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Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver to star in 'Chappie'

Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver to star in 'Chappie'

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Writer-director Neill Blomkamp has begun shooting a science fiction movie, "Chappie," in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC said.
Penelope Wilton understood, but didn't agree with her 'Marigold' character

Penelope Wilton understood, but didn't agree with her 'Marigold' character

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- British actress Penelope Wilton says she thinks her character in the film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is easy to relate to since, like Jean, many people don't like being out of their comfort zone.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle are to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
New 'Newsroom' writers set for Season 2

New 'Newsroom' writers set for Season 2

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- HBO has confirmed new writers are being hired for the second season of Aaron Sorkin's U.S. television drama "Newsroom."
HBO renews 'Newsroom,' 'True Blood'

HBO renews 'Newsroom,' 'True Blood'

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network HBO announced it has ordered additional seasons of "The Newsroom" and "True Blood."
'Hotel' reunites 'Shakespeare' director with stars Dench, Wilkinson

'Hotel' reunites 'Shakespeare' director with stars Dench, Wilkinson

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- British actress Judi Dench says she was thrilled to work with director John Madden on a third film, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," after their successful collaborations on "Mrs. Brown" and "Shakespeare in Love."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Patel's mom says he's dating Pinto

Patel's mom says he's dating Pinto

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- Dev Patel's mother has confirmed the British actor is dating his "Slumdog Millionaire" co-star Freida Pinto.
Report: Patel and Pinto spotted on date

Report: Patel and Pinto spotted on date

JERUSALEM, April 24 (UPI) -- Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, who played soul mates in the movie "Slumdog Millionaire," have been photographed cuddling in Israel.
Stars line up for 'Airbender' roles

Stars line up for 'Airbender' roles

HOLLYWOOD, March 13 (UPI) -- Aasif Mandvi, Shaun Toub and Cliff Curtis have joined the cast of M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender," Hollywood's Paramount Pictures said.
Dev Patel to star in Shyamalan's next

Dev Patel to star in Shyamalan's next

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has cast "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel in his upcoming, live-action movie, "The Last Airbender," Variety.com said.
'Slumdog' wins big at Attenborough Awards

'Slumdog' wins big at Attenborough Awards

LONDON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Mumbai-set drama "Slumdog Millionaire" has earned four Richard Attenborough Film Awards, it was announced in London Thursday.
Oldman accepts SAG award for Ledger

Oldman accepts SAG award for Ledger

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Gary Oldman accepted a Screen Actors Guild Award on behalf of the late Heath Ledger, his co-star in "The Dark Knight," at a Los Angeles ceremony Sunday night.
'Slumdog' nominated for 11 BAFTAs

'Slumdog' nominated for 11 BAFTAs

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- "Slumdog Millionaire" earned 11 Orange British Academy Film Awards nominations, including one for best picture, it was announced Thursday in London.
BFCA names 'Slumdog' best picture

BFCA names 'Slumdog' best picture

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association named "Slumdog Millionaire" the best picture of 2008 at its Critics' Choice Awards show in Los Angeles Thursday night.
'Slumdog' wins four awards from DC critics

'Slumdog' wins four awards from DC critics

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association has declared "Slumdog Millionaire" the best film of 2008.
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Dev Patel and Freida Pinto arrive for "The Last Airbender" Premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York on June 30, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Dev Patel (Gujarati: દેવ પટેલ; born 23 April 1990) is a British film and television actor. He is known for his performances as Anwar Kharral in the UK television teen drama series Skins and, on a more global scale, as the main male lead Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed and multiple Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), for which Patel won a number of awards, including a Critics' Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Patel was born in Harrow, England, to Gujarati Indian parents, both of whom were born in Nairobi, Kenya, where there is a significant Indian community. His parents both emigrated from Kenya separately in their teens, and only met in London. His mother, Anita, is a carer, and his father, Raj, an IT consultant. He has one sibling, an older sister named Komal. He was raised in the Hindu faith.

Patel grew up in Rayners Lane, Harrow, and attended Longfield Middle School. He had his first acting role as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in the school's production of Twelfth Night. Patel was given the Best Actor award for his performance and says that was the day he knew he wanted to become an actor. He later went to Whitmore High School, receiving an A* in GCSE Drama, for his "self-penned portrayal of a child in the Beslan school siege". During the exam Patel moved his examiner to tears! His dramateacher Niamh Wright has stated: "Dev was a gifted student who quickly impressed me with his innate ability to communicate a wide variety of characters imaginatively and creatively. ... He was awarded full marks for his GCSE performance to a live audience and the visiting examiner was moved to tears by his honest portrayal of a child in the Beslan school hostage crisis in Russia." He eventually completed his AS Levels in PE, Biology, History and Drama in 2007, while he was working in Skins.

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