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'Grace of Monaco' to open Cannes Film Festival

'Grace of Monaco' to open Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- French director Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco" is to open the Festival de Cannes this spring, organizers announced Friday.
'Last Tango in Halifax' to return to PBS in June

'Last Tango in Halifax' to return to PBS in June

PASADEA, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- PBS has announced plans to air a second season of the British drama series, "Last Tango in Halifax," starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
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Tennant, Jacobi share Shakespeare gong

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- David Tennant and Derek Jacobi are this year's co-winners of Britain's Critics' Circle Theatre Award for best Shakespearean actor.
Queen to attend screening of 'Amateurs'

Queen to attend screening of 'Amateurs'

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The British big-screen comedy "A Bunch of Amateurs" has been selected as this year's Royal Film Performance, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 22, 2007.
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Branagh to direct Law in 'Hamlet' on stage

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh plans to direct movie star Jude Law in a stage production of "Hamlet" in London's West End, the BBC said Wednesday.

Shakespeare's works questioned in Britain

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- British actors Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance have renewed the debate on whether or not William Shakespeare was the true writer of his works.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006.
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Silence speaks louder than words on stage

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- London stage actors have replaced dialogue with subtle facial expressions, gestures and posturing to communicate their thoughts to the audience.

HBO, BBC to air 'Pinochet in Suburbia'

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- HBO and Tiger Aspect are teaming up to produce an original film about former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet, it was reported Thursday.

'Billy Elliott' leads Brit award nods

LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The stage musical "Billy Elliot" leads the field with nine Laurence Olivier Award nominations announced in London Wednesday.

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2005 with 70 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for Oct. 17-23, 2005.
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Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 296th day of 2004 with 70 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2003 with 70 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for October 20-26.
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James Marsters on Life After Buffy

CATSKILL, N.Y., June 11 (UPI) -- The final episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" left rabid fans debating several burning questions, among them: did Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) mean it when s
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2002 with 70 to follow.
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Analysis: 'Gosford Park's' Oscar chances

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (UPI) -- It's easy to see why "Gosford Park" -- which has seven Oscar nominations, including one for best picture -- is so well-liked in the acting community since, more
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

SAG AWARDS Halle Berry and Russell Crowe took the top two prizes Sunday at the eighth annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
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Winners at SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Here's a list of winners at the eighth annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which were presented Sunday night in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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