Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenWhen tragedy strikes close to home, 16-year-old Jacob 'Jake' Portman is forced to travel to an island in Wales and uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies.
Critic Reviews of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"
The AtlanticOctober 04, 2016
The young peculiars have names, but they don't get much by way of backstory or personality. Despite the movie's insistence that they are special, Miss Peregrine ultimately reduces them to the very thing the world rejected them for: their peculiarities.
Rolling StoneSeptember 30, 2016
The film feels overstuffed, with Tim Burton repeating tricks from his greatest hits (think Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands). But stick with it just for those times when Burton flies high on his own peculiar genius.
New York Daily NewsSeptember 30, 2016
Tim Burton is on macabre message in his latest offering - "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" - an adaptation of Ransom Riggs' popular trilogy.
NPRSeptember 30, 2016
The result feels less like a thoughtfully-conceived franchise-starter than a picture that was rushed out of the editing suite prematurely.
Christian Science MonitorSeptember 30, 2016
To me, Burton's movies always seem a full grade too grotesque for the whimsical stories he is trying to tell... At least in Miss Peregrine, his ghastliness fits the fable, although, even at its best, it's fairly generic Burton.
Globe and MailSeptember 30, 2016
It's supremely silly and filled with crater-sized plot holes, but it's a profoundly moving film, too - about trauma, about loneliness, about aging and family.
SFistMarch 23, 2017
Sadly, it will have to be chalked up as another failure.
ScreenCrushMarch 16, 2017
Miss Peregrine's could have been a thoughtful and bold metatextual thesis on Burton's entire career. Instead, like its partially-formed villainous apparitions, it comes frustratingly close to achieving substance.
SwaggerMarch 03, 2017
It could be said that the film is nothing else than X-Men combined with Back to the Future and Groundhog Day seen under the Burtonian magnifying glass. [Full review in Spanish]
El UniversalFebruary 16, 2017
A film that successfully undertakes the doctrinal appropriation of the ultimate ends of humanity, both the finitude and the finality of life, its death and final judgment and its immediate resurrection. [Full review in Spanish]
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)January 01, 2017
Burton's gothic whimsy crackles and cackles gleefully to life with writhing flourishes of the macabre.
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Eva GreenBirth date: 6 July 1980, Paris, FranceDescription: French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish heritage (during that time, Algeria was part of France), and Eva's father is of Swedish, French, and Breton descent. She has a fraternal twin sister, Joy. Eva left French school at 17. She switched to English in Ramsgate, Kent, and went to the American School in France for one year. She studied acting at Saint Paul Drama School in Paris for three years, then had a 10-week polishing course at the Weber Douglas Academy of dramatic Art in London. She also studied directing at the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. She returned to Paris as an accomplished young actress, and played on stage in several theater productions: "La Jalousie en Trois Fax" and "Turcaret". There, she caught the eye of director Bernardo Bertolucci. Green followed a recommendation to work on her English. She studied for two months with an English coach before doing The Dreamers (2003) with Bernardo Bertolucci. During their work, Bertolucci described Green as being "so beautiful it's indecent".Green won critical acclaim for her role in The Dreamers (2003). She also attracted a great deal of attention from male audiences for her full frontal nudity in several scenes of the film. Besides her work as an actress, Green also composed original music and recorded several sound tracks for the film score. After "The Dreamers", Green's career ascended to the level where she revealed more of her multifaceted acting talent. She played the love interest of cult French gentleman stealer, Arsène Lupin (2004), opposite Romain Duris. In 2005, she co-starred, opposite Orlando Bloom and Liam Neeson, in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), produced and directed by Ridley Scott. The film brought her a wider international exposure. She turned down the femme fatale role in The Black Dahlia (2006), that went to Hilary Swank, because she didn't want to end up typecast as a femme fatale after her role in "The Dreamers". Instead, Eva accepted the prestigious role of "Vesper Lynd", one of three Bond girls, opposite Daniel Craig, in Casino Royale (2006) and became the 5th French actress to play a James Bond girl, after Claudine Auger in Thunderball (1965), Corinne Cléry in Moonraker (1979), Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Sophie Marceau in The World Is Not Enough (1999). She achieved international recognition for the film, one of the highest-grossing Bond movies ever.Since then, Green has starred in the films Dark Shadows (2012), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016). She also starred as Vanessa Ives in Showtime's horror drama "Penny Dreadful" (2014)_. Her performance in the series earned her a nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.Since her school years, Green has been a cosmopolitan multilingual and multicultural person. Yet, since her father always lived in France with them and her mother, she and her twin sister can't speak Swedish. She developed a wide scope of interests beyond her acting profession and became an aspiring art connoisseur and an avid museum visitor. Her other activities, outside of acting, include playing and composing music, cooking at home, walking her terrier, and collecting art. She shares time between her two residencies, one is in Paris, France, and one in London, England.
