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Jason Schwartzman talks 'abrasive' role in 'Listen Up Philip'

Jason Schwartzman talks 'abrasive' role in 'Listen Up Philip'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) --Jason Schwartzman portrays a "detestable" writer in "Listen Up Philip," but the actor says he could relate to his character's identity crisis.
Annie Martin
'Game of Thrones' makes big casting announcements

'Game of Thrones' makes big casting announcements

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) --"Game of Thrones" announces the addition of several new actors, including Keisha Castle-Hughes and Jonathan Pryce.
Danielle Haynes
Tribeca Film acquires 'Listen Up Philip' with Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss

Tribeca Film acquires 'Listen Up Philip' with Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) --Tribeca Film has purchased the rights to "Listen Up Philip," a dark comedy starring Jason Schwartzman ("Grand Budapest Hotel") and Elizabeth Moss ("Mad Men").
Annie Martin
Damian Lewis to play Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall' miniseries

Damian Lewis to play Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall' miniseries

BOSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- British actor Damian Lewis has signed on to play King Henry VIII opposite Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in the six-part miniseries, {i:Wolf Hall}.
Karen Butler

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 1, 2013.
By United Press International
Premiere set for River Phoenix's last film

Premiere set for River Phoenix's last film

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- "Dark Blood," a movie actor River Phoenix made before his 1993 death from drug-induced heart failure, is to premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival Sept. 27.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 1, 2012.
By United Press International

River Phoenix's last film being re-edited

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Dutch director George Sluizer says he plans to finish the late U.S. actor River Phoenix's last movie "Dark Blood" for release next year.
Uma to star in TV version of play 'Bed'

Uma to star in TV version of play 'Bed'

LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. film actress Uma Thurman reportedly is to star in a small-screen adaptation of David Hare's play "My Zinc Bed" to be shown on BBC Two.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 1, 2008.
By United Press International
'Leatherheads' premiere to benefit AFI

'Leatherheads' premiere to benefit AFI

HOLLYWOOD, March 26 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures said its Hollywood premiere of George Clooney's new romantic comedy "Leatherheads" will benefit the American Film Institute.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, June 1, 2007.
By United Press International

Broadway gets new 'Scoundrels'

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- Keith Carradine and Brian d'Arcy James will take over the leads in Broadway's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" next month.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2006 with 212 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2005 with 212 to follow.
By United Press International
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Jonathan Pryce
British actor Jonathan Pryce arrives at the London premiere of his new film "De-Lovely" in London on September 29 2004..(UPI PHOTO/Hugo Philpott )
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Jonathan Pryce, CBE (born 1 June 1947) is a Welsh stage and film actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his long time partner English actress Kate Fahy in 1974, he began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s. His work in theatre, including an award-winning performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre's Hamlet, led to several supporting roles in film and television. He made his breakthrough screen performance in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult film Brazil.

Critically lauded for his versatility, Pryce has participated in big-budget films such as Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, Pirates of the Caribbean and The New World, as well as independent projects such as Glengarry Glen Ross and Carrington. His career in theatre has also been prolific, and he has won two Tony Awards—the first in 1977 for his Broadway debut in Comedians, the second for his 1991 role as "The Engineer" in the musical Miss Saigon.

Pryce was born John Price in Carmel near Holywell, Wales, the son of Margaret Ellen (née Williams) and Isaac Price, a former coal miner who, along with his wife, ran a small general grocery shop. He changed the spelling of his last name from Price to Pryce in order to join Equity, the English actors' trade union, because Equity can only have one actor with any particular name on its books. Pryce has two older sisters. He was educated at Holywell Grammar School (today Holywell High School), and, at the age of 16, he went to art college and then started training to be a teacher at Edge Hill College (now Edge Hill University) in Ormskirk. While studying, he took part in a college theatre production. An impressed tutor suggested he became an actor and on Pryce's behalf sent off to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for an application form, and Pryce was awarded a scholarship to RADA. While at RADA Pryce worked as a door-to-door salesman of velvet paintings. Pryce was part of 'new wave’ of actors to emerge from the Academy. Others included Bruce Payne, Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Anton Lesser, Kenneth Branagh and Fiona Shaw.

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