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!!!
Thanks to Tony and Stacey we’ve got a cute pic of him and Mary at the pre-party of the Broken Glass Award, which is tonight. So much sweet and adorable to show support for your collegue such actively.
Mary and I at the Broken Glass Women in Films pre party…photo was taken by Major Crimes director Stacey K Black pic.twitter.com/0rKugKqYlb
— Tony Denison (@RealTonyDenison) November 10, 2015
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Mary McDonnell stars as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor on TNT’s Major Crimes, a role that she created first on the long-running series, The Closer. What’s interesting is that when her character first appeared on that show back in 2009, she was portrayed as a villain. Cut to today, and she’s the hero. That’s quite a journey, because as McDonnell said, “One false move and [the audience] may have rejected the idea” of that transition.
I talked with McDonnell and Executive Producer James Duff recently about the show and the cast, that transition from villain to hero and how prepared McDonnell is when she comes to the set.
You guys have a terrific ensemble. A lot of actors on the show have been in the same roles for a while now, but there is nothings stale are tired in their performances. It’s really nice to watch you guys work.
James Duff: I think it’s largely because the actors that we have are capable of non-static performances. Their characters don’t need to be static. They all work for the justice system and they’re all seriously involved in the justice system but they are also in a constant state of change.
If you take Mary’s character, for example, she’s been playing this part for seven years. She went from being incontestably a villain to being the heroine and that is a big long journey for someone to go through in a TV series.
Hi Reddit! Mary McDonnell here!
I have been many women in many different times. I’m currently Captain Sharon Raydor on Major Crimes, was the president of the universe on Battlestar Galactica, and a hard headed Stands With a Fist out on the prairie (to name a few).
With Season 4 of Major Crimes now in its second half, I’m here with show creator James Duff to answer your questions! So…. ask us anything!
Here I report the Reddit Chat Questions which were answered!
Take a look at next week episode preview: Jack Raydor is back, and he’s not with good intentions!!!
What an awesome start of the second part of the season. Amazing! The gallery was updated with 349 HD screencaptures from last night episode of Major Crimes. Take a look and go watch the episode if you haven’t already!
Take a look at a sneak peek from tonight’s winter premiere episode!
The LAPD Major Crimes team is back to work tonight when four wealthy one percenters are left lying in the back of an SUV outside the emergency room of a hospital. How they got there, what they had in common, and who shot them is the mystery that needs to be solved.
“It’s like the beginning of a James Bond film,” LAPD Lt. Provenza (G.W. Bailey) says, because how all these rich people could be murdered at one time and nobody knew where they were has the makings of a good thriller.
Heading the cast is Mary McDonnell as Los Angeles Police Capt. Sharon Raydor, who is in charge of a special squad within the LAPD that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes.
Her team of investigators includes the aforementioned Provenza, Tony Denison as Lt. Andy Flynn — and her new love interest, Michael Paul Chan as Lt. Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes and Phillip P. Keene as tech expert Buzz Watson.
Other episodes in this fresh batch of eight will see the return of Sharon’s ex-husband, Jack Raydor (guest star Tom Berenger), who returns to defend a man who wants to withdraw a hand-written confession admitting to killing his wife. The Major Crimes squad will also investigate a murder during the taping of a reality competition show pitting married couples against each other. And Detective Andy Flynn will get tripped up in pursuit of a mysterious murder suspect with great legs, leading to a closer relationship with Sharon than either of them planned.
McDonnell and Major Crimes creator and executive producer James Duff spoke to Parade.com to answer burning questions for the new season of the police drama. Check out the scoop: