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Anthony Head
ANTHONY STEWART HEAD (born 20 February 1954) is an English actor and musician. He rose to fame in the UK following his role in the Gold Blend couple television advertisements for Nescafé Gold Blend, and is known for his roles as Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, Uther Pendragon in Merlin
Merlin
, the Prime Minister in Little Britain , and as Herc Shipwright in BBC
BBC
Radio 4's Cabin Pressure . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Early to mid-2000s * 2.2 2000s * 2.3 2010s * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television * 4.3 Radio * 5 Music * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFEHead was born in Camden Town
Camden Town
, London
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Watford
WATFORD (/ˈwɒtfərd/ ( listen )) is a town and borough in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
, England, situated 17 miles (27 km) northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway
M25 motorway
. It is not to be confused with Watford, Northamptonshire which is 55 miles to the north. The town developed on the River Colne on land belonging to St Albans Abbey until the 16th century. During the 12th century a charter was granted allowing a market and building St Mary\'s Church began. The town grew partly due to travellers going to Berkhamsted Castle
Berkhamsted Castle
and the royal palace at Kings Langley . A mansion was built at Cassiobury in the 16th century. This was partly rebuilt in the 17th century and another country house was built nearby at The Grove
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Duke Of York's Theatre
The DUKE OF YORK\'S THEATRE is a West End Theatre
West End Theatre
in St Martin's Lane, in the City of Westminster
City of Westminster
, London
London
. It was built for Frank Wyatt and his wife, Violet Melnotte , who retained ownership of the theatre until her death in 1935. It opened on 10 September 1892 as the TRAFALGAR SQUARE THEATRE, with Wedding Eve. The theatre, designed by architect Walter Emden became known as the TRAFALGAR THEATRE in 1894 and the following year became the Duke of York's to honour the future King George V . One of the earliest musical comedies , Go-Bang , was a success at the theatre in 1894. In 1900, Jerome K. Jerome 's Miss Hobbs was staged as well as David Belasco 's Madame Butterfly , which was seen by Puccini , who later turned it into the famous opera. This was also the theatre where J. M
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Helen Shingler
HELEN SHINGLER (born 19 August 1919) is a British film actress, widow of Seafield Laurence Stewart Murray Head, mother of actor/singer Murray Head , and actor Anthony Stewart Head and the grandmother of Kathryn and Sophie Head and actresses Emily and Daisy Head
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Verity Films
VERITY FILMS was a British documentary film production company, founded by Sydney Box and Jay Gardner Lewis in March or May 1940. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Filmography * 3 Notes * 4 References BACKGROUNDThe company's initial purpose was to make short propaganda films for the wartime government . Lewis directed Verity's first five films, but fell out with Box over finances and left the company. Box's former employer Publicity Films helped pay off the £2,000 debt and the company was refloated in 1941. With Lewis gone, Box ran the company alone and found quick success. Turnover during 1942 was £75,000, and after paying salaries of £5,000 to Box and others, Verity still made a £2,000 profit. A January 1943 report in Kinematograph Weekly called Verity "by far the largest documentary film organisation in Great Britain". By 1944, Verity had absorbed several other documentary producers and had eight to ten production units in the field
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Royal Court Theatre
The ROYAL COURT THEATRE is a non-commercial theatre on Sloane Square , in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea , London, England. It is noted for its contributions to modern theatre. In 1956 it was acquired by and is home to a resident company, the English Stage Company. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 The first theatre * 1.2 The current theatre: 1888–1952 * 1.3 The English Stage Company * 1.4 Controversy over Seven Jewish Children * 2 Notable productions by the English Stage Company * 2.1 1950S * 2.2 1960s * 2.3 1970s * 2.4 1980s * 2.5 1990S * 2.6 2000s * 2.7 2010s * 3 Notes * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYTHE FIRST THEATREThe first theatre on Lower George Street, off Sloane Square, was the converted Nonconformist RANELAGH CHAPEL, opened as a theatre in 1870 under the name THE NEW CHELSEA THEATRE
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Prince Edward Theatre
The PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE is a West End theatre
West End theatre
situated on Old Compton Street , just north of Leicester Square
Leicester Square
, in the City of Westminster , London
London
CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Cinerama
Cinerama
* 3 Return to theatrical use * 4 Recent and present productions * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe theatre was designed in 1930 by Edward A. Stone, with an interior designed by Marc-Henri Levy and Gaston Laverdet. Named after Prince Edward (then the Prince of Wales, briefly Edward VIII and later Duke of Windsor), it opened on 3 April 1930 with a performance of the musical Rio Rita . Other notable events in its opening years included the London
London
debut of famed cabaret artiste Josephine Baker , who performed her famous 'Bananas Dance'
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Chrysalis Records
UK: Independent record company, US: defunct; merged into Universal Music Group * Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
(US artist catalog, and Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams
) * Blue Raincoat Music (Non-US artist catalog, plus the catalogues of Athlete , Everything but the Girl , Fun Lovin\' Criminals , Suzi Quatro , and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel ) DISTRIBUTOR(S) Capitol Records
Capitol Records
(US catalog) Kobalt Label Services (Non-US artist catalog) Island Records (Robbie Williams) GENRE Various COUNTRY OF ORIGIN United Kingdom
United Kingdom
OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://chrysalisrecordings.com/roster/CHRYSALIS RECORDS /ˈkrɪ.sə.lɪs/ is a British record label that was created in 1968
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Craig Ferguson
