Liam Mower
British actor and dancer
Liam Mower
Liam Mower is an English actor and dancer. Best known for his talent for ballet, he was one of the three boys who shared the lead role in the original London cast of Billy Elliot the Musical. He is also the youngest person ever to win a Laurence Olivier Award.
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Row over gay character puts opera by Billy Elliot writer in jeopardy - Hull Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
'Devastated': From left, Lee Hall, writer of Billy Elliot, with actors James Lomas, George McGuire and Liam Mower, of Hull, and Sir Elton John. Mr Hall is involved in a new row over a production of his opera Beached. The curtain was set to rise for
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Simply Theatre Tickets Presents Billy Elliot - openPR (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Liam Mower, James Lomas and George Maguire were the original actors who alternated in the title role, and the supporting cast included Haydn Gwynne as Mrs. Wilkinson and Tim Healy as Billy's father. The sets were designed by Ian MacNeil,
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Arts, Briefly
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Art Theft in Rio A group of armed men stole paintings by Picasso, Dalí, Matisse and Monet from a museum in Rio de Janeiro on Friday and slipped away amid the revelry of Carnival, The Associated Press reported. As a samba band performed outside, the thieves overpowered security guards at the Chácara do Céu museum and took Picasso's ''Dance,''
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Arts, Briefly
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Epic for Kidman and Crowe Are Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe destined to become the Scarlett and Rhett of the 21st century? The Australian director Baz Luhrmann (''Moulin Rouge''), left, said the two Oscar winners had agreed to star in an Australian historical epic that he plans to put before the cameras in August, Reuters reported. Mr. Luhrmann
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Arts, Briefly
NYTimes - about 11 years
Marilyn Horne Has Cancer The mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, left, has been given a diagnosis of localized pancreatic cancer, Columbia Artists Management announced yesterday. The statement said that ''allowing for recent significant breakthroughs in treatment,'' the prognosis for full recovery was excellent. The matinee and evening performances of
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; A Miner's Son Who Dreams, Then Dances
NYTimes - over 11 years
Why, it's almost like being in love. The concentrated dose of ecstasy called ''Billy Elliot: The Musical,'' at the Victoria Palace Theater here, induces symptoms described in old-time romantic ballads by the likes of Lerner and Loewe or Rodgers and Hart: giddiness, misty eyes, increased pulse rate, loss of all sense of time and blindness to faults
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For 'Billy Elliot' It Takes Three To Tango
NYTimes - almost 12 years
As an initial investment, $10 million may seem a lot to gamble on the dancing, singing and acting talents of three fresh-faced boys, ages 12, 14 and 15. But that's more or less the wager in the new West End show ''Billy Elliot: The Musical,'' which opens here on May 12 after six weeks of previews. If the boys can work their magic, the production
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The Arts, Briefly; A Delay in the West End
NYTimes - almost 12 years
The British director Stephen Daldry has delayed the start of the West End adaptation of his Oscar-nominated film ''Billy Elliot'' to relieve rehearsal pressures on the children who are starring in it. Previews of the musical -- about a young boy who overcomes the prejudices of his mining family to become a successful ballet dancer -- are now set to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Liam Mower
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 21
    From December 2014 - January 2015, Mower starred in Matthew Bourne's New Adventures production of 'Edward Scissorhands' at Sadler's Wells in London.
    More Details Hide Details He shares the leading role with Dominic North. He won, jointly with James Lomas and George Maguire, the Theatre Goers’ Choice Award 2005 for The Most Promising Newcomer. And on 26 February 2006 Mower, James Lomas and George Maguire received a Laurence Olivier Award for their performances in the musical, making them the first to win one in a shared capacity. This makes Mower the youngest ever winner of this award. Mower also obtained a Critics' Cirle Award the same month for Best Newcomer.
    On 28 September 2014, Mower returned for 'Billy Elliot the Musical Live!', a one-off live screening to many countries, where he played the role of Older Billy in the duet.
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    From January 2014, Mower has starred in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake as the Prince.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2012
    Age 19
    In 2012, Mower spoke about his time working as Billy on a documentary called The Story of Musicals.
    More Details Hide Details In the interview, Billy Elliot lyricist Lee Hall said that on the first run through of the show, Mower was so physically strained that he vomited and the side of the stage after performing Angry Dance. Of the incident, Mower said: "I was just in mid-pirouette I just threw up everywhere. I literally projectile vomited."
  • 2011
    Age 18
    In November 2011, it was announced that Mower would be returning to the stage in Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker.
    More Details Hide Details In the production of the ballet, Mower was to be portraying one of the two Cupids.
  • 2007
    Age 14
    His most recent work has been his appearance as the title character in Pinocchio during Christmas 2007 at The Priestley Theatre in Bradford.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared on the soundtrack to Pinocchio which is available on iTunes. Mower recently stated that he would like to return to the West End stage, he personally stated he was taking singing lessons. He did very well at his GCSE's with 14 grades from A* to C. Mower also previously stated that he would like to be a dancer before being an actor: "After I have got my degree at the school I would like to join a dance company and then go into acting a bit later. It makes sense to do it that way round."
  • 2006
    Age 13
    Mower's career after Billy Elliot was somewhat calmer, but he still kept up theatrical activities. He appeared as a minor part in October 2006 in Thoroughly Modern Millie at Hull New Theatre, and subsequently made an appearance in the popular ITV Crime Series, Wire in the Blood playing the part of Mikey.
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    He returned home to Archbishop Thurstan School (now Archbishop Sentamu Academy), Hull, to study for GCSEs, but made a brief return to Billy Elliot on 22 November 2006, performing in a charity gala for the children's charity Place2Be.
    More Details Hide Details During the show he was joined by both Elton John and the X Factor judging panel who made cameo appearances as the RBS panel.
    Mower made his final scheduled appearance in Billy Elliot on 30 September 2006.
    More Details Hide Details His departure was covered by the local and international press, as it spelt the end of the original child cast of 'Billys'. A dedication was made by the cast on his final performance, and he was presented with a dog, named "Billy". Upon his departure, Stephen Daldry stated that "Liam is a unique talent and we have all been blessed with the opportunity to see him flourish in Billy Elliot over the past eighteen months. Rarely does one ever come across a performer with so many skills and talents, particularly when matched by Liam’s determination and good humour. He has been at the centre of Billy Elliot’s extended family for three and a half years now and his last performance will be an overwhelmingly emotional evening. As Liam hurtles towards adulthood we will be saying goodbye to one of the most celebrated child performers ever in the West End. An end of an era for us and the beginning of another huge adventure for Liam."
  • 2005
    Age 12
    He also appeared in the Elton John video of Electricity and was featured in the BBC's Children in Need on 18 November 2005 performing Electricity.
    More Details Hide Details He also made several television appearances, such as his famed appearances on Blue Peter.
    Mower's first performance as Billy, before the Press night (11 May 2005) was on 31 March 2005 and he continued performing until the end of September 2006.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1992
    Born
    Born on May 30, 1992.
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