Laurie, Keener cast in big-screen comedy

Laurie, Keener cast in big-screen comedy

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Leighton Meester and Allison Janney have begun work on "The Oranges," a film now shooting in New York.
Full season of 'The Big C' ordered

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Showtime announced it has picked up a full season of "The Big C," an original comedy series starring Hollywood actress Laura Linney.
'2012' television series in the works

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NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- German-born director Roland Emmerich says a U.S. television series is being planned to follow up his new global disaster flick "2012."
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LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Peter Morgan's stage drama "Frost/Nixon" is to open the Times BFI London Festival this fall, organizers said.

Rosie O'Donnell returning to 'Nip/Tuck'

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) -- Rosie O'Donnell is coming back to "Nip/Tuck" this fall and will play the love interest to guest star Oliver Platt on the U.S. TV show.

Filming begins on ESPN Yankees miniseries

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be played by Oliver Platt and John Turturro plays Billy Martin in ESPN's miniseries, "The Bronx is Burning."

Writer Goodman to pen 'Great Chefs' remake

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Oliver Platt has signed on to star in a remake of the film, "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?," to be set in Las Vegas.

John Cusack gets some 'Grace'

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- John Cusack is producing and starring in the indie drama "Grace Is Gone," about a family's reaction when a young military mom dies in the Iraqi war.

Oliver Platt readies for Broadway debut

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Film and TV star Oliver Platt is set to make his Broadway debut in the U.S. production of "Shining City," it was reported Wednesday.

Stone signs onto Showtime's 'Huff'

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Emmy winner Sharon Stone has signed on to appear in at least two episodes of Showtime's "Huff."

Nominees for 62nd Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Fools take over Bard's 'Twelfth Night'

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- When tomfoolery engulfs "Twelfth Night," as it does in the annual summer Shakespeare production in Central Park, the melancholy comedy becomes more lightweight

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Oliver Platt
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)

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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