Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor.

A native of Texas with extensive stage experience, Boothe first came to prominence in 1980 playing the title role in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. In Time Magazine's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won an Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards.

During the actors' strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim his prize. He said at the time, "this may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest." He joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in 1983-1986. He also gave several fine performances in other films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. However, his most lauded subsequent performance was in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family Of Spies where he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker.

Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood. Mister Boothe has a daughter who is also an acclaimed actress.


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Mister Boothe has a daughter who is also an acclaimed actress. In 1994 Branagh declined becoming a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood. He married again in 2003, to film art director Lindsay Brunnock. However, his most lauded subsequent performance was in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family Of Spies where he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker. He starred several times with his then wife, Emma Thompson, whom he married in 1989 and divorced in 1996. He also gave several fine performances in other films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. He has also won an Emmy Award for his performance in the 2001 TV film Conspiracy.

He said at the time, "this may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest." He joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in 1983-1986. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including two for directing and acting in Henry V and another for the screenplay of Hamlet. During the actors' strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim his prize. He has starred in a number of other successful films unrelated to Shakespeare. A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won an Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. He is probably best known for his popular film adaptations of the works of William Shakespeare, beginning with Henry V in 1989, and including versions of Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Hamlet (1996). In Time Magazine's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. Branagh has worked on both stage and screen.

Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. Branagh received a honorary doctorate in Literature from Queen's University, Belfast in 1990. A native of Texas with extensive stage experience, Boothe first came to prominence in 1980 playing the title role in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but when he was nine his family moved to England. Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor. Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is a versatile British actor and film director. The Science of Walking with Beasts (Australia) (Two-part TV special) (2001).

Walking with Beasts (UK version) (TV series) (2001)

    . The Ballad of Big Al (UK version) (TV special) (2001). The Making of Walking with Dinosaurs (UK version) (TV series) (1999). Walking with Dinosaurs (UK version) (TV series) (1999)
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      Henry V (1989). Dead Again (1991). Peter's Friends (1992). Much Ado About Nothing (1993).

      Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994). A Midwinter's Tale (1996). Hamlet (1996). Love's Labour's Lost (2000).

      Fortunes of War (1987). A Month in the Country (1988). Look Back in Anger (1989). Henry V (1989).

      Dead Again (1991). Peter's Friends (1992). Much Ado About Nothing (1993). Coming Through (1993).

      Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994). Othello (1995). Hamlet (1996). Theory of Flight (1998).

      The Proposition (1998). The Gingerbread Man (1998). Celebrity (1998). Wild Wild West (1999).

      The Road to El Dorado (2000). Love's Labour's Lost (2000). Galapagos (2001). Conspiracy (2001).

      Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002). How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2002). Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). Shackleton (2002).

      Five Children And It (2004).

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