Kevin Spacy (26.07.59) was born in South Orange, NJ, the youngest of three children. The family moved to the West coast when he was very young, so he was raised in Los Angeles. His dad worked as a technical writer at Lockheed, writing manuals for aircraft, while his mother worked as a secretary.
Director Stephan Elliott initially thought Guy Pearce was too handsome for a role in 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'.
Of all the possible reasons why an actor might receive a "no" when auditioning for a part in the cut-throat world of movies, being "too handsome" must rank among the best of them. But that's exactly the fate that almost befell Guy Pearce before he won the part of Adam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Guy Pearce: too pretty for Priscilla
Director Stephan Elliott recently told The Herald Sun that he had reservations about Pearce starring in the 1994 comedy-drama, which follows the adventures of three drag queens, because the young Guy was just so darn good looking:
Continue reading: Guy Pearce Was Almost Too Hot To Get Hired
Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Van Morrison were also named in the 2015 list.
American Kevin Spacey has said he was "honoured and humbled by such recognition from the Queen”, after being included in this year’s birthday honours list. The actor has been given an honorary knighthood by the monarch, after serving as the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre for over a decade.
Kevin Spacey has been given an honorary knighthood.
Spacey was recognised for his 'services to British theatre and international culture'. Accepting the honour he told the BBC, "I must thank the British public for being so supportive of my efforts on behalf of the Old Vic. I feel like an adopted son.”
It's no secret that Netflix is experimenting with advertising on its service, though rumors on the internet this week that users will now be met with pre-roll and post-roll advertisements when watching House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, et al, appeared to be severely exaggerated.
Some analysts have pushed the company to introduce lucrative ads, though in a statement to Mashable this week, the streaming service played down the prospect.
Continue reading: Chill Out Guys: Netflix Ain't Getting Adverts, Yet
The 'House of Cards' star and theatre legend stepped down from his role at one of London's oldest theatres after more than ten years.
Stars from throughout the world of theatre came together to praise Kevin Spacey as he stepped down as artistic director of London’s The Old Vic after more than a decade in the role.
In an event hosted by ‘Downton Abbey’ star Hugh Bonneville, the likes of Elizabeth McGovern, Jeremy Irons and Eddie Izzard paid tribute to Spacey’s contributions to reviving the fortunes of the Old Vic, at which he took the reins in 2003. He now vacates to make way for Matthew Warchus, who is set to unveil his opening season later this week.
Recorded tributes were also included from James Bond director Sam Mendes, Sir Elton John and even former American President Bill Clinton, and there were a handful of musical performances by Sting and Annie Lennox.
House of Cards is back. Again.
In the least surprising television news of the week, Netflix's signature political drama House of Cards has been renewed for season 4. The drama series is coming of wins at the Golden Globe and SAG Awards - for its star Kevin Spacey.
Kevin Spacey [L] and Robin Wright [R] will be back for House of Cards season 4
Netflix renewed the drama on Thursday, announcing that it will go back into production this summer for a 2016 premiere date (probably in February of March).
Continue reading: House of Cards Renewed for Season 4 (Obviously)
'House of Cards' has been renewed for a fourth season by Netflix.
Can't get enough of Frank Underwood? Not sure, even after three seasons, if you love him or you hate him? Not to worry! Netflix has announced it has renewed its award winning series, House of Cards, for a fourth season.
'House of Cards' season 3 is finally here.
House of Cards season 3 is here. It's here! Go get it! On Netflix! Should you have somehow forgotten the events of season 2, Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood and his wife Claire are in the White House as President and First Lady.
Kevin Spacey [L] and Robin Wright [R] in House of Cards
However, Frank has inherited a White House rocked by scandal and to complicate things further, Rachel - the former call girl who was connected to the death of Cory Stoll's character - is now missing after attacking Doug and leaving him for dead.
Continue reading: More Heads Likely to Role on 'House of Cards' Season 3
'House of Cards' season 3 leaked briefly on Netflix on Wednesday.
House of Cards season 3 leaked on Netflix for around 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon, almost two weeks before its scheduled release date. As fans began sharing news of the early arrival on Twitter, the streaming service was on the case and duly yanked the highly anticipated series.
Kevin Spacey [L] and Robin Wright [R] return for season 3 on House of Cards, which leaked early on Netflix
The entire season was listed with episodes and title descriptions and, according to the Guardian, the first episode began with "a shot of an intersection" and the second included a meeting of President Frank Underwood and his advisers.
Continue reading: 'House of Cards' Season 3 Leaks on Netflix, Two Weeks Early
The 53-year-old actor previously received eight Golden Globe nominations before winning best actor in a television Series for 'House of Cards' at Sunday's award ceremony.
After receiving eight Golden Globe nominations in the past, Kevin Spacey was finally victorious at Sunday evening's star-studded awards ceremony, held at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, as he took home the win for best actor in a television Series for 'House of Cards.'
Spacey dropped the f-bomb after winning a Golden Globe for best actor
While addressing the audience in the Southern accent of his character from the dark political thriller, the 55-year-old actor said, "This is just the beginning of my revenge."
House of Cards. It's happening, guys. It's really happening.
Attention: there’s a new trailer out for House of Cards Season 3. As such, we must observe and discuss. The clip is a rather stress-inducing piece of promo, with an industrial musical theme vaguely reminiscent of early Nine Inch Nails playing in the background as the drama unfolds.
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The “drama” in this case is the Underwoods trying to run a country as the newly appointed POTUS and FLOTUS, while their world crumbles around them like... almost like a house of cards or something.