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Steve McNicholas (born 11 August 1955)is an English director, composer, actor and co-founder of dance percussion act Stomp.
McNicholas has worked with Cliff Hanger Theatre Co., 7:84, Covent Garden Community Theatre, Pookiesnackenburger Buskers and the Flying Pickets. His work in television includes Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean , various soundtrack work with Luke Cresswell and the Yes/No video percussion series for ITV as director. He composed the score of the 1997 film Riot , and shares directorial credits with Cresswell on STOMP-based short films and commercials. He co-wrote and co-directed the 2002 Imax movie Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey and the 3D movie Wild Ocean. Composed and co-directed Pandemonium: the Lost and Found Orchestra.
Daniel Francis Boyle is an English film, television, and stage director and producer.
Michael Latham Powell was an English filmmaker, celebrated for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger. Through their production company The Archers, they together wrote, produced and directed a series of classic British films, notably The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Canterbury Tale (1944), I Know Where I'm Going! (1945), A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948), and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). His later controversial 1960 film Peeping Tom, while today considered a classic, and a contender as the first "slasher", was so vilified on first release that his career was seriously damaged.
Nicholas Meyer is an American writer and director, known for his best-selling novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, and for directing the films Time After Time, two of the Star Trek feature films, the 1983 television film The Day After, and the 1999 HBO original film Vendetta.
Michael David Apted, was a British director, producer, writer and actor. One of the most prolific English film directors of his generation, he is known for directing the Up series (1964–2019), the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999), and the American film Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He also directed Nell (1994), which received three Golden Globe Award nominations and one Academy Award nomination, and the critically-acclaimed films Gorillas in the Mist (1988) and Enigma (2001).
Nicholas Anthony Phillip Clay was an English actor.
Jacqueline Susan McKenzie is an Australian actress of stage and screen.
Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor is a British-Nigerian actor and filmmaker. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995 and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) as James Covey.
John William Francis Hallam was a British character actor, who was well known in the United Kingdom for playing hard men or military types.
Yes/No People were a British band which recorded on London Records, and which featured Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, and now are best known for their dance theatre performance pieces called Stomp.
Luke Cresswell is a co-creator of the dance percussion act Stomp. He is a self-taught percussionist and one-time member of British busking/cabaret musical group Pookiesnackenburger. Stomp is famous for using ordinary objects as instruments
Stomp is a percussion group, originating in Brighton, United Kingdom that uses the body and ordinary objects to create a physical theatre performance using rhythms, acrobatics and pantomime.
Ronald Launcelot Squirl was an English character actor.
Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey is a 2002 American short documentary film inspired by the Theatrical Production Stomp. The film begins with the members of "Stomp" pounding out a beat from the windows and fire escapes from several floors of a rundown NYC apartment building and proceeds with brief segments, cut together with often clever segues, depicting the various international troupes performing in their own parts of the world. Some featured performances include Brazil's Timbalada, South Africa's Bayeza Cultural Dancers and Les Percussions de Guinée.
Stomp Out Loud is a 1997 musical produced by HBO that featured the Brighton, UK and Manhattan-based dance troupe known as Stomp. The film is 44 minutes long and provides footage from the Broadway performances as well as scenes shot solely for the film. The film transforms ordinary objects and moments to make music in an unexpected way. There is hardly any dialogue in the film, but the movement of the actors display the unspoken words. The location of the scenes vary from the inside of a truck, under a bridge, the streets on a rainy day, the kitchen of a restaurant, and in the air with the actors suspended. The objects used to make the music vary from basketballs, broomsticks, socks, and trash cans.
Jack Laskey is an English actor best known for his theatre work and his role as DS Jakes in the ITV drama series Endeavour. He is the third son of Michael Laskey, a poet. Laskey trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Harriet Newman Leve is a four-time Tony Award–winning Broadway producer.
Samuel George Herbert Mason was a British film director, producer, stage actor, army officer, presenter of some revues, stage manager, stage director, choreographer, production manager and playwright. He was a recipient of the Military Cross the prestigious award for "gallantry during active operations against the enemy." He received the gallantry award for his part in the Battle of Guillemont where British troops defeated the Germans to take the German stronghold of Guillemont.
Michael J McEvoy is an American screen composer, orchestrator and multi-instrumentalist.
Pandemonium: the Lost and Found Orchestra is a music based physical theatre piece created by the founders of the percussive theatre show Stomp, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas.
Nicholas Britell is an American composer, pianist, and film producer based in New York City. He has scored both of Barry Jenkins' studio films, Moonlight (2016) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), both of which received nominations for Best Original Score at the Academy Awards. He has also worked with Adam McKay, scoring his two most recent films, The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018). The HBO original series Succession (2018–present) marked Britell's entry into television, scoring every episode of the first and second season and earning him the Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score – TV Show/Limited Series. His score for the second season of Succession was nominated in 2020 for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series. At the World Soundtrack Awards, Britell was awarded Film Composer of the Year in 2019 for his scores for Vice and If Beale Street Could Talk and Television Composer of the Year in 2020 for Succession.
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