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British director Antonia Bird dies at age 54

LONDON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- British film and television director Antonia Bird, known for working with actor Robert Carlyle on three films, died, her agent said. She was 54.

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Caulfield to guest star on 'Once'

Caulfield to guest star on 'Once'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Emma Caulfield, who played a vengeance demon on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," will guest star as a blind witch on the U.S. series, "Once Upon a Time," ABC said.
Carlyle up for 'Trainspotting' sequel

Carlyle up for 'Trainspotting' sequel

LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Robert Carlyle says "Porno," a sequel to his 1996 film "Trainspotting," is in the planning stages with director Danny Boyle again at the helm.
Stars line up to be 'Stargate' guests

Stars line up to be 'Stargate' guests

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- SCI FI Channel says Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher McDonald and Janelle Monae are to be guest stars on the new series "SGU: Stargate Universe."

Phillips signs up for 'Stargate' role

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sci Fi Channel Wednesday confirmed Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque and Alaina Huffman have joined the cast of "SGU: Stargate Universe."
Four join cast of new 'Stargate' series

Four join cast of new 'Stargate' series

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Sci Fi Channel says Justin Louis, David Blue, Brian J. Smith and Jamil Walker Smith are set to co-star in its new original series, "Stargate Universe."
Carlyle to headline new 'Stargate' series

Carlyle to headline new 'Stargate' series

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Robert Carlyle has been cast as the lead in the new series "Stargate Universe," Sci Fi Channel announced Monday.
'Who' boss: I've done what I set out to do

'Who' boss: I've done what I set out to do

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- Russell T. Davies, the writer-producer leaving the new version of "Doctor Who," has declined to comment on who might next play the Doctor on the British series.

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A new Timelord for 'Doctor Who'?

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- If David Tennant chooses to leave "Doctor Who" the ring may quickly fill with hats from actors interested in playing the Timelord in the British TV series.

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Today is Friday, April 14, the 104th day of 2006 with 261 to follow.
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Wilkinson recalls 'Full Monty' experience

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- British actor Tom Wilkinson says getting naked in his hit 1997 comedy, "The Full Monty," helped him become a fearless actor.

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Today is Thursday, April 14, the 104th day of 2005 with 261 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, April 14, the 105th day of 2004 with 261 to follow.
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The sci-fi flick, "The Matrix Reloaded," won the top spot at the box office this weekend.
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ADL endorses 'Hitler' miniseries

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- The Anti-Defamation League, which had voiced concern about a TV miniseries on Adolf Hitler, now says the show is "a powerful tool" to educate people about evil.

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Madonna's "American Life" album was panned by the critics, but still debuted at No. 1 on this week's U.S. pop charts.
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Today is Monday, April 14, the 104th day of 2003 with 261 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, April 14, the 104th day of 2002 with 261 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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