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Burn the Priest

Biography

This short-lived, Richmond, VA-based death metal group featured vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Tag Morton and Abe Spear, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler, and released an individual eponymous album in 1998 before morphing in to the more accomplished Lamb of God.

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Full Name Burn the Priest
Music Songs Laid to Rest, Walk with Me in Hell, Ghost Walking, Now You've Got Something to Die For, Redneck, Still Echoes, Set to Fail, Omerta, Blacken the Cursed Sun, Embers, 11th Hour, The Faded Line, 512, Ruin, Again We Rise, Black Label, In Your Words, Erase This, Nightmare Seeker, Broken Hands, Engage the Fear Machine, Delusion Pandemic, Dead Seeds, Beating on Death's Door, Remorse Is for the Dead, Blood of the Scribe, Choke Sermon, What I've Become, As the Palaces Burn, Fake Messiah, Break You, One Gun
Albums VII: Sturm und Drang, Wrath, Ashes of the Wake, Sacrament, New American Gospel, Resolution, As the Palaces Burn, Burn the Priest, Killadelphia, The Duke, Pure American Metal, Hourglass: The Anthology, Wrath Tour 2009-2010, Music From The Film As The Palaces Burn, Wrath (Special Edition), Sevens and More, Walk with Me in Hell
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Kerrang! Award for Best International Band


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#Fact
1 The only regular member of the Torchwood team not to appear in the parent show Doctor Who.
2 Burn appeared in the play Flush at the Solo Theatre Company. [2004]
3 Interview with Starpulse magazine, Burn admitted he was a big fan of science-fiction. [2008]
4 Burn recorded an audio version of the Torchwood novel Slow Decay. [2007]
5 For his work at Manchester's Royal Exchange Studio and Library and Contact Theatre, Burn was nominated for a Manchester Evening News Best Newcomer Award.
6 Burn was Radio 1Xtra's Human Beatbox Champion and performed at the 2003 International Human Beatbox Convention.
7 His theatre credits include productions such as Ladybird at the Royal Court and Gong Dogs at the Bush theatre.
8 Burn did a recording for the audiobook The Debt for BMW audiobooks. [2006]
9 Burn was featured in Esquire magazine for "Hot British Actors for 2008" March issue. [2008]
10 Burn did a recording of the Torchwood audio novel Everybody Says Hello. [2008]
11 Burn's nickname on the Torchwood set is "Binnie". His nicknames when he was doing music were "Burn Baby Burn" and "Beatbox Burn".
12 Burn has collaborated on visuals, videos and voiceovers with artists such as The Streets, Decknology and Drool Skool.
13 Burn appeared on the cover of Torchwood Magazine Issue 3. [2008]
14 Playing Bill Sikes in "Oliver" in the West End. [January 2009]
15 Was featured in Esquire magazine's "Hot British Actors for 2008" March issue.
16 Father was a professor of linguistics at UCLA.
17 Born Hollywood, USA to British parents, but spent most of his years growing up in the UK.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Imperium 2016 Morgan
TURN: Washington's Spies 2014-2016 TV Series Major Hewlett
Gernika 2016 Consul
In a Valley of Violence 2016 Priest
Stan Lee's Lucky Man 2016 TV Series Doug
And Then There Were None 2015 TV Mini-Series Detective Sergeant William Blore
The Man in the High Castle 2015 TV Series The Marshal
Crimson Peak 2015 Holly
Forever 2014-2015 TV Series Adam
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 2014 Mr. Brand
Game of Thrones 2013-2014 TV Series Karl Tanner
Low Down 2014 Parole Officer Wiggenhern
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2013 TV Series Scientist
Walking with the Enemy 2013 Colonel Skorzeny
Jimi: All Is by My Side 2013 Michael Jeffery
The Other Man 2013 Short Simon
Pacific Rim 2013 Gottlieb
Revenge 2013 TV Series Trask
Spies of Warsaw 2013 TV Mini-Series Jourdain
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Stryver
Red Lights 2012 Benedict Cohen
Up There 2012 Martin
Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011 Video Game Additional Voices (voice)
Johnny English Reborn 2011 Slater
The Hour 2011 TV Series Thomas Kish
The Runaway 2011 TV Mini-Series Richard Gates
Lark Rise to Candleford 2011 TV Series Reverend Marley
Cemetery Junction 2010 PC Renwick
Risen 2009 Video Game Fincher / Brent / Dwight / ... (English version, voice)
Wuthering Heights 2009 TV Mini-Series Hindley
Bonekickers 2008 TV Series Banks
Torchwood 2006-2008 TV Series Owen Harper
The Curse of Steptoe 2008 TV Movie Ray Galton
The Oxford Murders 2008 Yuri Podorov
Fred Claus 2007 Elf
Sex, the City and Me 2007 TV Movie Lawrence
Agatha Christie's Marple 2007 TV Series Jacko Argyle
EastEnders 2007 TV Series Jed
Low Winter Sun 2006 TV Movie Det Con Kenny Morton
Penelope 2006 Larry
Dalziel and Pascoe 2006 TV Series Jerry Hart
Bleak House 2005 TV Mini-Series Guppy
The Best Man 2005 Bus Driver
Funland 2005 TV Mini-Series Tim Timothy
Color Me Kubrick 2005 Willie
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 2005 TV Series Billy Verger
Layer Cake 2004 Gazza
A Good Thief 2002 TV Movie DC Fairchild
Love Is Not Enough 2001 Al Weisberger
Mersey Beat 2001 TV Series Sean Finnigan
Casualty 2000 TV Series Geoff Simpson
Coronation Street 1998 TV Series Ben Andrews
Pacific Rim: Uprising 2018 filming Dr. Hermann Gottlieb
Jamestown 2016 TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TURN: Washington's Spies 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Torchwood: Inside the Hub 2009 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
And Then There Was Something: The Making of and Then There Were None 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2013 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2009 TV Series Himself
Torchwood: Inside the Hub 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Torchwood Declassified 2006-2008 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2006 TV Series Owen Harper