Asa ButterfieldBirth date: 1 April 1997, Islington, London, England, UKDescription: Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in films, he was cast, at 10 as Bruno in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008). Since then, he has been acclaimed for his titular roles in Hugo (2011) and Ender's Game (2013), as well as other major roles as Nathan in X+Y (2014), Jude in 10,000 Saints (2015), Jake in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Gardner Elliot in The Space Between Us (2017), Norman in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), and Mordred in the BBC's Merlin (2008).Asa was born Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield, but now uses the middle name "Bopp" on his passport instead (after Comet Hale-Bopp), and is known as Asa Bopp Farr Butterfield.
Samuel L. JacksonBirth date: 21 December 1948, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), The 51st State (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Samuel Leroy Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker. Jackson was active in the black student movement. In the seventies, he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman). In the eighties, he became well-known after three movies made by Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Jungle Fever (1991). He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, including Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), and later Django Unchained (2012). Going from supporting player to leading man, his performance in Pulp Fiction (1994) gave him an Oscar nomination for his character Jules Winnfield, and he received a Silver Berlin Bear for his part as Ordell Robbi in Jackie Brown (1997). Jackson usually played bad guys and drug addicts before becoming an action hero, co-starring with Bruce Willis in Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996).With Jackson's permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character, Nick Fury. He later did a cameo as the character in a post-credits scene from Iron Man (2008), and went on to sign a nine-film commitment to reprise this role in future films, including major roles in Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and minor roles in Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). He has also portrayed the character in the second and final episodes of the first season of the TV show, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013). He has provided his voice to several animated films, television series and video games, including the roles of Lucius Best / Frozone in Pixar's film The Incredibles (2004), Mace Windu in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Afro Samurai in the anime television series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).
Judi DenchBirth date: 9 December 1934, York, North Yorkshire, England, UKDescription: Judi Dench was born in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and at Old Vic Theatre. She is a ten-time BAFTA winner including Best Actress in a Comedy Series for A Fine Romance (1981) in which she appeared with her husband, Michael Williams, and Best Supporting Actress in A Handful of Dust (1988) and A Room with a View (1985) . She received an ACE award for her performance in the television series Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (1985). She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1970, and was created Dame of Order of the British Empire in 1988.
Rupert EverettBirth date: 29 May 1959, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, England, UKDescription: Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes arrogant, intellectual was a rebel from the very beginning. At the age of seven, he was placed into the care of Benedictine monks at Ampleforth College where he trained classically on the piano. He was expelled from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London for clashing with his teachers and instead apprenticed himself at the avant-garde Glasgow Citizen's Theatre in Scotland, performing in such productions as 'Don Juan' and 'Heartbreak House'.In 1984 Everett successfully filmed a lead role in Another Country (1984), which he had performed earlier on stage and shot to international attention, becoming one of England's hottest new star. But again the wickedly sharp and suave rebel doused his own fire by clashing with the press and even with his own fans. In 1989 Everett openly declared his own homosexuality -- an announcement that could have mortally wounded his film career. Instead, over time, it seems to have had the opposite effect. His career revitalized as Julia Roberts' gay confidante in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), and he has continued to impress notably in the classics area with Shakespeare in Love (1998) (as Christopher Marlowe), An Ideal Husband (1999) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) (as Oberon). Lately he has enhanced both films with his royal portrayals in To Kill a King (2003) and Stage Beauty (2004), and television with his effortlessly suave Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004). His predilection for smug and smarmy villains of late such as the cartoonish Dr. Claw in Inspector Gadget (1999) has extended into voice animation with his "unprincely" Prince Charming character in Shrek 2 (2004).In making his landmark decision to "come out", Rupert becomes a living testament disproving the theory that a truly talented and successful romantic leading man cannot survive the career-killing stigma of being openly gay.
