Carol Reed was a motion picture director from the country of Great Britain. He was born on the 30th of December, in the year 1906. Putney, in the south- western part of the city of London was his birthplace. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree was his father, who was a talented and famous producer as well as an actor. While he was still quite young, he got into the cinema industry by acting. He did this under Edgar Wallace. Later on, he became an assistant to Wallace. After Wallace’s death, Reed worked on the making of a few films under Basil Dean, the man who took over after Wallace. Midshipman Easy was the first ever film that he directed on his own. Reed did not have much experience with making decisions on his own regarding the motion picture, and thus, he says he made lots of mistakes.

Graham Greene Graham Greene was born on 2nd of October, in the y >> Read More... Graham Greene , the famous British Writer, commented that Sir Carol Reed has lots of potentials. If he received the correct story, he would do wonders with his films. Soon, Reed got the opportunity to make a motion picture based on A. J. Cronin’s novel. It was named The Stars Look Down. Michael Redgrave was the lead male protagonist of the story. The film was loved by the audience and critics alike. Graham Greene again lauded Carol Reed for his work.

When the Second World War was going on, he joined the military and was posted in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps under the film unit. He along with two others worked on the script of a movie inspired by the army, which was later released as The Way Ahead. After the war stopped and peace returned, he started work on some pictures which would afterward become some of his best works. These include Odd Man Out of 1947, The Fallen Idol of 1948, and The Third Man of 1949.

Trapeze was another of his films which did very well and made lots of money. He worked with Graham Greene on the movie Our Man in Havana, which was an adaptation of Graham Greene’s own novel. Oliver! was yet another one of his most famous works. He received the Academy Award for Best Director for his work on this motion picture. In 1953, he was knighted in honor of his directing talent. He was the second British movie director to be honoured with the title ‘Sir’. He died on the 25th of April, 1976.

Carlos Saldanha English Actor

Carlos Saldanha

Carlos Saldanha is an animated motion picture director from Brazil. Ice Age is one of the most famous movies that he has directed. He has a job with the popular Blue Sky Studios. He was born on the 24th of January 1965. Rio de Janeiro of Brazil is his birthplace. He studied computer animation at the Manhattan School of Visual Arts. It was at the School of Visual Arts that Carlos Saldanha got acquainted with Chris Wedge, who was an MFA instructor himself. He offered Carlos Saldanha a job in his company, Blue Sky Studios. It was in the year 2002 that Saldanha and Wedge started to direct the animated picture titled Ice Age. It was a great hit among children and adults alike. In 2006, he became the director of the second of the Ice Age movies, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. Before making this film, he also directed the motion picture Robots in the year 2005. Three years after making the second Ice Age film, he ventured out to create another one in the series. It was named Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. After all the Ice Age movies with the cold and snowy setting, he felt the need to make a film with a different location. He took on a project named Rio, which showcased the town of Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Saldanha’s birthplace is also the city of Rio. Thus, he felt a need to popularize his beautiful city to the motion picture audiences. This animated movie was a tremendous success. They made approximately four hundred and eighty-four million globally. Soon, he joined with Twentieth Century Fox for five years. The deal got made in the month of October of the year 2012. After a year, he created Bottlecap Productions for making animated films with Twentieth Century Fox. He engaged with the sequel of Rio, Rio 2, which got released in the year 2014. The Story of Ferdinand is another one of his movies which are going to be released soon. Carlos Saldanha is married to the mathematician Isabella Scarpa. Initially, both of them lived in a place called Greenwich Village of the area of Manhattan. Later in their lives, they shifted to the American State of New Jersey. They have got four children together, namely, Sofia, Manoela, Rafael, and Julia. Manoela and Julia worked as voice artists for two characters in their father’s movie Ice Age: The Meltdown.


Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston (D.O.B- 21 June 1967) is an American actress who appears in films and television shows. Apart from acting, she is a producer and director as well. She is best known for her roles in TV series’ True Blood and Person of Interest. Her guest appearance on the show “The Good Wife” has earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series as well. She spent most of her childhood Macon, Georgia, the place of her birth. Her father was a geo-technical engineer, and her mother worked as an artist and art therapist there. Carrie discovered that her true calling lay in performing arts, and she used to perform in community theater shows at the age of eight. When she was aged 12, she became the impresario of her front-yard theater company as a producer, writer, casting director, director and of course, actress. Preston later obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Evansville followed by a diploma in acting from the distinguished Juilliard School. It was Preston's Outer Critics Award-nominated role as "Miranda" in George C. Woolf's Broadway adaptation of Shakespeare's “The Tempest with Patrick Stewart” that catalyzed her debut on the silver screen. She played one of the two sexy, Southern bridesmaid sisters in the Julia Robert's blockbuster My Best Friend's Wedding. Following her debut, she had worked alongside her husband on numerous projects, whom she met when they both appeared in a production of “Hamlet” at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. They have also starred in the movie Straight-Jacket and also had a recurring role with him in the TV series “Person of Interest”, where they played lovers. She has appeared in the TV series Lost in 2004 playing the mother of ‘Ben Linus’. Her recurring role as a scatterbrained, genius lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni on “The Good Wife” is a fan favorite and has earned her widespread acclaim. Preston turned director and producer with her production company, Daisy 3 Pictures. Her directorial debut was the feature film “29th and Gay”, which was released on DVD by TLA Releasing. She has also directed the short film Feet of Clay, which made the festival rounds. James Vasquez’s “Ready? Ok!”, which she starred in and produced, played in more than 50 festivals, domestic and international. She even won the best actress at Film Out San Diego, where the film had its world premiere. Her third directorial “That’s What She Said”, was also a huge success and was a favorite at various film festivals. Preston travels with her husband Michael back and forth between Los Angeles and New York with their adopted dog Chumley. She loves her work and gets into the teeth of the character as much as possible, be it direction or acting. As she says— “Directing is definitely something that is in my life for keeps, and the more I do it, the more I realize how much I want to learn and how much I have to give. And it kind of bolsters my acting - it enhances it in a really wonderful way that I wasn't expecting.”

Carrie Preston English Actress