Woman has been referenced.
Dickinson and Police Woman proved that a female lead could carry an hour-long television series, paving the way for several female-starring, hour-long TV series during the 1970s and 1980s, such as Charlie’s Angels, Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman and Cagney and Lacey. In 1987, the Los Angeles Police Department awarded Dickinson an honorary doctorate, which led her to quip, “Now you can call me Doctor Pepper.”
On occasion during the 1970s, Dickinson took part in the popular Dean Martin Celebrity Roast on television, and herself was the guest of honor on August 2, 1977, roasted by a dais of celebrities that included James Stewart, Orson Welles and her Police Woman series co-star Earl Holliman.
Having done a television series plus the mini-series Pearl (1978) about the Pearl Harbor bombing of 1941, Dickinson’s career in feature films appeared to be in decline. But she returned to the big screen in Brian De Palma’s erotic thriller Dressed to Kill (1980), for which she gained considerable notice, particularly for a long, silent scene in a museum before the character meets her fate. The role of Kate Miller, a sexually frustrated New York housewife, earned her a 1981 Saturn Award for Best Actress. “The performers are excellent,” wrote Vincent Canby in his July 25, 1980 New York Times review, “especially Miss Dickinson.”
She took a less substantial role in 1981’s Death Hunt, reuniting her with Lee Marvin, and also appeared in Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen. Earlier that year, she had been the first choice to play the character Krystle Carrington on the television series Dynasty but, deciding she wanted to spend more time with her daughter, she turned it down; the role instead went to Linda Evans. In the mid-1980s Dickinson declined the role of Sable Colby on the Dynasty spin-off, The Colbys.
After nixing her own Johnny Carson-produced prospective sitcom, The Angie Dickinson Show, in 1980 after only two episodes had been shot because she did not feel she was funny enough, the private-eye series Cassie & Co. became her unsuccessful attempt at a television comeback. She then starred in several TV movies, such as One Shoe Makes It Murder (1982), Jealousy (1984), A Touch of Scandal (1984), and Stillwatch (1987). She had a pivotal role in the highly rated mini-series Hollywood Wives (1985), based on a novel by Jackie Collins.
In 1982, and again in 1986, Dickinson appeared in two of Perry Como’s Christmas specials for the ABC television network, in both of which she did something she was not known to have done before: singing. The specials in which she appeared, and in which she sang songs, were Perry Como’s Christmas In Paris, produced on location in Paris, France, which was transmitted on Saturday, December 18, 1982, and The Perry Como Christmas Special, produced on location in San Antonio, Texas, and transmitted on Saturday, December 6, 1986. As of early January of 2013, these two specials were not known to be available on home video. Dickinson later denied having sung on camera since then in an interview with Larry King conducted at the approximate time of her appearance in Duets.
In motion pictures, Dickinson reprised her role as Wilma McClatchie for Big Bad Mama II (1987) and completed the television movie Kojak: Fatal Flaw, in which she was reunited with Telly Savalas. She co-starred with Willie Nelson and numerous buddies in the 1988 television western Once Upon a Texas Train.
She was presented one of the Golden Boot Awards in 1989 for her contributions to western cinema.
In the 1993 ABC miniseries Wild Palms, produced by Oliver Stone, she was the sadistic, militant sister of Senator Tony Kruetzer, played by Robert Loggia. That same year, she starred as a ruthless Montana spa owner in Gus Van Sant’s Even Cowgirls Get the Blues with Uma Thurman.
In 1995, Sydney Pollack cast her as the prospective mother-in-law of Greg Kinnear in the romantic comedy Sabrina starring Harrison Ford, a remake of the Billy Wilder classic. She played Burt Reynolds’ wife in the thriller The Maddening and the mother of Rick Aiello and Robert Cicchini in the National Lampoon comedy The Don’s Analyst. In 1997, she seduced old flame Artie (Rip Torn) in an episode of HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show called “Artie and Angie and Hank and Hercules.”
Dickinson acted out the alcoholic, homeless mother of Helen Hunt’s character in Pay It Forward (2000); the grandmother of Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in the drama Duets (2000), and the mother of Arliss Howard’s character in Big Bad Love (2001), co-starring Debra Winger.
Having appeared in the original Ocean’s 11 (1960) with good friends Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, four decades later she made a brief cameo in the 2001 remake with George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
An avid poker player, during the summer of 2004 she participated in the second season of Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown. After announcing her name, host Dave Foley said, “Sometimes, when we say ‘celebrity,’ we actually mean it.”
Dickinson is a recipient of the state of North Dakota’s Rough Rider Award.
In 1999, Playboy ranked Dickinson No. 42 on their list of the “100 Sexiest Stars of the Century.” In 2002, TV Guide ranked her No. 3 on a list of the “50 Sexiest Television Stars of All Time,” behind Diana Rigg and George Clooney (who tied for No. 1).
In 2009, Dickinson starred in a Hallmark Channel film, Mending Fences. It is her last screen role to date.
With husband-composer Burt Bacharach and new child, 1966
She was married to Gene Dickinson, a former football player, from 1952 to 1960. Close friends with John Kenneth Galbraith and Catherine Galbraith, her extensive visits to them and touring when John was American Ambassador to India is amply recounted in Galbraith memoirs including Ambassador’s Journal and A Life in Our Times. Dickinson kept her married name after her first divorce.
She married Burt Bacharach in 1965. They remained a married couple for 15 years, though late in their marriage, they had a period of separation where each dated other people.
Their daughter, Lea Nikki, known as Nikki, arrived a year after they were married. Born three months prematurely, Nikki suffered from chronic health problems, including visual impairment; she was later diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Burt composed the music of the song Nikki for their fragile young daughter, and Angie rejected many roles to focus on caring for their daughter. Nikki’s parents eventually placed her at the Wilson Center, a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents in Faribault, Minnesota, where she remained for nine years. Later, Nikki studied geology at California Lutheran University, but her poor eyesight prevented her from pursuing a career in that field. On January 4, 2007, Nikki killed herself by suffocation in her apartment in the Ventura County suburb of Thousand Oaks. She was 40.
In a joint statement, Dickinson and Bacharach said, “She quietly and peacefully committed suicide to escape the ravages to her brain brought on by Asperger’s… She loved kitties, earthquakes, glacial calving, meteor showers, science, blue skies and sunsets, and Tahiti. She was one of the most beautiful creatures created on this earth, and she is now in the white light, at peace.”
