'Life in a Day' to get theatrical release

'Life in a Day' to get theatrical release

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- National Geographic said Monday it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the documentary "Life in a Day."
Scott, YouTube team up for film venture

Scott, YouTube team up for film venture

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. video-sharing Web site YouTube says it is teaming up with filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald on a documentary project.
Tahar Rahim lands role in 'Eagle'

Tahar Rahim lands role in 'Eagle'

LONDON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Tahar Rahim, best known for his work in the celebrated film, "Un Prophete," has joined the cast of the Roman epic, "The Eagle of the Ninth," producers said.
'Eagle' shooting in Scotland, Hungary

'Eagle' shooting in Scotland, Hungary

LONDON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Filming has begun on the Roman epic adventure "The Eagle of the Ninth," starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland, its producers said.

Washington student dies in frat house fall

SEATTLE, June 15 (UPI) -- A University of Washington student has died after falling from a third-floor window of a fraternity house, officials say.
Macdonald to direct 'Eagle of the Ninth'

Macdonald to direct 'Eagle of the Ninth'

CANNES, France, May 21 (UPI) -- Focus Features announced at the Cannes Film Festival it has firmed up a deal to finance the Roman epic adventure "The Eagle of the Ninth."

Crowe to replace Pitt in 'State of Play'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Russell Crowe has signed on to star in the U.S. big-screen version of the British mini-series "State of Play," it was reported Monday.

Pitt drops out of 'State of Play'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Brad Pitt has decided not to star in the upcoming U.S. big screen version of the British miniseries, "State of Play," Variety.com reported.

Mirren, McAdams join 'State of Play' cast

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright Penn have joined the cast of "State of Play," a Hollywood film version of the acclaimed British miniseries.

Bateman to 'Play' with Pitt, Norton

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Jason Bateman is the latest addition to the cast of "State of Play," a Hollywood film version of the acclaimed British miniseries.

Pitt, Norton to reunite for new film

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Edward Norton and Brad Pitt have signed on to star in a big-screen adaptation of the British mini-series "State of Play."

Campaign aiming to save BBC documentaries

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A campaign made of many of Britain's top filmmakers is attempting to save BBC documentaries from being overwhelmed by current TV demands.

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.

Director: Forest wasn't obvious Idi to me

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Director Kevin Macdonald admits he didn't immediately think of U.S. actor Forest Whitaker when casting the role of Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland."

Forest Whitaker to play Idi Amin

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Forest Whitaker will play Idi Amin in the upcoming political drama "The Last King of Scotland," The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.
Kevin MacDonald
Director Kevin MacDonald arrives for the premiere of his new film, the historical drama motion picture "The Last King of Scotland," at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, California on September 21, 2006. The movie is based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's (Forest Whitaker) regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Kevin Hamilton McDonald (born May 16, 1961) is a Canadian comedian and actor, known as a member of the Canadian sketch comedy group Kids in the Hall.

McDonald was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Sheila and Hamilton McDonald, who was a dental equipment salesman. He moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of seven, after his father was transferred there. His family subsequently lived in Toronto, Ontario as well. McDonald has a younger sister, Sandra.

During his youth he had a weight problem. It wasn't until just prior to the Kids' TV show in the late 1980s that he went from overweight to rather skinny. Several sketches and monologues allude to the issue, and a stockier McDonald can be seen in archival footage on the Kids in the Hall on DVD box sets

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