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Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to present actress Helen Mirren with its Academy Fellowship in London next month.

Johnny Depp makes surprise appearance at BFI film festival

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- American actor Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at the BFI London Film Fest awards ceremony to present actor Christopher Lee with a special award.

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Scottish village hopes to save church

PLOCKTON, Scotland, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A picturesque village in the Scottish Highlands where scenes from the cult classic "The Wicker Man" were filmed is fighting to save its church.
'Frankenweenie' premieres: Austin, London

'Frankenweenie' premieres: Austin, London

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," a Frankenstein parody, will have its world premiere in Austin, Texas, and its European premiere in London, officials 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.
Scorsese set for BAFTA honor

Scorsese set for BAFTA honor

LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to honor filmmaker Martin Scorsese at its awards ceremony in London next month.
Dem wins House race seen as Medicare test

Dem wins House race seen as Medicare test

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 24 (UPI) -- A Democrat scored an upset win in a special U.S. House election in western New York state Tuesday, defeating a Republican in a GOP stronghold.
Mortimer, Stuhlbarg land 'Hugo' roles

Mortimer, Stuhlbarg land 'Hugo' roles

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg have joined the cast of "Hugo Cabret," the movie Martin Scorsese is now shooting in London, GK Films said Wednesday.

Man dumped 3 tons of human limbs, waste

DECATUR, Ga., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Atlanta businessman was sentenced and fined for abandoning more than three tons of human limbs and medical waste at a suburban storage facility.

Christopher Lee to get knighthood

LONDON, June 12 (UPI) -- Christopher Lee, the 87-year-old British veteran of more than 200 movies, is to receive a knighthood, the government announced Friday.

Lee, Wong may co-star in 'Wedding'

HONG KONG, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Malaysian movie star Christopher Lee and his real-life actress girlfriend Fann Wong are in talks to headline the Singaporean movie "The Wedding of the Year."

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Colin Farrell to star in 'Triage'

Colin Farrell to star in 'Triage'

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Irish-born actor Colin Farrell reportedly is set to return home from Hollywood to film the big-screen drama "Triage."

Now it's 'Wicker Man' the musical

LONDON, March 9 (UPI) -- The next incarnation of the Scottish horror movie "The Wicker Man" is a stage musical.

Phony vet racks up $4,000 bar tab

BARNSTABLE, Mass., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Police arrested a man who, claiming to be a police officer who was wounded while serving in Iraq, racked up a $4,000 bar tab in Barnstable, Mass.

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Glasgow airport hero back at work

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 30 (UPI) -- A Scottish baggage-handler who helped foil the Glasgow Airport terror attack is back on the job.

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Body of murder suspect found

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A body believed to be that of a 21-year-old man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of four was found in Greenville, S.C., Saturday.

Sony wants to make new Big Pun CD

NEW YORK, July 4 (UPI) -- Sony wants to make a new album using unreleased tracks by the late U.S. rapper Big Punisher, but is hitting snags with the producer who owns the tracks.
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