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Pierce Brosnan says he wasn't 'good enough' as James Bond

Pierce Brosnan says he wasn't 'good enough' as James Bond

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- The 60-year-old turns a critical eye toward his portrayal of 007.
Kate Stanton
Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British film and stage director Sam Mendes is to be presented with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre next month in New York.
John Travolta wants to play a James Bond villain

John Travolta wants to play a James Bond villain

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Travolta said he won't stop playing villains in movies until he's played a bad guy in a James Bond film.
Russian spies, tech savvy mobsters pose Winter Olympics threat

Russian spies, tech savvy mobsters pose Winter Olympics threat

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Russian hackers could have "an intelligence bonanza" during the Winter Olympics, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official.
ZP Heller
Journalist pleads guilty in phone-hacking case

Journalist pleads guilty in phone-hacking case

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A fourth journalist, Dan Evans of the Sunday Mirror, pleaded guilty Monday to phone hacking in an ongoing trial in London.
Mark Hamill won't confirm 'Star Wars' return in Reddit AMA

Mark Hamill won't confirm 'Star Wars' return in Reddit AMA

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The original "Star Wars" actor answered fan questions during a Reddit Q&A session on Wednesday.
Kate Stanton
Timothy Olyphant would be 'James Bong'

Timothy Olyphant would be 'James Bong'

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant tells Conan he would be "James Bong" if he ever played 007.
Evan Bleier

Explosives, bomb manuals found in Maryland home

MILLERSVILLE, Md., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A Maryland man was held on $400,000 bond Wednesday after authorities found working bombs, bomb-making chemicals and how-to manuals in his home, police said.
Researchers: James Bond's alcohol intake could leave him 'shaken'

Researchers: James Bond's alcohol intake could leave him 'shaken'

LONDON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- British researchers said fictional superspy James Bond's preference for "shaken" martinis may be due to alcohol-induced tremors.

Activist says Russian seizure of Greenpeace ship was like spy movie

MOSCOW, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Dimitri Litvinov, one of the Greenpeace activists arrested in a demonstration at a Russian Arctic oil rig, says the incident was like a scene in a spy movie.

'Pretty Woman' producer Arnon Milchan says he spied for Israel

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Hollywood exec told an Israeli television program that he used to by arms for Israel.
Kate Stanton
James Bond helps 'Philomena' get PG-13 rating

James Bond helps 'Philomena' get PG-13 rating

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- James Bond knows he can rely on M, and so do the producers of the upcoming Judi Dench film, 'Philomena.'
Gabrielle Levy
Weinstein Co. wins PG-13 rating for 'Philomena'

Weinstein Co. wins PG-13 rating for 'Philomena'

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it has won its appeal of the decision to assign its film "Philomena" an R rating in the United States because it contains two expletives.
Judi Dench plays M in Funny or Die video

Judi Dench plays M in Funny or Die video

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- British actress Judi Dench appears as her James Bond franchise character in a Funny or Die video mocking the decision to give her film "Philomena" an R rating.
Actor Idris Elba hospitalized after asthma attack on airplane

Actor Idris Elba hospitalized after asthma attack on airplane

LONDON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Idris Elba, star of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," suffered an asthma attack after boarding a jet at London's Heathrow International Airport, producers said.
PGA to honor James Bond film franchise producers

PGA to honor James Bond film franchise producers

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America says it plans to present an award to James Bond film franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

James Bond submersible car bought by Tesla Motors CEO

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has purchased the Lotus Esprit featured in the underwater scene in "The Spy Who Loved Me," his company said.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Timothy Dalton joins 'Penny Dreadful' on Showtime

Timothy Dalton joins 'Penny Dreadful' on Showtime

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Welsh actor Timothy Dalton is to co-star in the new drama series "Penny Dreadful," which will begin filming this fall, Showtime announced Monday.

Skydiver who played James Bond in Olympic sketch killed in crash

MARTIGNY, Switzerland, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The skydiver who stood in for Daniel Craig's James Bond during the London Olympics opening ceremony was killed Wednesday while wing diving in Switzerland.
Adele may play villain in thriller 'The Secret Service'

Adele may play villain in thriller 'The Secret Service'

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- British soul singer Adele is in talks to make her film acting debut in an upcoming espionage thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth, The Sun said.

After stroke, man says James Bond 007 theme makes him ecstatic

TORONTO, July 31 (UPI) -- A Toronto man who suffered a stroke months ago has been left with jumbled senses that trigger ecstasy when he hears the James Bond "007" theme, his doctor says.
Sam Mendes to direct next James Bond film

Sam Mendes to direct next James Bond film

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 12 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Sam Mendes is to direct the next James Bond adventure, due out in theaters in fall 2015, the as-yet-untitled movie's producers announced.
Pierce Brosnan's daughter married beau shortly before she died

Pierce Brosnan's daughter married beau shortly before she died

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- Irish film star Pierce Brosnan's daughter Charlotte married her artist boyfriend two weeks before she died of ovarian cancer at the age of 42, The Sun reported.

Pierce Brosnan's daughter Charlotte dead at 41

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Irish-born actor Pierce Brosnan told People.com his 41-year-old daughter Charlotte has died of ovarian cancer.
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