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Genre Award SyFy Portal Genre Awards Supporting Actor Torchwood (2006)


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#Quote
1 I wanted to know exactly what was going on with the British army at that time, the occupation as it were, the problems that were happening in the colonies and parliaments. It's a fascinating time in history because of the conflict in loyalties. It was friend against friend and neighbor against neighbor. I was drawn to finding out about the structure of the British army and the rules of war. It helped give me a sense of the time and justify some of Hewlett's rather harsh actions.
2 On his knowledge of the history of the American Revolution in TURN: Washington's Spies (2014): Well in the U.K., obviously we're not taught much at all about the history of what happened. It's like it's swept under the carpet. I am particularly interested in the formation of the nation, so I was always reading books about the Constitution and who was involved, and the idealism. I've always loved that part of history.
3 On his character Major Hewlett: He serves the crown, and in the historical context of that, he's a man that has very rigid rules and regulation running his life. However, I think he's a man that wants to do the right thing. He genuinely wants a resolution and to understand the struggle that's going on in terms of the occupation - it is war. So he's a commander in war, but he's also a man that recognizes the frailty of the human condition. He's not a bad guy; he's somebody who's caught in between two sides.
4 I was brought up on Dickens. I remember reading 'Bleak House' but, coming back to it, I didn't remember much about it apart from a few characters.
5 It was the exquisite script that we were presented with by Craig [Silverstein] and the team - and the ambition of the script. That doesn't come along that often. The character of Hewlett was incredibly interesting. He's a complex character with a flawed vision, and that's what drew me to him.
6 I think it makes a difference when the actors are enjoying it more than anything because we have a real blast on Torchwood (2006).
7 I love going on BBC6 and BBC7 and listening to documentaries.
8 I'm a film buff and I was keen to find out about the response to Daniel Craig's 007. 'Empire' and 'Hot Dog' had great reviews, and finally he's been accepted as the new Bond. So many millions go into that franchise that if you make a mistake, it's awful.
9 I know in Britain with Doctor Who (1963) all the classic actors, and the people who you'd really want to, work on the show. I like that the fact that Torchwood (2006) has actors that want to be involved from the stage. It has raised our game, and I'm just happy for good actors who want to be in sci-fi shows who love the genre.
10 I had a great time doing Torchwood (2006) I really did.
11 I think there comes a time in every persons life where they just need to go to the darkest, most dismal place.
12 I think of myself as a character actor, compared to a straight actor. I know a character actor in England is pretty much the same as in the States; you're actually hired to put on terrible teeth and stuff like that.
13 The cliches are all true! My son Max has just turned two, and he's literally turned into this driven young man overnight! The terrible twos are not a myth, but he's such a laugh to be around.
14 I always look up to people like Michael Gambon and Tommy Lee Jones, and I hope that as I mature I will become as craggy as them.
15 I'm afraid the Doctor Who (2005) door is probably closed because of me being in Torchwood (2006).
16 [on his reaction to his character Owen in Torchwood] I've always wanted to be the Weevil King!
17 (On why he is an actor): I've learnt something new everyday. When you get to the point that you're not learning, you need to stop. I think and either take a break, or give up and become a plumber or something because it's important to remain motivated and driven.

#Trademark
1 Deadpan delivery
2 Often plays cold, devious characters

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