Michael C. Hall (born February 1st 1971)
Michael C. Hall is a TV star best known for starring in 'Dexter'.
Career: Michael C. Hall began acting in Off-Broadway theatre, in such plays as Macbeth, Henry V and Corpus Christi. His first Broadway role was in Sam Mendes' 'Cabaret' in 1999, and in 2003 he appeared in 'Chicago'. In 2014 he was in 'The Realistic Joneses' and 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch'.
His TV debut came with 'Six Feet Under', for which he was nominated for an Emmy for his role as David Fisher who he played from 2001 to 2005.
In 2006, he began starring in detective mystery series 'Dexter' which ended in 2013 and earned him several more Emmy nominations, and a Golden Globe nod.
His movie debut was 2003's 'Paycheck' starring Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman, 2009's 'Gamer' with Gerard Butler, 2011's 'Peep World' alongside Ron Rifkin and Ben Schwartz. He starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan in 2013's 'Kill Your Darlings'.
Personal life: Michael C. Hall was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina with his guidance counselor mother Janice and father William, the latter of whom died of cancer when he was 11.
He went to Ravenscroft School, Earlham College and then Tisch School of the Arts.
He has been in a relationship with Morgan Macgregor since 2012. He has previously been married to Amy Spanger and Jennifer Carpenter.
In 2010, he began chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. He later made a full recovery.
His charity work includes work with the Somalia Aid Society's Feed The People campaign, the Waterkeeper Alliance and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk campaign.
Andrew Rannells, John Cameron Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall and Michael C. Hall - Lena Hall's final performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch with special guests at the Belasco Theatre - Curtain Call at Belasco Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 5th April 2015
The Realistic Joneses brings Will Eno's witty take on a dark family comedy to Broadway.
The Realistic Joneses – Will Eno’s new absurdist comedy, starring Tracy Letts, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Michael C. Hall – seems to tick all the boxes. Not only does it have an all star cast, the premise also seems nearly foolproof. Bob (Tracy Letts) and Jennifer (Toni Collette) are struggling to communicate, caused or exacerbated by his rare — and maybe fatal — illness. The couple have become distant from one another. This is when John (Michael C. Hall) and Pony Jones (Marisa Tomei) move in next door. Eventually the two couples find that they have more than a last name in common and reach out to each other in some unlikely ways.
"The Realistic Joneses" is Will Eno's first Broadway effort.
The quirky dialogue and relatable story are some of the things that critics have praised in the play.
Continue reading: "The Realistic Joneses" - Not So Realistic, But Still Worth Seeing
Even though it's slightly too mannered, this true drama takes a clever approach to the beat poets long before they were famous. It's also packed with shocking twists and unnerving details that help us get emotionally involved in the story. And while the complexity of the approach kind of leaves us on the outside, sensitive performances help us see beneath the surface.
Set in 1943, the film centres on Allen Ginsburg (Radcliffe), who has been encouraged by his poet father (Cross) and needy mother (Leigh) to attend Columbia in New York. There he befriends the transgressive writer Lucien Carr (DeHaan), whose secret mentor-boyfriend David (Hall) is actually writing his coursework. Through Lucien, Allen is introduced to the druggy lifestyle of intense artist William Burroughs (Foster) and rugged womaniser Jack Kerouac (Huston). And together they decide to change the world. Then a shocking murder alters the dynamic between these young men.
The film's title is age-old advice to artists: you have to get rid of the people closest to you if you want to truly express yourself. And of course the fatal plot twist is an ironic exploration of this idea, as the film delves into shadowy corners of artistic anarchy, drug use and sexuality. (Radcliffe's notorious gay sex scene is strikingly well-played and pivotal in Allen's journey.) Filmmaker Kokidas infuses each scene with dark artistry: the actors look achingly cool even when they're wallowing in a trashy, immaculately production-designed drug den.
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Kill Your Darlings is the previously untold story of friendship, jealousy, genius and murder that sparked the literary revolution of the 1940's. Kill Your Darlings follows the story of: Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, the four great poets of the Beat Generation and how they were all implicated by the brutal murder of David Kamerer.
Allen Ginsberg must decide whether to use his literary skills to clear his friends name or to reveal what he believes to be the truth in this biographical thriller.
Based on true events, Kill Your Darlings has been nominated for the Grandy Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and is the directorial debut from John Krokidas winner of the 'Director to Watch' at the 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
A mature Radcliffe gives a startlingly good performance as the beat poet.
In Kill Your Darlings, Daniel Radcliffe takes a radical step from his days playing the world’s favourite wizard by portraying Allen Ginsberg in his early years at Columbia University. It is there he becomes infatuated with Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) and strikes up friendships with beat legends, William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston).
Dane DeHaan [L] and Daniel Radcliffe [R] in Kill Your Darlings
The film follows Ginsberg’s dramatic time at the university, from his early relationship with Carr to the murder investigation that would then shape the lives of all the promising artists. It’s a stylish entry from director John Krokidas; full of cigarette smoking, whisky swilling and late night plotting.
