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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
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Helen Mirren of 'The Queen' headliner at Buckingham Palace reception

Helen Mirren of 'The Queen' headliner at Buckingham Palace reception

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren says there was no mention of the times she has portrayed the British monarch when she was presented to Queen Elizabeth Monday at Buckingham Palace.
'Love Actually 2' updates fans on where the characters are today

'Love Actually 2' updates fans on where the characters are today

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A faux movie trailer called "Love Actually 2" shows what the original film's stars have been doing since the British Christmas comedy debuted a decade ago.
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'CBGB' film to premiere on DIRECTV ahead of theatrical release

'CBGB' film to premiere on DIRECTV ahead of theatrical release

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- "CBGB," a film about the New York nightclub where U.S. punk rock music was born, is to premiere on DIRECTV, the satellite company said Thursday.
Kentucky theater owner won't show 'The Butler' with Jane Fonda

Kentucky theater owner won't show 'The Butler' with Jane Fonda

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Kentucky movie theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War says he will not show "The Butler" because Jane Fonda plays Nancy Reagan.
Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a control freak and was happy to take direction on the set of her new movie.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pop star and actress Mariah Carey, who is Irish- and African-American, says she was spat on as a youth because of her race.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'CBGB' to get fall theatrical release

'CBGB' to get fall theatrical release

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- XLrator Media said Thursday it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to "CBGB," a film about Hilly Kristal, the founder of the titular New York music club.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
By United Press International
'Castle' star Katic joins 'CBGB' cast

'Castle' star Katic joins 'CBGB' cast

HOLLYWOOD, May 27 (UPI) -- "Castle" star Stana Katic has signed on to join the cast of "CBGB," a film about the storied New York rock club, The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Guvnors,' 'Once' earn Drama League nods

'Guvnors,' 'Once' earn Drama League nods

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- "Clybourne Park," "The Columnist," "The Lyons" and "One Man, Two Guvnors" are among the nominees for New York's Drama League Award for Best Play.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
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Alan Rickman headed back to Broadway

Alan Rickman headed back to Broadway

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- British actor Alan Rickman will star in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new play "Seminar" on Broadway, the BBC reported Wednesday.
Thompson, Rickman reuniting for TV film

Thompson, Rickman reuniting for TV film

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) -- Frequent collaborators Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman are reuniting to star in a British TV adaptation of Christopher Reid's poem "The Song of Lunch."
Rickman plays Spurrier in new wine film

Rickman plays Spurrier in new wine film

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- British actor Alan Rickman says he has been in touch with the man upon whom his character in the new wine-themed movie "Bottle Shock" is based.
Depp unnerved by 'Sweeney' shave scene

Depp unnerved by 'Sweeney' shave scene

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Johnny Depp admits a shaving scene with Shakespearean-trained actor Alan Rickman in "Sweeney Todd" caused him much anxiety.

Casting complete for 'Half-Blood Prince'

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- British film stars Jim Broadbent and Helen McCrory have joined the cast of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

Tim Burton honored at Venice Film Festival

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival, Variety.com reported Thursday.

Connery honored at Edinburgh festival

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Sean Connery was both host and guest of honor at a party Saturday marking the 60th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

'Snowcake' presents new view of autism

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- "Snowcake," a film that offers a new perspective on autism, has premiered at the Edinburgh (Scotland) International Film Festival.

Helena Bonham Carter to join 'Potter' cast

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Actress Helena Bonham Carter will join the cast of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Warner Bros. Pictures announced in Burbank, Calif.

'Lord Made' wins TV movie Emmy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- "Something the Lord Made" won the Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

Nominees for 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

Richard Curtis a fan of multi-story films

LONDON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Braiding together nine stories can be daunting for the most experienced filmmaker, but screenwriter Richard Curtis said in London he was determined.

Grant says 'Four Weddings' scribe savior

LONDON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- If it wasn't for gifted screenwriter Richard Curtis, Hugh Grant might still be auditioning for roles in obscure European film and television projects.
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