In a 2006 interview with NPR, Dickinson stated that she was a Democrat. She supported John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1960.
|1954||Lucky Me||Party Guest||Uncredited|
|1955||Tennessee’s Partner||Abby Dean|
|1955||The Return of Jack Slade||Polly Logan|
|1955||Man with the Gun||Kitty||Uncredited|
|1956||Down Liberty Road||Mary||Short film|
|1956||Hidden Guns||Becky Carter|
|1956||Tension at Table Rock||Cathy|
|1956||Gun the Man Down||Janice|
|1956||The Black Whip||Sally Morrow|
|1957||Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend||Priscilla King|
|1957||China Gate||Lucky Legs|
|1957||Run of the Arrow||Yellow Moccasin||Voice|
|1958||I Married a Woman||Screen Wife|
|1958||Cry Terror!||Eileen Kelly|
|1960||I’ll Give My Life||Alice Greenway Bradford|
|1960||The Bramble Bush||Fran|
|1960||Ocean’s Eleven||Beatrice Ocean|
|1961||A Fever in the Blood||Cathy Simon|
|1961||The Sins of Rachel Cade||Rachel Cade|
|1962||Jessica||Jessica Brown Visconti|
|1962||Rome Adventure||Lyda Kent|
|1963||Captain Newman, M.D.||Lt. Francie Corum|
|1964||The Killers||Sheila Farr|
|1965||The Art of Love||Laurie Gibson|
|1966||The Chase||Ruby Calder|
|1966||Cast a Giant Shadow||Emma Marcus|
|1966||The Poppy Is Also a Flower||Linda Benson|
|1967||The Last Challenge||Lisa Denton|
|1969||Sam Whiskey||Laura Breckenridge|
|1969||Some Kind of a Nut||Rachel Amidon|
|1969||Young Billy Young||Lily Beloit|
|1971||Pretty Maids All in a Row||Miss Betty Smith|
|1971||The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler||Dr. Layle Johnson|
|1972||The Outside Man||Jackie Kovacs|
|1974||Big Bad Mama||Wilma McClatchie|
|1979||L’homme en colère||Karen|
|1980||Klondike Fever||Belinda McNair|
|1980||Dressed to Kill||Kate Miller|
|1981||Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen||Dragon Queen|
|1981||Death Hunt||Vanessa McBride|
|1987||Big Bad Mama II||Wilma McClatchie|
|1993||Even Cowgirls Get the Blues||Miss Adrian|
|1996||The Maddening||Georgina Scudder|
|1996||The Sun, the Moon and the Stars||Abbie McGee|
|2000||The Last Producer||Poker Player||Cameo|
|2001||Pay It Forward||Grace|
|2001||Big Bad Love||Mrs. Barlow|
|2001||Ocean’s Eleven||Boxing Spectator||Cameo|
|2004||Elvis Has Left the Building||Bobette|
|1954||I Led 3 Lives||Comrade Margaret||Episode: “Asylum”|
|1954||The Mickey Rooney Show||Receptionist||Episode: “The Executive”|
|1954||Death Valley Days||Salina Harris||3 episodes|
|1955||City Detective||Cigarette Girl||Episode: “The Perfect Disguise”|
|1955||Buffalo Bill, Jr.||Anna Louise Beaumont||Episode: “The Death of Johnny Ringo”|
|1955||Matinee Theatre||7 episodes|
|1955||It’s a Great Life||Myra||Episode: “The Raffle Ticket”|
|1956||General Electric Theater||Shaw||Episode: “Try to Remember”|
|1956||It’s a Great Life||Rita Moore||Episode: “The Voice”|
|1956||The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp||Ann Drew||Episode: “One of Jesse’s Gang”|
|1956||Chevron Hall of Stars||Bertha||Episode: “Mr. Thompson”|
|1956||Four Star Playhouse||Episode: “The Rites of Spring”|
|1956||The Millionaire||Jane Carr / Janice Corwin||Episode: “Millionaire Jane Carr”|
|1956||Schlitz Playhouse of Stars||Ann||Episode: “Always the Best Man”|
|1956||Broken Arrow||Terry Weaver||Episode: “The Conspirators”|
|1957||The Gray Ghost||Edie Page||Episode: “Point of Honor”|
|1957||Gunsmoke||Rose Daggit||Episode: “War Party”|
|1957||Alcoa Theatre||Mrs. Garron||Episode: “Circumstantial”|
|1957||Have Gun – Will Travel||Amy Bender||Episode: “A Matter of Ethics”|
|1956-1957||The Lineup||Doris Collins||3 episodes|
|1957||M Squad||Hazel McLean||Episode: “Diamond Hard”|
|1957||Meet McGraw||Mary Gaan||Episode: “Tycoon”|
|1957||Meet McGraw||Lisa Parish||Episode: “McGraw in Reno”|
|1958||The Restless Gun||Evelyn Niemack||Episode: “Imposter for a Day”|
|1958||Perry Mason||Marian Gallagher||Episode: “The Case of the One-Eyed Witness”|
|1958||The Bob Cummings Show||Milly||Episode: “Bob and Automation”|
|1958||Tombstone Territory||Dolores||Episode: “Geronimo”|
|1958||State Trooper||Betty Locke||Episode: “Wild Green Yonder”|
|1958||Colt .45||Laura Meadows||Episode: “The Deserters”|
|1958||Studio 57||Episode: “Gambler’s Luck”|
|1958||The People’s Choice||Geraldine Gibson Hexley||Episodes: “Rollo Makes Good” and “Rollo’s Wedding”|
|1958||Mike Hammer||Lucille Hart||Episode: “Letter Edged in Blackmail”|
|1958||Mike Hammer||Rita Patten||Episode: “Look at the Old Man Go”|
|1958||Target||Betty Nelson||Episode: “Unreasonable Doubt”|
|1958||Northwest Passage||Rose Carver||Episode: “The Bound Women”|
|1958||Man with a Camera||Norma Delgado||Episode: “Closeup on Violence”|
|1959||Wagon Train||Clara Duncan||Episode: “The Clara Duncan Story”|
|1959||Men Into Space||Mary McCauley||Episode: “Moon Probe”|
|1960||Lock Up||Betty Nelson||Episode: “Sentenced to Die”|
|1962||Checkmate||Karen Vale||Episode: “Remembrance of Crimes Past”|
|1962||The Alfred Hitchcock Hour||Janet West||Episode: “Captive Audience”|
|1962||The Dick Powell Show||Judy Maxwell||Episode: “No Strings Attached”|
|1964||The Fisher Family||Helen||Episode: “Bright Shadows”|
|1965||The Fugitive||Norma Sessions||Episode: “Brass Ring”|
|1965||The Man Who Bought Paradise||Ruth Paris||Pilot|
|1965||The Alfred Hitchcock Hour||Ariane Shaw||Episode: “Thanatos Palace Hotel”|
|1965||Dr. Kildare||Carol Tredman||3 episodes|
|1966||The Virginian||Annie Carlson||Episode: “Ride to Delphi”|
|1966||Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre||Christina||Episode: “And Baby Makes Five”|
|1968||A Case of Libel||Anita Corcoran||Television film|
|1970||The Love War||Sandy||Television film|
|1971||Thief||Jean Melville||Television film|
|1971||The Man and the City||Charlene||Episode: “Running Scared”|
|1971||See the Man Run||Joanne Taylor||Television film|
|1972||Ghost Story||Carol Finney||Episode: “Creatures of the Canyon”|
|1973||The Norliss Tapes||Ellen Sterns Cort||Television film|
|1973||Hec Ramsey||Sarah Detweiler||Episode: “The Detroit Connection”|
|1974||Pray for the Wildcats||Nancy McIlvain||Television film|
|1974||Police Story||Lisa||Episode: “The Gamble”|
|1977||A Sensitive, Passionate Man||Marjorie ‘Margie’ Delaney||Television film|
|1974-1978||Police Woman||Sgt. Suzanne ‘Pepper’ Anderson||Series regular, 91 episodes|
|1978||Ringo||Sgt. Suzanne ‘Pepper’ Anderson||Television film|
|1978||Overboard||Lindy Garrison||Television film|
|1979||The Suicide’s Wife||Diana Harrington||Television film|
|1981||Dial M for Murder||Margot Wendice||Television film|
|1982||Cassie & Co.||Cassie Holland||Series regular, 13 episodes|
|1982||One Shoe Makes It Murder||Fay Reid||Television film|
|1984||Jealousy||Georgia / Laura / Ginny||Television film|
|1984||A Touch of Scandal||Katherine Gilvey||Television film|
|1984||Hollywood Wives||Sadie LaSalle||Miniseries|
|1987||Stillwatch||Abigail Winslow||Television film|
|1987||Police Story: The Freeway Killings||Officer Anne Cavanaugh||Television film|