Dexter has been killed off after 8 seasons, but fans are not pleased with the fate of the eponymous hero or his family.
Television viewers will have to cope with yet another series being killed off this weekend, the upcoming finale of Breaking Bad has left many bereft with the possibility of having nothing to watch on a Sunday night. Dexter has already been laid to rest after the finale aired on Sunday 22nd September.
Michael C. Hall at the premiere of Dexter season 8.
Here's a quick recap -Spoilers included so beware!
Continue reading: Dexter Finale Attracts Record Audience, But Fans Aren't Satisfied
After eight (mostly) gripping seasons, Showtime's serial killer drama came to an end in a way that will no doubt polarize fans of the show. SPOILERS
It's been eight seasons, with a pile of dead bodies too high to count - including one wife and brother - but Dexter Morgan's time as Miami's most moral murder has finally come to an end. After eluding the Miami Police Department for so long, it's now time for Michael C. Hall's loveable killer, his serial killer girlfriend Hannah McKay, and his son, Harrison, to make a clean break and begin a new life in Argentina. Of course, it was never going to be that easy.
Michael C. Hall has said farewll to his serial killer character....
In our penultimate episode, we saw Deb coughing up her guts at the hands of Oliver Saxon/Daniel Vogel/The Brain Surgeon, whilst Dexter looked happily towards the future, whilst unbeknownst to him the odds were stacking up against his seemingly fool-proof escape plan. With the open of the final episode, the odds looked even more stack for Dex, who walks in on Hannah hiding in the toilet in a bid to hide from PI Jacob Elway. Always the man with a plan, Dex heads to a shop for a bag full of goodies and calls in a fake bomb threat, getting rid of Elway, but inadvertently evacuating the whole of the airport. With Hurricane Laura on it's way, his clean break is looking in increasing jeopardy.
Continue reading: 'Dexter' Comes To An End In Underwhelming Style: Monster Episode Recap
Dexter could have a spin-off as Showtime's entertainment president David Nevins hints at a panel for the show which is due to finish in September.
Michael C. Hall at Showtime's celebrations of 8 seasons of Dexter held at Milk Studios in L.A.
The series, now in its eighth and final season, follows Dexter Morgan a serial killer with a code of conduct. Dexter, working as a blood splatter analyst for Miami police, is able to kill those who break the code often taking police cases from them and dealing harshly with the perpetrators. After wrapping his victims (or criminals depending on how you view it) in cling film he stabs them through the heart, all the time narrating his bizarre logic.
Continue reading: Showtime Executive Hints 'Dexter' Spin-Off Is A Possibility
The show about a sociopathic killer had a surprisingly emotional fairwell.
Dexter has always had some of the most attached fans of any television series, but the love was even more apparent during the cast’s emotional goodbyes at the show’s Comic-Con panel this year. "Everything is a series of lasts." "We're going out the way we want to go out." Those are the words of stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter in the farewell video that opened Dexter's final session at the massive entertainment convention. Not only did the show’s current stars say their goodbyes and thank-yous to the roaring crowd, but the panel even featured some favorite Dexter characters, left behind over the years. Hall H played host to an emotional reunion, featuring showrunner Clyde Phillips, Lauren Velez (LaGuerta), Erik King (Doakes) and Julie Benz (Rita), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The cast of Dexter celebrated wrapping the final season.
During the talk, John Lithgow, who played one of Dexter’s most chilling antagonists – the Trinity killer – also made an appearance, bringing quite a lighthearted note to the talk – especially for a famed serial killer.
Continue reading: Stars And Fans Of 'Dexter' Say Their Emotional Goodbyes At Comic-Con
Comic-Con is one of the entertainment highlights of the year, though what's on offer for 2013?
Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.
This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.
Continue reading: Comic-Con 2013: 10 Things You Really Don't Want To Miss
Dexter will officially end its hugely successful run this year.
It's official! Showtime has officially announced that the upcoming eighth season of Dexter will be the last. We're been pretty sure of this for a while, though the network has taken its time to set it in stone. News of the final season came after CBS boss Leslie Moonves told investors in March that the show would end its run this year.
The news comes as a new two minute clip from the eighth season is released online, featuring C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter. In the clip, Deb is avoiding her brother and is shutting everyone else out as she claims to be working a case. "My life is none of your business," she tells him. "Do you want to know why I'm not returning your calls? It's because I don't want to talk to you and I really don't want to f---ing see you. Why? Because you made me compromise everything about myself that I care about. And I hate you for it. I shot the wrong person in that trailer."
Executive producer Scott Buck had unofficially announced the end of the series back in December, following the shock season-seven finale. At the time, he told the Hollywood Reporter, "We are absolutely writing it with an end in sight, but if we get told otherwise somewhere along the way, we'll take it in a different direction. But we are definitely working toward the finale of the series. We are indeed, yes."
Continue reading: Goodbye Dexter! Michael C. Hall Signing Off After Eight Seasons
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