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Rolf Saxon is a Actor American born on 7 july 1955 at Alexandria (USA)

Rolf Saxon

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Nationality USA
Birth 7 july 1955 (64 years) at Alexandria (USA)

Rolf Saxon (born July 7, 1955) is an American actor. Saxon was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He studied with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England where he was awarded the Gold Medal on his graduation and presented to the Prince of Wales at the Guildhall's centenary celebrations. He has appeared in many television programs, films and theater. He is the North American Narrator for the Teletubbies and is also known as the voice of George Stobbart in the Broken Sword series of adventure games.

Biography

Born at Fort Belvoir in Alexandria, Virginia. When his father left the army, the family moved permanently to California, eventually settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. Saxon had wanted to become an actor since high school and as a result, trained with the American Conservatory Theatre as a member of the first class of the Young Conservatory, worked with the embryonic Cal Shakes, was a founder member of the Berkeley Mime Troupe and worked a variety of Renaissance and Dickens Faires.

Looking for classical training, he auditioned for and was accepted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he eventually joined the Omphalos Street Theatre Company as a performer and a director. Using the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare and Commedia, Omphalos performed in Festivals all over the UK including the Festival of the City of London and the Edinburgh Festival where they received a Fringe First Award nomination.

Upon graduating Guildhall, he had an agent, a union card and offers of a television series, Dan Dare, the feature Little Lord Fauntleroy and a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Things seemed to be looking pretty good so he stayed in the UK . . . and stayed. He has worked in film, television and theatre including the British and/or European premieres of works by Neil Simon, Lanford Wilson, Donald Margulies and Miguel Pinero. He also became George Stobbart in the Broken Sword series and the American narrator for the Teletubbies.

He now divides his time between working in the States and the UK as an actor, director and coach. Saxon has one son who recently graduated from Oxford.


Awards and nominations
Upon his graduation at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Saxon was awarded the Gold Medal. While performing with the Omphalos Street Theatre Company at the Edinburgh Festival, he was nominated for the Fringe First Award. Critics praised Saxon's performance as Victor Franz in The Price play, earning him the Best Actor in A Leading Role Award at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards. Films such as Saving Private Ryan and Tomorrow Never Dies, the TV series Agatha Christie's Poirot, and video games the Broken Sword series and The Witcher received several awards and nominations.



^ "George Stobbart speaks! An interview with Rolf Saxon". The Gaming Liberty. February 28, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2012.

^ "Rolf Saxon - Actor :: Bio". Official Saxon Website. Retrieved April 21, 2012.

^ Awards and nominations for films, TV series and video games in which Saxon was cast in:
"Awards for Tomorrow Never Dies". IMDb. Retrieved 2007-01-14.
"Academy Awards, USA: 1999". IMDB. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
"Awards for Saving Private Ryan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 6, 2008.
"Awards Database — The BAFTA site". Bafta.org. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
"The Edgar Awards Database". Myster Writers of America (TheEdgars.com). Retrieved 2009-05-26.
"TEDxYork: Charles Cecil - Revolution Games :: "Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars"". TED. July 18, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
"1UP: BAFTA Game Awards Nominees". 1UP. 2003. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
"Revolution Software (Former website "2004," WayBack Machine)". Revolution Software. February 25, 2004. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
"4th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards". Game Developers Choice Awards. 2004. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
"Video Games Awards 2010". BAFTA. February 16, 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
"Adventure Gamers: 2009 Aggie Award nominees". Adventure Gamers. February 5, 2010. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
"European Games Awards 2011 Winners". European Games Awards. 2010. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
Sal 'Sluggo' Accardo. "Gamespy's Game of the Year 2007". Gamespy. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
"IGN Best of 2007". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-12.

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Filmography of Rolf Saxon (13 films)

