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Joseph McManners

Joseph McManners as "The Little Prince"
Background information
Birth name Joseph McManners
Born December 3, 1992 (1992-12-03) (age 14)
Origin Country flag Canterbury, UK
Genre(s) Classical, Opera, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Instrument(s) violin, piano, guitar
Years active 2004–present
Label(s) Sony BMG
Website http://www.josephmcmanners.com

Joseph McManners (born December 3, 1992,[1] in Canterbury, Kent) is an English musical theatre actor and singer. He lives on a non-working farm in a small village near Canterbury[1] and recently left Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys (also in Canterbury) for a boarding school after being awarded a drama scholarship. Image File history File links LittlePrince. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article is about Opera, the art form. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... The Kent coat of arms For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... “UK” redirects here. ... The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... The Langton Lion An aerial view of The Langton Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys [1] is a selective boys school of nearly 1000 pupils and staff, located in the outskirts of Canterbury, Kent. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-paying school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ...

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Singing career

When Joseph was 8-years-old he saw the film Titanic. He liked the song My Heart Will Go On so much that he decided to perform it at a family reunion. He describes this event as the point in his life where he knew he wanted to become a singer.[2] He also plays the violin and the piano and has started to learn playing the guitar.[1] He uses a semi acoustic Yamaha guitar. [3] McManners then auditioned for the lead role in the BBC's operatic version of "The Little Prince" directed by Francesca Zambello. He was chosen from 25000 others to play the part. During filming for "The Little Prince", he was spotted by executives from Sony BMG which led to a UK£2 million 4-album record deal and management by Derek MacKillop in 2005.[4][5] Titanic is a 1997 American romantic drama film directed, written, and co-produced by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... My Heart Will Go On is the theme song of the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Joseph McManners as The Little Prince The Little Prince, subtitled A Magical Opera, is an opera in two acts by Rachel Portman to an English libretto by Nicholas Wright, based on the 1943 book of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. ... Francesca Zambello (born 1956) is a leading American opera and theatre director. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Joseph performing in Seoul, South Korea December 2006

McManners went to Prague[1] together with his producer Nick Patrick.[4] to record the music for his first album In Dreams which was performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Not all music was done by the orchestra, though, Joseph's brother plays the violin in "Where is Love".[1] The album was released on December 5, 2005. McManners chose the songs that appear on the album himself.[6] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... In Dreams is the debut album by Joseph McManners and it was released on December 5, 2005 by Sony BMG following a £2 million 4-album record deal. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Within days of his debut album release, McManners rocketed into the classical music charts at number five – outselling the new release by Aled Jones.[7] The album was nominated for "Album of the Year" at the 2006 Classical BRIT Awards.[8] and his rendition of "Bright Eyes" from the same album debuted at "number one" in Asian airplay, ahead of James Blunt and Prince.[9] Aled Jones (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and television/radio personality and broadcaster who first came to fame as a boy soprano. ... The Classical Brit Awards are an annual awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom covering aspects of classical music, and are the classical equivalent of pop musics Brit Awards. ... James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount, February 22, 1974) is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit Youre Beautiful — brought him to fame in 2005. ... “The Artist” redirects here. ...


In December 2006 it was reported that McManners and Sony BMG split over artistic differences.[10]


Acting career

In 2004, McManners starred as Oliver Twist in a local production of the play at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre opposite Ron Moody who played Fagin in the 1968 film adaptation of the famous novel. He reprised his role as Oliver Twist two years later in the BBC's "Celebrate 'Oliver!'" presented by Shane Ritchie[11] on December 26, 2005,[12] and he appeared in an episode of BBC's The Sound of Musicals on February 4, 2006[13] (filmed in 2005). Oliver Twist (1838) is Charles Dickens second novel. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Ronald Moodnick, known as Ron Moody (born January 8, 1924) is a British actor. ... Fagin is a fictional character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. ... Oliver! is an Academy Award winning film and 1968 musical film directed by Carol Reed and based on the stage musical Oliver!. Both the film and play are based on the famous Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. ... Oliver Twist (1838) is Charles Dickens second novel. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Celebrate Oliver was aired by BBC 1 on Boxing Day 2005. ... Shane Patrick Roche (born March 11, 1964), better known by his stage name Shane Richie, is a British actor and comedian. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sound of Musicals is a 2006 four part BBC series starring several diffrent musical theatre actors who perform acts from diffrent musicals. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


McManners made his feature film acting debut in Hot Fuzz opposite the likes of Simon Pegg, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton,[14] Steve Coogan, Martin Freeman and Bill Nighy.[15] He played the part of Gabriel who is described as being an 'angelic schoolboy'.[16] Unfortunately, his background story and an entire sub-plot surrounding his character was cut from the final version and can only be found in the bonus material of the DVD.[3] A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British police action comedy film written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. ... Simon John Pegg (born 14 February 1970 in Gloucester) is an English comedian, writer and film and television actor. ... James Broadbent (born May 24, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and television actor. ... Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946[1]) is an English actor of stage and screen, best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989) and in his roles in Shakespearean related films and plays. ... Stephen John Steve Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ... Martin Freeman (born September 8, 1971) is an English actor. ... Bill Nighy (IPA: ; born December 12, 1949) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA-award winning English actor. ...

