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Ian McKellen to portray a retired Sherlock Holmes in 'Mr. Holmes'

Ian McKellen to portray a retired Sherlock Holmes in 'Mr. Holmes'

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) --Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes" reimagines Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) as a 93-year-old retiree, and follows the detective as he revisits an unsolved mystery.
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Bill Condon to direct live-action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast'

Bill Condon to direct live-action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast'

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) --Disney has tapped "Dreamgirls" and "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" director Bill Condon to direct a live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast."
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Hugh Jackman to play P.T. Barnum in movie musical

Hugh Jackman to play P.T. Barnum in movie musical

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman is to star in a movie musical about circus icon P.T. Barnum, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in movie

Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in movie

TORONTO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- British actor Ian McKellen is to play retired detective Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's film "A Slight Trick of the Mind," The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Breaking Dawn, Part 2' scores 7 Razzie Awards

'Breaking Dawn, Part 2' scores 7 Razzie Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- "Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2" earned seven Razzie Awards for the worst in film for 2012 at a ceremony in Los Angeles Saturday.
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'Breaking Dawn 2' leads with 11 Razzie Award nods

'Breaking Dawn 2' leads with 11 Razzie Award nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- "Breaking Dawn Part 2," the final installment in Hollywood's "Twilight" film franchise, has been nominated for 11 Razzie Awards, organizers said.
Twilight stars back for sequel reshoots

Twilight stars back for sequel reshoots

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 15 (UPI) -- The stars of "Breaking Dawn Part 2" are heading back to Vancouver to re-shoot some scenes for the sequel to the vampire blockbuster, the film's director says.
'Breaking Dawn' passes $700M milestone

'Breaking Dawn' passes $700M milestone

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood's vampire romance "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" has grossed an estimated $701.3 million in global box office receipts, Lionsgate said.
'Breaking Dawn' gets release dates

'Breaking Dawn' gets release dates

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The second part of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," the final film in the "Twilight" franchise, is to hit U.S. theaters in 2012, Summit Entertainment said.
Bill Condon to direct 'Breaking Dawn'

Bill Condon to direct 'Breaking Dawn'

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Summit Entertainment has hired Bill Condon to direct "Breaking Dawn," the fourth and final installment in the "Twilight" franchise, Variety said Wednesday.
Mark and Condon to produce the 2009 Oscars

Mark and Condon to produce the 2009 Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Laurence Mark has been tapped to produce and Bill Condon to executive produce the 81st annual Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, it was announced.

Scorsese wins top DGA award

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese was named best feature film director for "The Departed" at the annual Directors Guild of America awards in Los Angeles.

Scorsese, Eastwood get Oscar directing nod

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese earned his sixth nod for best director for "The Departed" when the 2006 Academy Award nominees were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Scorcese leads Directors Guild nominations

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Several new faces were among the nominees for the annual DGA Awards announced in Los Angeles this week by the Directors Guild of America.
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American director Bill Condon attends the premiere of "Dreamgirls" at Odeon, Leicester Square in London on January 21, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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William "Bill" Condon (born October 22, 1955) is an American screenwriter and director.

Condon was born in New York City, the son of a detective, and was raised in an Irish Catholic family. He attended Regis High School and Columbia College of Columbia University, where he studied philosophy. Condon is openly gay.

After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree, Condon began to work as a journalist for film magazines including American Film and Millimeter. He got his start writing low-budget features including Strange Behavior (1981) and Strange Invaders (1983). His directorial debut was Sister, Sister (1987), an eerie Southern Gothic mystery starring Eric Stoltz and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Following this, Condon made a series of made-for-TV thrillers, including Murder 101 (1991), which starred Pierce Brosnan and earned Condon and co-writer Roy Johansen a 1992 Edgar Award for their screenplay. During this period he also wrote the screenplay for the thriller F/X2 (1991), which was directed by Aussie director Richard Franklin.

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