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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
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Angelina Jolie drawn to 'Maleficent' character since childhood

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Angelina Jolie said she was drawn to play the starring role in "Maleficent" because the villain is "wonderfully, deliciously cruel."
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'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' up for 8 Olivier Awards

'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' up for 8 Olivier Awards

LONDON, March 26 (UPI) -- The stage play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" led the field with eight when Britain's Olivier Award nominations were announced Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
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Disney starts shooting 'Maleficent' starring Jolie

Disney starts shooting 'Maleficent' starring Jolie

BURBANK, Calif., June 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Walt Disney Studios says production has begun on "Maleficent," with Angelina Jolie playing the villain from the fairytale "Sleeping Beauty."
Hugh Grant on the joy of playing 'Pirates!'

Hugh Grant on the joy of playing 'Pirates!'

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- British film star Hugh Grant jokes that the animators behind his new movie "Pirates! Band of Misfits" helped him be the actor he has always wanted to be.
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Grant teased Thornton about Disraeli phobia

Grant teased Thornton about Disraeli phobia

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- British actor Hugh Grant admits to taunting his "Love Actually" co-star Billy Bob Thornton about his phobia of former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Matilda' wins 7 Olivier Awards

'Matilda' wins 7 Olivier Awards

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- The London stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book "Matilda" has won seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
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Queen to attend screening of 'Amateurs'

Queen to attend screening of 'Amateurs'

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The British big-screen comedy "A Bunch of Amateurs" has been selected as this year's Royal Film Performance, organizers said.

Preparations under way for new 'Potter'

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The stars are back along with a lot of new faces for the next film based on J.K. Rowling's series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."

Top actors teach budget classes

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Actors Ewan McGregor, Patrick Stewart and Imelda Staunton are teaching cut-rate drama courses in London for aspiring British thespians.

'Aviator,' 'Vera Drake' sweep BAFTAs

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Martin's Scorsese's "The Aviator" and Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake" split the top awards Saturday at the 2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.

British film critics laud 'Sideways'

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- "Sideways" captured the top film award at the 25th London Film Critics' Circle Awards while "Vera Drake" was the big winner overall with five awards.

'Vera Drake' pulls top honors

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- "Vera Drake," a drama about a 1950s abortionist, was best film and Imelda Staunton was best actress in the 2004 Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Analysis: 'Aviator' flight path to Oscar?

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- With a field-leading 11 Oscar nominations and a Producers Guild of America best picture prize safely in hand, "The Aviator" -- Martin Scorsese's biography of Ho
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Nominees for 77th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 77th Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday:

'Aviator' leads field with 11 Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- "The Aviator" led the field with 11 Oscar nominations when nominees were announced Tuesday for the 77th Academy Awards.

Web site pundits list Oscar picks

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- "The Aviator," "Finding Neverland," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Sideways" are sure to be Best Picture Oscar nominees, GoldDerby.com said Monday.

Analysis: On to the Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- "The Aviator," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Sideways" seem to be at the head of this year's class of Oscar contenders, following big wins for all three at the Gol
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Golden Globes set Oscars table

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Another major piece of this year's Oscar puzzle will fit into place Sunday, with the handing out of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: SAG is early line on Oscars race

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Tuesday's announcement of the nominees for this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards does its bit to help separate the contenders from the pretenders in this year'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Nominees for 11th SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which were announced Tuesday in Los Angeles:
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