Joseph in Hot Fuzz, 2007

Chris Britcher comedically reported in the Kent newspaper Saturday Observer shortly after the film's release that because of Joseph's age, he is unable to legally view the film until his 15th birthday later this year.[17] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British police action comedy film written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. ... The Saturday Observer (full title the Kentish Saturday Observer) is a free regional newspaper covering the county of Kent in the United Kingdom. ...


Also according to Chris Britcher of the Kent newspaper Saturday Observer, McManners had turned down an earlier offer in 2005 to star as the young Hannibal Lecter in the Hollywood film about the serial killer's childhood called Hannibal Rising due to school and other commitments.[18] The Saturday Observer (full title the Kentish Saturday Observer) is a free regional newspaper covering the county of Kent in the United Kingdom. ... Hannibal Lecter is a fictional character in a series of novels by author Thomas Harris. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On Friday 13 July, Joseph attended an audition for the role of Eustace Scrubb, a character in the upcoming film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, scheduled for release in 2009.[3]. It has also been reported on his forums that Joseph recently attended an audition for a part in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, although the name of the particular character hasn't been disclosed to the public, fans are speculating the role is that of young Tom Riddle [3]. Audition can refer to: The sense of hearing The audio editing software Adobe Audition ... Eustace Clarence Scrubb (1933 - 1949) is a character in C. S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, based on the novel Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling, will be the sixth film in the fantasy adventure Harry Potter films series. ...


Joseph is son to author and broadcaster Hugh McManners and Deborah McManners, who are divorced,[19] and grandson to the Rev Prof John McManners.[20] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dr Deborah McManners described by the London Evening Standard as being the The best of Londons therapists[1] is a highly respected medical doctor, naturopath and homeopath with regular clinics at the famous Hale Clinic in London and Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, Kent. ... The Rev. ...


See also

Nicolas Caeyers (born 1992[1]) is a Belgian stage- and television actor. ... Thomas Jesty (born 1991?[1]) is a treble and Head Quirister at the Winchester College Chapel Choir and BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2004. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Interview from the Limited Edition Japanese DVD release of "In Dreams".
  2. ^ EXCLUSIVE: RISE AND RISE OF THE SMALL BOY WITH THE BIG VOICE at www.mirror.co.uk (accessed July 8, 2007)
  3. ^ a b c d Official News Updates at www.joemcmanners.com (accessed May 27, 2007) (official news updates from McManners)
  4. ^ a b sound generator - Joseph McManners - In Dreams review (accessed August 28, 2006).
  5. ^ "Schoolboy earns £2m record deal", BBC News, BBC, 2005-09-14, pp. 1. Retrieved on 2007-07-07. (English) 
  6. ^ Joseph McManners biography at Sony BMG.co.uk (accessed August 28, 2006).
  7. ^ Silver screen beckons for teenage singing sensation from Kent newspaper Kent on Sunday (accessed December 19, 2005).
  8. ^ The BPI Unveils Nominees for The Classical BRIT Awards 2006 (published April 11, 2006; accessed August 28, 2006).
  9. ^ Number 1 Airplay at Sony BMG.co.uk (accessed August 28, 2006).
  10. ^ Britcher, Chris. "Joe's dream deal is over", Saturday Observer, 2006-12-23, pp. 1. Retrieved on 2007-01-02. (English) 
  11. ^ Celebrate 'Oliver!' at the Internet Movie Database.
  12. ^ "Celebrate Oliver!" to be screened on Boxing Day at Sony BMG.co.uk (accessed August 28, 2006).
  13. ^ Cached version of a BBC 1 television listing for The Sound of Musicals
  14. ^ New film from Kent newspaper Saturday Observer (accessed September 15, 2006).
  15. ^ Hot Fuzz at the Internet Movie Database (accessed August 28, 2006).
  16. ^ Singing star Joseph even hotter stuff from Canterbury Gazette newspaper (accessed February 15, 2007).
  17. ^ Joe's too young for own film from Kent newspaper Saturday Observer (accessed February 17, 2007).
  18. ^ "Schoolboy star turns down killer role" by Chris Britcher, Saturday Observer (published September 17, 2006; accessed November 17, 2006) (details in PDF version)
  19. ^ Zimonjic, Peter. "£2 million: The 12-year-old schoolboy worth more than all of his teachers put together", Telegraph.co.uk, 2005-09-12. Retrieved on 2007-01-30. (English) 
  20. ^ Aston, Nigel. "Obituary: John McManners, British religious historian and expert on the ancient régime", The Guardian, 2006-12-14. Retrieved on 2007-01-30. (English) 

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