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!!!
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:
CONTAINS SPOILERS including a sneak peek from tonight’s winter season premiere.
Major Crimes colleagues Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) and Andy Flynn (Tony Denison) may want to take their new relationship slow, but that may not be in the cards.
“They are cautiously optimistic that they can date,” executive producer James Duff tells TVGuide.com. “They are trying to make sure they have a professional relationship at work as well as a personal relationship off the premises. But it’s going to be hard.”
Especially when Sharon’s ex-husband Jack (guest star Tom Berenger) re-enters the picture to defend a confessed murderer who now wants to withdraw his confession. While Sharon and Jack play a legal game of cat-and-mouse, Jack ends up getting much more personal. “Their relationship becomes more hostile,” Duff says. “They can hardly speak to each other at the end. He does something to directly affect Andy’s relationship with the entire squad, and he’s brutal about it. And [Sharon] is equally brutal to [Jack]. It’s a great duel.”
However, the biggest challenge to Andy and Sharon’s relationship has nothing to do with her ex. On Monday’s premiere (9/8c, TNT), Andy suffers an injury while pursuing a suspect that will become more and more serious as the season goes on. As a result, things get much more serious on the relationship front as well. (Let’s just say you’ll be seeing a lot of the characters together when they aren’t at the precinct. “It accelerates things for them in a way they weren’t prepared for,” Duff teases. “You’ll see them up close.”
The Sneak Peek video of Andy’s injury is at the source.
I have added to the gallery over 800 HD screencaptures of both parts of BSG Mini-Series featuring Mary as Laura Roslin. Take a look!
Directly with Mary’s tweet, a reminder that on November 2nd she’s to attend the 2015 Barrymore Awards for which she’s nominated as Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play with The Cherry Orchard.
More info and tickets purchase can be found at www.theatrephiladelphia.org
I have added some BTS photos to the Major Crimes section. Now the second batch isn’t properly target as episode 4×11 but Mary has the script from that episode so where else to put them? Enjoy!
As you may have seen/noticed/heard Mary was just a few ago guest at KTLA News Live. Here is a video glimpse from the interview and caps can be found in gallery. Take a look!
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