Allison JanneyBirth date: 19 November 1959, Dayton, Ohio, USADescription: Allison Janney is an award-winning actress who has earned a solid reputation in stage productions and in many supporting roles on screen, and who more recently has become prominent by portraying one of the major characters in the popular TV series The West Wing (1999).Entertainment Weekly magazine describes Janney's screen presence as "uncommonly beautiful and infinitely expressive". As an actor, the magazine deems her to be "one to watch".Janney was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Macy Brooks (Putnam), a former actress, and Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr., a real estate developer and jazz musician. While studying at Kenyon College, Janney answered a casting call for an on-campus play that was to be directed by Kenyon's most famous alumnus, the legendary actor Paul Newman. During her audition/interview, Janney played upon Newman's known passion for race car driving - she explained how she cut thirty minutes off of the 130 mile journey from her home town to the college. She got chosen for the play's cast.After earning her degree in drama, Janney took Joanne Woodward's suggestion to do further study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.Early in her career Janney got comedic roles in the soap operas As the World Turns (1956) and The Guiding Light (1952). Later, she gave memorable movie performances in supporting roles in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), American Beauty (1999) and Nurse Betty (2000), and in the made-for-TV movie ...First Do No Harm (1997), among others.Among her stage work, Janney has played in a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" on Broadway opposite Anthony LaPaglia, which earned her a Tony Award nomination, and a Drama League Award for outstanding artist for the 1997-98 season. She played in Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" opposite Frank Langella, which earned her the Outer Critics Circle Award and an Actors' Equity award. Janney also appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "The Taming of the Shrew".In 1999 Janney became part of the original cast of the acclaimed TV series The West Wing (1999) where she played the President's press secretary who eventually gets promoted to the White House Chief of Staff. Her impressive work during the seven seasons of that renowned series earned her four Emmys and two SAG Awards.With her reputation becoming more broadly established during her work on "The West Wing" Janney won more substantive roles in feature films, in the acclaimed The Hours (2002) where she was Meryl Streep's lesbian lover, and in How to Deal (2003) where she played Mandy Moore's mother.
Chris O'DowdBirth date: 9 October 1979, Sligo, IrelandDescription: Christopher "Chris" O'Dowd born 9 October 1979 is an Irish actor and comedian best known for his role as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O'Dowd created and is starring in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy. He had a recurring role on the drama series Girls and starred in the television series Family Tree. O'Dowd is also known for his films, most notably Bridesmaids (2011), This Is 40 (2012), The Sapphires (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Calvary (2014) and St. Vincent (2014). He made his Broadway debut in the play adaptation of Of Mice and Men in 2014, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.
Terence StampBirth date: 22 July 1938, Stepney, London, England, UKDescription: Terence Henry Stamp was born and lived in Canal Road, Bow, until German bombers forced his family to move to Plaistow. An icon of the 1960s, he dated the likes of Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton. After an extremely successful early career, starring in Modesty Blaise (1966), Poor Cow (1967) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Stamp withdrew from mainstream films after his girlfriend, supermodel Jean Shrimpton, left him, and he and went on a 10-year sabbatical in India. He returned home in the late 1970s to star as the evil General Zod in Superman II (1980), and in 1984, delivered what many consider his finest performance as the supergrass in Stephen Frears' The Hit (1984). A few minor but colourful roles, topped by his performance as the transsexual Bernadette in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), have put Stamp back in the British consciousness. His role of a vengeful gangster in The Limey (1999) was created especially for him by its director.
Ella PurnellBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Ella Purnell was born on September 17, 1996 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Never Let Me Go (2010) and Kick-Ass 2 (2013).
