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Cumberbatch says he played like a kid during 'Hobbit' shoot

Cumberbatch says he played like a kid during 'Hobbit' shoot

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch likened recording his animated role of the fire-breathing dragon in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" to "playing like a kid."
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Actor Richard Armitage has long history with 'Hobbit'

Actor Richard Armitage has long history with 'Hobbit'

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- Well-known British TV actor Richard Armitage says starring as dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield in "The Hobbit" movies has been a huge milestone in his career.
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Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman discuss 'Hobbit' transformations

Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman discuss 'Hobbit' transformations

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- British actors Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman say the costumes, makeup and hairpieces they wore in their new movie "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" greatly helped them transform into their respective, non-human characters.
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Stephen Colbert plans week of 'Hobbit'-themed shows

Stephen Colbert plans week of 'Hobbit'-themed shows

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast Stephen Colbert plans a week of "The Hobbit"-themed episodes of his New York chat show "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central said.
Shooting wraps on 'The Hobbit'

Shooting wraps on 'The Hobbit'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 6 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Peter Jackson announced in a blog post Friday he has completed principal photography on the two-part epic "The Hobbit" in New Zealand.

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Billy Connolly joins 'Hobbit' cast

Billy Connolly joins 'Hobbit' cast

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Billy Connolly has signed on to play dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot in Peter Jackson's two-part "The Hobbit" project, the director said Wednesday.
'Hugo,' 'Artist' earn 11 Critics' Choice nods apiece

'Hugo,' 'Artist' earn 11 Critics' Choice nods apiece

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Hugo" and "The Artist" each earned 11 nominations for the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, organizers announced in Los Angeles Tuesday morning.

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Spielberg: Jackson to direct next 'Tintin'

Spielberg: Jackson to direct next 'Tintin'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg says Peter Jackson will direct the next installment in their animated Tintin film franchise.
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'Tintin' to screen at AFI Fest

'Tintin' to screen at AFI Fest

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The animated movie "The Adventures of Tintin" has been chosen to close out the 2011 American Film Institute Festival, organizers said Tuesday.
Franco, Serkis lured by 'Apes' technology and script

Franco, Serkis lured by 'Apes' technology and script

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" stars James Franco and Andy Serkis say the technology used to create the primates on-screen was a huge draw when they were considering whether to sign on to the project.
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'Apes' revives performance-capture debate

'Apes' revives performance-capture debate

PASADENA, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- The special-effects boss on the new "Planet of the Apes" film says Andy Serkis was the humanoid who made the computer-generated ape Cesar as effective as he is.
Ian Holm to appear in 'Hobbit'

Ian Holm to appear in 'Hobbit'

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- British actor Ian Holm has joined the cast of "The Hobbit," the film's director Peter Jackson announced via Facebook Friday.
McKellen, Serkis join 'Hobbit' cast

McKellen, Serkis join 'Hobbit' cast

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are to reprise their "Lord of the Rings" roles in "The Hobbit," which is to start shooting in New Zealand next month.
Serkis set for 'Threepenny' film

Serkis set for 'Threepenny' film

LONDON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- British actor Andy Serkis will star in a motion-capture film version of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical "The Threepenny Opera," Empire Online said.

Steven Moffat clarifies 'Tintin' departure

LONDON, July 23 (UPI) -- Scottish screenwriter Steven Moffat said he didn't turn down the the "Tintin" film project, the recent U.S. writers' strike caused him to bow out of the job.

Globes recognizes several new TV shows

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Quite a few new TV shows, including "Mad Men," "Damages," "Pushing Daisies" and "The Tudors," were recognized with Golden Globe nods Thursday in Hollywood.

British TV awards announced

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- The drama "Life On Mars," snubbed by the British television academy last year, earned three BAFTA television nominations, including best drama.

'Stormbreaker' cast fills out

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- Actor Andy Serkis, best known as Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings," will play a disfigured henchman in the British film, "Stormbreaker."

Actor Andy Serkis studying gorillas

LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- British actor Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, studied gorillas in Rwanda to prepare for his next role in "King Kong."

Jackson completing casting of King Kong

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Director Peter Jackson is finishing the casting of King Kong, which is scheduled to begin shooting in New Zealand in a few weeks.

Gollum actor to play 'King Kong'

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Andy Serkis, the human behind Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, will do similar duty on diretor Peter Jackson's remake of "King Kong."
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