'Blood' takes national critics prize

'Blood' takes national critics prize

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The National Society of Film Critics Saturday named "There Will Be Blood" best picture of 2007 in ceremonies in New York.

'Into the Wild' grabs four SAG award nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Sean Penn's Alaskan adventure tale "Into the Wild" was nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Thursday.

'Enchanted,' 'Juno' win WFCC awards

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The New York-based Women Film Critics Circle has announced a tie between "Away from Her" and "Talk to Me" for its 2007 best picture by a woman prize.

'Atonement' grabs 7 Golden Globe nods

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Atonement" led the field with seven Golden Globe nominations when nods for the prizes were announced Thursday in Hollywood.

Berlin film fest to show 'Blood,' 'SOP'

BERLIN, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The drama "There Will Be Blood" and "SOP," a documentary about the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, will screen at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival.

Critics name 'No Country' year's best film

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Circle has named the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" the best picture of 2007.

New York online critics go for 'Blood'

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Online group awarded five of its prizes to Paul Thomas Anderson's oil epic "There Will Be Blood."

LA critics: 'Blood' is best picture of '07

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has named "There Will Be Blood" best picture of 2007, the organization announced Sunday.

Moore, Ryder to star in 'Pippa Lee'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. actresses Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder are set to star in director Rebecca Miller's screen adaptation of her novel "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee."

20 NYC eateries ticketed for trans-fats

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Five restaurants in New York received citations in the first five days of October for violating the city's ban on trans-fats.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, April 29, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 29, the 119th day of 2006 with 246 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 29, the 119th day of 2005 with 246 to follow.
By United Press International

Playwright Arthur MIller dies at 89

ROXBURY, Conn., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of "Death of a Salesman," has died in Roxbury, Conn., of congestive heart failure at 89.

Arthur Miller, noted playwright, dies

ROXBURY, Conn., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Arthur Miller, the gray eminence of the U.S. theater, has died in Roxbury, Conn., of congestive heart failure at age 89.
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Daniel Day-Lewis
British actor Daniel Day Lewis attends "The British Independent Film Awards" at The Brewery in London on December 6, 2009. UPI/Rune Hellestad

Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an English actor with both British and Irish citizenship. His portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007) won Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Actor, and Screen Actors Guild as well as Golden Globe Awards for There Will Be Blood. His role as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Gangs of New York (2002) earned him the BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Day-Lewis, who grew up in London, is the son of actress Jill Balcon and the Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate, Cecil Day-Lewis. He is a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. Often, he will remain completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedule of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is known as one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1997, with as many as five years between roles.

Day-Lewis was born in London, the son of British actress Jill Balcon and Anglo-Irish poet Cecil Day-Lewis. His father had lived mainly in England from the age of two and later became the United Kingdom's Poet Laureate. His mother's family was Jewish and originated in the Baltics. His maternal grandfather, Sir Michael Balcon, was the head of Ealing Studios. Two years after his birth, the family moved to Croom's Hill, Greenwich, where Day-Lewis grew up along with his older sister, Tamasin Day-Lewis, who became a documentary filmmaker and television chef.

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