Richard Gere is an American actor, known for his outstanding performances in almost all of his films. He was born as Richard Tiffany Gere on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the US. His father is Homer George Gere, an insurance agent, while his mother is Doris Ann, a simple housewife. Richard studied at North Syracuse Central High School and later attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, from where he majored Philosophy. However, he did not graduate and left after 2-years. Richard’s first professional work started in a theatre when he performed in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. In 1973, he made his first major acting role in Grease (stage version).

He started to perform in Hollywood during the mid 70’s. He was originally cast in the 1974 drama film, The Lords of Flatbush, but was later replaced after a conflict with his co-star, Sylvester Stallone. In 1977, he played a small role as Tony in the drama film, Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Richard acted in the lead role in Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven, in 1978. He was one of the first few actors to portray a gay character in Martin Sherman’s Bent (Broadway Production) in 1979, where he earned a Theatre World Award. He was starred as Julian Kaye in the 1980 box-office romantic thriller film, American Gigolo and in Taylor Hackford’s An Officer and a Gentleman in 1982. After the year 1982, Richard’s career failed to achieve box-office success.

But after his films Internal Affairs and Pretty Woman was released in 1990, his career status as a leading man was solidified and led him to appear in many successful films all throughout the year 1990 including Jon Amiel’s Sommersby in 1993, William Diehl’s Primal Fear (1996), and Garry Marshall’s Runaway Bride (1999). In 1997, he was also starred in the political-action thriller film, The Jackal, along with Bruce Willis and Sidney Poitier. In 1999, he was named Sexiest Man Alive. In 2002, he starred in the supernatural thriller horror film, The Mothman Prophecies, in the drama thriller film, Unfaithful, and the musical comedy crime legal drama film, Chicago.

Richard earned the Best Actor for Comedy or Musical Award at the Golden Globe Awards. In 2004, Peter Chelsom’s “Shall We Dance?”, where Richard played as a lawyer, grossed $170-million around the world. However, his next film, Bee Season, failed commercially. In 2007, he co-starred with Terrence Howard and Jesse Eisenberg in the action-adventure-thriller film, The Hunting Party. He was also starred in the biographical musical drama film, I’m Not There, along with Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, and more. In the following year, he was starred in the romantic drama film, Nights in Rodanthe, opposite Diane Lane.

He earned a nomination at the Golden Globe for his performance in the drama thriller film, Arbitrage, in 2012. Richard got married to the American model, Cindy Crawford in 1991, but had a divorce in 1995. He married Carey Lowell, a model, and actress, with whom he had a son. Aside from being a good actor, he supports human rights in Tibet and in fact, he was one of the founders of the Tibet House. He is also the founder of The Gere Foundation.

