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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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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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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Feature: Revisiting a classic

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The new feature film "Assault on Precinct 13" appears to be a high-tech version of John Carpenter's 1976 movie of the same name, but in many ways it's a contemp
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Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 133rd day of 2004 with 233 to follow.
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Report: Byrne may star in 'CSI: New York'

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Gabriel Byrne is reportedly in talks to star in "CSI: New York," the latest entry in the immensely popular "CSI" television franchise.

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"Hairspray" led the field Monday with 13 Tony Award nominations, including one for best musical.
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Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne arrives at Roy Thomson Hall for the world premiere of "Emotional Arithmetic" on closing night of the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 15, 2007. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Gabriel James Byrne (born May 12, 1950) is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1979. Byrne's screen début came in the Irish soap opera The Riordans and the spin-off show Bracken. The actor has now starred in over 35 feature films, such as The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing and Stigmata, in addition to writing two. Byrne's producing credits include the Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father. Currently, he is receiving much critical acclaim for his role as Dr. Paul Weston in the HBO drama In Treatment.

Byrne, the first of six children, was born in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland, the son of a cooper and soldier, Dan, and a hospital nurse from Galway, Eileen (née Gannon). His siblings are Donal, Thomas, Breda, and Margaret. Another, Marian, died at a young age. Byrne was raised Roman Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers.

About his early training to become a priest, he said in an interview, "I spent five years in the seminary and I suppose it was assumed that one had a vocation. I realised subsequently that I didn't." He attended University College Dublin, where he studied archaeology and linguistics, becoming proficient in Irish. He played football in Dublin with the Stella Maris Football Club in Drumcondra.

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