Ian Holm to appear in 'Hobbit'

Ian Holm to appear in 'Hobbit'

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- British actor Ian Holm has joined the cast of "The Hobbit," the film's director Peter Jackson announced via Facebook Friday.
Izzard, Wood to star in 'Treasure Island'

Izzard, Wood to star in 'Treasure Island'

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland are leading the cast of a TV adaptation of "Treasure Island," now filming in Ireland and Puerto Rico.
McKellen, Serkis join 'Hobbit' cast

McKellen, Serkis join 'Hobbit' cast

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are to reprise their "Lord of the Rings" roles in "The Hobbit," which is to start shooting in New Zealand next month.
Elijah Wood to appear in 'Hobbit'

Elijah Wood to appear in 'Hobbit'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Elijah Wood is to reprise his role as Frodo Baggins in the two-part film adaptation of the fantasy novel "The Hobbit," EW.com reported Friday.
Billy Boyd weds Ali McKinnon in Scotland

Billy Boyd weds Ali McKinnon in Scotland

GLASGOW, Scotland, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Billy Boyd has married his longtime girlfriend Ali McKinnon in Glasgow, TMZ said.
Elijah Wood to star in 'Wilfred' series

Elijah Wood to star in 'Wilfred' series

LOS ANGELES, Colo., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- FX says it has ordered a U.S. version of the Australian series "Wilfred" that will star Elijah Wood and Jason Gann, and debut next summer.
Paramount secures rights to 'Romantics'

Paramount secures rights to 'Romantics'

HOLLYWOOD, May 7 (UPI) -- Paramount Famous Productions says it has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights for "The Romantics," a drama starring Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Anna Paquin.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 28, 2008.
By United Press International

Iggy Pop apologizes for offensive remark

BENICASSIM, Spain, July 20 (UPI) -- Rocker Iggy Pop apologized for a controversial comment made on television during the recent British music festival in Glastonbury.

Movies give 'gypsy punk' band a leg up

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- The big screen is helping the New York "gypsy punk" group Gogol Bordello get more attention. Frontman Eugene Hutz co-starred opposite Elijah Wood in 2005's "Everything is Illuminated."

Sarkozy's new-old France

PARIS, May 17 (UPI) -- France's new President Nicolas Sarkozy promises a return to the old values of "order and authority" as he launches his ambitious program of reform.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007.
By United Press International

Wood to head up 'Oxford Murders' cast

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Elijah Wood will head an international cast for the mystery, "Oxford Murders," which is set to begin filming next month in England.

Williams plays seal named Cletus

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Robin Williams may star as The Joker in the next "Batman" film, but it is his turn as a seal and two penguins that has the Hollywood actor excited.

Celebs rush in to help Utah janitor

SALT LAKE CITY, May 22 (UPI) -- A number of U.S. celebrities have kicked in to help a group of Utah junior high students trying to raise money for their school's janitor.
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Elijah Wood
American actor Elijah Wood attends the European premiere of "Happy Feet" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on November 26, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Elijah Jordan Wood ( /ɪˈlaɪdʒə ˈdʒɔrdən ˈwʊd/; born January 28, 1981) is an American actor. He made his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II (1989), then landed a succession of larger roles that made him a critically acclaimed child actor by age 9. He is best known for his high-profile role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's critically acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since then, he has resisted typecasting by choosing varied roles in critically acclaimed films such as Bobby, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Green Street and Everything Is Illuminated.

He starred in the film Day Zero (2007) and provided the voice of the main character, Mumble, in the award-winning animated film Happy Feet. He played an American tourist turned vampire in Paris, je t'aime. In 2005, he started his own record label, Simian Records. He was cast in the lead role of an Iggy Pop biopic to be called The Passenger, but after years of development, the project now appears to be shelved. He currently appears as Ryan in FX's dark comedy Wilfred, which debuted on June 23, 2011.

Wood, the second of three children, was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Debra D. (née Krause) and Warren W. Wood, delicatessen operators. He is of English, Austrian, German and Danish descent. Wood has a brother seven years his senior, Zachariah "Zach" Wood, and a sister two years his junior, Hannah Wood. At age ten, Wood began modeling in his hometown and took piano lessons. He took to the stage in his elementary school's staging of the play The Sound of Music. The following year, he graduated to the title character in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He also served as choir boy during the production of See How They Run, produced by the Marion Creative Council.

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