|1988||Once Upon a Texas Train||Maggie Hayes||Television film|
|1989||Fire and Rain||Beth Mancini||Television film|
|1989||Prime Target||Sgt. Kelly Mulcahaney||Television film|
|1991||Empty Nest||Jackie Sheridan||Episode: “Almost Like Being in Love”|
|1991||Kojak: Fatal Flaw||Carolyn Payton||Television film|
|1992||Treacherous Crossing||Beverly Thomas||Television film|
|1993||Wild Palms||Josie Ito||Miniseries|
|1993||Daddy Dearest||Mrs. Winters||Episode: “Mother Love”|
|1996||Remembrance||Margaret Fullerton||Television film|
|1997||Deep Family Secrets||Rénee Chadway||Television film|
|1997||The Don’s Analyst||Victoria Leoni||Television film|
|1997||Diagnosis Murder||Capt. Cynthia Pike||Episode: “Murder Blues”|
|1997||Ellen||Betsy||Episode: “G.I. Ellen”|
|1997||George & Leo||Sheila Smith||Episode: “The Witness”|
|1999||Sealed with a Kiss||Lucille Ethridge||Television film|
|2004||Judging Amy||Evelyn Worth||Episode: “Catching It Early”|
|2009||Mending Fences||Ruth Hanson||Television film|
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Claude Giraud est un acteur français né le 5 février 1936 à Chamalières.
Très actif dans le milieu du doublage, il a été entre autres la voix française régulière des acteurs Robert Redford, Tommy Lee Jones et Alan Rickman. Il est aussi la voix d’Ulysse dans la série d’animation Ulysse 31 diffusée en 1981.
Fils d’un gynécologue, Claude Giraud grandit à Clermont Ferrand où son oncle possède plusieurs salles de cinéma.
C’est par Pierre Fresnay qu’il rencontre Henri Rollan4. Il est admis au Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique à Paris. À sa sortie en 1962, il est engagé à la Comédie-Française, dont il devient le 460e sociétaire en 1976.
Claude Giraud quitte la Comédie-Française fin 1982 pour participer à la création de la compagnie de Jean-Laurent Cochet au théâtre Hébertot où, à l’instar de sa « maison » précédente, plusieurs spectacles seront donnés en alternance.
Il a joué de nombreux rôles à la télévision dont Roger Mortimer dans la série Les Rois maudits (1972), le principal protagoniste des Compagnons de Jéhu (1966) et le père de Sébastien dans Sébastien parmi les hommes (1968), aux côtés de Mehdi El Glaoui. Toujours à la télévision, il est Cinna (1962) devant la caméra de Jean Kerchbron, Mehdi Ben Barka dans La guerre du pétrole n’aura pas lieu (1974) de Souheil Ben Barka et donne la réplique à Claude Jade dans Mamie Rose (1975) de Pierre Goutas .
Au cinéma, il est Philippe de Plessis-Bellière dans la série des Angélique (1964-1966), Hippolyte dans Phèdre (1968) de Pierre Jourdan et Slimane dans Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob (1973) de Gérard Oury.
Cependant, c’est surtout en tant que comédien de doublage que Claude Giraud s’est imposé depuis les années 1970, prêtant principalement sa voix à Robert Redford (Nos plus belles années, Les Hommes du président, Un pont trop loin, Out of Africa, L’Homme qui murmurait à l’oreille des chevaux), Tommy Lee Jones (Le Fugitif), Harrison Ford (Les Aventuriers de l’arche perdue), Sean Connery (dans Le Nom de la rose), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter, Sweeney Todd et Michael Collins) et Liam Neeson (La Liste de Schindler et Batman Begins). Il est également la voix française d’Ulysse dans la série animée Ulysse 31 (1981).
Il double Robert Redford dans la bande-annonce du film Sous surveillance en 2012 mais, ayant pris sa retraite avant la sortie en salles, C Giraud, est remplacé pour le doublage du film par Patrick Béthune. On peut néanmoins entendre sa voix en 2014 dans Les Luminessences d’Avignon, un spectacle en 3D dans la cour d’honneur du Palais des papes.
Marié avec la comédienne Catherine Demanet, Claude Giraud a deux enfants : Louis (1964) et Marianne (1966), épouse du comédien et metteur en scène Jean Martinez.
Episodes typically feature a primary storyline in Storybrooke, as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life before the curse was enacted.
It borrows elements and characters from Disney films, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, Robin Hood, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Mulan, Tangled, Brave, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Frozen.
Once Upon a Time was created by Lost and Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. The series was renewed for a fifth season in May 2015. A spin-off series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, consisting of 13 episodes, premiered on October 10, 2013, and concluded on April 3, 2014.
The series takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, in which the residents are actually characters from various fairy tales and other stories that were transported to the “real world” town and robbed of their original memories by the Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla), using a powerful curse obtained from Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle).
The residents of Storybrooke, where Regina is mayor, have lived an unchanging existence for 28 years, unaware of their own lack of aging.
The town’s only hope lies with a bounty hunter named Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), the daughter of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), who was transported from the Enchanted Forest to our world as an infant before she could be cursed.
As such, she is the only person who can break the curse and restore the characters’ lost memories. She is aided by her son, Henry (Jared S. Gilmore), with whom she has recently reunited after giving him up for adoption upon his birth, and his Once Upon a Time book of fairy tales that holds the key to breaking the curse.
Henry is also the adopted son of Regina, providing a source of both conflict and common interest between the two women.
Episodes usually have one segment that details the characters’ past lives that, when serialized, adds a piece to the puzzle about the characters and their connection to the events that preceded the curse and its consequences.
The other, set in the present day, follows a similar pattern with a different outcome but also offers similar insights.
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Le jour du mariage de Blanche-Neige et du Prince Charmant, la méchante Reine fait irruption et lance une malédiction.
Tout le monde est inquiet et les jeunes mariés craignent pour leur enfant à venir. Ils décident de consulter Rumplestiltskin / le Ténébreux, un étrange et dangereux personnage.
Ce dernier les informe que l’enfant qu’ils attendent viendra les sauver lors de son 28e anniversaire.
La petite Emma naît et la malédiction se rapproche. Le prince réussit à envoyer sa fille dans un endroit sûr.
Cependant, la Reine arrive et tous sont envoyés dans un monde sans magie, où ils ne se souviennent pas de leur véritable identité.
À Boston, Emma Swan vit une existence solitaire.