Finlay MacMillanBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Finlay "Fin" MacMillan was born in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland on April 16th 1996 to an Irish-Scottish mother and a Malagasy-Moroccan father. He is best known for his work on Waterloo Road (2006) and Tim Burton's film adaptation of the Ransom Riggs best selling novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016). He lives in Bridge Of Weir. Represented by Claire Maroussas at Independent Talent.
Lauren McCrostieBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Lauren McCrostie is an actress, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), The Falling (2014) and Brothers (2015).
Hayden Keeler-StoneBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Hayden Keeler-Stone is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and Man Down (2013).
Georgia PembertonBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Georgia Pemberton is an actress, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and Unchained (2014).
Milo ParkerBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Milo Parker is an actor, known for Mr. Holmes (2015), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and Gespensterjäger (2015).
Raffiella ChapmanBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Raffiella Chapman is an actress, known for The Theory of Everything (2014), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and Die Habenichtse (2016).
Pixie DaviesBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Pixie Davies is an actress, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Out of the Dark (2014) and Humans (2015).
Joseph OdwellBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Joseph Odwell is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Thomas OdwellBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Thomas Odwell is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Cameron KingBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Cameron King was born on the 21st of October 2002 in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. From an early age, Cameron knew he wanted to be an actor. He started his career in TV, filming a children's programme called Hank Zipzer (2014) starring the Fonz (Henry Winkler) and also doing commercials. Then as he grew older, he wanted to pursue his career in Filmography. In his first film, The Treehouse (2015) (a short film by Amy Coop) Cameron played the lead role Connor. He is filming in a Tim Burton film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Green, Judi Dench and Asa Butterfield.
Louis DavisonBirth date: 17 September 1996, London, England, UKDescription: Louis Davison is the son of actor Peter Davison, and brother-in-law of David Tennant. He made his debut aged 14 playing Prince Edward in Richard the Third with Martin Freeman in the West End, directed by Jamie Lloyd. He was cast in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children when he was spotted at The Orange Tree Youth Theatre in Richmond. He plays semi-regular, Parker Whitfield, in Holby City, BBC.
Kim DickensBirth date: 18 June 1965, Huntsville, Alabama, USADescription: Kim Dickens was born on June 18, 1965 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA as Kimberly Jan Dickens. She is an actress, known for Gone Girl (2014), The Blind Side (2009) and Hollow Man (2000).
O-Lan JonesBirth date: 23 May 1950, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: O-Lan Jones is an award winning composer, sound designer, writer, and actress who has been consistently involved in experimental theater, music, and opera since the age of 16. The press has referred to her as an "uncategorizable legend." She is the Artistic Director for Overtone Industries, currently composing a new music theater/opera hybrid called Iceland, scheduled to present its first phase in July of 2014.
Aiden FlowersBirth date: 13 December 2004, Gulfport, Mississippi, USADescription: Aiden James Flowers was born on December 13, 2004, in Gulfport, Mississippi. From a very young age, anytime Aiden was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he always responded, "I want to be an actor."After he and his family relocated to Brandon, MS, Aiden officially began making his acting dream come true. In his first ever audition, he was cast in the supporting role of Peter Pinkerton in the musical adaptation of Victoria Kann's "Pinkalicious," a role for which he would later win, "Best Supporting Youth Actor," for the 2012 Actor's Playhouse season. Later in 2012, Aiden was asked to audition at New Stage Theatre in Jackson, MS for their much-celebrated Christmas production, and was cast as the lead role of Buddy in Truman Capote's, "A Christmas Memory," which ran November 29th - December 16th of that year.Aiden quickly turned his attention to feature films where he landed role after role, acting alongside such Hollywood stars as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Katherine Heigl, Patrick Wilson, and John Schneider. He has flown coast to coast working on films and television from Tampa, FL to Los Angeles, CA and everywhere in between. He has spread his wings outside of the US working under the direction of Tim Burton in London, England while filming 'Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'.Aiden's fan base though, mostly recognizes him for his recurring portrayal of Young Klaus on the CW's "The Originals". Here is where he met Joseph Morgan and Danielle Campbell; two actors who he looks up to and respects not only for their acting talents, but also for their humble nature and kind spirits.Aside from acting, Aiden enjoys spending time with friends and family, writing stories, playing video games, and is also a solid student where he is in 'Venture' (gifted program) at his local school.
