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John Lithgow            

Actor, Musician, Author, Arts Advocate

John Lithgow's broad range of interests and talents have touched every area of the entertainment industry -- and even outside it. He's achieved stunning success in wildly varied ventures, and he's created and inhabited some of the most memorable characters in popular culture.

His major mark in films includes roles in The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment (for which he was nominated for back-to-back Oscars). Other notables include All That Jazz, Footloose, Harry and the Hendersons, Twilight Zone: the Movie, Buckaroo Banzai, Memphis Belle, Shrek, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

A five-time Emmy Award winner for his work on television, Lithgow earned legions of fans for what is perhaps his most celebrated creation, the loopy character of alien "High Commander Dick Solomon", on NBC's hit comedy "Third Rock from the Sun". His versatility as an actor was showcased yet again with his recent success on Showtime's drama "Dexter", for which he received both an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award.

A theater actor at heart, Lithgow won the Tony Award just three weeks after making his Broadway debut in 1973. He has since appeared on Broadway nineteen more times, earning another Tony, three more Tony nominations, four Drama Desk Awards, and induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. He is one of the very few American actors ever invited to join The Royal Shakespeare Company, and he frequently tours the country in his one-man show "Stories By Heart." In 2012, Lithgow returned to Broadway and received a Tony nomination for his role as the famous midcentury newspaperman Joseph Alsop Broadway in The Columnist.

Passionate about the importance of the arts in education, Lithgow has written eight NY Times best-selling children's picture books, activity books for parents and children for use in elementary schools, and The Poets' Corner, a compilation of classic poems aimed at developing an early interest in poetry.

He's performed concerts for children with major symphonies across the country and at Carnegie Hall, has collaborated and performed with the New York City Ballet, and has released three kids' albums. All of his performances have included several his of own songs and rhyming narrations. His work on behalf of children has earned him two Parents' Choice Silver Honor Awards and four Grammy Award nominations. He also created Harvard's ARTS FIRST, now one of the nation's largest university arts festivals.

His memoir, Drama: An Actor's Education, was published by Harper Collins in September 2011.

Most recently, Lithgow played the role of Winston Churchill in the acclaimed Netflix drama, The Crown


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John Lithgow takes on Winston Churchill in new Netflix series ‘The Crown’
Lot of Americans have played roles requiring a British accent, but it was worrisome to John Lithgow when he took on the role of one of the biggest British citizens in history. He plays Winston Churchill in the new Netflix series, “The Crown.”

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