Want to meet Wood Harris this weendkend? Check out Wood Harris events:
As part of our reggae night the UK’s number one solo tribute to Ali Campbell and UB40, Ian Harris, is coming to the Horse and Jockey and performing all of your UB40 favourites.
Join us for the Woodland Town Center Open House. The Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Sherwood Mayor Virginia HIllman will be doing a ribbon cutting at 4:30. Lost Forty Brewing will be on site, along with a food truck. Drop in to sign up for door prizes!
The researchED National Conference is back! Last year saw a record 1200 people under one roof to discuss how we can use evidence to improve education. Whatever your position, this day has something for you. Come join the growing international community of research informed educators. Venue to be confirmed Speakers confirmed so far……. Professor Paul Kirschner, Distinguished University Professor at the Open University of the Netherlands Dr Pedro de Bruyckere, educational scientist at Arteveldehogeschool, Ghent Christine Counsell, Director of Education for Inspiration Trust Professor Rebecca Allen, Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education Peps McCrea, Associate Dean at the Institute for Teaching Clare Sealy, Primary Head Teacher Daisy Christodoulou, Director of Education at No More Marking Alex Quigley, English teacher. Director of Huntington Research School, Author Dr Caroline Creaby, Deputy Head, Director of Research School and teacher Cat Scutt, Director of Education & Research, College of Teaching Ben Newmark, teacher training tutor, ARK Oliver Caviglioli, Former special school head teacher. Now, visualiser of teaching concepts and processes. Deep Ghataura, Physics and Maths Teacher Bodil Isaksen, Programme Director, Unlocked Graduates Katie Ashford, Deputy Headteacher at Michaela Community School Tarjinder Gill, Primary Teacher Dr Eva Hartell, Researcher in Haninge municipality & KTH, Sweden Greg Ashman, teacher, blogger and PhD candidate, Australia Stephen Lane, teacher and doctoral researcher, University of Birmingham Sam Freedman, Executive Director, Teach First Mark Enser, Teacher, Blogger, head of Geography Jo Facer, Teacher and Vice Principal, Ebbsfleet Academy Jon Richards, Head of Education, UNISON Harvey Bischof, President of OSSTF, Canada Harry Fletcher Wood, Associate Dean at the Institute for Teaching Tom Sherrington, Teaching and Leadership Consultant Andrew Smith, Teacher, Blogger Carl Hendrick, Teacher, Research Lead and Doctoral Candidate Jonathan Haslam, Director at the Institute for Effective Education Nick Rose, Researcher, IfT Stephen Tierney, CEO of the BEBCMAT. Chair of @HeadsRoundTable & SSAT Vis2040 David Weston, CEO, Teacher Development Trust Calvin Robinson, Teacher, Founder @GodisaGeek Jonathan Firth, Author, PGDE tutor at @ UniStrathclyde & psychology teacher Dr Joanna Williams, Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Kent, UK Dr Danielle Dennis, Associate Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of South Florida James Kilsby, Headteacher, Cottenham Primary School Claire Stoneman, Deputy headteacher and English teacher John David Blake, Head of Education and Social Reform at Policy Exchange Sarah Donarski, Teacher of English, Wellington College Dr Kathy Weston, Criminologist. Education Researcher, Author Ruth Robinson, Principal, Swindon Academy Professor Jim Thornton, University of Nottingham Naveen Rizvi, Maths teacher Richard Kueh, Subject Specialist, RE and Philosophy Heather Fearn, Inspector Curriculum and Development lead, Ofsted Gary Jones, Author, Independent Consultant Professor Kate Nation, St John’s, Oxford University
While enrolled in NIU, Harris starred in his first major film role in the basketball drama Above the Rim, starring opposite Tupac Shakur, and appeared in many theatrical stage productions of various off-Broadway plays. Harris subsequently guest-starred in a variety of television and film venues before portraying legendary rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix in Showtime's 2000 movie, Hendrix.
Later that year, Harris received his first NAACP Image Award nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture" along with the Blockbuster Movie Award nomination for "Favorite Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture" for his role as Julius "Big Ju" Campbell in Remember the Titans. In 2002, he starred in the Dame Dash produced cult-classic film Paid in Full, based on the true story of three Harlem drug dealers with Harris playing the real-life kingpin Azie Faison.
He starred as Avon Barksdale, loosely based on the real-life Nathan Barksdale, in the first three seasons of HBO's original series The Wire, as well as one episode in the fifth season. He also produced his own debut album, Beautiful Wonderful, which was intended for release in 2005.
In 2009, Harris starred in the film Just Another Day, as a successful fictional Rapper named A-maze. The film centers on a clash between a young up-and-coming Rapper and an older one at the top of his game, the former played by Jamie Hector (whose character Marlo Stanfield had a similar role with respect to Harris's character in The Wire).
In 2015, he reunited with The Wire cast member Michael B. Jordan for Creed, the latest installment of the Rocky franchise.