CRAIG FERGUSON (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, and actor. He is the host of both the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game (2014–2017), for which he has won two Daytime Emmy Awards , and of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016–) on History . He was also the host of the CBS
CBS
late-night talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Craig Ferguson
(2005–2014). After starting his career in Britain with music, comedy and theatre, Ferguson moved to the United States where he found success in the role of Nigel Wick on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show
The Drew Carey Show
(1996–2004). He has written and starred in three films, directing one of them, and has appeared in several others, including several voice-over roles for animations
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Piccadilly Theatre
The PICCADILLY THEATRE is a West End theatre located at 16 Denman Street, behind Piccadilly Circus and adjacent to the Regent Palace Hotel, in the City of Westminster , England . CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Later years * 3 Recent and present productions * 4 References EARLY YEARSBuilt by Bertie Crewe and Edward A. Stone for Edward Laurillard , its simple facade conceals a grandiose Art Deco interior designed by Marc-Henri Levy and Gaston Laverdet, with a 1,232-seat auditorium decorated in shades of pink. Gold and green are the dominant colours in the bars and foyer, which include the original light fittings. Upon its opening on 27 April 1928, the theatre's souvenir brochure claimed, "If all the bricks used in the building were laid in a straight line, they would stretch from London to Paris." The opening production, Jerome Kern 's musical Blue Eyes, starred Evelyn Laye , one of the most acclaimed actresses of the period
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ITV (TV Channel)
ITV is a commercial television channel in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. Previously a network of separate regional television channels, ITV currently operates in England
England
, Wales
Wales
, Scotland
Scotland
, the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
and the Channel Islands
Channel Islands
. From 2001 until 2013, the channel was called ITV1. In 2004, Granada Television acquired Carlton Communications to form ITV plc
ITV plc
. ITV is the biggest and most popular commercial television channel in the United Kingdom. ITV and its predecessor channels have contended with BBC One
BBC One
for the status of the UK's most watched television channel since the 1950s. However, in line with other terrestrial channels, ITV's audience share has fallen in the era of multi-channel television
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BBC
The BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster . Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
in London
London
and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. It employs over 20,950 staff in total, 16,672 of whom are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff are included. The BBC
BBC
is established under a Royal Charter and operates under its Agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee which is charged to all British households, companies, and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts and iPlayer catch-up
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Godspell
GODSPELL is a musical , composed by Stephen Schwartz with the spoken parts by John-Michael Tebelak . It opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has played in various touring companies and revivals many times since, including a 2011 revival which played on Broadway from October 13, 2011, to June 24, 2012. Several cast albums have been released over the years and one of its songs, "Day by Day " from the original cast album, reached #13 on the Billboard pop singles chart in the summer of 1972. The structure of the musical is that of a series of parables , mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew (three of the featured parables are recorded only in the Gospel of Luke ). The parables are interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ treated briefly near the end of the performance
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CITV
CITV
CITV
(short for CHILDREN\'S ITV) is a British free-to-air children's television channel from ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of ITV plc . It broadcasts content from the CITV
CITV
archive and acquisitions, every day from 6 am to 9 pm which was previously 6 am to 6 pm until 21 February 2016 (although Freeview viewers still close at 6 pm) in an attempt to compete with CBBC
CBBC
. It is also the title of a programming block on the ITV network at weekends. Children's ITV launched on 3 January 1983, as a late afternoon programming block on the ITV network. It replaced the earlier Watch It! branding and introduced networked in-vision continuity links between programmes. These links were originally pre-recorded from a small London studio, up until 1987 when Central won the contract to produce live links from their Birmingham studios
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Hard Rock Hotel And Casino (las Vegas)
The HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO is a resort near the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada , owned by Brookfield Asset Management and operated by Warner Gaming . The property is located on 16.7 acres (6.8 ha) on the corner of Harmon and Paradise Road. Features of the property include the hotel tower, a 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) casino, Tahitian-style beach and swimming pool, a nightclub, six restaurants, three cocktail lounges, several retail stores, a spa, a poker room, and "The Joint", a music venue. Hard Rock
Hard Rock
earns only about 30% of its revenue from gaming
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England
ENGLAND is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. It shares land borders with Scotland
Scotland
to the north and Wales
Wales
to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England
England
and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England
England
is separated from continental Europe
Europe
by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel
English Channel
to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
(which lies in the North Atlantic ) in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller named islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight
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