Thursday, October 4, 2012

Claire Foy

Popular name               Claire Foy
Birth date                     April 16, 1984
Birth date                     Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Occupation                   Actress

Claire Foy is  best known for playing the title role in the BBC One production of Little Dorrit, Anna in the 2011 film Season of the Witch, and Erin Matthews in the Channel 4 series The Promise.
 While at the Oxford School of Drama, Foy appeared in the plays Top Girls, Watership Down, Easy Virtue and Touched.  After appearing on television, she made her professional stage debut in DNA and The Miracle, two of a trio of one acts directed by Paul Miller at the Royal National Theatre in London; the other one act was Baby Girl.  She starred as the main protagonist Amy Dorrit in BBC mini-series Little Dorrit, and was nominated for an RTS Award. She went on to appear in TV movie Going Postal and in the Medieval adventure film Season of the Witch alongside Nicolas Cage. She also starred in the BBC revival of Upstairs Downstairs as Lady Persephone. Foy co-starred in the Channel 4 mini-series The Promise, broadcast in February 2011, which she described in an interview at the time as her "favourite job ever". She played a lead role of Helen in the TV movie The Night Watch, which was based on a Sarah Waters novel.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Michelle Dockery

Popular name               Michelle Dockery
Birth name                    Joanne Michelle Dockery
Birth date                     December 15, 1981
Birth place                    Romford, North East London, England
Occupation                  Actress

Michelle Dockery  is an Emmy-nominated English actress of stage and screen and singer. She is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey. She made her television debut in Fingersmith in 2005.  She sang at the 50th Anniversary of Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London and has occasionally sung with Sadie and the Hotheads, a band formed by Elizabeth McGovern, who plays her mother in Downton Abbey.Dockery cites her musical influences as Peggy Lee, Melody Gardot and Billie Holiday in her more melancholy moods.

Lenora Crichlow

Popular name           Lenora Crichlow
Birth name                Lenora Isabella Crichlow
Birth date                 January 4,  1985
Birth place                Westminster, London, England
Occupation              Actress
Height                      165 cm

Lenora Crichlow is best known for playing Annie Sawyer in the fantasy drama Being Human.
Crichlow trained and worked with the YoungBlood Theatre Company.  She made her first film appearance in the small-budget UK horror film Wilderness released in 2006,  and the ITV police drama The Bill. Crichlow came to public prominence starring as Maria "Sugar" Sweet in Channel 4's adaptation of the Julie Burchill novel Sugar Rush, which won the 2006 International Emmy Award in the 'Children And Young People' category.  She then appeared in "Gridlock", a 2007 episode of Doctor Who,  and BBC One's feature-length drama Kiss of Death in 2008, starring alongside Danny Dyer.  In 2011, Crichlow played the character of Police Sergeant Lily Thomson in the BBC drama Death in Paradise. In 2012 Crichlow will appear in an episode of Inspector George Gently.  She will also play the central role of Shania, a streetwise 100m runner, in the Olympic themed film Fast Girls.