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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 21, 2014.
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Ian McKellen joins Nobel laureates in call for repeal of Russia's anti-gay law

Ian McKellen joins Nobel laureates in call for repeal of Russia's anti-gay law

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The openly gay actor joined calls for Russia to change its recently enacted laws against public displays of “homosexual propaganda” to minors.
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Royal Mail valued at $5.3 billion

LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Shares of the Royal Mail were priced at the high end of the expected range, $5.28 per share, as the government moves forward with privatizing the service.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
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Kartheiser to play Mr. Darcy in 'Pride and Prejudice' play

Kartheiser to play Mr. Darcy in 'Pride and Prejudice' play

MINNEAPOLIS, May 17 (UPI) -- "Mad Men" actor Vincent Kartheiser is to play the romantic hero Mr. Darcy in a Minnesota staging of "Pride and Prejudice" this summer, producers said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 21, 2013.
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'The Good Life' actor Richard Briers dead at 79

LONDON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- British television star Richard Briers has died at his home in London after a long battle with emphysema, his agent said. He was 79.
Streep donates $1M to the Public Theater

Streep donates $1M to the Public Theater

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has donated $1 million to New York's Public Theater, The Hollywood Reporter said.
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Kenneth Branagh knighted by queen

Kenneth Branagh knighted by queen

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) -- Actor Kenneth Branagh said he was thrilled at being knighted by Queen Elizabeth as part of the sovereign's annual birthday honors.
Remains of first Shakespeare theater found

Remains of first Shakespeare theater found

LONDON, June 8 (UPI) -- Archaeologists in London say they've discovered the remains of an Elizabethan theater where some of William Shakespeare's plays were first performed.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 9, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
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Branagh in talks to direct 'Thor'

Branagh in talks to direct 'Thor'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Northern Irish actor-director Kenneth Branagh reportedly is in talks to direct the upcoming Marvel Comics superhero movie "Thor."

Actor George Grizzard dead at 79

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Veteran film, television and stage actor George Grizzard has died at a New York City hospital of complications from lung cancer. He was 79.

Comic books to bring Shakespeare to life

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A new series of comic books set to be released by a British company is oriented towards bringing the works of William Shakespeare to a new audience.

CliffNotes now available in DVD format

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. students will soon get even more help in limiting their studying time thanks to a new DVD collection that acts as a video form of CliffNotes.

Family marks Olivier's 100th birthday

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- Family members attended a private ceremony at Westminster Abbey marking the 100th birthday of the late Laurence Olivier, one of Britain's best-loved actors.

Branagh tabbed to head 'Sleuth' remake

LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- When the film production of "Sleuth" begins in London next year, actor-director Kenneth Branagh will be at the helm of the long-awaited cinematic remake.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Man loses Henry V home after divorce... Jugged hare no longer favorite in Britain... New York waiting for predatory towing ban... Optical illusion to lower speed on curve... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Man loses Henry V home after divorce

TYWYN, Wales, July 24 (UPI) -- The owner of a Tywyn, Wales, estate reputedly won from Britain's King Henry V has said he will soon be forced to give up the home in a costly divorce battle.

Michael C. Hall returns to Broadway

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Actor Michael C. Hall, best known as David Fisher on HBO's "Six Feet Under," is returning to the New York stage.

Renaissance Films heads for bankruptcy

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- One-time British film giant Renaissance Films failed to raise enough cash to stay afloat, laid off its London workers and headed into bankruptcy.
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