Stuart Wilson (born December 25 1946) is an English actor.
Wilson was born in Guildford, Surrey, to an RAF family, and consequently had a varied educational history. Having re-located to London, he trained at RADA, and got his first big break when chosen for the leading role of Johann Strauss II in the 1972 ITV costume drama, The Strauss Family.
He subsequently made many appearances on British television, his credits including: Space: 1999, I, Claudius, The Sweeney, Return of the Saint, The Professionals, Tales of the Unexpected, The Old Men at the Zoo, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect and most recently in Hot Fuzz. His biggest success was as Alan Stewart in the 1979 thriller serial, Running Blind.
Having made the transition to Hollywood in the 1990s, he specialized in villainous roles. His film appearances include: Lethal Weapon 3, No Escape, The Age of Innocence, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Death and the Maiden, and The Mask of Zorro.
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The Luzhin Defence is a 2001 movie, directed by Dutch director Marleen Gorris. The screenplay was written by Peter Berry and based on the novel The Defense (or The Luzhin Defence) by Vladimir Nabokov. Nabokov in turn drew upon the events in the life of his friend Curt von Bardeleben who committed suicide in 1924. The movie stars John Turturro as the tormented Luzhin; Emily Watson plays the love interest, Natalia. Watson received best actress nominations at the British Independent Film Awards and the London Film Critics Circle Awards.
The chess position they play for the final between Turati and Luzhin is already a winning position for black (Luzhin), eventhough black is down on material. By playing Kg4? (as opossed to Kf2) white walks into a forced mate. After Kg4
leads to the forced mate with a rook sacrifice:
If white plays Kf2 instead of Kg4 this leads to a heavy material loss for white and an easy game for black. After Kf2:
and black is up by a rook.
The Mask of Zorro (1998) is an American action film directed by Martin Campbell, and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stuart Wilson. In over 80 past cinematic productions concerning the fictional Spanish nobleman, Banderas was the first Spanish actor to ever portray Zorro, although his character is not Spanish but a Mexican-born Californian. Hopkins plays the traditional Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro.
The movie was a critical success. The Legend of Zorro, a sequel also starring Banderas, Zeta-Jones and directed by Campbell, was released in 2005.
In 1821, the Mexican army is on the verge of liberating its country from Spanish colonial rule. In the area of present day California, the cruel and ruthless Spanish Governor Don Rafael Montero (Wilson) is about to be overthrown by the advancing Mexican Army. In a last ditch effort to trap his arch-nemesis, the masked swordsman Zorro, Montero lays a trap. The trap is thwarted with assistance from the local peasant...,
No Escape is a 1994 action/science fiction film starring Ray Liotta as an ex-Marine serving life imprisonment on an island inhabited by savage and cannibalistic prisoners. He finds refuge with another group of prisoners known as the 'Insiders', who have formed a crude civilization in the interests of mutual protection against the savage 'Outsiders'.
The movie was directed by Martin Campbell, and the story was based on The Penal Colony by Richard Herley. The movie was released in some territories as Escape from Absolom.
In the 21st century, the penal system is now run by corporations, with prisoners as assets.
Ex-soldier John Robbins is imprisoned for life for the murder of his superior officer, who had wrongfully ordered Robbins to lead a helicopter assault on a civilian village, which was "supposed to be a source of bio-weapons fire". In the assault, (which was later covered up and for which Robbins was awarded a medal) 342 women and children were "vaporized".
After two escapes...,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is a 1993 live-action film, the second sequel to the 1990 live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. Full and wide-screen version DVDs were released on September 3, 2002.
April O'Neil finds a scepter and is sent back in time to feudal Japan, and in her place, a man from feudal Japan comes to present New York City with the same scepter, but from his own time. The turtles take the scepter and travel back in time to save April. When the turtles arrive in feudal Japan, many people in a local village understand English because the village has strong trade relations with England. The turtles fight Lord Norinaga and the English trader Walker to stop a war. The movie is sometimes mistakenly thought to have had the subtitle Turtles in Time.
In feudal Japan, a man is seen fighting a group of men, who drag him off. In the present, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles perform a little dance number along with each showing off his fighting style with their weapons...,
Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 film starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo and Stuart Wilson. It is a sequel to Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2.
The movie is set in 1992, five years after Riggs (Gibson) and Murtaugh (Glover) originally met. The pair are joined by their companion of three years ago, Leo Getz (Pesci), as well as beautiful but aggressive Internal Affairs Sgt. Lorna Cole (Russo). This time, the villain is intelligent but ruthless former LAPD Liuetenant Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson).
The story begins as Sergeants Riggs and Murtaugh respond to a bomb threat. Riggs convinces Murtaugh - who is working his last week before retirement - to enter the building before the bomb squad arrives, claiming that he can defuse the bomb himself, and that the bomb squad is always late. When he clips a wire, however, the bomb's timer accelerates, and the partners barely escape before the bomb detonates and destroys the building. To add insult to injury, the bomb squad arrives...,
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