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ACTOR, practice. 1. A plaintiff or complainant. 2. He on whom the burden of proof lies. In actions of replevin both parties are said to be actors. The proctor or advocate in the courts of the civil law, was called actor.

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A Lebanese stage actor Ziad Itani, who was indicted on charges of collaborating with Israel and drug possession, flashes the victory signs after he was released by Lebanese authorities, on his arrival to his house, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
When we first meet Rebecca, Spielmann's character, she is a woman whose relationship with a stage actor is leaving her unfulfilled.
Many professional voice actors have also been trained as stage actors. A background in stage acting, although not mandatory, provides performance experience and teaches voice actors how to develop characters.
Writer Russell T Davies was understood to want stage actor Russell Tovey, 26, to become the next Time Lord.
Heston combined the athleticism, rugged good looks, and tall (6'3") muscular frame of an action star with a sonorous voice, charisma, and the dramatic skills of a classical stage actor. He was also a leader, serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild for a record six terms, and as president and chairman of the American Film Institute.
Bumping and Other Stories is an anthology of original fiction by Vietnam veteran and stage actor W.
Leading stage actor Roger Allam is superb as South African newspaper baron and sportswear magnate Lambert Le Roux, who sacks so many employees they get to form their own club.
He was the toast of London as a playwright, novelists, stage actor, film star, singer and composer.
"If you were a stage actor, the only way you got to Broadway was through an August Wilson play.
Reader Free is an accomplished stage actor with an impressive array of references.
The gorgeous stage actor who will be in Dublin next month starring in Grease The Musical, said: "When I'm on a night out I would probably only spend between pounds 60 and pounds 100 on a meal for two.
1956), a stage actor for several years, joined Biograph in 1910 as a leading man, making his first appearance in Griffith's The Last Deal.