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Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt plan whirlwind promotional tour for 'Edge of Tomorrow'

Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt plan whirlwind promotional tour for 'Edge of Tomorrow'

BURBANK, Calif., May 8 (UPI) --Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are to travel to three countries in one day for the premieres of their new movie, {i:Edge of Tomorrow}, Warner Bros. announced.
Karen Butler

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 29, 2014.
By United Press International
Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Beloved Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and his son Domhnall were both nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Film Thursday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Calvary' rights snapped up by Fox Searchlight at Sundance

'Calvary' rights snapped up by Fox Searchlight at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Fox Searchlight says it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to "Calvary," starring Brendan Gleeson, and plans to release the Irish film this year.
Ron Howard starts shooting 'Heart of the Sea' in the U.K.

Ron Howard starts shooting 'Heart of the Sea' in the U.K.

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Production is underway in the United Kingdom on the action adventure film "Heart of the Sea," Warner Bros. announced.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 29, 2013.
By United Press International
Jesse L. Martin to play singer Marvin Gaye in bio-picture

Jesse L. Martin to play singer Marvin Gaye in bio-picture

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- "Law & Order" star Jesse L. Martin has replaced Lenny Kravitz in director Julien Temple's Marvin Gaye bio-picture "Sexual Healing," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Harris, Vergara back for 'Smurfs 2'

Harris, Vergara back for 'Smurfs 2'

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara and Hank Azaria have returned for the sequel to "The Smurfs," Sony Pictures Animation announced.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 29, 2012.
By United Press International
'Help,' 'Moneyball' score Globe nods

'Help,' 'Moneyball' score Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "The Descendants," "The Help," "Hugo," "The Ides of March," "Moneyball" and "War Horse" were tapped for the Best Drama Golden Globe in Los Angeles Thursday.
'Shame,' 'Tinker,' 'Tyrannosaur' earn 7 BIFA nods

'Shame,' 'Tinker,' 'Tyrannosaur' earn 7 BIFA nods

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- "Shame," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Tyrannosaur" were each nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards in London Monday.

'Come As You Are' hailed at film festival

MADRID, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Spain's Valladolid Festival awarded its top prize to the Belgian comedy-drama "Come as You Are" this weekend.
Friars Club honors Gleeson, Cheadle

Friars Club honors Gleeson, Cheadle

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- The Friars Club has honored "The Guard" co-stars Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson with its Best New Buddy Comedy Duo Award at a ceremony in New York.
KAREN BUTLER
'Gardens' wins big at Emmy Awards

'Gardens' wins big at Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- "Grey Gardens" won the Emmy Award for outstanding made-for-television movie in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Farrell uses his brogue in 'Bruges'

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Actor Colin Farrell said in New York he was happy to use his own Irish brogue in the new film "In Bruges," co-starring his fellow countryman Brendan Gleeson.
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Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor. His best-known films include Braveheart, Gangs of New York, In Bruges, 28 Days Later, the Harry Potter films, and the role of Michael Collins in The Treaty. He won an Emmy award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film Into the Storm.

Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is the half brother of Brendan Mahon, Son of Maurice and Phylis Mahon. Brendan Gleeson has described himself as having been an avid reader as a child. After leaving school for a short while, he worked for two years in an office with a health board. He then graduated from University College Dublin and went on to drama school in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). After completing the 3 Year Acting Drama Course at RADA, Gleeson worked at the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. He performed in such works of William Shakespeare as King Lear, Richard III, and Hamlet. Gleeson was also known for performing the works of Anton Chekhov in London's West End. He returned to Ireland and worked for several years as a secondary school teacher at the now defunct Belcamp College in Malahide, County Dublin, which closed in 2004. He taught the Irish language (Gaeilge), English and Physical Education. During that time Gleeson was also active in the Dublin Shakespeare Festival.

Gleeson started his film career at the age of 34. He first came to prominence in Ireland for his role as Michael Collins in The Treaty, a television film broadcast on RTÉ One, and for which he won a Jacob's Award in 1992. He has acted in such films as Braveheart, I Went Down, Michael Collins, Gangs of New York, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Lake Placid, Artificial Intelligence: AI and The Village. He won critical acclaim for his performance as Irish gangster Martin Cahill in John Boorman's 1998 film The General.

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