Thornhill (surname)

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Thornhill is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Alan Thornhill is a British artist and sculptor whose long association with clay developed from pottery into sculpture. His evolved methods of working enabled the dispensing of the sculptural armature to allow improvisation, whilst his portraiture challenges notions of normality through rigorous observation.

Arthur John Thornhill was an English Conservative Party politician from Diddington Hall, Buckden, in Huntingdonshire.

Patrick "Batt" Thornhill was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Buttevant and with the Cork senior inter-county team from 1939 until 1944.

Cary Grant British-American actor

Cary Grant was an English-born American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. He became an American citizen in 1942.

<i>North by Northwest</i> 1959 film by Alfred Hitchcock

North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. The screenplay was by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write "the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures".

<i>Person of Interest</i> (TV series) television crime drama series by Jonathan Nolan

Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series that aired on CBS from September 22, 2011, to June 21, 2016, its five seasons comprising 103 episodes. The series was created by Jonathan Nolan, with Nolan, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Greg Plageman, Denise Thé, and Chris Fisher serving as executive producers.

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