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Hugh Jackman shaves his head for new Peter Pan film 'Pan'

Hugh Jackman shaves his head for new Peter Pan film 'Pan'

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) --Hugh Jackman has shaved his head to portray Blackbeard in new Joe Wright film "Pan."
Annie Martin
WB starts production on Peter Pan picture in the U.K.

WB starts production on Peter Pan picture in the U.K.

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Director Joe Wright has begun shooting his as-yet-untitled, live-action Peter Pan feature in England, Warner Bros. confirmed.
Karen Butler
Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne join the cast of 'Pan'

Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne join the cast of 'Pan'

LONDON, April 25 (UPI) -- Amanda Seyfried and Cara Delevingne have joined the cast of Peter Pan film "Pan."
Annie Martin
Hugh Jackman confirmed for role in Peter Pan picture

Hugh Jackman confirmed for role in Peter Pan picture

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman has been hired to star in the upcoming live-action Peter Pan feature for director Joe Wright, Warner Bros. confirmed.
Joe Wright to direct Peter Pan film for Warner Bros.

Joe Wright to direct Peter Pan film for Warner Bros.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- British director Joe Wright is to direct an as-yet-untitled, live-action Peter Pan adventure, Warner Bros. announced.

Actor Palillo resented 'Horshack' role

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Ron Palillo, whose funeral was held in Florida Wednesday, said for years he did not like being known as TV's high school underachiever Arnold Horshack.
Arquette, Osbourne lend voices to characters on animated 'Jake'

Arquette, Osbourne lend voices to characters on animated 'Jake'

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- America's Disney Channel says it has ordered a third season of its animated series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Johnny Depp producing Dr. Seuss film

Johnny Depp producing Dr. Seuss film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp is producing a live-action movie about Theodor Geisel, the late children's-book author known as Dr. Seuss, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Knightley to play Tinker Bell in Syfy film

Knightley to play Tinker Bell in Syfy film

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- British actress Keira Knightley is to lend her voice to the character of Tinker Bell in the four-hour live-action TV movie, "Neverland," Syfy said Thursday.

Charles Dance lands 'Neverland' role

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- British actor Charles Dance has joined the cast of the upcoming 4-hour television miniseries "Neverland," Syfy said Monday.
Stars line up for Peter Pan prequel

Stars line up for Peter Pan prequel

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins, Raoul Trujillo and Charlie Rowe are to star in a Peter Pan prequel miniseries shooting in Italy and Ireland, Syfy said.

'Peter Pan' sequel leaked but still secret

LONDON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A summary of the embargoed "Peter Pan" sequel has been published but details of the book, being released in October, were inaccurate, the BBC reported.

Sexual Peter Pan spinoff annoys hospital

LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- The British hospital that controls the rights to Peter Pan and his friends wants to bury a graphic novel that shows Wendy getting a sex education.

Brittany Murphy gives voice to 'Tink'

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- Actress Brittany Murphy will give Peter Pan's fairy companion a way to talk back in the movie, "Tinker Bell," Walt Disney Studios in California said. The Texas actress has starred in "Clueless," "Don't Say a Word," "8 Mile," "Uptown Girls" and "Sin City."

Ronald Horshack grows up

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Ronald Gabriel Paolillo is making a name for himself as a New York playwright, but in the land of TV reruns he'll always be Sweathog Arnold Horshack.
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This promotional photo provided by Miramax Films shows actors Johnny Depp (L) and Freddie Highmore in a scene from "Finding Neverland." The film about playwright J.M. Barrie was nominated for best picture during nomination announcements for the 77th Oscars January 25, 2005. Depp was nominated for best actor. (UPI Photo/HO Miramax Films)
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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish author and dramatist. He is best remembered for creating Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, whom he based on his friends, the Llewelyn Davies boys. He is also credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon before he gave it to the heroine of Peter Pan.

Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, to a conservative Scottish Calvinist family. His father David Barrie was a modestly successful weaver. His mother Margaret Ogilvy Barrie had assumed her deceased mother's household responsibilities at the age of 8. Barrie was the ninth child of ten (two of whom died before he was born), all of whom were schooled in at least the three Rs, in preparation for possible professional careers. He was a small child (he only grew to 5 feet 3 inches as an adult), and drew attention to himself with storytelling.

When he was 6 years old, Barrie's next-older brother David (his mother's favourite) died two days before his 14th birthday in an ice-skating accident. This left his mother devastated, and Barrie tried to fill David's place in his mother's attentions, even wearing David's clothes and whistling in the manner that he had. One time Barrie entered her room, and heard her say 'Is that you?' 'I thought it was the dead boy she was speaking to,' wrote Barrie in his biographical account of his mother, Margaret Ogilvy (1896), 'and I said in a little lonely voice, "No, it's no' him, it's just me."' Barrie's mother found comfort in the fact that her dead son would remain a boy forever, never to grow up and leave her. Despite evidence to the contrary, it has been speculated that this trauma induced psychogenic dwarfism, and was responsible for his short stature and apparently asexual adulthood. Eventually Barrie and his mother entertained each other with stories of her brief childhood and books such as Robinson Crusoe and The Pilgrim's Progress.

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