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Billy Bob Thornton stars in first 'Fargo' teaser

Billy Bob Thornton stars in first 'Fargo' teaser

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman will star in the Coen brothers' adaptation of their 1996 classic.
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Najimy lands role on 'The Big C'

Najimy lands role on 'The Big C'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Kathy Najimy and Isaac Mizrahi are to guest star on the four-part conclusion of "The Big C," U.S. cable network Showtime said Thursday.
'West Wing' stars reunite in 'The Oranges'

'West Wing' stars reunite in 'The Oranges'

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Allison Janney and Oliver Platt say having previously worked together on TV's "The West Wing" helped them play a long-married New Jersey couple in the new big-screen comedy, "The Oranges."
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Tucci and Blunt wed again

Tucci and Blunt wed again

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Stanley Tucci and British literary agent Felicity Blunt exchanged vows during a formal ceremony in London, weeks after marrying in a civil service.
Amy Adams to star in 'Into the Woods'

Amy Adams to star in 'Into the Woods'

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- This summer's edition of Shakespeare in the Park in New York will feature productions of "Into the Woods" and "As You Like It," organizers said.
Janney to guest star on 'The Big C'

Janney to guest star on 'The Big C'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Cable network Showtime has hired Allison Janney for a role in Season 3 of its cancer-themed dramedy "The Big C," The Hollywood Reporter said.

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Fencing great Bob Anderson dead at 89

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Former Olympic fencer and Hollywood fight choreographer Bob Anderson has died, the British Academy of Fencing said. He was 89.
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'Beginners' wins big at Gotham Awards

'Beginners' wins big at Gotham Awards

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "Tree of Life" and "Beginners" tied for the Best Feature prize at the 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York Monday.
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Platt, Falco to host Gotham Independent Film Awards

Platt, Falco to host Gotham Independent Film Awards

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Oliver Platt and Edie Falco are to serve as co-hosts of this month's 21st annual Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony in New York, organizers said.
Lea Michele to star in 3D 'Oz' musical

Lea Michele to star in 3D 'Oz' musical

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- "Glee" star Lea Michele has signed on to play the title character in the upcoming 3D movie musical "Dorothy of Oz," E! News reported.
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Oliver Platt arrives for the 60th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 11, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Oliver James Platt (born January 12, 1960) is an American actor. He is currently starring in the Showtime original series, The Big C with Laura Linney.

Platt was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to American parents Sheila Maynard, a clinical social worker who worked in Islamabad, and Nicholas Platt, a career diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Zambia and the Philippines. He has an older brother, Adam Platt, New York Magazine restaurant critic, and a younger brother, Nicholas Platt, Jr.. His family moved back to the United States when Platt was three months old. Platt's maternal great-grandparents were equesterian Arthur Scott Burden and socialite Cynthia Roche; he is a second-cousin once removed of Diana, Princess of Wales through his great-great-grandmother Frances Work. When asked about Diana, Platt said, "I never met her. It's a non-story. I'd love to tell you we were confidantes. The truth is I don't know much more about it than you do."

Because of his father's career as an ambassador, much of Platt's childhood was spent in Asia, the Middle East, and Washington, D.C. Platt attended twelve different schools, including the American School in Japan, and has said "Even now I find myself envying people who have neighborhoods and roots". Platt's family made frequent trips back to Washington, where they held Redskins season tickets. Platt is also a fan of the Boston Red Sox.

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