Le jour de son 28e anniversaire, Henry, le petit garçon qu’elle a abandonné 10 ans auparavant, lui rend visite.
Elle ne souhaite pas reprendre contact avec son fils, mais accepte de le ramener chez lui. Sur le chemin, Henry lui montre un livre de contes de fées et explique à Emma que toutes les histoires sont réelles et que les personnages qui y figurent habitent en réalité à Storybrooke dans le Maine, la ville où il vit.
Il ajoute aussi qu’elle est la seule à pouvoir vaincre la malédiction qui règne sur la ville, car elle est la fille de Blanche-Neige et du Prince Charmant. Emma découvre qu’Henry a été adopté par Regina Mills, le maire de la ville qui, d’après Henry, est la méchante Reine.
Emma est sceptique, mais décide finalement de rester quelque temps pour s’assurer que son fils va bien. L’horloge de la ville se remet alors en marche, ainsi que le temps jusqu’alors arrêté.
Jennifer Morrison : Emma Swan
Lana Parrilla : Regina Mills / la Méchante Reine
Ginnifer Goodwin : Mary Margaret Blanchard / Blanche-Neige
Josh Dallas : David Nolan / le Prince Charmant
Jared S. Gilmore : Henry Mills
Robert Carlyle : M. Gold / Rumplestiltskin / La Bête / Le Ténébreux / Le Crocodile
Émilie de Ravin : Belle French / Lacey French (invitée saison 1, principale depuis la saison 2)
Colin O’Donoghue : Killian Jones / Capitaine Crochet (principal depuis la saison 2)
Sean Maguire : Robin des Bois (récurrent saisons 3 et 4, principal saison 5)
Rebecca Mader : Zelena, la Méchante Sorcière de l’Ouest (récurrente saisons 3 et 4, principale saison 5)
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She was a regular cast member in the fifth season of the ABC sitcom Spin City from 2000 to 2001.
She ( later )guest-starred in Boomtown (2002-2003), Windfall (2006), Swingtown (2008) and as Doctor Eva Zambrano in the short-lived medical drama Miami Medical (2010). She also played the role of Sarah Gavin on the season four of Fox series 24 in 2005. In 2011, Parrilla began starring as The Evil Queen/Regina Mills in the ABC fantasy drama series, Once Upon a Time.
Parrilla was born in Brooklyn. Her father, Sam Parrilla (1943–94), was a Puerto Rican-born baseball player who played professionally for 11 seasons (1963–73), including one season with the Major League Philadelphia Phillies in 1970 as an outfielder.
Her mother is an American painter of Sicilian descent who works in banking. Parrilla has one older sister, Deena, and a nephew named Sammy.
She is also the niece of character actress Candice Azzara. Parrilla’s parents legally divorced when she was four years old. She spent her first ten years living with her mother, and then lived with her father. During the time she lived with her father, he was too protective to allow her to attend a performing arts school, which delayed her acting career.
Parrilla lived with her father until his murder in 1994, when she was 16 and he was 50. Her father was shot once in the chest by a 15-year-old female assailant at point blank range and later died from the wound.
After the death of her father, Parrilla moved in with her mother in Burbank, California. Parrilla visited Granada in 2007 to learn Spanish. After high school she moved to Los Angeles and attended Beverly Hills Playhouse to study acting. She also studied voice for ten years. Parrilla then began to be cast in small parts and later on, larger ones.
In her early career, Parrilla appeared in several movies, including Very Mean Men (2000), Spiders (2000), Replicant (2001) and Frozen Stars (2003). She made her television debut in 1999, on the UON sitcom Grown Ups.
In 2000, she joined the cast of the ABC comedy series Spin City, playing Angie Ordonez for one season. She left the show in 2001.
After that she joined Donnie Wahlberg and Neal McDonough in the 2002 critically acclaimed but short-lived crime drama Boomtown, for which she received the Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her portrayal of Teresa, a paramedic. Initially a success, Boomtown began to struggle, and Parrilla’s character became a police academy rookie, to tie her more closely to the rest of the show. “Boomtown” was cancelled just two episodes into its second season.
Parrilla guest-starred in a number of television dramas, including JAG, Six Feet Under, Covert Affairs, Medium, The Defenders and Chase. She had a recurring role in 2004 as Officer Janet Grafton in NYPD Blue.
In 2005, Parrilla took a recurring guest role on the fourth season of the Fox series 24 as Sarah Gavin, a Counter Terrorist Unit agent. After just six episodes, Lana was made a regular cast member; but in the thirteenth episode, her character was written out after she tried to thwart another character’s promotion from temporary to permanent CTU head Michelle Dessler (Reiko Aylesworth).
In 2006, Parrilla starred in the NBC summer series Windfall alongside Luke Perry, fellow former 24 cast member Sarah Wynter, and Parilla’s former Boomtown castmate Jason Gedrick. In 2007, she guest starred as Greta during the third season of ABC’s Lost in the episodes “Greatest Hits” and “Through the Looking Glass” In 2008, she had a leading role on the Lifetime movie The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall, in which she played Nellie, a divorcee whose identity has been stolen.
Also in 2008, she starred in the CBS summer series Swingtown as Trina Decker, a woman who is part of a Swinging couple. In 2010, Parrilla had a female lead role in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Miami Medical on CBS, which had a short run towards the end of the 2009–10 television season before it was canceled in July 2010.
Windfall, Swingtown and Miami Medical were all canceled after 13 episodes.
In February 2011, she was cast as Mayor Regina Mills/The Evil Queen, the main antagonist in the ABC adventure fantasy drama pilot, Once Upon a Time created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.
The series debuted in October 2011.
The pilot episode was watched by 12.93 million viewers and achieved an adult 18–49 rating/share of 4.0/10 during the first season, receiving generally favorable reviews from critics.
Parrilla’s performance also received positive reviews from critics. In 2012 and 2013, she was regarded as a promising contender for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, though she did not receive a nomination.
She won the TV Guide Award for Favorite Villain and the ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2012.
Parrilla also received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television from the 38th Saturn Awards.
Parrilla became engaged to boyfriend Fred Di Blasio on April 28, 2013, while in Israel.
The two were married June 5, 2014, shortly before Parrilla began filming the fourth season of Once Upon a Time.”
Parrilla confirmed the news on her Twitter account on August 1. Parrilla is the stepmother to Di Blasio’s three sons: Jack, age 18, Patrick, age 15, and Matthew, age 13.
Lana Parrilla est née d’une mère italienne artiste-peintre et d’un père porto-ricain, Sam Parrilla. Ce dernier fut un joueur professionnel de baseball américain évoluant dans l’équipe des Phillies de Philadelphie dans les années 1970. Il est assassiné en 1994 à la suite d’une altercation qui a mal tourné. Elle a une sœur aînée prénommée Deena et est la nièce de l’actrice Candice Azzara, qui l’a inspirée dans sa carrière d’actrice.
Après le lycée, Lana Parrilla a déménagé à Los Angeles pour commencer sa carrière où elle a étudié à la Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Elle réside à Vancouver avec son mari Alfredo “Fred” DiBlasio. Elle n’a pas d’enfant mais vit avec les trois adolescents de son compagnon ainsi que leurs animaux de compagnie. Elle s’est fiancée en Israël le 29 avril 2013 et s’est mariée le 5 juillet 2014.
