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Too-cute teaser trailer for 'Paddington' released

Too-cute teaser trailer for 'Paddington' released

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- An adorable teaser trailer for the film "Paddington" brings the beloved bear to life.
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Julie Walters set for Richard Harris honor at the BIFAs

Julie Walters set for Richard Harris honor at the BIFAs

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Actress Julie Walters is to be honored at Sunday's Moet British Independent Film Awards in London, organizers announced.
'Starred Up' earns 8 British Independent Film Award nominations

'Starred Up' earns 8 British Independent Film Award nominations

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The prison drama "Starred Up" led the field Monday with nominations for eight British Independent Film Awards.
Colin Firth to lend his voice to Paddington Bear

Colin Firth to lend his voice to Paddington Bear

LONDON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- British film star Colin Firth is to lend his voice to the animated character of Paddington Bear in an upcoming live-action family film, the BBC reported.
Halle Berry relished playing multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Halle Berry relished playing multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Halle Berry says she jumped at the chance to play numerous characters in the big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell's 2004 time-spanning, globe-trotting fantasy epic, "Cloud Atlas."
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Gambon, Law to receive BIFA honor

Gambon, Law to receive BIFA honor

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Actors Jude Law and Michael Gambon are to be honored at next month's British Independent Film Awards ceremony in London, organizers said.
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Lana Wachowski talks about sex change

Lana Wachowski talks about sex change

TORONTO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Director Lana, formerly Larry, Wachowski says it was a big decision to confirm her gender-reassignment at the Toronto International Film Festival.
'Cloud Atlas' gets October release date

'Cloud Atlas' gets October release date

BURBANK, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures says it has set an Oct. 26 opening date for "Cloud Atlas," starring Halle Berry and Tom Hanks, in North America.

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'The Artist' up for 12 BAFTAs

'The Artist' up for 12 BAFTAs

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- "The Artist" was nominated for 12 Orange British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts said Tuesday.
Nighy relishes 'Grandsanta' role in 'Arthur Christmas'

Nighy relishes 'Grandsanta' role in 'Arthur Christmas'

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- British actor Bill Nighy says he got in touch with his inner codger to play the 136-year-old Grandsanta character in the new animated family film "Arthur Christmas."
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Berry breaks foot walking in Spain

Berry breaks foot walking in Spain

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Actress Halle Berry broke her foot while out walking during a day off from shooting "Cloud Atlas" in Spain, Warner Bros. said.
Wachowskis to start filming 'Cloud Atlas'

Wachowskis to start filming 'Cloud Atlas'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski are set to begin shooting "Cloud Atlas," a big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell's book, Warner Bros. said.
Streep may play Thatcher in film

Streep may play Thatcher in film

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Meryl Streep is in talks to play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a 1982-set, fact-based film called "Thatcher."

'Indiana Jones' trailer set to debut

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd. said they are planning to unveil the first teaser trailer for the new "Indiana Jones" movie this week.

Brits shine at International Emmys

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The British were the big winners at the 35th annual International Emmy awards ceremony in New York Monday night.

Casting complete for 'Half-Blood Prince'

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- British film stars Jim Broadbent and Helen McCrory have joined the cast of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

British TV awards announced

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- The drama "Life On Mars," snubbed by the British television academy last year, earned three BAFTA television nominations, including best drama.

Russell Brand honored by British TV awards

LONDON, March 24 (UPI) -- Flamboyant comedian Russell Brand was named the best non-acting British performer during the Broadcasting Press Guild's Television and Radio Awards.

Indie awards honor British talent

LONDON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Actress Dame Helen Mirren won a special prize but lost in the best actress category at the British Independent Film Awards in London.

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