Nicholas OteriBirth date: 13 December 2004, Gulfport, Mississippi, USADescription: Nicholas Oteri is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), XOXO (2016) and Threshold (2017).
Helen DayBirth date: 13 December 2004, Gulfport, Mississippi, USADescription: Helen Day is an actress, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and Toruk: The First Flight (2016).
Philip PhilmarBirth date: 13 December 2004, Gulfport, Mississippi, USADescription: Philip Philmar is an actor and writer, known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), John Carter (2012) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).
Jack BradyBirth date: 13 December 2004, Gulfport, Mississippi, USADescription: Jack Brady is an award-wining actor. He has worked all over the world in all aspects of screen and stage.Jack can be seen in various guises, as his work has included intense prison dramas to lavish period pieces.Jack has collaborated with directors such as Tim Burton, Tom Hooper and Matthijs van Heijningen Jr..
Scott HandyBirth date: 21 July 1968, England, UKDescription: Born on July 21st 1968, Scott Handy graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English. He was also a choral scholar at Cambridge and, in addition to singing, he plays saxophone and was a member of rock band Ice Cold in Alice in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Scott studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and, since graduation, has returned there on several occasions as a visiting director. He has presented theatrical work-shops all over the world, often for the Cheek By Jowl Company - with whom he spent three years - and the Royal Shakespeare Company, of which he was a member for two years. Though best-known as a stage player he has made forays into film and has also joined the vast roll-call of those actors being investigated by Poirot and Barnaby of 'Midsomer Murders' on British television. In 2013 he joined the huge ensemble cast of the BBC's epic period serial 'The Village.'
Jennifer JarackasBirth date: 14 May 1969, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Jennifer Jarackas, the eldest of four, was born to Anthony and Donna Jarackas (Radtke) in Detroit, MI. At the age of five she began studying ballet, tap, and jazz at the Recreation Dance Center in Roseville, MI, and continued studying professionally until the age of 13 at the Royal School of Dance in Orlando, FL. Her family moved to Florida in 1980 when her father's job at the Hamtramck Chrysler plant closed in downtown Detroit. Her adult years in Florida found her studying and teaching hip-hop dance, while simultaneously beginning her acting journey, studying with Ricci Mann and Yvonne Suhor (Art's Sake Studio), performing in plays such as Extremities, Titus Andronicus, and Moby Dick. Playing the roles of Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible in 2011 and April in Shanley's Savage in Limbo in 2012 are two of her most favorite theatre experiences to date. Her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in TLC's documentary Aileen Wuornos: Angel of Death was her first professional television gig, and after studying under Master Teacher Jim Bonney in NYC, she had the opportunity to "work" in L.A. as a Sterling Cooper secretary in three seasons of AMC's award-winning series Mad Men.
George VricosBirth date: 14 May 1969, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: George Vricos is a Greek actor who was born and raised in Queens, New York. He is known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Ransom (2016), and Balloon Animals (2013). In 2015, he won Best Leading Actor for the short film titled Salvage (2015). George resides in the Southeastern market.
Brooke Jaye TaylorBirth date: 12 April 1973, El Paso, Texas, USADescription: Brooke Jaye Taylor was born on April 12, 1973 in El Paso, Texas, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Iron Man Three (2013), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and Rectify (2013).
Cameron GrecoBirth date: 18 January 1998, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USADescription: Cameron Christopher Lee Greco was born in Kenosha, WI, and lived there for 14 years before moving to Sarasota, Florida. He is the son of Jon and Renee Greco. Cameron began acting at the age of 11 after a talent scout at JRP witnessed his raw acting abilities at a commercial audition.Following a couple of small roles in short films such as The Mystique (2011) , and Requiem (2011), he was cast as Prettiest Boy in Tim Burton's film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).Cameron attends school at The Florida State University. He loves to surf with his friends, play guitar and write music, and watch live bands perform.
