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'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British film and stage director Sam Mendes is to be presented with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre next month in New York.
Weinstein Co. wins PG-13 rating for 'Philomena'

Weinstein Co. wins PG-13 rating for 'Philomena'

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it has won its appeal of the decision to assign its film "Philomena" an R rating in the United States because it contains two expletives.
Kate Winslet says her children are always with her

Kate Winslet says her children are always with her

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Twice-divorced British actress Kate Winslet says her two children have great relationships with their fathers, but she has physical custody of them.
Burstein and Emond join cast of Broadway's 'Cabaret'

Burstein and Emond join cast of Broadway's 'Cabaret'

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Linda Emond and Danny Burstein have joined the ensemble of the upcoming Broadway revival of "Cabaret," Roundabout Theatre Company announced Monday.
Michelle Williams to make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret'

Michelle Williams to make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret'

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Michelle Williams is to make her Broadway debut in a 2014 revival of the stage musical "Cabaret," the Roundabout Theatre Company announced Wednesday.
Josh Hartnett and Eva Green to star in Showtime series

Josh Hartnett and Eva Green to star in Showtime series

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Josh Hartnett and Eva Green are to star in the 19th century London-set, psychological thriller series "Penny Dreadful," Showtime announced.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.
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Sam Mendes to direct next James Bond film

Sam Mendes to direct next James Bond film

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 12 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Sam Mendes is to direct the next James Bond adventure, due out in theaters in fall 2015, the as-yet-untitled movie's producers announced.
Kate Winslet pregnant with third child

Kate Winslet pregnant with third child

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- Kate Winslet's publicist said Tuesday the Oscar-winning British actress is pregnant with her third child.
Sam Mendes in talks to direct next James Bond film

Sam Mendes in talks to direct next James Bond film

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Sam Mendes is in talks with Sony Pictures and MGM to direct the next installment of the James Bond film franchise, Deadline.com reported.
'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes won't helm next James Bond film

'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes won't helm next James Bond film

LONDON, March 6 (UPI) -- British film director Sam Mendes says he has turned down an offer to helm a second James Bond movie after last year's blockbuster, "Skyfall."
James Bond film 'Skyfall' makes $1B at the global box office

James Bond film 'Skyfall' makes $1B at the global box office

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- "Skyfall," the latest installment in the British superspy James Bond film franchise, has earned $1 billion at the worldwide box office, Variety reported.

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Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll secretly marry

Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll secretly marry

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning British actress Kate Winslet married Richard Branson's nephew, Ned Rocknroll, in New York this month, People magazine reported Wednesday.
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British director/producer Sam Mendes attends a screening of "Things We Lost In The Fire" at London Film Festival at Odeon West End in London on October 24, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning work on his debut film American Beauty (1999) and his dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1994), Oliver! (1994), Company (1996) and Gypsy (2003).

Mendes was born in Reading, Berkshire to Valerie Helene (née Barnett), an author of children's books, and Jameson Peter Mendes, a university professor. His father is from Trinidad's ethnic Portuguese community, and his mother an English Jew. His grandfather is the Trinidadian writer Alfred Mendes. He attended Magdalen College School, Oxford and later he graduated from Cambridge with a BA in English.

Mendes first attracted attention for his production of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard in the West End which starred Judi Dench before he was twenty-five years old. Soon he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company where his productions, many of them featuring Simon Russell Beale, included Troilus and Cressida, Richard III and The Tempest.

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