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'Alice in Wonderland 2' begins production

'Alice in Wonderland 2' begins production

SHEPPERTON, England, Aug. 4 (UPI) --"Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass" has started production, and Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Mia Wasikowska will return to star.
Annie Martin
'Die Hard' actor James Shigeta dies at 81

'Die Hard' actor James Shigeta dies at 81

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --"Die Hard" and "Midway" actor James Shigeta died at age 81.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
By United Press International
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.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
By United Press International
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.
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British actor Alan Rickman attends the European premiere of "Sweeney Todd" at Odeon, Leicester Square in London on January 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor and theatre director. He is a renowned stage actor in modern and classical productions and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Rickman is known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, Eamon de Valera in Michael Collins, and Metatron in Dogma.

He is also known for his prominent roles as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 film, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and as Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 1995 film Sense and Sensibility. More recently he played Judge Turpin in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and voiced the Caterpillar in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. The Guardian named Rickman as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.

Rickman was born in Hammersmith, London, to a working class family, the son of Margaret Doreen Rose (née Bartlett), a housewife, and Bernard Rickman, a factory worker. Rickman's mother was from Wales and a Methodist, and his father was of Irish Catholic background. He has one elder brother, David (b. 1944), a graphic designer, a younger brother, Michael (b. 1947), a tennis coach, and a younger sister, Sheila (b. 1949). Rickman attended Derwentwater Primary School, in Acton, a school that followed the Montessori method of education.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Alan Rickman."
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