Welcome to Mary McDonnell Vault, your online resource dedicated to actress Mary McDonnell. You better know Mary for her role as Captain Sharon Raydor for the TNT crime series The Closer & Major Crimes. But she also did others like Battlestar Galactica, Independence Day, Donnie Darko, Dances with Wolves, Sneakers and many others. Site is comprehensive of a big photogallery with events, photoshoots, magazines, stills, a media archive dedicated to all fans fanarts on Mary, an extensive press library to collect all the articles and interviews on her and a video gallery section for recorded interviews, sneak peeks and trailers of her projects. We claim no rights to know her personally and it's absolutely respectful of her privacy and paparazzi-free!!!
The first image of Mary in costumed surfaced the web. She’s so beautiful! Enjoy it in our gallery.
Stage Productions > The Cherry Orchard > Promotional Stills
Today I updated the gallery with 78 screencaptures image of Mary’s appereance for Killer Hair. The movie is nice to watch, but Mary’s part is too short for my tastes. I’m confident to the sequel. Her part is something around 40 seconds? 60, to be really nice, and the quality isn’t bluray but it’s the only one I found. Enjoy!
Featured Films > Killer Hair > Movie Screencaptures
SO, A COUPLE of Academy Award nominees are teaming up to do Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.” Big deal, right? You can’t swing a rolled-up Playbill in New York’s theater district without hitting some big-time movie or TV star taking a huge pay cut to hit the boards. (Paging Bradley “Elephant Man” Cooper!)
But when David Strathairn (nominated for “Good Night, and Good Luck”) and Mary McDonnell (“Dances With Wolves,” “Passion Fish”) hit the stage Feb. 11, they will be, according to Mapquest, exactly 114.72 miles southwest of Times Square, at People’s Light & Theatre Company, in Malvern.
That two such august performers agreed to spend most of the winter in Chester County is the result of stars (figuratively and literally) aligning, as well as patience, luck and timing.
There were “so many wonderful routes and pathways that kind of led to the alchemy of all this happening now,” offered Zak Berkman, PLTC’s producing director, who jokingly described himself as the project’s “midwife.”
Berkman and Abigail Adams, the company’s artistic director and CEO (she is also directing “The Cherry Orchard”), emphasized that their casting of the two top-shelf actors was not a publicity stunt.
“Getting well-known people would be irrelevant to us,” insisted Adams. “It’s these particular people that are really important. And that’s true of any guests we have here. We always hope it will be the beginning of a long-term relationship, and that their values are shared with our values.”
I’ve added to the gallery one of the movie projects of Mary (my least favourite!): Scre4m. Now I’ve never been a fan to the saga and I would have preferred her not to get involved into this, but still she left her amazing performance and made it more pleasant for me to watch. I’m still a little bit pissed she had to die again in another movie but ended sooner my pain! Enjoy the HD screencaptures from bluray disc and I added to the archive also what happened to be a deleted scene of her (because 3 were too many for the movie, they had to cut one!) in the aftermath of Olivia’s death.
Featured Films > Scream 4 > Movie Screencaptures
Video > “Scream 4”: Deleted Scene – Kate After Olivia’s Death
Finally the season finale stills came out, just a bit after it ended. LOL
I’ve updated the gallery with 2 behind the scenes HQ image from episode 3×19 and 9 HQ stills from both the two episodes of the season finale. Enjoy!
Major Crimes > Season 3 > Behind The Scenes > 3×19 – Special Master (Part Two)
Major Crimes > Season 3 > Episode Stills > 3×18 – Special Master (Part One)
Major Crimes > Season 3 > Episode Stills > 3×19 – Special Master (Part Two)
People’s Light continues its 40th Anniversary Season with The Cherry Orchard. Academy Award nominees Mary McDonnell and David Strathairn join People’s Light company artists in Emily Mann’s acclaimed adaptation of Chekhov’s masterwork directed by Abigail Adams. People’s Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit Peopleslight.org.
Playwright Anton Chekhov, one of Russia’s most important literary figures, is best known for his short stories and plays, including The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, and Three Sisters. The Cherry Orchard is the most performed Russian play in the world and, written in 1904, it was Chekhov’s last play. It is the story of Lyubov Andreyevna Ranevskaya (Mary McDonnell) and her brother Gayev (David Strathairn) who return home to their ancestral estate just as it’s about to be auctioned to pay a delinquent mortgage. Lopakhin (Pete Pryor), an emancipated serf-turned-merchant, tries to convince Ranevskaya to cut down her family’s beloved cherry orchard and build rental villas, but she will not surrender the symbols of her past, be they beautiful or haunting. Instead, she throws a party for her family and friends and awaits a miracle.
And this season came to an end with a BOOOOOOM! That was amazing as promised and predicted. I’m sad it’s over because we’ve to wait the summer for it to come back, but it was fantastic. Full of everything and also a joy for little Shandy hearts like me. And very emotional. I swear I feel bad as Sharon when her voice trembles in worries and preoccupations! Enjoy the HD screencaptures of both the episodes of the season finale!
Yesterday producer James Duff took time on Reddit to talk on Major Crimes before last night season finale.
Here are some excerpt regarding Mary/Sharon, but you can check on reddit.com for the whole transcript of it.
I have gone through it all and made a selection of those I thought where the most relevant and potentially not spoilering if you hadn’t yet seen the season finale. All of them are under the cut! Enjoy and read through all if you can because there’s a lot of interesting things you might want to learn about Season 4.
Take a brief look at tonight 2-hours season finale.