Elizabeth Smart advises alleged California kidnapping victim to take time to heal

Elizabeth Smart advises alleged California kidnapping victim to take time to heal

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) --Elizabeth Smart, who survived a nine-month abduction as a teenager, had support and advice Thursday for a young California woman who says she was held for 10 years.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- NASA's MAVEN spacecraft, set to be sent to Mars on Monday, has been cleared for launch, officials said.
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Halle Berry relished playing multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Halle Berry relished playing multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Halle Berry says she jumped at the chance to play numerous characters in the big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell's 2004 time-spanning, globe-trotting fantasy epic, "Cloud Atlas."
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Berry breaks foot walking in Spain

Berry breaks foot walking in Spain

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Actress Halle Berry broke her foot while out walking during a day off from shooting "Cloud Atlas" in Spain, Warner Bros. said.
Wachowskis to start filming 'Cloud Atlas'

Wachowskis to start filming 'Cloud Atlas'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski are set to begin shooting "Cloud Atlas," a big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell's book, Warner Bros. said.

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HOUSTON, May 6 (UPI) -- A University of Texas study has contradicted previous research by finding early life exposure to ultraviolet-A light does not cause melanoma in a fish model.
Dillane, Martin take top TV BAFTAs

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LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- Stephen Dillane and Anna Maxwell Martin won the best actor and actress masks at the British Academy Television Awards in London Sunday.

Mental exam ordered for kidnapping suspect

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The man suspected of kidnapping Utah resident Elizabeth Smart several years ago should undergo a mental examination at a federal site, a magistrate has ruled.

Defendant's singing postpones hearing

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A court hearing for a man charged with kidnapping Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart to make her into a plural wife was postponed when he kept singing hymns.

Flap over school records in Smart case

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Lawyers for the Utah man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart are under fire for obtaining her school records.

Outburst by suspect in girl's abduction

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl so she could be his second wife was removed from a Utah courtroom after a religious outburst.
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David Mitchell

David James Stuart Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) is a British actor, comedian and writer. He is half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, alongside Robert Webb, whom he met at Cambridge University. There they were both part of the Cambridge Footlights, of which Mitchell became President. Together the duo star in the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show in which Mitchell plays Mark Corrigan. The show received a BAFTA and won three British Comedy Awards, while Mitchell won the award for Best Comedy Performance in 2009. The duo have written and starred in several sketch shows including The Mitchell and Webb Situation, That Mitchell and Webb Sound and most recently That Mitchell and Webb Look. Mitchell and Webb also starred in the UK version of Apple's Get a Mac advertisement campaign. Their first film, Magicians, in which Mitchell plays traditional magician Harry, was released on 18 May 2007.

On his own, Mitchell has played Dr James Vine in the BBC1 sitcom Jam & Jerusalem and Tim in the one-off ShakespeaRe-Told adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. He also is a frequent participant on British panel shows, including QI, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You, as well as Best of the Worst and Would I Lie to You? on each of which he is a team captain, hosts The Unbelievable Truth and 10 O'Clock Live. Mitchell also writes a column for The Observer.

Mitchell's ancestry can in part be traced back to the Highland Clearances. He was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, to Ian Douglas Mitchell and Kathy Grey Mitchell (née Hughes), who were then hotel managers. In 1977, his parents gave up their jobs in order to look after a then two year old Mitchell. He was effectively brought up as an only child until he was seven and a half years old when his parents had another son. The family moved to Oxford where Mitchell's parents became lecturers on hotel management at Oxford Brookes University.

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