Actor Spotlight: Timothy Dalton
By Christy Box, Grade 10

When it comes to the best actors of all time, few people immediately think of Timothy Dalton. However, this sometimes under-appreciated actor deserves a ranking among the best. His best works include:

King Phillip II in “The Lion in Winter” (1968)
Heathcliff in “Wuthering Heights” (1970)
Mr. Rochester in “Jane Eyre” (1983)
James Bond in “The Living Daylights” (1987)
James Bond in “Licence to Kill” (1989)
Rhett Butler in “Scarlett” (1994)
Boris Pochenko in “The Beautician and the Beast” (1997)
Voice of Mr. Pricklepants in “Toy Story 3” (2010)
Chief Inspector Jones in “The Tourist” (2010)
Alexei Volkoff in “Chuck” (2010-2011)

You might have noticed from the parts he is famous for that he is great at playing complex characters. Perhaps that’s because he is a complex character himself. He is frequently quoted saying how much he disliked playing James Bond, but he considers playing Mr. Rochester in “Jane Eyre” to be one of his best. He is often referred to as a Shakespearean actor, and most of his characters are dark, mysterious, and complicated.

Timothy Dalton is really a world-class actor. His portrayal of Mr. Rochester was one of the most accurate ever done. In his part in “Chuck,” he showed he is able to transition seamlessly from drama to comedy to adventure. He showed in “Toy Story 3” and a part in “Looney Tune: Back in Action” that he’s not afraid to take light-hearted parts. He has taken on several characters that were last portrayed by Olivier, Clark Gable, Sean Connery, and other greats, and every time he has been matchless.

If you want to watch some of Timothy Dalton’s works, check out some of the great movies and shows he has done.

Writer’s Recommendations: “Jane Eyre” (1983) and “Chuck” (2010-2011)

Sources:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001096/
Demi Lovato left Sonny with a Chance                      
By Niharika, Grade 10
                     
Popular Disney Channel star Demi Lovato has announced that she will leave her hit television show Sonny With a Chance. Lovato told PEOPLE, "It's kind of sad for me that a chapter of my life has ended but there couldn't be a better time for me to move on."

"I don't think going back to Sonny would be healthy for my recovery," said Lovato on her recent time in rehab. She made this major decision to focus on her health and well-being.

Disney has accepted Lovato’s decision and can’t wait to see where she will go in the future.

Lovato will take a break from acting to focus on her singing career and will be releasing her third album soon.

Sonny with a Chance has been replaced by So Random!, a spin-off of the show. Catch it every Sunday on Disney Channel. Check your local network for times.     

Source:
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20483103,00.html

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