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Tony Forsyth (born Liverpool, Lancashire) is a former English theatre and film actor of the 1980s-90s, noted for his troubled teen portrayals and scouse accent.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 within the Liverpool City Council local authority in 2017. Its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the UK, with a population of 2.24 million in 2011. The local authority is Liverpool City Council, the most populous local government district in the metropolitan county of Merseyside and the largest in the Liverpool City Region.
Lancashire is a ceremonial county in North West England. The administrative centre is Preston. The county has a population of 1,449,300 and an area of 1,189 square miles (3,080 km2). People from Lancashire are known as Lancastrians.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
Forsyth is best known for his role playing rent-boy "Michael" in the 1988 British film The Fruit Machine , a/k/a Wonderland (USA). He first appeared on television in the BBC's John Lennon: A Journey in the Life and Channel 4's Brookside before being cast in The Fruit Machine, writer Frank Clarke's follow-up to Letter to Brezhnev .
The United Kingdom has had a significant film industry for over a century. While film production reached an all-time high in 1936, the "golden age" of British cinema is usually thought to have occurred in the 1940s, during which the directors David Lean, Michael Powell, and Carol Reed produced their most highly acclaimed work. Many British actors have achieved worldwide fame and critical success, such as Maggie Smith, Roger Moore, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman, and Kate Winslet. Some of the films with the largest ever box office returns have been made in the United Kingdom, including the third and fourth highest-grossing film series, with the former having been made largely with funding from Hollywood.
Brookside is a British soap opera set in Liverpool, England. The series began on the launch night of Channel 4 on 2 November 1982, and ran for 21 years until 4 November 2003. Originally intended to be called Meadowcroft, the series was produced by Lime Pictures and it was conceived by Phil Redmond who also devised Grange Hill (1978–2008) and Hollyoaks (1995–present).
Letter to Brezhnev is a 1985 British romantic comedy film about working class life in contemporary Liverpool. It was written by Frank Clarke and directed by Chris Bernard. It starred Alexandra Pigg, Margi Clarke, Alfred Molina, Peter Firth and Tracy Marshak-Nash. Letter To Brezhnev presents Margaret Thatcher's high-unemployment Liverpool as a depressed and tough city, fallen on hard times.
Other film roles include Hard Days Hard Nights as Alan in a story loosely based on the Beatles trip to Hamburg before they hit the big time, The Tall Guy as Berkoff Actor and Derek Jarman's Edward II in which he played Captive Policeman. Other TV appearances include a guest spot in ITV's drama series Heartbeat as Ian Clayton and playing opposite Selina Cadell in Screenplay broadcast on BBC 2 in 1992.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the group were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s. They often incorporated classical elements, older pop forms and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways, and later experimented with several musical styles ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As the members continued to draw influences from a variety of cultural sources, their musical and lyrical sophistication grew, and they were seen as an embodiment of the era's sociocultural movements.
Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany with a population of over 1.8 million.
The Tall Guy is a 1989 English romantic comedy and the feature film debut of screenwriter Richard Curtis and director Mel Smith. It was produced by London Weekend Television for theatrical release and stars Jeff Goldblum, Emma Thompson and Rowan Atkinson. Curtis's script draws from his experiences as straight man to long-time collaborator Rowan Atkinson.
Several other film roles were completed, along with a stage career.
Billy Casper in Kes, Chiron in Titus Andronicus, Dave in Pocket Dream, The Moon in Blood Wedding, Malcolm in Macbeth, Young Scrooge/Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol.
John in Shelter, Neil in Boystalk (Royal National Studio).
Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing (Oxford Stage Company Tour to Malaysia and Japan).
Headlong is a British touring theatre company noted for making bold, innovative productions with some of the UK’s finest artists.
Tsarina in A Patriot For Me.
In 1998,played Red Rutter, "the Dribbler", of Todchester Rovers in "Shooting Stars" written by Basil Thomas at the Chester Gateway.
In 2000, national tour of "Naked Flame".
In 2002, played Jambo in "Naked Flame 2 - Fire Down Under!" in national tour.
In recent years, TV appearances have been added to Forsyth's accomplishments and in 1999 spent time directing at the Greenwich Theatre in London. More recently, Forsyth has been working as a casting director. [ citation needed ]
Greenwich Theatre is a local theatre located in Croom's Hill close to the centre of Greenwich in south-east London.
London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
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Renée Elise Goldsberry is an American actress, singer and songwriter, known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway musical Hamilton, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Her other Broadway credits include Nettie Harris in the original Broadway cast of The Color Purple, Mimi Márquez in Rent, and Nala in The Lion King. She has portrayed many roles on television, including Geneva Pine on The Good Wife, and Evangeline Williamson on One Life to Live, for which she received two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nominations.
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http://www.arts-archive.co.uk/index.php?pg=12&action=performance&pid=L813539716&arch=Y%5Bpermanent+dead+link%5D "Cast list and info for Naked Flame 2"
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_/ai_n14155152 "Review of Shooting Stars"
http://www.arts-archive.co.uk/index.php?pg=12&action=performance&pid=L1580945438&arch=Y%5Bpermanent+dead+link%5D "Cast list and info for Naked Flame"
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