Posts Tagged ‘The Newfoundland Herald’ – The Newfoundland Herald – 12-18th March 1994

Action-adventure series is a must-see

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Counterstrike, a hit series about billionaire industrialist Alexander Addington (Christopher Plummer) whose passion for justice is implemented by a three-member strike team.

Plummer is a film and theatre legend. He has starred and costarred in over 40 feature films, including The Sound of Music, The Man Who Would Be King, The Return of The Pink Panther and Star Trek VI.

As Addington on Counterstrike, he formed his strike team after his wife was kidnapped by an international terrorist organization.

The search for her proved unsuccessful. Nevertheless, he vowed that behind the cover of his financial empire, he would help eliminate criminals who currently find sanctuary in the cracks between existing law enforcement organizations.

Leading the strike team is Peter Sinclair (Simon MacCorkindale) – featured on this week’s cover.

Sinclair, a former Scotland Yard inspector – the youngest in the history of the Yard – is also a legendary hostage negotiator.

MacCorkindale made his stage debut at age eight. From this humble beginning, his love for theatre was born. During the next nine years he wrote, produced, directed and/or acted in some 25 productions at school and with local groups.

Upon leaving high school he was accepted as a drama student at Studio 68 of Theatre Arts in London, England. And, as luck would have it, by the end of his first year he was signed to play a leading role in George Bernard Shaw’s The Dark Lady of the Sonnets.

After a number of appearances in the regional theatres in England, he made his West End debut in the highly-acclaimed 1974 production of Pygmalion.

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426 views – The Newfoundland Herald – December 1992

Elite anti-crime team works to uphold justice
Got an international conflict that needs to be handled with a delicate – but effective – touch? The Counterstrike team is ready for action

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They’re a team with a mission. They work behind the scenes, to apprehend criminals who might otherwise be above the law. They also work with an efficiency that can only come from being the best in their respective fields.

They are the Counterstrike team, an elite anti-crime ‘strike-team’ consisting of a multi-billionaire industrialist, a world-renowned journalist, an ex-SEAL, and a former Scotland Yard inspector and hostage negotiator. Counterstrike, now well into its second season, airs 9:30 pm Saturdays on NTV.

The action-adventure series blasted onto the scene in November of 1991, with an episode featuring a brutal terriorist kidnapping. Ultra-wealthy Alexander Addington (played by Christopher Plummer) was shot and his wife kidnapped by a group of international criminals. Addington finds his efforts to save his wife stiffled by bureaucracy and vows to do everything to uphold justice.

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