The Wedding Date
ABOUT THE CAST - 2
AMY ADAMS (Amy) found her acting career in high gear after the release of Steven Spielberg’s smash hit Catch Me If You Can, in which she played Leonardo DiCaprio’s adoring, airheaded fiancée, Brenda.
Other feature credits include Drop Dead Gorgeous, Psycho Beach Party, Cruel Intentions 2, The Slaughter Rule, Pumpkin and Serving Sara. Upcoming film roles include The Last Run, the ensemble comedy Standing Still and Junebug. On television, Adams was seen in episodes of That ‘70s Show; Charmed; Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane; Providence; Buffy, the Vampire Slayer; Smallville; and The West Wing.
PETER EGAN (Victor Ellis) is one of Britain’s most accomplished and respected film, TV and stage actors. His feature credits include The Hireling (for which he received the 1972 BAFTA award as Best Actor); Hennessy, with Rod Steiger and Lee Remick; and the Oscar ®-winning Chariots of Fire. More recently, he was seen in the international hit comedy Bean; the sci-fi spoof 2001: A Space Travesty, with Leslie Nielsen; and the thriller The I Inside, starring Ryan Phillipe and Sarah Polley.
Egan has over 25 major British TV dramas to his credit including the telefilms The Brotherhood, To Catch a King, A Day in Summer, The Price of the Bride, The Peacock Spring, Gobble and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries; the miniseries Lillie, Prince Regent, Reilly: The Ace of Spies, The Dark Side of the Sun, Barbara Taylor Bradford’s A Woman of Substance and John Le Carre’s A Perfect Spy; and such series as A Touch of Frost, Ever Decreasing Circles, Joint Account, Cry Wolf and The Ambassador.
The actor’s many West End stage credits include Journey’s End (London Critics’ Circle Award for Best Actor); Trevor Nunn’s production of Hamlet; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; the Royal Opening Gala of You Never Can Tell, at the Lyric Hammersmith; Arms and the Man; M. Butterfly; The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Barbarians; Art; and Noises Off. Egan will next be seen in Regis Wargnier’s anthropology epic Man to Man, with Joseph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas.
HOLLAND TAYLOR (Bunny Ellis) is truly a star of stage, screen and television. She made her Broadway debut in 1965 in The Devils, starring Anne Bancroft, and went on to an array of memorable New York theatre performances in such plays as Butley, opposite Alan Bates; Breakfast With Les and Bess; Moose Murders; Murder Among Friends; We Interrupt This Program; Drinks Before Dinner, directed by Mike Nichols; and four works by A.R. GurneyThe David Show, The Cocktail Hour, Children and Love Letters (of which she gave the first performance with the author at the New York Public Library).
But it was Taylor’s role as imperious advertising exec Ruth Dunbar on the inspired 1980 sitcom Bosom Buddies (which starred newcomers Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari) that really put her on the map. She followed the success of that show with a constant stream of movie and TV roles that showcased the actress’s flamboyant intelligence.
Taylor was seen in such features as Romancing the Stone, Key Exchange, The Jewel of the Nile, She’s Having a Baby and Woody Allen’s Alice; in telefilms like Tales From the Hollywood Hills and People Like Us; and in starring roles on the series Me and Mom, Harry and Going Places.
Throughout the 1990s, the actress continued to work steadily, again alternating between movies and television. She appeared in many features, most notably, To Die For, Last Summer in the Hamptons, How to Make an American Quilt, One Fine Day, George of the Jungle, Next Stop Wonderland, The Truman Show and Happy Accidents. TV movie credits included The Counterfeit Contessa, A Walton Wedding and Bitter Blood.
Taylor was a series regular on Norman Lear’s The Powers That Be; The Naked Truth (with Téa Leoni); and The Practice (for which she won the 1999 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series); and had a recurring role on AMC’s The Lot (Emmy nominee, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series). More recently, Taylor was seen in such movies as Keeping the Faith, Town & Country, Legally Blonde, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the indie comedy D.E.B.S.
Television work of late includes her highly-praised portrayal of Nancy Reagan in the Showtime film The Day Reagan Was Shot and a regular role on the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men, in which Taylor plays Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer’s mother, Evelyn.
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