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UPI Almanac for Saturday Sept. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.
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Sam Neill joins pilot for 'Alcatraz'

Sam Neill joins pilot for 'Alcatraz'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- New Zealand actor Sam Neill has landed a role in "Alcatraz," producer J.J. Abrams' pilot for Fox, Deadline Hollywood said Friday.
Weber, Neill to star in ABC drama

Weber, Neill to star in ABC drama

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Geoff Stults, Sam Neill and Steven Weber are set to star in the new Minnesota-set drama series "Happy Town," ABC said Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.
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Neill, Bean join cast of TV's 'Crusoe'

Neill, Bean join cast of TV's 'Crusoe'

BURBANK, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- Sam Neill, Sean Bean and Joss Ackland have joined the cast of "Crusoe," the U.S. TV series based on Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe," NBC said Thursday.

Paramount acquires rights to 'Dean Spanley

LONDON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures has acquired the Australian and New Zealand rights to "Dean Spanley," a star-studded, big-screen period drama, Variety.com said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 14, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2006 with 108 to follow.
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Showtime lines up 'Tudors' cast

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Jonathan Rhys-Meyers will play King Henry VIII in Showtime's original series, "The Tudors," it was reported Friday.

'Sesame Street' lyricist Hart dead at 68

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Bruce Hart, whose "Sesame Street" lyrics are known to generations of TV viewers, has died of lung cancer in New York at age 68. The lyricist who also provided the words for "Free to Be ... You and Me" and Cass Elliot's hit, "One Way Ticket," died Tuesday,

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2005 with 108 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 14, the 258th day of 2004 with 108 to follow.
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BBC 'Cambridge Spies,' PBS 'Dr. Zhivago'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- From British TV this and next weekend come the U.S. premieres of two sweeping historical dramas, both excellent, that have in common the it-seemed-a-good-idea-a
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Sam Neill
Actor Sam Neill arrives in London's Leicester Sq for the British Academy Film awards on Sunday February 19 2006.(UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill, DCNZM, OBE (born 14 September 1947) is an Irish/New Zealand actor.

He is perhaps best known for his starring role as paleontologist Dr Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. He has also had a number of high-profile roles including: the lead in Reilly, Ace of Spies, the adult Damien in Omen III: The Final Conflict, Merlin in the miniseries Merlin, Captain Vasily Borodin in The Hunt for Red October, Lord Friedrich Hoffman in Snow White: A Tale of Terror, and Alisdair Stewart in The Piano.

Most recently he played Cardinal Wolsey in the Peace Arch Entertainment production for Showtime, The Tudors.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sam Neill."
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