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'Austenland' is a 'sweet, hopeful fable,' says Keri Russell

'Austenland' is a 'sweet, hopeful fable,' says Keri Russell

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Keri Russell says her movie "Austenland" is meant to be a modern-day fable and she is glad her character is swept off her feet at the end of it.
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Kelly Clarkson says she is happy Jane Austen's ring will stay in U.K.

Kelly Clarkson says she is happy Jane Austen's ring will stay in U.K.

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A ring that once belonged to English literature icon Jane Austen will stay in the United Kingdom after donors matched a bid by U.S. pop star Kelly Clarkson.
Keri Russell talks about role in romantic comedy 'Austenland'

Keri Russell talks about role in romantic comedy 'Austenland'

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Keri Russell says she thinks many moviegoers will relate to the character she plays in the new romantic comedy "Austenland" because they, too, are looking for some form of escape from their everyday lives.
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Kelly Clarkson losing bid to take Jane Austen's ring out of U.K.

Kelly Clarkson losing bid to take Jane Austen's ring out of U.K.

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- An anonymous donor has contributed $155,000 toward the campaign to keep Jane Austen's turquoise ring in the United Kingdom, The Telegraph reported.
Police arrest man who threatened female MP and campaigner on Twitter

Police arrest man who threatened female MP and campaigner on Twitter

BRISTOL, England, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Police said they arrested a third man Wednesday who allegedly sent threatening Twitter messages to a female member of parliament and a campaigner.
Kelly Clarkson buys Jane Austen's ring for $230K

Kelly Clarkson buys Jane Austen's ring for $230K

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Kelly Clarkson bought a ring once owned by literary icon Jane Austen, but the British government won't let the U.S. pop star take it out of the United Kingdom.

Austen may be new face of 10-pound note

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- Outgoing Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said famed author Jane Austen could be the face of the new 10-pound note.
Matthew Rhys to play Mr. Darcy in 'Death Comes to Pemberley'

Matthew Rhys to play Mr. Darcy in 'Death Comes to Pemberley'

LONDON, May 27 (UPI) -- Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Goode are to star in a British television version of P.D. James' book "Death Comes to Pemberley," Deadline said.
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.
Lily Collins eyes role in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

Lily Collins eyes role in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- British actress Lily Collins is in talks to star in the literary horror flick "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," Variety reported.
Tom Riley leads cast of Starz series 'Da Vinci's Demons'

Tom Riley leads cast of Starz series 'Da Vinci's Demons'

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- British actor Tom Riley says he tried to connect to the man behind the myth while playing the titular artist, architect, engineer and inventor in the new Starz drama series "Da Vinci's Demons."
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'Longbourn' puts spotlight on 'Pride and Prejudice' servants

'Longbourn' puts spotlight on 'Pride and Prejudice' servants

LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A novel that re-imagines "Pride and Prejudice" from the point of view of the main characters' servants is to be published this year, its British author said.
Jane Austen's classic romance 'Pride and Prejudice' turns 200

Jane Austen's classic romance 'Pride and Prejudice' turns 200

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, England, has dedicated an exhibition to the author's classic romance "Pride and Prejudice," which turned 200 this week.

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Actress Emily Blunt: 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' is a 'hopeful movie'

Actress Emily Blunt: 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' is a 'hopeful movie'

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- British actress Emily Blunt says she signed on to star in the romantic comedy "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" because it is such a feel-good story.
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TV actor Sherman Hemsley dead at 74

TV actor Sherman Hemsley dead at 74

EL PASO, Texas, July 24 (UPI) -- Television actor Sherman Hemsley has died at his home in El Paso, Texas, police told TMZ Tuesday. He was 74.

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Ted Hughes honored at Westminster Abbey

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A service has been held dedicating a floor stone to Britain's former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes at Westminster Abbey in London, the BBC said.

Modern take on Austen's 'Sense' on its way

LONDON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- British author Joanna Trollope is to write a modern re-telling of Jane Austen's 200-year-old literary classic "Sense and Sensibility," her publisher said.
Jane Austen manuscript sells for $1.6M

Jane Austen manuscript sells for $1.6M

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- A recently discovered manuscript by British literary icon Jane Austen has been sold at auction to an unnamed institution for $1.6 million, Time magazine said.
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