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My favourite Cats performers
Emma Hunter
- understudy Bombalurina (European Tent Tour, 2010-2012)

Saw her:
as Bombalurina in Mannheim, Germany, 24th July 2011
(as Elektra in Mannheim, Germany, 28th May 2011)

Three words to describe her: Sexiest Bombalurina ever. Okay, her vocals were a bit weak but she balanced this with the whole rest: Acting, looks, dancing, etc.

As a swing, Emma covered Bombalurina, Cassandra, Demeter, Elektra, Tantomile and Jenny.

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Favorite Performance in BIOPIC movies

  • Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin (Chaplin 1992)
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash (Walk The Line, 2005)
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote (Capote, 2005)
  • Meryl Streep as Julia Child (Julie & Julia, 2009)
  • Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo (Frida, 2002)
  • Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl (A Mighty Heart, 2007)
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network, 2010)
  • Will Smith as Muhammad Ali (Ali, 2001)
  • Colin Firth as King George VI (The King’s Speech, 2010)
  • Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan (I’m Not There, 2007)
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“The face is the single most profound signifier of our changing emotional state, and film offers us the perfect medium to observe this transformation. When a performer gets it right, the face onscreen can encapsulate a film’s themes and help us connect to a human drama we all share in common. Treading a fine line between humor and horror, Jack is a coiled spring of rage whose rapid descent into madness is both creepy and engrossing. The transformation from mildly frustrated middle aged family man to crazed lunatic is a slow and tempered one, echoing Kubrick’s fastidious approach to framing, tempo and set design. The large empty spaces of the hotel’s interior coupled with sparse dialogue and sound effects all combine to create a quiet menace that plague Jack’s fragile state of mind and distort his already skewed view of reality: his face, over the course of the film, morphing from simple irritation to full blown mania.” - Jack Wormell & Gabriel Solomons

Favorite Performance: Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980)