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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.

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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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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 19, 2008.
By United Press International
Allen, Irons to star in new B'way play

Allen, Irons to star in new B'way play

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons are set to star in "Impressionism," a new Broadway play by Michael Jacobs, representatives for the show said Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007.
By United Press International
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Jeremy Irons
British actor Jeremy Irons attends the British premiere of "Casanova" at Vue, Leicester square in London on February 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Jeremy John Irons (born 19 September 1948) is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969, and has since appeared in many London theatre productions including The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and Richard II. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and received a Tony Award for Best Actor.

Irons's first major film role came in the 1981 romantic drama The French Lieutenant's Woman, for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. After starring in such films as Moonlighting (1982), Betrayal (1983), and The Mission (1986), he gained critical acclaim for portraying twin gynaecologists in David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Dead Ringers (1988). In 1990, Irons played accused murderer Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune, and took home multiple awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. Other notable films have included The House of the Spirits (1993), The Lion King (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Lolita (1997), The Merchant of Venice (2004), Being Julia (2004), and Appaloosa (2008).

Irons has also made several notable appearances on television. He earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination for his breakout role in the ITV series Brideshead Revisited (1981). In 2006, Irons starred opposite Helen Mirren in the historical miniseries Elizabeth I, for which he received a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Since 2011, he has been starring in the Showtime historical drama The Borgias.

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