Elle développe très jeune un goût pour la comédie, inspirée par sa tante, l’actrice américaine Candice Azzara. Elle suit des cours à Los Angeles avant de débuter dans une série en 1999, Grown Ups durant deux épisodes. Elle enchaîne les séries avec le rôle régulier d’Angie Ordonez dans Spin City en 2000, puis Boomtown en 2002.
Elle joue dans des séries d’action et policier avec JAG en 2000, New York Police Blues en 2004 ainsi que dans une saison de 24 heures chrono dans le rôle de Sarah Gavin.
En 2008, elle incarne Trina Decker dans la série Swingtown. Elle incarne une voisine d’un couple qui va découvrir, grâce à elle, la libération sexuelle.
En 2011, dans la nouvelle série télévisée fantastique américaine Once Upon a Time, elle joue l’un des rôles principaux féminins en incarnant le Maire de Storybrooke, Regina Mills, ainsi que le personnage de la Méchante Reine, belle-mère de Blanche-Neige.
Lana Parrilla a été attaquée à dix ans par un chien, ce qui lui a laissé une cicatrice visible sur le côté droit de sa lèvre supérieure
Elle est également une chanteuse à certaines occasions, prêtant sa voix en fond sonore pour un tube de musique composé par deux des trois fils de son compagnon. Ces derniers forment un groupe de musique appelé 45 Spacer et Lana a contribué à leur tube appelé Naughty Boys, en 2012 ainsi qu’à You and Me en 2013.
Elle a obtenu le rôle régulier d’Angie Ordonez dans la série Spin City en 2000 après avoir dû passer six auditions au total.
Lana Parrilla connaissait toute l’histoire de la Reine Regina dès le pilote de la saison 1 de Once Upon a Time. Les scénaristes Edward Kitsis et Adam Horowitz lui ont révélé le passé du personnage avec Blanche-Neige afin qu’elle incarne au mieux son rôle.
Lana et l’acteur Jorge Garcia se connaissent depuis près de vingt ans. En effet, ils ont débuté ensemble leurs cours de théâtre à Los Angeles et sont devenus très amis. Ils se sont retrouvés lors du tournage de la saison 3 de Lost, en 2006, où Garcia incarnait un survivant alors qu’ils étaient logés dans la même hutte. Ils se sont ensuite retrouvés ensemble dans la saison 2 de Once Upon a Time.
Jack DiBlasio, le fils aîné de son compagnon, a fait une apparition dans le dernier épisode de la saison 2 de Once Upon a Time, dans le rôle d’un des Enfants Perdus du Pays Imaginaire.
Elle a une petite plume tatouée au poignet droit, symbole d’espoir.
2000 : Spiders de Gary Jones : Marci
2000 : Very Mean Men de Tony Vitale : Teresa
2001 : Replicant de Ringo Lam : Marci
2003 : Frozen Stars de David-Matthew Barnes : Lisa Vasquez
2003 : One Last Ride de Tony Vitale : Antoinette
1999 : Grown Ups de Brian K. Roberts & Richard Correll (Série TV) : Une serveuse
2000 – 2001 : Spin City de Ted Wass (Série TV) : Angie Ordonez
2001 : Semper fi de Michael W. Watkins (Téléfilm)
2002 – 2003 : Boomtown de Frederick King Keller, Jon Avnet (Série TV) : Teresa Ortiz
2002 : The Shield de Scott Brazil (Série TV) : Sedona Tellez
2002 : JAG de Terrence O’Hara (Série TV) : Lt. Stephanie Donato
2004 : Six Feet Under (Six Feet Under) de Peter Webber et Miguel Arteta (Série TV) : Maile
2004 : New York Police Blues (NYPD Blue) de Robert J. Doherty, Mark Tinker & Dennis Dugan (Série TV) : Officier Janet Grafton
2005 : 24 heures chrono de Ken Girotti, Jon Cassar (Série TV) : Sarah Gavin
2006 : Windfall : Des dollars tombés du ciel d’Ellen S. Pressman, Matt Shakman (Série TV) : Nina Schaefer
2007 : Lost : Les Disparus de Stephen Williams & Jack Bender (Série TV) : Greta
2008 : Swingtown d’Alex Zakrzewski, Alan Poul (Série TV) : Trina Decker
2008 : Mon identité volée (The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall) de Richard Roy (Téléfilm) : Nellie
2010 : Médium (série télévisée) (Série TV) : Lydia
2010 : Miami Medical (Série TV) : Dr Eva Zambrano
2010 : Chase (Série TV) : Isabella
2011 : Covert Affairs (Série TV) : Julia Suarez
2011 – en cours : Once Upon a Time (Série TV) : La Méchante Reine / Regina Mills
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Elle est la fille d’Elsie Doying, professeur de piano, et de Raymond Davy Hunter, vice-président d’une compagnie pétrolière de Long Island, la Harper Fuel Oil. Elle a une sœur, Marcia.
Linda Hunt a étudié à l’université Interlochen Arts Academy. Elle a obtenu l’Oscar de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle en 1984 pour son rôle dans L’Année de tous les dangers de Peter Weir.
Elle est atteinte de nanisme hypophysaire (et non du syndrome de Turner comme écrit dans certains blogs), ce qui fait qu’elle a une taille (1,45 m) bien en dessous de la moyenne.
After making her film debut playing Mrs. Oxheart in Popeye (1980), Hunt portrayed the male character Billy Kwan, her breakthrough performance, in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982). Her role as Billy Kwan earned her an Academy Award, an Australian Film Institute Award, a Golden Globe nomination and various other awards.
She has had great success in films such as The Bostonians (1984), Dune (1984), Silverado (1985), Eleni (1985), Waiting for the Moon (1987), She-Devil (1989), Kindergarten Cop (1990), If Looks Could Kill (1991), Rain Without Thunder (1992), Twenty Bucks (1993), Younger and Younger (1993), Prêt-à-Porter (1994), Pocahontas (1995), The Relic (1997), Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998), Dragonfly (2002), Yours Mine and Ours (2005) and Stranger Than Fiction (2006).
Hunt has also had a successful television career. She played Rose in the television movie Basements (1987) and narrated in the television movie The New Chimpanzees. She guest starred on Hallmark Hall of Fame in both 1978 and 1987, Space Rangers in 1993, Carnivale in both 2003 and 2005, Without a Trace in 2008, The Unit in 2008 and Nip Tuck in 2009. From 1997 to 2002, Hunt played the recurring role of Judge Zoey Hiller on The Practice. She currently portrays Henrietta ‘Hetty’ Lange on the CBS television series NCIS Los Angeles, a role she has held since the 2009 debut, for which she has received two Teen Choice Awards. She is also the narrator in the God of War video game franchise.
Hunt was born in Morristown, New Jersey, and raised in Westport, Connecticut. She is one of the two daughters of Raymond Davy Hunter, vice president of Harper Fuel Oil on Long Island, and Elsie Doying Hunter, a piano teacher who taught at the Westport School of Music and accompanied the Saugatuck Congregational Church choir. Hunt attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago (now part of DePaul University)
Hunt’s film debut in 1980 was in Robert Altman’s musical comedy Popeye. Two years later, she co-starred as Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously, Peter Weir’s film adaptation of the novel of the same name.
