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Angela Lansbury made a dame

Angela Lansbury made a dame

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- Angela Lansbury says it's "a rare and lovely occasion" to be made dame by Queen of England.
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'Modern Family,' 'Breaking Bad' win big at SAG Awards

'Modern Family,' 'Breaking Bad' win big at SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Comedy and Drama in Los Angeles Saturday night.
10.2M tune in for 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 premiere in the U.S.

10.2M tune in for 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 premiere in the U.S.

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Season 4 U.S. premiere of the British costume drama "Downton Abbey" was seen by 10.2 million viewers, ratings show.

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'Boardwalk,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' earn SAG Award nominations

'Boardwalk,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' earn SAG Award nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were nominated for Best Drama Ensemble by Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild.
Mirren, Lester, Kinnear win Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Mirren, Lester, Kinnear win Evening Standard Theatre Awards

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren, Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear were among the winners of the 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at a ceremony at the Savoy Hotel.
People's Choice Awards nominations announced

People's Choice Awards nominations announced

Nominations for the fan-voted People's Choice Awards in film, television and music categories were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
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Richard Gere courted for 'Best Exotic' sequel role

Richard Gere courted for 'Best Exotic' sequel role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Fox Searchlight is talking to Richard Gere about a role in its sequel to the 2011 India-set comedy "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Deadline.com reported.
Season 4 of 'Downton Abbey' to premiere in the U.S. Jan. 5

Season 4 of 'Downton Abbey' to premiere in the U.S. Jan. 5

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- The fourth season of the British drama series "Downton Abbey" is to begin airing in the United States Jan. 5, PBS announced Tuesday.

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'Downton Abbey' to feature first black character in Season 4

'Downton Abbey' to feature first black character in Season 4

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A black actor is being sought to play a musician in Season 4 of the 1920s-set British costume drama, "Downton Abbey," The Sun reported.

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Fellowes: Smith's aging helped her

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- "Downtown Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes said actress Maggie Smith may have helped her career by not having plastic surgery to combat aging.
Actress Maggie Smith doesn't watch 'Downton Abbey'

Actress Maggie Smith doesn't watch 'Downton Abbey'

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- British actress Maggie Smith told CBS' "60 Minutes" she doesn't watch her wildly popular period drama series, "Downton Abbey."
Penelope Wilton understood, but didn't agree with her 'Marigold' character

Penelope Wilton understood, but didn't agree with her 'Marigold' character

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- British actress Penelope Wilton says she thinks her character in the film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is easy to relate to since, like Jean, many people don't like being out of their comfort zone.
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'Downton Abbey,' Cranston, Danes win SAG Awards for television drama

'Downton Abbey,' Cranston, Danes win SAG Awards for television drama

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Maggie Smith-led cast of the British import "Downton Abbey" was named Best Ensemble in a Drama at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.
'Homeland,' 'Game Change' take top TV Globes

'Homeland,' 'Game Change' take top TV Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Showtime's CIA thriller "Homeland" and HBO's political drama "Game Change" won big at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.
MacLaine suggested scene for 'Downton'

MacLaine suggested scene for 'Downton'

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Shirley MacLaine said it was her idea for her outgoing character in "Downton Abbey" to sing a love song to Maggie Smith's strait-laced Lady Violet.
'Nuttiness' stopped Hoffman from directing

'Nuttiness' stopped Hoffman from directing

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Dustin Hoffman said it was his "own private nuttiness that stopped" him from directing a film until his latest project, "Quartet."

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.
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NBC reporter freed from captivity in Syria ... Discovery cancels reality show 'American Guns' ... Women Film Critics Circle praises 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Royal Affair' ... 'Django' premiere canceled in wake of school shooting ... News from United Press International.
Women Film Critics Circle praises 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Royal Affair'

Women Film Critics Circle praises 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Royal Affair'

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- America's Women Film Critics Circle awarded several prizes to "Zero Dark Thirty," a drama about the female CIA agent who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
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'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, in Los Angeles Thursday morning.
'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" were nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in Los Angeles Thursday.
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