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A Hologram for the King, 1h37
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tom Skerritt, Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Ben Whishaw, Dhafer El Abidine, Rolf Saxon
Roles Joe Trivoli
Rating60% 3.047553.047553.047553.047553.04755
The film tells the story of a washed-up, desperate American salesman who travels to Saudi Arabia to secure the IT contract for a massive new complex being built in the middle of the desert.
Woman in Gold, 1h47
Directed by Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Peinture, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Helen Mirren, Tatiana Maslany, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance, Katie Holmes
Rating73% 3.65063.65063.65063.65063.6506
In a series of flashbacks throughout the film, Maria Altmann recalls the arrival of Nazi forces in Vienna, Austria, and the subsequent suppression of the Jewish community and the looting and pillaging conducted by the Nazis against Jewish families. Seeking to escape before the country is completely shut off, Maria Altmann and members of her family attempt to flee to the United States. While Altmann and her husband are successful in their escape, she is forced to abandon her parents in Vienna.
Entrapment
Entrapment (1999)
, 1h50
Directed by Jon Amiel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Will Patton, Maury Chaykin, Ving Rhames, Kevin McNally
Roles Director
Rating62% 3.148963.148963.148963.148963.14896
Virginia "Gin" Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is an investigator for "Waverly Insurance". Robert "Mac" MacDougal (Sean Connery) is a professional thief who specializes in international art. A priceless Rembrandt painting is stolen from an office one night, and Gin is sent undercover to investigate Mac as the chief suspect. She tries to entrap him with a proposition, claiming that she is a professional thief herself, and promises that she will help him steal a priceless Chinese mask from the well-guarded Bedford Palace. Before agreeing, Mac tells Gin his 'Rule Number One': "Never carry a gun: You carry a gun, you may be tempted to use it." They travel to Scotland and plan the complicated theft at Mac's hideout, an isolated castle. Aaron Thibadeaux (Ving Rhames), apparently the only ally that Mac trusts, arrives with supplies for the heist. While Mac is busy making final preparations, Gin contacts her boss, Hector Cruz (Will Patton), from a payphone, and informs him of Mac's whereabouts. Little does she know that the island is bugged, allowing Mac to eavesdrop on their conversation. Mac also makes sure to keep Gin's romantic advances at bay, unsure if she is a true partner in crime or an ambitious career woman on a mission.
Saving Private Ryan, 2h43
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi
Rating81% 4.0757954.0757954.0757954.0757954.075795
On the morning of June 6, 1944, the beginning of the Normandy Invasion, American soldiers prepare to land on Omaha Beach. They suffer heavily from their struggle against German infantry, machine gun nests, and artillery fire. Captain John H. Miller, a company commander of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, survives the initial landing and assembles a group of his Rangers to penetrate the German defenses, leading to a breakout from the beach. In Washington, D.C, at the U.S. War Department, General George Marshall is informed that three of the four brothers of the Ryan family were killed in action and that their mother is to receive all three telegrams in the same day. He learns that the fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan, is a paratrooper and is missing in action somewhere in Normandy. Marshall, after reading Abraham Lincoln's Bixby letter, orders that Ryan must be found and sent home immediately.
Tomorrow Never Dies, 1h59
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about writers, Films about children, Spy films, Films about journalists, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Motocyclette, Robot films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewelyn
Roles Philip Jones
Rating64% 3.248543.248543.248543.248543.24854
MI6 sends James Bond, agent 007, into the field to spy on a terrorist arms bazaar on the Russian border. Via television, MI6 and the Royal Navy identify several wanted men, including the American "techno-terrorist" Henry Gupta, who is buying a GPS encoder made by the US military. Despite M's insistence to let 007 finish his reconnaissance, British Admiral Roebuck launches a missile attack on the arms bazaar. Bond then discovers two Soviet nuclear torpedoes mounted on an L-39 Albatros, and as the missile is too far along to be aborted, 007 hijacks the L-39 and flies away seconds before the bazaar is struck. Amidst the confusion, Gupta escapes with the encoder.
Mission: Impossible, 1h50
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames
Roles CIA Analyst William Donloe
Rating70% 3.5486053.5486053.5486053.5486053.548605
Several years after the events of the series, Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) and his team, the Impossible Mission Force, are assigned to retrieve the IMF non-official cover list from the American embassy in Prague. Their mission fails: Phelps is shot point blank, his wife Claire (Emmanuelle Beart) dies in a car bombing, and the rest of the team except agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) are eliminated by an unknown assassin. Meeting later with IMF director Eugene Kittridge (Henry Czerny), Hunt learns the job was a setup designed to lure out a mole within IMF, whom IMF believes to be in contact with an arms dealer known as "Max" as part of "Job 314." As Hunt is the only member left, Kittridge suspects him of being the mole, and Hunt flees.
Night Watch, 1h41
Directed by David Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Alexandra Paul, William Devane, Michael Shannon, Irene Ng, Rolf Saxon
Rating51% 2.554982.554982.554982.554982.55498
UN agents Mike Graham (Brosnan) and Sabrina Carver (Alexandra Paul) are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, The Night Watch. The trail takes them from Amsterdam initially to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art theft and forgery, but in the more serious high-tech schemes of Martin Schraeder and his bald North Korean cohort Mao Yixin.
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, 1h32
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Ken Wahl, Richard Jaeckel, Wolf Kähler, Sonny Landham
Roles Robert E. Wright
Rating51% 2.553242.553242.553242.553242.55324
September 1944, in German occupied France, Waffen-SS General Dietrich (Wolf Kahler) plots with other high-ranking Nazi officials to make a second attempt on Hitler's life.
Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1h53
Directed by Michael Radford
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Social science fiction, Romance
Themes Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about the labor movement, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, John Boswall
Rating70% 3.5487953.5487953.5487953.5487953.548795
In a dystopian 1984, Winston Smith endures a squalid existence in the totalitarian superstate of Oceania under the constant surveillance of the Thought Police. The story takes place in London, the capital city of the territory of Airstrip One (formerly "either England or Britain").
Curse of the Pink Panther, 1h49
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors David Niven, Robert Wagner, Herbert Lom, Joanna Lumley, Capucine, Robert Loggia
Rating43% 2.152882.152882.152882.152882.15288
While investigating the theft of the Pink Panther diamond (in the previous film Trail of the Pink Panther), Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers), hailed as France's greatest detective, disappeared at sea during a plane crash. His former superior, Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), is pressured to oversee Operation Paragon and utilize Interpol's fictitious Huxley Huxley 600 computer Aldous to find the world's greatest detective to solve the crime.
Little Lord Fauntleroy, 1h43
Directed by Jack Gold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children
Actors Rick Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely, Connie Booth, Patrick Stewart
Roles Dick Tipton, Cedric's friend
Rating73% 3.696973.696973.696973.696973.69697
Cedric Errol est un jeune Américain pauvre vivant dans le quartier de Brooklyn à New York. À l'âge de 9 ans, il apprend qu'il est le seul héritier d'un riche comté d'Angleterre. Cedric devient alors Lord Fauntleroy, destiné à être, un jour, Comte de Dorincourt.
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb, 50minutes
Directed by Peter Barber-Fleming
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Pauline Moran, Rolf Saxon, Robert Wisdom
Roles Dr Ames
Rating77% 3.872613.872613.872613.872613.87261
Lors de l'ouverture d'un tombeau égyptien de la Vallée des Rois, Sir John Willard meurt soudainement. Sa veuve n'est pas convaincue de sa mort naturelle et fait appel à Hercule Poirot avant de revenir sur sa décision. Cependant, dans les jours qui suivent, les membres de l'expédition commencent à mourir les uns après les autres. Poirot part alors en Égypte avec Hastings se confronter à la « malédiction du pharaon » ...