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'Alice in Wonderland 2' begins production

'Alice in Wonderland 2' begins production

SHEPPERTON, England, Aug. 4 (UPI) --"Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass" has started production, and Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Mia Wasikowska will return to star.
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Ben Whishaw to play Freddie Mercury in bio-picture

Ben Whishaw to play Freddie Mercury in bio-picture

LONDON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- British actor Ben Whishaw is to play the late rock 'n' roll star Freddie Mercury in a bio-picture, Deadline reported.
Sacha Baron Cohen 'kills' elderly woman in BAFTA Britannia Awards prank [VIDEO]

Sacha Baron Cohen 'kills' elderly woman in BAFTA Britannia Awards prank [VIDEO]

(UPI) --Sacha Baron Cohen won the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy -- then pushed a wheelchair-bound elderly woman off the stage.
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Julia Roberts presents George Clooney with BAFTA Britannia Award

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts presented George Clooney with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.

Student group at England's University of Birmingham bans sombreros

BIRMINGHAM, England, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Students at a British university were turned away from Halloween events for dressing as Mexicans or American Indians.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
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Sacha Baron Cohen set for BAFTA LA honor

Sacha Baron Cohen set for BAFTA LA honor

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles says it will honor actor/writer/producer Sacha Baron Cohen at its Britannia Awards this fall.
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.
Cohen, Fisher wear bathrobes to DiCaprio's 'Gatsby' party

Cohen, Fisher wear bathrobes to DiCaprio's 'Gatsby' party

CANNES, France, May 17 (UPI) -- Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher showed up at Leonardo DiCaprio's party in France dressed for bed and complaining about the noise, the New York Post said.
Golden Globes presenters list expanded

Golden Globes presenters list expanded

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and Julia Roberts will join the list of presenters at the Golden Globe awards, event organizers in Hollywood said.
Redmayne says Cohen, Carter brought lightness to 'Les Miserables' set

Redmayne says Cohen, Carter brought lightness to 'Les Miserables' set

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British actor Eddie Redmayne says he and his co-stars of "Les Miserables" had a secret weapon for when the heartbreaking movie musical became too emotionally grueling to bear and they sought a little comedy relief.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
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Cruise tops highest-paid actor list

Cruise tops highest-paid actor list

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- Film star Tom Cruise is No. 1 on Forbes magazine's list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors after earning $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
City changes name to nix Ali G association

City changes name to nix Ali G association

STAINES-UPON-THAMES, England, May 21 (UPI) -- The city of Staines, England, changed its name to Staines-upon-Thames, in part to distance itself from the jokes of Sacha Baron Cohen's "Ali G" character.
Cohen, Russell leave 'Django' cast

Cohen, Russell leave 'Django' cast

NEW ORLEANS, May 11 (UPI) -- Sacha Baron Cohen and Kurt Russell have dropped out of Quentin Tarantino's 19th century-set American drama, "Django Unchained."
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Sacha Baron Cohen
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character at the French premiere of his film "Bruno" in Paris on June 15, 2009. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English comedian, actor, and writer. He is most widely known for his portrayal of three unorthodox fictional characters, Ali G, Borat, and Brüno. In his routines, Baron Cohen's characters interact with unsuspecting people who do not realize they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule.

Baron Cohen's work has been recognised with several Emmy nominations, an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, a BAFTA award, and a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work in the feature film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. After the release of the film Borat, Baron Cohen stated that because the public had become too familiar with the characters, he would retire Borat and Ali G. Similarly, after the release of Brüno, he has stated he would also retire the title character.

Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, West London, England. His mother, Daniella (née Weiser), was born in Israel, while his father, Gerald, was originally from Pontypridd, Wales. Sacha is the second of three sons, with elder brother Erran and younger brother Amnon. His family is Jewish. His paternal grandfather was born in Pontypridd, and his maternal grandmother, who lives in Haifa, Israel, trained as a ballet dancer in Germany. Erran is a composer and has worked on several of his films. Internationally renowned autism researcher Simon Baron-Cohen is his cousin.

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