Robert Hepler Lowe is an American actor. He came to prominence as a teen idol in the 1980s, appearing in teen and young adult film roles in The Outsiders , Oxford Blues , St. Elmo's Fire , and About Last Night... . Thereafter, his film career decreased and he ventured into television, making his breakthrough as Sam Seaborn on the NBC political drama The West Wing , for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations. Lowe appeared as Robert McCallister on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters , followed by a four-year run as Chris Traeger on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation , for which he was critically acclaimed. He is currently starring as Dr. Ethan Willis on the CBS medical drama Code Black and appears with his two sons, Matthew and John Owen, in the A&E reality series The Lowe Files .
Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL HonFBA is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter, knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil, The Russia House, and Shakespeare in Love, and has received one Academy Award and four Tony Awards. Themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom pervade his work along with exploration of linguistics and philosophy. Stoppard has been a key playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation. In 2008 The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 11 in their list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture".
Jane Loretta Anne Goldman is an English screenwriter, author and producer. She is mostly known for co-writing, with Matthew Vaughn, the screenplays of Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle , based on the comic book series Kingsman created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, as well as X-Men: First Class , Kick-Ass and Stardust . Goldman also worked on the story of X-Men: Days of Future Past , the sequel to First Class, in partnership with Vaughn. Both met high critical praise for their partnership works.
It's so funny, you go to acting school thinking you're going to learn how to be other people, but really it taught me how to be myself. Because it's in understanding yourself deeply that you can lend yourself to another person's circumstances and another person's experience.Lupita Nyong'o
If you look at a building by Mies van der Rohe, it might look very simple, but up close, the sheer quality of construction, materials and thought are inspirational.David Chipperfield
For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.Marie de France