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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.
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Gondry named Cannes jury head

Gondry named Cannes jury head

CANNES, France, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Film director Michel Gondry is to head up the short film and Cinefondation jury of France's 64th Festival de Cannes, organizers said.
Bryan Singer eyeing 'Excalibur' remake

Bryan Singer eyeing 'Excalibur' remake

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Bryan Singer is developing a remake of the classic King Arthur picture "Excalibur" for Warner Bros., Variety reported.
John Boorman to direct Hadrian epic

John Boorman to direct Hadrian epic

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- British filmmaker John Boorman reportedly is co-writing the script for and plans to direct a movie about the Roman Emperor Hadrian.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007.
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Basque Fest not just social-issue films

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival specializes in social-issue films, but this year is showing a wider variety of international films than ever before.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2006 with 347 to follow.
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Film, TV, stage producer Tony Adams dead

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Veteran Broadway stage, television and Hollywood film producer Tony Adams has died of a stroke in New York at age 52.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2005 with 347 to follow.
By United Press International

'Vera Drake' wins at Venice Film Festival

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- "Vera Drake" a film about abortion won the Golden Lion award and it star Imelda Staunton won the best actress award at Italy's Venice Film Festival.

McGregor bike trip hits bump in road

, Ukraine, May 10 (UPI) -- Actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman were reportedly detained by Ukraine border guards while they on a 20,000-mile global bike trip.

McGregor, Boorman get Bravo reality show

BURBANK, Calif., March 8 (UPI) -- Actors and friends Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman will star in a new Bravo series chronicling a four-month transcontinental motorcycle journey.
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John Boorman
Director John Boorman (left) poses with actors Juliette Binoche and Samuel L. Jackson at the 3/1/05 New York premiere of their new film "In My Country" directed by John Boorman. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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John Boorman (born 18 January 1933) is an English filmmaker who is a long time resident of Ireland and is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General and The Tailor of Panama.

Boorman was born in Shepperton, Surrey, England, the son of Ivy (née Chapman) and George Boorman. He was educated at the Salesian School in Chertsey, Surrey, even though his family was not Roman Catholic.

Boorman first began by working as a drycleaner and journalist in the late 1950s and then he moved into TV documentary filmmaking, eventually becoming the head of the BBC's Bristol-based Documentary Unit in 1962.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Boorman."
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