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Sidney Poitier

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, is an American-born Bahamian actor, film director, author, and diplomat.
In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 1967 when he starred in three successful films: To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, making him the top box-office star of that year. In all three films, issues revolve around the race of the characters Poitier portrays. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Poitier among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking 22nd on the list of 25.
Poitier has directed a number of popular movies, such as A Piece of the Action, Uptown Saturday Night, Let's Do It Again and Stir Crazy. In 2002, thirty-eight years after receiving the Best Actor Award, Poitier was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Honorary Award, designated "To Sidney Poitier in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being." Since 1997, he has been the Bahamian ambassador to Japan. On August 12, 2009, Sidney Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama.

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Sidney Poitier is preparing for

  • Wicked - Boq

    20:15, Sun 25th July 2021 - Thu 29th July 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    21:00, Sun 1st August 2021 - Thu 5th August 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    21:00, Sun 8th August 2021 - Thu 12th August 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a…

  • The Sound of Music - Mother Abbess

    19:45, Sat 4th December 2021 - Tue 7th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:15, Sat 11th December 2021 - Tue 14th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    11:30, Sat 18th December 2021 - Tue 21st December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • Oklahoma! - Lighting Designer

    20:00, Fri 7th January 2022 - Tue 11th January 2022 at Royal Opera House, London

    Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma…

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor - Mistress Ford

    19:45, Fri 21st January 2022 - Thu 27th January 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. It features the fat knight Sir John Falstaff. Though nominally…

  • Death of a Salesman - Set Designer

    20:45, Fri 13th May 2022 - Tue 17th May 2022 at Royal Court Theatre

    Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway…

  • Kiss Me, Kate - Harspichord

    20:30, Sat 29th October 2022 - Wed 2nd November 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage…

  • Hello, Dolly! - Oboe

    20:45, Sat 29th October 2022 - Thu 3rd November 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Match…

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