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Colin Firth says he didn't try to play Woody Allen in 'Magic in the Moonlight'

Colin Firth says he didn't try to play Woody Allen in 'Magic in the Moonlight'

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) --Colin Firth says he was able to avoid giving a Woody Allen-like performance in "Magic in the Moonlight" because his character was nothing like Allen.
Karen Butler
WATCH: Emma Stone, Colin Firth star in first trailer for Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'

WATCH: Emma Stone, Colin Firth star in first trailer for Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) --Colin Firth is on a quest to debunk Emma Stone's psychic claims in Woody Allen's latest film, "Magic in the Moonlight."
Kate Stanton
Marcia Gay Harden dishes on '50 Shades of Grey,' says E L James has the answer

Marcia Gay Harden dishes on '50 Shades of Grey,' says E L James has the answer

March 11 (UPI) -- Marcia Gay Harden dished on "50 Shades of Grey" in an interview on Monday, and said the upcoming film adaptation was not too scandalous for her.
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Marcia Gay Harden cast in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Marcia Gay Harden cast in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Oh, mama!
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Janet Montgomery, Sara Paxton to star in 'If You See Her'

Janet Montgomery, Sara Paxton to star in 'If You See Her'

TORONTO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Janet Montgomery and Sara Paxton have begun work on writer/director's Joan Carr-Wiggin's film, "If You See Her," Canada's Paragraph Pictures announced.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
By United Press International
Eileen Atkins joins cast of Woody Allen's latest film

Eileen Atkins joins cast of Woody Allen's latest film

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Woody Allen says Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden and Hamish Linklater have joined the cast of the unnamed movie he is shooting in the south of France.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
By United Press International
Harden named cruise ship's godmother

Harden named cruise ship's godmother

MIAMI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Marcia Gay Harden has been named godmother of Carnival Cruise Lines' new cruise ship Carnival Dream, the company announced Monday.
Paquin to play Irena Sendler in TV movie

Paquin to play Irena Sendler in TV movie

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Canadian-born actress Anna Paquin has signed on to star in the television movie "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler," CBS announced.
Gandolfini to star in 'Carnage' on B'way

Gandolfini to star in 'Carnage' on B'way

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden have signed on to star in Yasmina Reza's new play "God of Carnage" on Broadway.

Tarantino honored at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was honored Sunday with the 2008 Ray-Ban Visionary Award at the Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah.

King loves new 'Mist' ending

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. author Stephen King says he loves the new ending writer-director Frank Darabont came up with for his film adaptation of King's novella, "The Mist."

Bacon likely to ride 'Rails' with Eastwood

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Alison Eastwood, daughter of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, may soon team with actor Kevin Bacon for her directorial debut in "Rails and Ties."

Sean Penn working on 'Into the Wild'

HOLLYWOOD, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- Writer and director Sean Penn continues to draw a stellar cast to the Paramount Vantage film "Into the Wild."
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Marcia Gay Harden arrives for the "This is Tisch!" Gala to benefit the Tisch School of the Arts at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Time Warner Center in New York on November 2, 2009. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Marcia Gay Harden (born August 14, 1959) is an American film and theatre actress. Harden's breakthrough role was in Miller's Crossing (1990) and then The First Wives Club (1996) which was followed by several roles which gained her wider fame including the hit comedy Flubber (1997) and Meet Joe Black (1998). She received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Lee Krasner in Pollock (2000). She has starred in a string of successful mainstream and independent movies, such as Space Cowboys (2000), Into the Wild (2007) and The Mist (2007). Harden’s recent credits include Lasse Hallstrom’s film, The Hoax, opposite Richard Gere, and The Walt Disney Company’s The Invisible, directed by David S Goyer. She was also recently seen in Lakeshore Entertainment’s The Dead Girl, directed by Karen Moncrief and starring Toni Colette, Kerry Washington, Mary Steenburgen and Brittany Murphy. In 2009, Harden received a Tony Award for the Broadway play God of Carnage. She has been nominated for an Emmy Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award two times.

Harden, one of five children, was born in La Jolla, California (near San Diego), the daughter of Texas natives Beverly (née Bushfield), a housewife, and Thad Harold Harden, who was an officer in the United States Navy. One of Harden's siblings is named Thaddeus, as is her spouse. Harden's family frequently moved because of her father's job, living in Japan, Germany, Greece, California, and Maryland. She graduated from Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland in 1976, the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in theatre, and the graduate theatre program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a Master of Fine Arts.

Harden's first film role was in a 1979 student-produced movie at the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout the 1980s, she appeared in several television programs, including Simon & Simon, Kojak, and CBS Summer Playhouse. She appeared in the Coen brothers' Miller's Crossing (1990), a 1930s mobster drama in which she first gained wide exposure. In 1992, she played actress Ava Gardner alongside Philip Casnoff as Frank Sinatra in the made for TV miniseries Sinatra. Throughout the 1990s, she continued to appear in films and television. Notable film roles include The Imagemaker (1986), her first screen role, in which she played a stage manager; the Disney sci-fi comedy Flubber (1997), a popular hit in which she co-starred with Robin Williams; the supernatural drama Meet Joe Black (1998); Labor of Love (1998), a Lifetime Television movie in which she starred with David Marshall Grant; and Space Cowboys (2000), an all-star adventure-drama of aging astronauts.

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