For her role as the male Chinese-Australian photographer Billy Kwan, Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1983, becoming the first person to win an Oscar for playing a character of the opposite sex.
In addition, the character was Asian and had the condition of dwarfism. In her screen test, Hunt wore a hairpiece, a fake moustache, and “paste-on pieces above her eyes to appear Oriental”.
To accomplish the role during production, Hunt shortened “her hair and dyed it black, wore padding around her waist, shaved her eyebrows, and carried something in her shirt pocket.” In her 1986 interview with the Bomb magazine, Hunt remarked that Billy Kwan “is supra-personal with layers of sexual ambiguity.”
Hunt also played a nurse in She-Devil (1989) and the austere school principal opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop in 1990.
Also a well known stage actress, Hunt has received two Obie awards and a Tony Award nomination for her theatre work.
She created the role of Aunt Dan in Wallace Shawn’s play Aunt Dan and Lemon. She portrayed Sister Aloysius in the Pasadena Playhouse production of John Patrick Shanley’s play Doubt.
She was praised for her performance as the title character in Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children.
Hunt also appeared as Pope Joan in Caryl Churchill’s “Top Girls” when London’s Royal Court Theatre’s production was staged at the Public Theater in New York. In an interview with writer Craig Gholson and actor Vincent Caristi, Hunt discusses her experience acting in theatre, “Acting onstage is like an explosion each night.
And what comes in at you all the time as you are trying to create something which is a tremendous act of organization and concentration.”.
Her television appearances include recurring roles as Judge Zoey Hiller on David E. Kelley’s series The Practice and as Dr. Claire Bryson on Without a Trace. She has narrated several installments of The American Experience on PBS.
She now plays the role of an operations manager and supervisor on the CBS fall show NCIS: Los Angeles with Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen and Barrett Foa.
Hunt has a rich, resonant voice, which she has used in numerous documentaries, cartoons, and commercials. She is the on-air host for City Arts & Lectures, a radio program recorded by KQED public radio at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.
Hunt interviews celebrated writers, artists and thinkers addressing contemporary ideas and values, often discussing the creative process.
Hunt was chosen by Walt Disney Feature Animation to lend her enigmatic speaking and singing voice to Grandmother Willow in the animated musical film Pocahontas and its direct-to-video sequel Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World.
Her voice work includes also the character of “Management” in Carnivàle, and the titan Gaia, who serves as the Narrator in the God of War series of video games.
She narrated the introductory film at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., and has also been heard in various commercials of the late 1990s for Tylenol.
Hunt narrated the PBS Nature special entitled “Christmas in Yellowstone”. She also narrated the National Geographic documentary The Great Indian Railway.
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PERSON OF INTEREST est diffusée en simultané depuis le 22 septembre 2011 sur CBS aux États-Unis et sur Citytv pour les deux premières saisons, puis sur le réseau CTV au Canada.
En Belgique, la série est diffusée depuis le 28 août 2012 sur La Une, chaîne du groupe de la RTBF, au Québec, depuis le 5 septembre 2012 sur le réseau V, en France, depuis le 6 mars 2013 sur TF1 et en Suisse, depuis le 30 juin 2013 sur RTS Un.
La série est aussi rediffusée dans le cadre d’une syndication sur la chaîne du câble américaine WGN America et également sur Netflix États-Unis, depuis l’automne 2015.
Person of Interest est souvent citée comme étant une des meilleures séries diffusées sur une grande chaîne américaine.
Les critiques soulignent entre autres la capacité que la série a à s’améliorer saison après saison, ses personnages très travaillés ou encore son ambiance réaliste d’une Amérique post-11 septembre.
Si la série est parfois désignée comme étant « la meilleure série de science-fiction actuellement diffusée », Person of Interest s’inscrit dans une thématique bien réelle, notamment depuis les révélations d’Edward Snowden sur la surveillance globale mise en place par les États-Unis, et soulève de nombreuses questions quant au respect de la vie privée. Elle a été nommée pour un Primetime Emmy Awards en 201211, 2012, 2013,2014.
John Reese, un ex-agent paramilitaire de la CIA présumé mort, est engagé par le mystérieux milliardaire Harold Finch. Dans le passé, ce dernier a conçu un système de surveillance de masse pour le gouvernement voulant éviter un nouveau 11 septembre. Le système est capable de prédire les actes terroristes dans le monde, en s’appuyant sur de nombreuses données comme les enregistrements des caméras de surveillance et des appels téléphoniques, ou les antécédents judiciaires.
Cependant, la Machine repère aussi les crimes entre citoyens ordinaires considérés comme mineurs par le gouvernement. Les autorités ayant décidé de ne pas tenir compte de ces données, Finch s’est laissé une porte de sortie et reçoit chaque jour les numéros de sécurité sociale des personnes impliquées à New York ou dans ses environs. C’est avec l’aide de Reese qu’il va tenter de retrouver ces « Persons of Interest » (trad. litt. : « Personnes d’intérêt ») et de découvrir si elles ont le rôle de victime ou de coupable dans l’affaire concernée.
Traqués par le lieutenant de police Jocelyn « Joss » Carter, ils sont aidés par un autre lieutenant, anciennement véreux, Lionel Fusco, qui leur fournit des informations et garde un œil sur sa collègue policière. Mais l’arrivée dans New York de deux justiciers va également contrarier plusieurs organisations criminelles.
Jim Caviezel: John Reese
Michael Emerson: Harold Finch
Kevin Chapman: le lieutenant Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker: Samantha « Sam » Groves alias « Root » (invitée saison 1, récurrente saison 2, principale à partir de la saison 3)
Sarah Shahi : Sameen Shaw (récurrente saison 2 , principale à partir de la saison 3)
It is produced by Nolan, alongside J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Greg Plageman. It stars Jim Caviezel as John Reese, a former CIA agent who is presumed dead.
He is approached by a mysterious billionaire named Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) who is trying to prevent violent crimes before they happen by using an advanced surveillance system dubbed “The Machine”, which turns out to have evolved into a sentient AI.
Their unique brand of vigilante justice attracts the attention of two NYPD officers, Jocelyn “Joss” Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), whom Reese uses to his advantage as he investigates persons of interest.
Reese and Finch are later aided by Samantha “Root” Groves (Amy Acker), a highly intelligent computer hacker and contract killer whom the Machine later identifies as its “analog interface”, and Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi), a former ISA assassin who unknowingly dealt with the “relevant” numbers found by the Machine.
From season 3, the series sees the advent of a new rival AI called “Samaritan”, which is brought into existence by Decima Technologies. Much of season 4 is centered on the struggle between the two competing AIs and their human agents.
The series was renewed for a fifth season to debut mid-season during the 2015–16 television season.
The fifth season, which consists of 13 episodes, is expected to premiere in spring 2016.
CBS has yet to announce whether it is the final season or not, although the writers have written it as a final season.
The series has received generally positive reception from critics, including an increase in acclaim when the series introduced more serialized storylines and its exploration of artificial intelligence.
John Reese, a former Green Beret/Delta Force operator and CIA operative, is burnt out and living as a vagrant in New York City after the death of the woman he loved; he is presumed dead.