Ella WahlestedtBirth date: 1 August 1998, Stockholm, SwedenDescription: Ella Linnea Wahlestedt was born in Stockholm, Sweden and lived there for 6 years, before moving to the United States. She is the daughter of Lisa, a doctor, and Claes Wahlestedt, M.D. and Ph.D., a drug researcher. Her father is Swedish and her mother is an American of German and Swedish/Norwegian ancestry.Ella was a USAG level 7 gymnast by the age of ten. Her love for acting began one day when her coach did not show up for practice and she went next door and dropped in on an acting class. She auditioned and was accepted to a performing arts middle school. During the following two years, she appeared in over a dozen films and national TV shows before moving to Los Angeles. Her first year in LA, she landed the role of "Emma Hastings" in Earth to Echo (2014). She is also known for her role as "Caroline Hall" in Army Wives (2007). Ella has also appeared in numerous commercials, theatrical productions and national print and Internet campaigns. Her hobbies include writing, photography, singing, cross fit, and supporting several charities. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Miami.
Andrew FibkinsBirth date: 1 August 1998, Stockholm, SwedenDescription: Andrew Fibkins is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Jack FibkinsBirth date: 1 August 1998, Stockholm, SwedenDescription: Jack Fibkins is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Nicholas AmerBirth date: 29 September 1923, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Nicholas Amer was born Thomas Harold Amer in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England in 1923. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Royal Navy and served as a wireless officer for four years during World War II. He saw plenty of action, serving mainly on Motor Torpedo Boats, at first in North Africa. He was wounded in action during the Allied Invasion of Sicily in 1943.Following demobilisation in 1945 he became an actor, studying at the Webber-Douglas Academy Drama School from 1946 to 1948 and winning, in his final year, their Best Actor Award, presented to him by Sir Donald Wolfit. Thereafter he devoted himself to the plays of William Shakespeare and performed with The Old Vic Company, The Oxford Playhouse Company and others in 31 different countries, and winning the Best Foreign Actor Award in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Amer's big break came in 1953 when John Gielgud asked him to play 'Green' in his production of Richard II, starring Paul Scofield. After the London run he made his first overseas tour by going with Sir John and the Company to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). His most recent tour overseas was to the USA with the Old Vic Company in 1996, playing Duncan in Macbeth. In between he played many of Shakespeare's juveniles, including Romeo, Laertes (three times), Ferdinand in The Tempest (twice) and finally, in 1958, Hamlet at the Wimbledon Theatre. Other West End appearances include The Wolf with Judi Dench and Leo McKern, Captain Brassbound's Conversion with Penelope Keith, and A Man for All Seasons with Charlton Heston.In 1960, with The Oxford Playhouse Company, he toured India, Pakistan and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) playing Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night. Three years later, in 1963, he formed, along with fellow actors Harold Lang and Greville Hallam, their own company, Voyage Theatre. They produced the play Macbeth in Camera, which they wrote themselves to demonstrate the various techniques that actors use to bring Shakespeare's printed words to life. This they offered to the British Council who liked it so much that they sent them, eventually, on three long world tours.Nicholas Amer's TV career began in the early days of television with the first medical soap, Emergency-Ward 10 (1957). Among many appearances since then are Messalina's lover Mnester in I, Claudius (1976), The Aedile in The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984) (part of the BBC's complete TV cycle) and Fortunes of War (1987) with Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thomson. In 2011 he appeared in an episode of Borgia (2011), filmed in Prague, playing the rich and evil Prospero Santacroce on his death bed trying desperately to persuade Cesare Borgia to grant him absolution, so that, free of his wicked life, he might enter Paradise.The following year he travelled to Thailand to play the role of returning veteran Jack Jennings in Heroes Return (2012), a TV short directed by John Hillcoat that was part of Camelot UK's campaign to provide Lottery funding to help World War II veterans take part in commemorative visits to mark the anniversary of events that led to the end of the war.His first film role was as a pot boy in The Mudlark (1950) (uncredited) with Irene Dunne and Alec Guinness. Other films include The Message (1976) with Anthony Quinn, The Prince and the Pauper (1976) with Rex Harrison, Nelson's Touch (1979), in which he played the great Admiral himself, Peter