Stephen Merchant English Actor

Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant is a renowned English director, writer, radio presenter, actor, and comedian. He was born as Stephen James Merchant on November 24, 1974, in Bristol, England. Stephen attended Hanham High School and from 1993 to 1996, he attended University of Warwick, Coventry, where he earned the upper second-class Honours in Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Literature. He once worked on Radio Warwick as a film reviewer. Stephen started his career as a stand-up comedian in Comedy Box in Bristol. He became popular after joining the TV game show, Blockbusters, in 1997. He also worked as a disc jockey for Radio Caroline. It was also in 1997 when he met Ricky Gervais, the Head of Speech at XFM London. He hired Stephen as his assistant and they both hosted an afternoon radio show in 1998. Later, they both left the station after the Capital Radio Group acquired it. Also in 1998, he joined and became a finalist in a competition for comedians entitled Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards. After his collaboration with Ricky Gervais, he started his production course at BBC. He included Gervais in the short film, Seedy Boss, which turned out to be their inspiration when they created, penned, and directed the mockumentary sitcom, The Office. Prior to this, they collaborated in another sitcom entitled Golden Years, which was aired as part of Comedy Lab series on Channel 4 in the year 1998. However, it failed to find success. During the mid-2001, the first series of The Office was aired on BBC Two but received low ratings at first. Gervais and Stephen returned to XFM and hosted The Ricky Gervais Show. This led to a productive relationship with Karl Pilkington (Producer). The two later took a hiatus from the radio show to film the second series of The Office. Stephen made a cameo appearance in the episode, Charity. In 2002, he directed Comedy Lab’s The Last Chancers. He and Gervais continued hosting The Ricky Gervais Show until 2003 and took another break to film the Christmas special of The Office. In early 2004, their radio show went off the air. During these times, Stephen made a recurring role as a chef in the British horror parody TV series, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. He also made a cameo appearance in the award-winning British sitcom, Green Wing. Stephen also works as a script associate on Channel 4’s Nathan Barley. It was also during the same year when The Office was aired in the US and turned out to be critically acclaimed. The Office also earned the Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy Award at the Golden Globe. In 2005, The Office (US Version) premiered with Stephen and Gervais as the Executive Producers. Later, they penned 3rd season episode entitled The Convict and Stephen helmed the 5th season episode titled Customer Survey. When they returned to XFM Radio show, their new sitcom, Extra, was premiered on BBC 2, where Stephen played as Darren Lamb. The second series of the show was aired in late 2006, following with a Christmas Special in the year 2007. All three were aired on HBO in the US. His portrayal as Darren Lamb in the show earned him the Best Actor Award at the British Comedy Awards in 2006. In early 2007, Stephen started hosting his very own radio show entitled The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, which focused particularly on music that was never heard before. In 2013, the American comedy TV series, Hello Ladies, was aired on HBO with Stephen playing as Stuart Pritchard. He also donned small roles in films like Run Fatboy Run, Hot Fuzz, and The Invention of Lying. In 2010, he did a supporting role in the fantasy comedy film, Tooth Fairy, with Dwayne Johnson in the lead role. On TV, Stephen made a cameo role in the 6th season of Fox Network’s 24. Stephen and Gervais celebrated in the 2010 British coming-of-age comedy-drama film, Cemetery Junction. In the same year, the duo penned and made cameo appearances in Warwick Davis’ sitcom, Life’s Too Short. The two also produced the travel documentary TV series, An Idiot Abroad. In 2011, he voiced the character of Paris, a gnome, in the 3D animated film, Gnomeo & Juliet. In the same year, he played as Gary Putney in Owen Wilson-starrer film, Hall Pass. In 2013, he co-starred Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall in I Give It a Year. He also acted on ABC’s Modern Family in the episode, Las Vegas. Stephen voiced Wheatley in the first-person puzzle-platform video game, Portal 2; from where he earned widespread acclaim. He reprised his role in the 2013’s Team Fortress 2. He also do a voice-over for Waterstones and Barclays. He starred in Newcastle Brown Ale and Cadillac commercials in 2014. He was one of the Executive Producers of the American musical reality competition show, Lip Sync Battle, in 2015. He was seen in three episodes of the American sitcom, The Big Bang Theory and in 2016, he was cast in the sequel to The Wolverine.


Richard Winsor

Richard Winsor is a British film actor and dancer, popular for his role as Dr. Caleb Knight on BBC One’s medical drama series, Casualty. He was born on January 4, 1982, in Nottingham. He studied at Ranby House Worksop College Preparatory School (Ranby House) in Nottinghamshire and was trained at the Central School of Ballet. Richard also attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. When he was in the third year, he went to Ballet Central and performed at the Kirov Masterclass, helmed by Irek Mukhamedov. Richard also made a performance at the Bejart Ballet for One Touch of Venus and Bolero, which was held at the Royal Opera House. His brother, Thomas Winsor is an actor. In 2010, he starred as Tomas in the British 3D dance drama film, StreetDance 3D and the following year, he played as Father Francis in the British soap, Hollyoaks. He was trained in dancing and has appeared in many of Matthew Bourne productions. Richard joined the contemporary dance company, New Adventures (previously called as Adventures in Motion Pictures owned by Matthew Bourne). He was cast in the company’s US tour entitled Car Man until 2002. Aside from the US, they also toured in Japan and France. In the year 2004, he collaborated with Matthew Bourne’s ballet, Play Without Words. It received outstanding reviews and was later awarded two Olivier Awards. He also created and starred in Dorian Gray, a dance and theater adaptation of A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. He also played as Edward in the contemporary dance adaptation of Edward Scissorhands. In 2011, he played the lead role in Matthew Bourne’s very successful act, Swan Lake. They toured in the UK, New York, and Tokyo and later, it was released as DVD (3D). In 2013, he collaborated with a dance company from Japan for the revival of Dorian Gray in Tokyo. Richard took Elle Magazine’s number one spot as the “Sexiest Dancer in the World”. Prior to this, he appeared in Elle’s 8-page photo, along with Victoria and Richard Beckham for the magazine’s Christmas special. Richard was debuted as a stage actor in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 2008. This was held at The Royal Playhouse Northampton and earned fantastic reviews for his performance.

Richard Winsor English Actor