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Mark Addy
Mark Ian Addy (born 14 January 1964) is an English actor. He is known for varied roles in British television, including Detective Constable Gary Boyle in the sitcom The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996) and Hercules in the fantasy drama series Atlantis (2013–2015). He made his film debut as Dave Horsefall in The Full Monty
The Full Monty
(1997), earning a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Other notable roles include Fred Flintstone
Fred Flintstone
in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000), Bill Miller in the CBS
CBS
sitcom Still Standing (2002–2006) and King Robert Baratheon
Robert Baratheon
in the HBO
HBO
medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011).[1][2]Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Stage3 Filmography3.1 Film 3.2 Television4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Addy was born in York
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Mark Addy (Albert Medal)
Mark Addy AM (1838 – 9 June 1890) was a publican and champion oarsman, from Manchester, England, who was awarded the Albert Medal (AM), and a number of other honours, for the rescue of over 50 people from the then highly polluted River Irwell
River Irwell
in the 19th century. The Albert Medal was later superseded by the George Cross
George Cross
as the highest civilian or non-combat gallantry award in the British honours system.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Later life 3 Awards and honours 4 Death 5 Memorials 6 References6.1 Notes 6.2 BibliographyEarly life[edit] Addy was born in 1838 at 2, Stage Buildings, The Parsonage, an Italianate-style tenement on the banks of the River Irwell
River Irwell
near Blackfriars Bridge in Manchester, Lancashire.[2] His father was a boatman, also named Mark Addy, and young Mark assisted him with the family boat-hire business on the river
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Chris Rock
Christopher Julius Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in Down to Earth (2001), Head of State
Head of State
(2003), the Madagascar
Madagascar
film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2
Grown Ups 2
(2013), Top Five
Top Five
(2014), and a series of acclaimed comedy specials for HBO. He developed, wrote, and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates Chris
(2005–2009), which was based on his early life. Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards
77th Academy Awards
in 2005 and the 88th in 2016
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The Syndicate (TV Series)
The Syndicate is a British television drama series. It was written by Kay Mellor and is broadcast on BBC One. It sees five members of a betting syndicate win the lottery. Each series follows a different syndicate. In the first series, it is set in a Leeds supermarket, in the second, a public hospital in Bradford, and the third, a crumbly stately home near Scarborough. The theme tune for the first two series of the show is "All or Nothing", by the Small Faces. For the third series, a cover version of the same song performed by Scars on 45 was used
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ITV1
ITV is a commercial television channel in the United Kingdom. Previously a network of separate regional television channels, ITV currently operates in England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
and the Channel Islands. From 2001 until 2013, the channel was called ITV1. In 2004, Granada Television acquired Carlton Communications
Carlton Communications
to form ITV plc. ITV is the biggest and most popular commercial television channel in the United Kingdom. ITV and its predecessor channels have contended with BBC One
BBC One
for the status of the UK's most watched television channel since the 1950s
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Bonkers (2007 TV Series)
Bonkers is a UK television series written by Sally Wainwright and starring Liza Tarbuck. It was transmitted on ITV during 2007. It was also released on DVD
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Fay Ripley
Fay Ripley (born 26 February 1966)[1] is an English actress and recipe author. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1990). Her first professional role was in the chorus of a pantomime version of Around the World in 80 Days. Ripley's early film and television appearances were limited, so she supplemented her earnings by working as a children's entertainer and by selling menswear door-to-door. After her scenes as a prostitute were cut from Frankenstein (1994), Ripley gained her first major film role playing Karen Hughes in Mute Witness
Mute Witness
(1995). In 1996, Ripley was cast in her breakthrough role of Jenny Gifford in the ITV series Cold Feet. Initially a supporting role in the pilot episode, Ripley's character was expanded when a series was commissioned in 1998. She stayed with the show for three full series before leaving to take more varied roles and to spend more time with her family
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Tesco Clubcard
Tesco
Tesco
Clubcard (commonly referred and branded as Clubcard) is the loyalty card of British supermarket chain Tesco. The Clubcard scheme operates in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland
Poland
and several other countries, and as of 2017 it has over 17 million users in the United Kingdom.[1]Contents1 History 2 Benefits2.1 Collecting Clubcard Points at Esso 2.2 Online Clubcard Boost 2.3 Collecting points3 Former benefits3.1 Former partners 3.2 Clubcard TV 3.3 Green Clubcard points 3.4 Clubcard Fuel Save 3.5 In-store Clubcard Boost4 Privacy concerns 5 Mobile phone applications 6 Contactless Clubcard 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] In 1993, Terry Leahy
Terry Leahy
asked the Tesco
Tesco
marketing team to investigate the potential of loyalty cards
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BBC One
BBC
BBC
One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man
Isle of Man
and Channel Islands. It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television
BBC Television
Service, and was the world's first regular television service with a high level of image resolution.[2] It was renamed BBC
BBC