He is approached by Harold Finch, a reclusive billionaire software genius who is living under an assumed identity.
Finch explains that, after September 11, 2001, he built a computer system for the government that uses information gleaned from omnipresent surveillance to predict future terrorist attacks.
However, Finch discovered that the computer was predicting ordinary crimes as well.
The government is not interested in these results, but Finch is determined to stop the predicted crimes.
He hires Reese to conduct surveillance and intervene as needed, using the repertoire of skills he gained in the military and the CIA.
Through a back door built into the system, Finch receives the Social Security number of someone who will be involved in an imminent crime, at which point he contacts Reese. Without knowing what the crime will be, when it will occur, or even if the person they were alerted to is a victim or perpetrator, Reese and Finch must try to stop the crime from occurring.
They are helped by NYPD Detectives Lionel Fusco, a corrupt officer whom Reese coerces into helping them, and Joss Carter, who in early episodes investigates Reese for his vigilante activities.
Although Reese arranges for Carter and Fusco to be partners in the NYPD early in the series, for the entirety of season one neither is aware that the other is also working with Finch and Reese. Periodically, the team enlists the aid of Zoe Morgan, a professional “fixer” who applies her skills to particularly difficult tasks.
The series features several subplots. One significant story arc involves “HR”, an organization of corrupt NYPD officers who are initially in league with budding mob boss Carl Elias and later with the Russian mafia; in earlier parts of this arc, Fusco is forced to go undercover. Another important story line revolves around Root, a psychopathic hacker who is determined to gain access to The Machine. During season two, another organization of powerful business figures, Decima Technologies, is revealed to be attempting to gain access to the Machine.
Carter vows vengeance against HR after they have her boyfriend, Detective Cal Beecher, murdered. Reese and Finch encounter Sameen Shaw, an ISA assassin, on the run after being betrayed by her employers. Shaw learns about The Machine in the season two finale and subsequently becomes a member of Reese and Finch’s team. In Season three, Carter delves deeper into her investigation of HR, eventually uncovering its leader; but she is killed. In his grief, Reese briefly leaves the team. The team also battles Vigilance, a violent anti-government organization devoted to securing people’s privacy.
During the second half of season 3, Decima Technologies starts to acquire hardware to bring to life a new artificial intelligence called Samaritan, using the codes from Harold’s old college classmate, Arthur Claypool. In the season 3 finale, it is revealed that Vigilance was created by Decima to make them appear as domestic terrorists. This allowed Decima to obtain all the NSA feeds to make Samaritan operational.
The Machine creates new identities for the Team so that they can fly beneath Samaritan’s radar.
The Machine is an artificially intelligent mass surveillance system that is able to accurately predict premeditated violent crime by monitoring and analyzing all surveillance cameras and electronic communications worldwide.
It divides those crimes based on whether they are relevant to national security; those relevant cases are handled by the U.S. government, while the non-relevant cases in New York City are the focus of the show.
Built by Harold Finch following the events of 9/11, it was originally housed in two unoccupied floors of IFT, the company run by Harold and Nathan Ingram (his best friend from college).
When Finch discovered that the Machine was tracking all premeditated crimes (Episode 2, “Ghosts”), he programmed it to delete the personal, non-relevant cases every night at midnight, explaining to Ingram that the Machine is not built “to save somebody, we built it to save everybody.”
When delivered to the government, the finished Machine was installed in a fake nuclear reactor in Washington State.
During season two, it moved itself, piece by piece, to an unknown location or locations, and by the end of season four it is shown to have distributed itself to control boxes on utility poles.
An intense believer in privacy rights, Finch originally programmed the Machine so that it would be a complete black box, able to provide only the Social Security Number of people involved with the crime.
While this meant that the government was not able to use it without regard for privacy, it means that numbers Finch and his associates received could belong to a victim or a perpetrator.
Originally unknown to Finch, however, Nathan Ingram created a routine called “Contingency”, on the eve of the government handover, to access the non-relevant data (shown accessed in the Season 2 episode “Zero Day”). Finch is appalled that Ingram has the data sent directly to him and shuts down the routine, before reactivating it after Ingram’s death. To minimize detectability, The Machine feeds him numbers in coded messages through public telephones.
Within the ISA, the program responsible for The Machine was known as Northern Lights before—after being leaked to the public, Northern Lights was shut down.
The private technology firm Decima Technologies steals some of the Machine’s original code and builds Samaritan, in season three, and replaces Northern Lights in supplying information to the government. Samaritan takes a much more active role in shaping society, and The Machine and its human associates go underground, spending season four under cover.
Much of the series is from the point of view of The Machine, with flashbacks framed as The Machine reviews past tapes in real time.
Over the course of the series, the internal workings of The Machine are shown, including the prediction models and probability trees it uses. In the Machine-generated perspective, individuals are marked by dashed boxes with different colors indicating, for example, what the person’s status is in relation to The Machine and whether they pose a threat. Season four features Samaritan’s point of view, using a different UI—though some episodes jump back and forth between the two UIs.
The Machine in its current iteration started running on January 1, 2002, following 42 failed attempts. During the season 4 episode “Prophets”, a previous generation of The Machine’s source code was shown on screen, which was that of the Stuxnet worm. It generated the first relevant number on February 8, 2005, following three years of training by Finch.
Jim Caviezel: John Reese
Michael Emerson: Harold Finch
Kevin Chapman: Lt Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker: Samantha « Sam » Groves Aka « Root »
Sarah Shahi : Sameen Shaw
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Her recurring role, between 1964 and her death in 1968, as Aunt Clara in the comedy series, Bewitched (1964–1972) brought her widespread recognition, and for which she was posthumously awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
She was born Marion Lorne MacDougall in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, a small mining town halfway between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, of Scottish and English immigrant parents. While her year of birth is listed as 1885 on her tombstone, it was usually listed as 1888 when she was alive and the Social Security Death Index lists it as 1883. She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
Career Lorne debuted on Broadway in 1905; she also acted in London theaters, enjoying a flourishing stage career on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
In London she had her own theater, the Whitehall, where she had top billing in plays written by Walter Hackett, her husband. None of her productions at the Whitehall had runs shorter than 125 nights.
After appearing in a couple of Vitaphone shorts, including Success (1931) starring Jack Haley, she made her feature film debut in her late 60s in Strangers on a Train (1951), directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
The role was typical of the befuddled, nervous, and somewhat aristocratic matrons that she usually portrayed.
From 1952-55, Lorne was seen as perpetually confused junior high school English teacher Mrs. Gurney on Mr. Peepers. From 1957–58, she co-starred with Joan Caulfield in the NBC sitcom Sally in the role of an elderly widow who happens to be the co-owner of a department store. Although afraid of live television, declaring “I’m a coward when it comes to a live [television] show”, she was persuaded to appear a few times to promote the film The Girl Rush with Rosalind Russell in the mid-1950s.
Between 1958–64, she made regular appearances on The Garry Moore Show (1958–64). Her last role, as Aunt Clara in Bewitched, brought Lorne her widest fame as a lovable, forgetful witch who is losing her powers due to old age and whose spells usually end in disaster. Aunt Clara is obsessed with doorknobs, often bringing her collection with her on visits.
