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Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Beloved Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and his son Domhnall were both nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Film Thursday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 12, 2013.
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History orders second season of scripted drama series 'Vikings'

History orders second season of scripted drama series 'Vikings'

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- America's History network said Friday it has renewed "Vikings," its first scripted drama series, for a 10-episode second season.
8.3M watched 'Vikings' on History Sunday night

8.3M watched 'Vikings' on History Sunday night

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Some 8.3 million viewers tuned in for two U.S. telecasts of Sunday's series premiere of "Vikings," the History channel announced Monday.
Writer-producer Michael Hirst: It's the right time to tell Vikings tale

Writer-producer Michael Hirst: It's the right time to tell Vikings tale

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- British screenwriter-producer Michael Hirst says it is essential to have characters viewers will want to invest in, as well as a compelling story and fascinating setting, when creating a historical epic such as his latest offering, "Vikings."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
History sets air date for 'Vikings' miniseries

History sets air date for 'Vikings' miniseries

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The History channel says it has set a U.S. air date for its new miniseries "Vikings," starring Travis Fimmel and Gabriel Byrne.
Fimmel, Gilsig join 'Vikings' cast

Fimmel, Gilsig join 'Vikings' cast

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- Travis Fimmel, Jessalyn Gilsig and Gustaf Skarsgard have joined the cast of the new drama series "Vikings," America's History channel said.
Gabriel Byrne to star in TV's 'Vikings'

Gabriel Byrne to star in TV's 'Vikings'

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Irish actor Gabriel Byrne is to star in the History channel's first scripted drama series, "Vikings."

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2012.
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Stars line up for OWN documentaries

Stars line up for OWN documentaries

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- The Oprah Winfrey Network is producing original documentaries with Hollywood stars Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker and Goldie Hawn, network executives say.
Bryan Singer eyeing 'Excalibur' remake

Bryan Singer eyeing 'Excalibur' remake

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Bryan Singer is developing a remake of the classic King Arthur picture "Excalibur" for Warner Bros., Variety reported.
Byrne, Paquin win top TV Globes

Byrne, Paquin win top TV Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Gabriel Byrne and Anna Paquin won Golden Globes for actor and actress in a television drama series in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night.
'Vertigo,' 'Godfather' top AFI lists

'Vertigo,' 'Godfather' top AFI lists

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has named "Vertigo" the best movie in the mystery genre and "The Godfather" the best gangster picture in a new television special.
Fishburne, Connick to present at Tonys

Fishburne, Connick to present at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Actors Laurence Fishburne and Harry Connick Jr. have joined the lineup of presenters at the upcoming "62nd annual Tony Awards" show in New York, CBS said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 12, 2008.
By United Press International

New HBO drama to air five nights a week

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- HBO will show episodes of its new half-hour U.S. drama "In Treatment" every week night for nine weeks, Zap2.it.com reported.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2007.
By United Press International

HBO's 'In Treatment' adds trio to cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The upcoming HBO drama "In Treatment" has added Blair Underwood, Melissa George and Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest to its cast. The trio will support Gabriel Byrne, the star of the series that centers on his character of a professional therapist whose demons o

Connery honored at Edinburgh festival

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Sean Connery was both host and guest of honor at a party Saturday marking the 60th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Actress Barkin to sell gifts from ex-hubby

LONDON, July 23 (UPI) -- Actress Ellen plans to auction off millions of dollars worth of jewelry she received during her marriage to U.S. billionaire Ron Perelman.

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Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2006 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

Barkin vacates husband's mansion

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Actress Ellen Barkin has moved out of the New York mansion belonging to her estranged husband, Ron Perelman.

Ellen Barkin served with divorce papers

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Friends of actress Ellen Barkin say she was blind-sided when her billionaire husband of five years, Ron Perelman, served her with divorce papers.

Byrne to star in O'Neill play on B'way

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Irish actor Gabriel Byrne has signed on to star in the new Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's play, "A Touch of the Poet."

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Today is Thursday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2005 with 233 to follow.
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