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'Game of Thrones' actor J.J. Murphy dead at age 86

'Game of Thrones' actor J.J. Murphy dead at age 86

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11 (UPI) --Actor J.J. Murphy, who was cast in July as Ser Denys Mallister on "Game of Thrones," collapsed and died at age 86 four days after filming his first scenes.
Annie Martin
Queen Elizabeth II visits GOT's Iron Throne during trip to Titanic Studios in Belfast

Queen Elizabeth II visits GOT's Iron Throne during trip to Titanic Studios in Belfast

BELFAST, Ireland, June 24 (UPI) --Queen Elizabeth II was presented with a miniature Iron Throne during her visit to the "Game of Thrones" set at Titanic Studios in Belfast.
Evan Bleier
George R.R. Martin mulling 'Game of Thrones' movies

George R.R. Martin mulling 'Game of Thrones' movies

March 19 (UPI) -- The "Game of Thrones" scribe opens the door for future films.
Kate Stanton
Game of Thrones: Emilia Clarke says she landed role with funky chicken dance

Game of Thrones: Emilia Clarke says she landed role with funky chicken dance

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Emilia Clarke busted out the funky chicken and the robot during her audition for "Game of Thrones."
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
[VIDEO] Main characters killed off on 'Game of Thrones'

[VIDEO] Main characters killed off on 'Game of Thrones'

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. writer-producers of "Game of Thrones" say the shocking deaths on Sunday's episode were intended to remind viewers no characters are safe.
Actor Aidan Gillen talks 'Game of Thrones' role

Actor Aidan Gillen talks 'Game of Thrones' role

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Irish actor Aidan Gillen says British politician Peter Mandelson is an inspiration for his portrayal of "Game of Thrones" schemer Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
HBO renews 'Thrones' for second season

HBO renews 'Thrones' for second season

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network HBO says it has ordered a second season of its medieval fantasy series, "Game of Thrones."

Officers suing LAPD awarded $2 million

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- Two Los Angeles police officers who said superiors retaliated against them for complaining about alleged traffic ticket quotas have been awarded $2 million.
Amanda Peet gives birth to daughter

Amanda Peet gives birth to daughter

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Amanda Peet's publicist says the actress has given birth in New York to her second child, a daughter she named Molly June Benioff.

Universal planning Cobain bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- David Benioff, the screenwriter who wrote the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of "The Kite Runner," is working on a Kurt Cobain bio-pic, Variety.com said.

Amanda Peet has baby girl

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Actress Amanda Peet and husband David Benioff have welcomed their first child -- a baby girl -- to their Los Angeles home.

Amanda Peet ties the knot

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Actress Amanda Peet and screenwriter David Benioff were married in New York, just two weeks after the couple announced that Peet was pregnant.

Wedding bells ring for Amanda Peet

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Amanda Peet and screenwriter David Benioff have married at the actress' alma mater, Friends Seminary, in New York, People magazine reports.

Amanda Peet is pregnant and ready to marry

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Actress Amanda Peet and her screenwriting fiance, David Benioff, are reportedly expecting their first child and will be getting married in New York City.

Amanda Peet is engaged

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Amanda Peet has agreed to marry boyfriend screenwriter David Benioff, "Entertainment Tonight" reported Friday.
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David Benioff (born around 1970) is an American writer.

Born David Friedman in New York City, he changed his name to David Benioff, his mother's maiden name. His mother was a Russian immigrant. He is the youngest of three, with 2 sisters, Suzy Cohen and Caroline Levy. Benioff is a Dartmouth College alumnus. He worked as a club bouncer and at 22 became a high school English teacher at Poly Prep in Brooklyn, New York City. Additionally, he attended the University of California Irvine and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in the creative writing program.

While working as a high school English teacher, he wrote the book called The 25th Hour and received positive recognition for the book. He later adapted the book into a screenplay, which was filmed starring Edward Norton and was directed by Spike Lee. He then wrote a collection of short stories titled When the Nines Roll Over (And Other Stories) in 2004.

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