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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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Robert Carlyle
British actor Robert Carlyle attends the TV Bafta ceremony at Grosvenor House in London on May 7,2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Robert Carlyle, OBE (born 14 April 1961) is a Scottish film and television actor. He is known for a variety of roles including those in Trainspotting, Hamish Macbeth, The Full Monty, The World Is Not Enough, Angela's Ashes, The 51st State, and 28 Weeks Later. He also portrays Doctor Nicholas Rush in Stargate Universe.

Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, the son of Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was brought up by his father after his mother left when Carlyle was four years old. He left school at 16 without qualifications and went to work for his father as a painter and decorator, however he continued his education by attending night classes at Cardonald College in Glasgow.

Carlyle became involved in drama at the Glasgow Arts Centre at the age of 21 (having been inspired by reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible), and subsequently graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 1991, he and four friends founded a theatre company, Raindog (which is now primarily involved in television and film work), and guest starred in The Bill. The same year he starred in his first movie, Riff Raff, directed by Ken Loach.

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