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Funeral held for British broadcaster David Frost

Funeral held for British broadcaster David Frost

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A funeral service for British broadcaster David Frost was held Thursday at the Holy Trinity Church in Nuffield, Oxfordshire, the BBC reported.

Broadcaster David Frost dead at age 74

LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- British broadcaster David Frost -- best known for his interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon -- has died, his family said. He was 74.
Sacha Baron Cohen won't play Freddie Mercury as planned

Sacha Baron Cohen won't play Freddie Mercury as planned

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- British actor Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped out of the forthcoming Freddie Mercury bio-picture because of creative differences, Deadline.com reported.

Mirren to reprise role as queen in play

LONDON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- British actress Helen Mirren said she was initially hesitant to reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II for her upcoming part in the play, "The Audience."
Mirren to play Queen Elizabeth II again

Mirren to play Queen Elizabeth II again

LONDON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- British actress Helen Mirren is to play Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's new play, "The Audience," the drama's producers said Friday.
Baron Cohen to play Mercury in film

Baron Cohen to play Mercury in film

LONDON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has been tapped to play late rock icon Freddie Mercury in a new film, its producers said.
Sam Mendes may direct next 007 flick

Sam Mendes may direct next 007 flick

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- British director Sam Mendes is in talks to shoot an upcoming installment in the James Bond film franchise, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Morgan to co-write next Bond film

Morgan to co-write next Bond film

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- British scribes Peter Morgan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been tapped to write the next installment in the James Bond film franchise.
Michael Sheen may play Tony Blair again

Michael Sheen may play Tony Blair again

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Welsh actor Michael Sheen, who played Tony Blair in "The Queen" and "The Deal," may portray the former British Prime Minister again in an HBO production.
Stacy Keach suffers a mild stroke

Stacy Keach suffers a mild stroke

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Stacy Keach has suffered a mild stroke, the Center Theatre Group said Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Howard: 'Frost/Nixon' suspenseful, funny

Howard: 'Frost/Nixon' suspenseful, funny

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood film director Ron Howard says he enjoyed reading Peter Morgan's play "Frost/Nixon" so much, he immediately wanted to see it acted out on stage.
'Frost/Nixon' sets '08 box office record

'Frost/Nixon' sets '08 box office record

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures says its film "Frost/Nixon" earned $180,708 when it debuted in three locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto last weekend.
Langella reprises 'Nixon' role in film

Langella reprises 'Nixon' role in film

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Frank Langella says a scene in "Frost/Nixon," where former U.S. President Richard Nixon calls David Frost the night before their final interview, is fictitious.
Sheen was advised against meeting Frost

Sheen was advised against meeting Frost

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- British actor Michael Sheen says he was warned against meeting David Frost until after he started performances of the play "Frost/Nixon."
Stacy Keach to play Nixon on stage

Stacy Keach to play Nixon on stage

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Stacy Keach is to play former President Richard Nixon in the U.S. touring production of Peter Morgan's drama, "Frost/Nixon," the show's representatives said.
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Actress Helen Mirren who won the Best Actress Award for her work in the film "The Queen" chats with the Peter Morgan writer of the Queen screenplay at the 2006 National Board of Review Award ceremonies held in New York on January 9, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Peter Morgan (born 10 April 1963) is an English film writer and playwright best known for writing the films and plays The Deal, The Queen, Frost/Nixon, and The Special Relationship.

Morgan was born in London, the son of refugees; his father Arthur Morgenthau was a German Jew who fled the Nazis, and his mother Inga a Catholic Pole who fled the Soviets. His father died when Morgan was aged 9. He attended boarding school at Downside School, Somerset. He gained a degree in Fine Art from the University of Leeds.

Morgan wrote television scripts throughout the 1990s, including an episode of Rik Mayall Presents... and the Comedy Premiere The Chest. He wrote the screenplay to the romantic comedy Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (1998) and had some success with the TV series The Jury (2002). He broke through with The Deal, a 2003 television drama about the power-sharing deal between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown that was struck in the Granita restaurant in London. He received his Academy Award-nomination for The Deal's follow-up, The Queen (2006) that showed how the death of Princess Diana impacted British Prime Minister Tony Blair and senior members of the Royal Family. His work on the film awarded him a Golden Globe from the Hollywood Foreign Press, and Helen Mirren won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

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