TV in 1960, using this name until the launch of sister channel BBC2 in 1964, whereupon the BBC
BBC
TV channel became known as BBC1, with the current spelling adopted in 1997. The channel's annual budget for 2012–13 is £1.14 billion.[3] The channel is funded by the television licence fee together with the BBC's other domestic television stations, and therefore shows uninterrupted programming without commercial advertising
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New Blood (TV Series)
New Blood is a British television drama series created by Anthony Horowitz and produced by Eleventh Hour Films[1] for BBC One. The first three episodes of the programme were made available on BBC iPlayer on 2 June 2016, ahead of the BBC One premiere on 9 June. It received over 4 million viewers.Contents1 Synopsis 2 Series 3 Cast 4 Episodes 5 References 6 External linksSynopsis[edit] Stefan Kowolski and Arrash Sayyad are junior investigators; both are second-generation immigrants.[2][3] Initially thrown together by chance and common sporting interests, they later discover that they are working two different angles of the same case. Stefan is also attracted to Arrash's sister. Kowolski is a junior investigator with the Serious Fraud Office, while Sayyad is a uniformed constable in London's police service, with ambitions of becoming a detective
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Pangea
Pangaea
Pangaea
or Pangea ( /pænˈdʒiːə/[1]) was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic
Paleozoic
and early Mesozoic
Mesozoic
eras.[2][3] It assembled from earlier continental units approximately 335 million years ago, and it began to break apart about 175 million years ago.[4] In contrast to the present Earth
Earth
and its distribution of continental mass, much of Pangaea
Pangaea
was in the southern hemisphere and surrounded by a superocean, Panthalassa
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Jack Frost (1998 Film)
Jack Frost
Jack Frost
is a 1998 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film, starring Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
and Kelly Preston. Keaton stars as the title character, a man who dies in a car accident and comes back to life as a snowman. Three of Frank Zappa's four children, Dweezil Zappa, Ahmet Zappa, and Moon Unit Zappa, appear in the film.[2] The costume for Jack Frost's snowman form was created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Music 4 Reception4.1 Critical response 4.2 Box office5 Production 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] Jack Frost
Jack Frost
is the lead singer in a rock band simply titled "The Jack Frost Band", based in the fictional town of Medford, Colorado, USA, who make their living performing blues covers and an assortment of their own songs in the hope of signing a record deal
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A Knight's Tale (film)
A Knight's Tale
A Knight's Tale
is a 2001 American medieval adventure-comedy film written, produced, and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
as Geoffrey Chaucer, and James Purefoy
James Purefoy
as Sir Thomas Colville/Edward, the Black Prince. The story is told in an anachronistic style with many modern references. It follows a peasant named William who poses as a knight and competes in tournaments, winning accolades and acquiring friendships with such historical figures as Edward, the Black Prince of Wales and Geoffrey Chaucer. The film takes its title from Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" in his The Canterbury Tales, though the plot is not similar
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Down To Earth (2001 Film)
Down to Earth is a 2001 American fantasy comedy film directed by Chris and Paul Weitz and written by Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Ali LeRoi and Louis C.K. It is the third film based on Harry Segall's stageplay Heaven Can Wait, preceded by Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) and Heaven Can Wait (1978). The film stars Chris Rock as Lance Barton, a comedian who is killed before his time on Earth is through. He is given another chance to continue his life, but in the body of a middle-aged rich white man. The film was released on February 16, 2001, received generally negative reviews from critics and grossed $71 million against its $49 million budget.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception 4 Box office 5 Soundtrack 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] Lance Barton (Chris Rock) is a struggling comedian who is quite funny and confident in his personality, but is unable to bring his talent across in front of an audience
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Sunnyside Farm (TV Series)
Sunnyside Farm is the title of a 1997 BBC comedy television series. The basic plot was that brothers Ray and Ken Sunnyside inherited the failing Sunnyside Farm. Ray, played by Phil Daniels, is a truly repulsive individual, and intends to get his brother committed to a mental institution so he can sell the farm and blow the proceeds on the high life; Ken (Mark Addy), while not the sharpest pencil in the box at least has a few redeeming characteristics. Other notable actors to appear in the series were Matt Lucas and Michael Kitchen
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The Time Machine (2002 Film)
The Time Machine is a 2002 American science fiction film loosely adapted from the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the screenplay of the 1960 film of the same name by David Duncan. Arnold Leibovit served as executive producer and Simon Wells, the great-grandson of the original author, served as director. The film stars Guy Pearce, Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory and Phyllida Law, and includes a cameo by Alan Young, who also appeared in the 1960 film adaptation. The film is set in New York City instead of London, and contains new story elements not present in the original novel or the 1960 film adaptation, including a romantic backstory, a new scenario about how civilization was destroyed, and several new characters, such as an artificially intelligent hologram played by Orlando Jones, and a Morlock leader played by Jeremy Irons. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup (John M. Elliot, Jr
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