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Joan Collins recreates Ellen's selfie with Sir Ben Kingsley, other British stars

Joan Collins recreates Ellen's selfie with Sir Ben Kingsley, other British stars

March 13 (UPI) -- English actress Joan Collins assembled a group of celebrities during Wednesday's Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards to snap a selfie a la Ellen DeGeneres.
Veronica Linares
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.
Dwayne Johnson to play Green Lantern in Batman vs Superman?

Dwayne Johnson to play Green Lantern in Batman vs Superman?

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Does the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman" movie have its Green Lantern?
Gabrielle Levy
Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor in Batman-Superman casting surprise

Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor in Batman-Superman casting surprise

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The "Social Network" star will be ditching those curls to play Lex Luthor.
Kate Stanton
Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor in Superman-Batman flick

Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor in Superman-Batman flick

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Jesse Eisenberg is to play Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in Hollywood's upcoming Superman-Batman mash-up, Warner Bros. announced Friday.
Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage attend China's Huading Awards

Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage attend China's Huading Awards

MACAU, China, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Quentin Tarantino and Michelle Dockery were among the international celebrities who attended China's 10th Huading Image Awards.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
Neil Jordan laments the end of 'The Borgias'

Neil Jordan laments the end of 'The Borgias'

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Northern Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan says he wasn't satisfied with the way his historical drama "The Borgias" ended its three-season run on Showtime last month.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'The Borgias,' starring Jeremy Irons, to end after three seasons

'The Borgias,' starring Jeremy Irons, to end after three seasons

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Showtime says its Budapest-shot historical drama "The Borgias" will wrap this month after three seasons.
Emmy Rossum relishes bad-girl 'Beautiful Creatures' role

Emmy Rossum relishes bad-girl 'Beautiful Creatures' role

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and singer Emmy Rossum says she relished the chance to play a magical trouble-maker in the new romantic fantasy flick, "Beautiful Creatures."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Golden Globes presenters list expanded

Golden Globes presenters list expanded

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and Julia Roberts will join the list of presenters at the Golden Globe awards, event organizers in Hollywood said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
By United Press International
Davis, Thompson headline 'Beautiful Creatures' film

Davis, Thompson headline 'Beautiful Creatures' film

BURBANK, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Shooting has begun in and around New Orleans on "Beautiful Creatures," the film adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's novel, producers said.
New shows dominate Golden Globe nods

New shows dominate Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "American Horror Story," "Boardwalk Empire," "Boss," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were nominated for the Best Drama Series Golden Globe in Los Angeles.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.
By United Press International
Wilde, Cooper cast in 'The Words'

Wilde, Cooper cast in 'The Words'

MONTREAL, June 3 (UPI) -- Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, John Hannah and J.K. Simmons have joined the cast of "The Words," a dramatic thriller set to shoot in Montreal.
Second season of 'Borgias' greenlit

Second season of 'Borgias' greenlit

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Showtime says it has picked up a second season of its period drama series, "The Borgias," starring Jeremy Irons.
Stamos, Singer to appear on 'SVU'

Stamos, Singer to appear on 'SVU'

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- John Stamos, Lori Singer and Terrence Howard are to guest star on the New York police drama, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC said Monday.
Chriqui to guest star on 'The Borgias'

Chriqui to guest star on 'The Borgias'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Showtime says Emmanuelle Chriqui has signed on to play a recurring role in its upcoming period drama series "The Borgias," which is now shooting in Budapest.
British actor Lionel Jeffries dies at 83

British actor Lionel Jeffries dies at 83

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- British actor Lionel Jeffries, an eccentric in scores of films such as "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," died after a long illness, his agent said. He was 83.
Jeremy Irons to star in Showtime series

Jeremy Irons to star in Showtime series

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Showtime says it has ordered 10 episodes of a one-hour drama series about the infamous Italian Renaissance family, The Borgias.
Irons to return to the British stage

Irons to return to the British stage

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Jeremy Irons has signed up to star in Dennis Kelly's new stage drama "The Gods Weep," which begins performances in March, the Royal Shakespeare Company said.
'Impressionism' to close on Broadway

'Impressionism' to close on Broadway

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- "Impressionism," a new American play by Michael Jacobs, is set to close at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre May 10, show representatives said.
Allen, Irons to star in O'Keeffe biopic

Allen, Irons to star in O'Keeffe biopic

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Bob Balaban has signed on to direct the U.S. television movie "Georgia O'Keeffe," starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons, Lifetime said Thursday.
Mirren, Irons set to star in 'The Tempest'

Mirren, Irons set to star in 'The Tempest'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou and Russell Brand reportedly have signed on for the big-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest."
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