Marcus Peter Francis du Sautoy OBE FRS /dʊˈsoʊtɔɪ/, is a British mathematician, author, and populariser of science and mathematics. In 2008, he was appointed to the Simonyi Professorship for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford where he is also a Professor of Mathematics. Formerly a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Wadham College, Oxford, he is now a Fellow of New College, Oxford. He was previously President of the Mathematical Association, an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Senior Media Fellow, and a Royal Society University Research Fellow.
James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul". In a career that lasted 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres.
John Christopher Reilly is an American actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, and producer. He made his film debut in Brian De Palma's war film Casualties of War . He then gained exposure through his supporting roles in Days of Thunder , What's Eating Gilbert Grape , and The River Wild . Reilly collaborated with Paul Thomas Anderson on the crime thriller Hard Eight , and the dramas Boogie Nights and Magnolia . For his performance in Chicago , Reilly was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe Award. He worked with director Martin Scorsese on both Gangs of New York and The Aviator .