Lorne had an extensive collection of doorknobs in real life, some of which she used as props in the series. Death She appeared in twenty-seven episodes of Bewitched, and was not replaced after she died of a heart attack in her Manhattan apartment, just prior to the start of production of the show’s fifth season, at the age of 84 on May 9, 1968. Lorne is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Greenburgh, New York.
Posthumous The producers of Bewitched recognized that Lorne’s performance as Aunt Clara could not be replicated by another actress. Comedic actress Alice Ghostley was recruited to fill the gap as “Esmeralda”, a different type of befuddled witch with wobbly magic whose spells often went astray.
Coincidentally, Lorne and Ghostley had appeared side-by-side as partygoers in the iconic comedy-drama film The Graduate , made the year before Lorne’s death. She received a posthumous Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Bewitched. The statue was accepted by Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery. Personal life She was married to playwright Walter Hackett, who died in 1944. WIKIPEDIA SOURCES Personal life She was married to playwright Walter Hackett, who died in 1944.
The story revolves around three single roommates, Janet Wood, Chrissy Snow, and Jack Tripper, who all platonicallyshare Apartment 201 in a Santa Monica, California apartment building owned by Mr. and Mrs. Roper.
Later, followingSuzanne Somers’ departure, Jenilee Harrison joined the cast as Cindy Snow (Chrissy’s cousin), who was later replaced by Priscilla Barnes as Terri Alden. After the Ropers were spun-off into their own sitcom, Don Knotts joined the cast as the roommates’ new landlord Ralph Furley, brother of the new building owner, Bart Furley.
After crashing a party and finding himself passed out in the bathtub, cooking school student Jack Tripper meets Janet Wood, a florist, and Chrissy Snow, a secretary, in need of a new roommate. Having only been able to afford living at the YMCA, Jack quickly accepts the offer to move in with the duo.
However, due to overbearing landlord Stanley Roper’s intolerance for co-ed living situations, even in a multi-bedroom apartment, Jack is allowed to move in only after Janet tells Mr. Roper that Jack is gay.
Although Mrs. Roper figures out Jack’s true sexuality in the second episode, she does not tell her husband, who tolerates but mocks him. Frequently siding with the three roommates instead of her husband, Mrs. Roper’s bond with the roommates grows until the eventual spinoff The Ropers.
Jack continues the charade when new landlord Ralph Furley takes over the apartment complex because Mr. Furley insists that his hard-nosed brother Bart (the building’s new owner) would also never tolerate such living situations.
The show was set minutes from the beach in Santa Monica, California, and was filmed primarily using three main sets: the trio’s apartment, their landlord’s apartment, and a neighborhood pub called The Regal Beagle. In later seasons more sets were used, frequently depicting the apartment of Jack’s friend Larry, Angelino’s restaurant, Jack’s Bistro, the hospital where Terri worked, and Janet’s flower shop.
Humor in the show was based on farce, often relying on innuendo and misunderstanding, as well as physical comedy to punctuate the hare-brained schemes the characters would invariably conjure up to get themselves out of situations and dilemmas.
Running jokes were frequently based on Jack’s (supposed) sexual orientation, Mr. Roper’s lack of sexual prowess, and Chrissy’s blonde moments.
Conflict in the show came from the dysfunctional marriage of the Ropers, Janet’s intolerance for a roommate romance, and later on, Jack’s friendship with Larry and Larry’s abuse thereof.
The theme song was composed by Joe Raposo (known for his composing for the children’s television show Sesame Street), and sung by Ray Charles (not to be confused with the blind R&B musician) and Julia Rinker.
Three’s Company had many cast changes over its run. The first of these changes took place in the spring of 1979 with the relocation of the Ropers to their own television series (The Ropers), which revolved around Helen and Stanley, and their neighbors in a townhouse community after Stanley had sold the apartment building. Man About The House had similarly spun the Ropers off for the series George and Mildred.
Two changes took place in the fall of 1979, at the beginning of the fourth season. The first was the addition of Lana, an older woman who chased Jack around. She liked to pursue him but he did not appreciate her advances.
Since Ann Wedgeworth did not appreciate her diminishing role in the series, Lana was dropped from the show without any explanation before the season was half over.
The other new addition that fall was the new building manager, Ralph Furley (played by Don Knotts), whose brother Bart bought the building from the Ropers. Mr. Furley pursued Lana unsuccessfully, as she unsuccessfully pursued Jack. Unlike Lana, he appeared until the end of the series.
Season five (1980–1981) marked the beginning of contract re-negotiations and sparked friction on the set. When Somers’ demands for a heavily increased salary (from $30,000 to $150,000 per episode, plus 10% of the show’s profits) were not met, Somers went on a strike of sorts.
Executives believed that a complete loss of Somers could damage the program’s popularity so a compromise was reached. Somers, who was still under contract, continued to appear in the series, but only in the one-minute tag scene of a handful of episodes. Somers’ scenes were taped on separate days from the show’s regular taping; she did not appear on set with any of the show’s other cast members.
According to the story, her character had returned to her hometown of Fresno to care for her ailing mother, and was only seen when she telephoned her former roommates, and they recounted that week’s adventures to her. This arrangement continued for one season. Somers’ contract was not renewed and Chrissy’s place in the apartment was taken by her clumsy cousin Cindy Snow (Jenilee Harrison).
Another replacement, Terri Alden (played by Priscilla Barnes), a clever, sometimes sassy nurse, joined the cast in the sixth season (1981–1982). In the script, Cindy was to move to college to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian, and would continue to visit throughout the sixth season.
The show ended with the departure of all cast members except Ritter, who moved on to the spin-off Three’s a Crowd (syndicated as “Threes Company Too” in the Threes Company syndication package), itself based upon Man About the House’s spin-off Robin’s Nest.
After more than 30 years of not speaking to each other, Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt finally made up and reunited for Suzanne’s web series Breaking Through which aired February 2, 2012.
Jack Tripper season 1–8 A clumsy culinary student (later chef, then restaurant owner) from San Diego, Navy veteran, and swinging bachelor. John Ritter
Janet Wood 1–8 Born in Indiana, she is a down-to-earth woman who was also an aspiring dancer. She worked as manager of the “Arcade Flower Shop” and later in the last season as an aerobics instructor. Joyce DeWitt
Chrissy Snow season 1–5 A ditzy secretary from Fresno whose real name is Christmas Snow. Suzanne Somers
Cindy Snow season 5–6 Chrissy’s accident-prone cousin, a secretary and later, veterinary student at UCLA. Jenilee Harrison
Terri Alden 6–8 An intelligent nurse, unlucky in love. Priscilla Barnes
Larry Dallas 1–8 A playboy neighbor, used car salesman, and Jack’s best friend. Richard Kline
Stanley Roper 1–3 A hard-nosed landlord. Norman Fell
Helen Roper 1–3 Stanley’s muumuu-wearing, love-starved wife. Audra Lindley
Ralph Furley 4–8 A goofy, yet friendly, flamboyantly-dressed landlord who fancies himself a ladies’ man. Don Knotts
Lana Shields 4 An older female love-starved neighbor who pursued Jack and was in turn pursued by Mr. Furley. Ann Wedgeworth
SOURCE : Wikipedia.