Greenaway's The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), The Whipping Boy (1994) for Disney studios, a remake of A Man for All Seasons (1988) with Charlton Heston and Vanessa Redgrave, Treasure Island (1990), in which he played Ben Gunn, also with Charlton Heston, The Awakening (2011) with Rebecca Hall, Terence Davies's The Deep Blue Sea (2011), as the grandfather in Segment "G is for Grandad" of ABCs of Death 2 (2014) and as Oggie in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).Nicholas Amer has been a teacher at many of the London drama schools, including the Central School in Swiss Cottage, the Webber-Douglas School in South Kensington and also the Rose Bruford School and Drama Centre. In Australia, the Drama Academy N.I.D.A. in Sydney asked him to give classes to their students, and in Egypt too he was asked to do the same. While filming The Message (1976) in Libya, he was delighted when a fellow actor, appearing in a leading part in the Arabic version of the film, surprised him by reminding him that he been taught by Nicholas in Cairo.
Ioan HefinBirth date: 29 September 1923, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Ioan Hefin is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Hinterland (2013) and A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day (2013).
Shaun ThomasBirth date: 29 September 1923, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Shaun Thomas is an actor, known for The Selfish Giant (2013), Grimsby (2016) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Justin DaviesBirth date: 29 September 1923, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Justin Davies has appeared in Sky One's hit comedy 'Stella' written by and starring Ruth Jones as a lead character, playing Stella's son 'Ben'. He has appeared in all 40 episodes of the 4 series filmed with a fifth series in the pipeline. Despite this being Justin's first television job, his talent was rewarded in getting nominated for the 'Break-through Award' at the 2013 BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony. The young Welsh man has gone onto star in CBBC's comedy sketch show 'FIT'(2013) and portrayed the role of Dylan in the Welsh Rugby Union's App 'Scorch'(2013). Justin is currently 18 years old and studying A-levels with the ambition to attend drama school later this year. (2015) The future is certainly bright for the young man from the Valleys.
Nicholas McGaugheyBirth date: 29 September 1923, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Nicholas McGaughey was born in Portsmouth, England. He is an actor, known for Gladiator (2000), From Hell (2001) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
Lynn HunterBirth date: 29 September 1923, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Lynn Hunter is an actress, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Ben RobertsBirth date: 29 September 1923, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Ben Roberts is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Dafydd HywelBirth date: 29 September 1923, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Dafydd Hywel is known for his work on Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Burton: Y Gyfrinach (2011) and Yr Alcoholig Llon (1983).
Sophia TailorBirth date: 29 September 1923, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Sophia Tailor is an actress, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Harry TaylorBirth date: 29 September 1923, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Harry Taylor is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Dan MershBirth date: 20 June 1974, Wimbledon, England, UKDescription: Dan Mersh was born on June 20, 1974 in Wimbledon, England. He is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013) and Foster (2011).
James KermackBirth date: 20 June 1974, Wimbledon, England, UKDescription: James Kermack is an actor and director, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Absolutely Anything (2015) and T. Bear (2013).
Steve MoneyBirth date: 20 June 1974, Wimbledon, England, UKDescription: Steve Money is an actor, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Three and Out (2008) and Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996).
Christine DalbyBirth date: 20 June 1974, Wimbledon, England, UKDescription: Christine Dalby is an actress, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Noble (2014) and Paths to Destruction (2013).
Directors of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"
Tim BurtonBirth date: 25 August 1958, Burbank, California, USADescription: Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worke...
Creators of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"
Ransom RiggsDescription: Ransom Riggs is a writer and director, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Infamous (2009) and Portable Living Room (2006...
Jane GoldmanBirth date: 11 June 1970, England, UKDescription: Jane Goldman was born on June 11, 1970 in England. She is a producer and writer, known for Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Kick-Ass (2010) and...