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Stephen Fry – successful novelist

Stephen Fry - successful novelist

Stephen Fry – successful novelist


Stephen Fry is a comedian, successful novelist, star of the silver screen. He is the nation’s favourite teddy bear and the most beloved of all television personalities. Fry has spent more than two decades as one of British television’s favorite comic actors.
Stephen Fry was born on August 24, 1957 in Hampstead, London into a family of an English physicist and inventor Alan John Fry and his wife Marianne Eve Fry (née Newman).
At the age of 17 Stephen left College of West Anglia and ran away from home. He took a credit card of a family friend. He was arrested in Swindon and spent three months in jail.
Fry continued his studies at City College Norwich. Later he entered the famous Queens College, where he studied English literature. In addition to his studies, he took part in productions of students’ theater, where he met his friend and colleague Hugh Laurie.
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Clive Owen – British actor

Clive Owen – British actor

Clive Owen – British actor

Clive Owen is a British film and stage actor. He first gained recognition after the release of UK television series Lawyer. He was nominated for Oscar, was a winner of the BAFTA awards and Golden Globe for the film Closer.
The most famous films with his participation are Closer (2004), King Arthur (2004), Sin City (2005), Children of Men (2006).
Clive was born on October 3, 1964 in Coventry, UK into the family of Pamela (née Cotton) and Jesse Owen, a country singer. His parents split when he was 3, and he was brought up—the fourth of five brothers—by his mother and stepfather.
He failed his school exams and could have ended up like some of his friends, hanging around shopping malls getting into trouble. Fortunately, he had joined the local youth theater.
Owen applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London’s premier drama school.
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Hugh Jackman – famous Wolverine

Hugh Jackman – famous Wolverine

Hugh Jackman – famous Wolverine


Hugh Jackman is an Australian and American film and stage actor and producer. He is best known for his role of a superhero mutant Wolverine in the anthology X-Men. The peak of his acting career was his role in a detective thriller Prisoner (2013). He is also widely known for the films Kate & Leopold, Password Swordfish, Van Helsing, The Fountain, Prestige, Real Steel, Les Miserables and Chappie. Hugh was nominated for Oscar (2013), BAFTA (2013) and Golden Globe (2002). He was a winner of cinema award Golden Globe (2013), theater award Tony (2004) and the television prize Emmy (2005).
Hugh Michael Jackman was born on October 12, 1968 in Sydney. He was the youngest of five children. Hugh was born into the family of Chris Jackman and Grace Watson, emigrants from the UK. In the 1960s they moved to Australia. When Hugh was 8 years old, his parents divorced, Grace returned to England with daughters, and three sons stayed with their father. A few years later, when Hugh was 12, his parents tried to be together again, but the attempt was unsuccessful. Grace came to Australia for three weeks every six months. Later Hugh began to travel to London to visit his mother and sisters.
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William Frederick Cody – Buffalo Bill

William Frederick Cody - Buffalo Bill

William Frederick Cody – Buffalo Bill

William Frederick Cody was better known as Buffalo Bill. Cody’s career was romanticized in story and song until he became a legend in his own time. He was a folk hero of the American West.
He also produced a famous show about the Wild West.
Cody was born on February 26, 1846 in Iowa. He grew up in Kansas. He was a strong, active boy who liked to hold western shows in a neighbor’s pasture, using an old black mare as his only animal.
When Billy was ten he witnessed his father being stabbed in a fight by drunken men. In 1857, his dad died. The boy got a job herding cattle to support his mother. At the age of eleven Bill Cody killed his first Indian and became a hero in the eyes of older men.
At the age of 14 he started working for the Pony Express, a service that delivered mail on horseback.
In the 1860s Cody served in the American Civil War and scouted for the U.S. Army. As a scout he roamed around to gather information about the Native Americans. He got the nickname Buffalo Bill for shooting thousands of buffalo to feed railroad workers.
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Katharine Hepburn – Hollywood legend

Katharine Hepburn - Hollywood legend

Katharine Hepburn – Hollywood legend

Katharine Hepburn was an American actress. She was nominated for Oscar twelve times and won it four times – more than any other actor or actress in history. She was recognized the greatest actress in Hollywood history by the American Film Institute. She was a successful actress on the stage and on the screen for over 50 years.
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut. The girl grew up in New England into the family of a doctor, Thomas Norval Hepburn (1879-1962), who worked as urologist in the Hartford Hospital, and a prominent feminist Martha Katherine Houghton Hepburn, who headed the local branch of the suffrage organization. She was one of six children.
At the age of 12 Katharine began to take part in amateur theatricals, in 1928 she made her debut at the theater in Baltimore, and a year later found herself on the Broadway stage.
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Charlie Chaplin – silent films star

Charlie Chaplin – silent films star

Charlie Chaplin – silent films star

Sir Charles Chaplin was film actor, director, and writer. He was one of the most original creators in the history of the cinema. He first went on stage when he was five years old. At the age of 21 he joined a show that toured America. In 1914, he went to Hollywood. In his first year there he made 35 short comedy films! He always appeared as a tramp with a moustache, a jacket that was too small for him, a bowler hat, large boots and a walking cane. His first full-length film was The Kid. In 1940, he made his first ‘talking picture’, The Great Dictator, and for the first time he didn’t appear in his familiar role of the tramp. He left America in the 1950s and settled in Switzerland with his fourth wife.
Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889 in Kennington, London. His mother, a talented singer, spent most of her life in and out of mental hospitals; his father was a fairly successful vaudevillian until he began drinking.
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Romy Schneider – great actress

Romy Schneider – great actress

Romy Schneider – great actress

Romy Schneider was a German-French actress, star of the Austrian, German and French cinema. She is one of the most famous German actresses of the XX century who has earned international success and fame.
Rosemarie Magdalena Albach was born on September 23, 1938 in Vienna. Her mother was a German film star Magda Schneider, her father was a hereditary Austrian actor Wolf Albach-Rhett. Her paternal grandmother, Rosa Albach-Retty, had been a famous Vienna stage actress of an earlier era.
Romy and her younger brother Wolf-Dieter were brought up by grandparents. Their parents didn’t see the children very often. They broke up in 1943 and finally divorced in 1945. Romy’s father married the Austrian actress Trude Marlen in 1947, and Magda Schneider married restaurateur Hans Herbert Blatzheim in 1953.
As a teen, Schneider attended a school in Salzburg, Austria, where she performed in plays and participated in several sports. Her ambition was to become a painter.
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