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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 4, 2014.
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Halle Berry relished playing multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Halle Berry relished playing multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Halle Berry says she jumped at the chance to play numerous characters in the big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell's 2004 time-spanning, globe-trotting fantasy epic, "Cloud Atlas."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 4, 2013.
By United Press International
Shooting wraps on 'The Hobbit'

Shooting wraps on 'The Hobbit'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 6 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Peter Jackson announced in a blog post Friday he has completed principal photography on the two-part epic "The Hobbit" in New Zealand.
'Cloud Atlas' gets October release date

'Cloud Atlas' gets October release date

BURBANK, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures says it has set an Oct. 26 opening date for "Cloud Atlas," starring Halle Berry and Tom Hanks, in North America.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 4, 2012.
By United Press International
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Billy Connolly joins 'Hobbit' cast

Billy Connolly joins 'Hobbit' cast

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Billy Connolly has signed on to play dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot in Peter Jackson's two-part "The Hobbit" project, the director said Wednesday.
Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Australian director George Miller says pop star P!nk felt much better about acting for the first time in his animated penguin picture "Happy Feet Two" after she heard how badly her co-star Brad Pitt sings.
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Berry breaks foot walking in Spain

Berry breaks foot walking in Spain

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Actress Halle Berry broke her foot while out walking during a day off from shooting "Cloud Atlas" in Spain, Warner Bros. said.
Wachowskis to start filming 'Cloud Atlas'

Wachowskis to start filming 'Cloud Atlas'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski are set to begin shooting "Cloud Atlas," a big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell's book, Warner Bros. said.
Reeves says no 'Matrix' sequels on the way

Reeves says no 'Matrix' sequels on the way

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Keanu Reeves' publicist has shot down online reports stating the Hollywood actor and filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski are working on two "Matrix" sequels.
Evans cast as Captain America

Evans cast as Captain America

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Chris Evans has signed on to play the titular superhero in the upcoming big-screen comic-book adaptation "Captain America," Marvel Entertainment said.
Weaving may play 'Capt. America' villain

Weaving may play 'Capt. America' villain

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- British actor Hugo Weaving is in talks to play the villain Red Skull in Marvel Studios' superhero flick "Captain America," The Hollywood Reporter said.
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Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving arrives for the premiere of his new movie "V For Vendetta" at the Rose Theater in the Time Warner Center in New York on March 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is a British-Australian film and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Agent Smith in the Matrix trilogy, Elrond in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, "V" in V for Vendetta, Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger, performances in numerous Australian character dramas and also providing the voice for Megatron in the Transformers trilogy.

Weaving was born at the University Teaching Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria, to English parents Anne (née Lennard), a tour guide and former teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. His maternal grandmother was Belgian. A year after his birth, his family returned to England, living in Bedford and Brighton before relocating to Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, Johannesburg in South Africa, and then returning to England again. While in England, he attended the independent boarding school Queen Elizabeth's Hospital. His family moved back to Australia in 1976, where he attended another private school, Sydney's Knox Grammar School. He later graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1981.

Weaving's first major role was in the 1984 Australian television series Bodyline, as the English cricket captain Douglas Jardine. Weaving appeared in the Australian miniseries The Dirtwater Dynasty in 1988 and as Geoffrey Chambers in the drama Barlow and Chambers: A Long Way From Home. He starred opposite Nicole Kidman in the 1989 film Bangkok Hilton.

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