Date of Birth: 02/29/1928
Place of birth: North Kensington
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Author: Ivan Matkovskiy
Born Eklend in North Kensington, London, the son of Ruth and Sidney Norman Ayzod Ekland. Already as a child he studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
18 August 1951, Sidney married Rosemary Kirkcaldy. Rosemary was an actress; Sidney fell in love with her during their first joint performance. The first time the lovers quarrel often - then Eklenda career had only just begun. Later they moved to Kenya; there Sidney decided to try himself as a planter. From Kenya Ekland went to Cape Town; six months later they decided it was too dangerous in Africa. Despite the wealth of opportunities that promise a hot continent, Sydney and Rosemary decided to return to England.
At home Ekland joined the theater group Old Vic; with it there worked such legends as Maggie Smith, Judi Dench Ithomi Courtenay.
Soon Sidney started to get really successful Movie parts. Among the most famous projects of the time with his participation should be noted Sicilian painting `` ( `The Sicilian`), `Lethal Weapon 2` ( `Lethal Weapon 2 `),` `The Hunt for Red October `` (` The Hunt For Red October `) and `White zlo` (` White Mischief`). Ekland happened at the same time to work on the feature film `Two zhizni` (` Passion of Mind`) c Demi Moore and miniseries `Santa Hryakus` (` Hogfather`) on the product of Terry Pratchett.
Among the theatrical roles Sidney special mention should be the role of Juan Peron in the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Evita` `(` Evita`) c Elaine Paige. In addition, Ekland starred in the London production of A Little Night Music `` ( `A Little Night Music`) Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler with Gene Simmons and Hermione Gingold.
In 1987, Ekland played in the film `It Couldn`t Happen Here`, removed a group of` Pet Shop Boys`; you could see it in their video for the song `Always on My Mind`, assembled from materials of the film. A few years later Sidney admits that he decided to work with this group because they were ardent admirers of his favorite grandson.
In 2001, Ekland said that, because of his passion for the work, often filmed in a frankly awful films; Among them he called `The Incredible Adventures of Bill and Teda` (` Bill & Ted`s Bogus Journey`) and said clip is already `Pet Shop Boys`. He walked in an interview with Sidney and his partner, Demi Moore; it is, according to him, is neither beauty nor a special talent.
In 2007, he voiced Ekland (acting as speaker), a documentary about the legendary Occultist Aleister Crowley `InSearch of The Great Beast 666`. The film was released directly to DVD.
In 2008, the actor returned to the small screen, playing the role of a baronet Freddy Butler in the popular TV series channel ITV1 `Midsomer ubiystva` (` Midsomer Murders`).
In a happy marriage Ekland lived `51. He had seven children, and - according to the data for May 2006, - 32 grandchildren. Despite the fact that due to their activities regularly actor was forced to travel to the most remote places of the country, he always spent the night with his family.
In 1963, a fire started in the house Ekland. Rosemary rescued five children, but she broke her back, jumping from the bedroom window. Doctors were convinced that she would lose to bear a child and never be able to walk; Fortunately, their forecasts were not justified.
The eldest son of Sidney, Paul, died of a heroin overdose in 1982; at that time he was only 29 years old.