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Mirren to play Queen Elizabeth II again

Mirren to play Queen Elizabeth II again

LONDON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- British actress Helen Mirren is to play Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's new play, "The Audience," the drama's producers said Friday.

Olympics to close with star-studded show

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The man in charge of the closing ceremony at the London Olympics says Sunday's extravaganza will run three hours and include plenty of pop stars.
'Loud' role lured new mom Bullock back to work

'Loud' role lured new mom Bullock back to work

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock says she wasn't eager to go back to work after she adopted her newborn son, won her first Oscar, then watched her marriage to reality TV star Jesse James collapse in 2010.
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Baldwin won't run for NYC mayor

Baldwin won't run for NYC mayor

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Actor Alec Baldwin says he has no plans to run for mayor of New York City, the post Michael Bloomberg is to vacate in 2013.
'Hugo,' 'Artist' earn 11 Critics' Choice nods apiece

'Hugo,' 'Artist' earn 11 Critics' Choice nods apiece

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Hugo" and "The Artist" each earned 11 nominations for the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, organizers announced in Los Angeles Tuesday morning.
'Billy Elliott' to close on Broadway

'Billy Elliott' to close on Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of "Billy Elliot the Musical" is to wrap up its three-year run in January, the Tony Award-winning show's producers said Monday.
'Elliot' cleans up at Outer Critics awards

'Elliot' cleans up at Outer Critics awards

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- "Billy Elliot the Musical" won the Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding new Broadway musical Monday.
Daldry delighted by 'Elliot' response

Daldry delighted by 'Elliot' response

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- British director Stephen Daldry says he couldn't be happier with the response his musical stage adaptation of the film "Billy Elliot" is getting in New York.

Winslet takes over Kidman's 'Reader' role

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- British film star Kate Winslet is taking over Nicole Kidman's role in "The Reader" after the pregnant Australian actress dropped out of the production.

Kidman, Fiennes sign on for 'The Reader'

LOS ANGELES , Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Actors Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes have signed on to star in "The Reader," the big-screen adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's best-seller.

'Billy Elliott' fine-tuned for Broadway

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The London stage musical based on the film "Billy Elliott" is being fine-tuned to make sure its "Britishess" doesn't turn off Broadway audiences.

Billy Elliot could use some Peter Pans

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- "Billy Elliot: the Musical" is constantly battling an age old problem in mounting the hit London show -- its stars keep growing up.

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Children's television icon Fred Rogers was laid to rest in a private ceremony Saturday in Pennsylvania. The 74-year-old creator and star of
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Newcomer Rob Marshall wins DGA Award

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Rob Marshall won the Directors Guild of America's top feature film directing award in Los Angeles Saturday for "Chicago."
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Stephen Daldry
British director Stephen Daldry attends the "Evening Standard Theatre Awards" at The Savoy Hotel in London on November 27, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Stephen David Daldry, CBE (born 2 May 1961) is an English theatre and film director and producer, as well as a three-time Academy Award nominated director.

Daldry was born in Dorset, England the son of bank manager Patrick Daldry and singer, Cherry Thompson. He was educated at the University of Sheffield before taking an apprenticeship at the city's Crucible Theatre from 1985-1988. Whilst at the University of Sheffield, Daldry was Chairman of SuTCo (Sheffield University Theatre Company). He trained at East 15 Acting School, London.

Daldry began his career at the Sheffield Crucible with Artistic Director Clare Venables where he directed many productions. He also headed many productions at the Manchester Library Theatre, Liverpool Playhouse, Stratford East, Oxford Stage, Brighton and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was also Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 1992-8, where he headed the £26 million development scheme. He was also Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, London (1989-92) and the Metro Theatre Company (1984-6). He is currently on the Board of the Young and Old Vic Theatres and remains an Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre. He was the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre for 2002 at St Catherine's College, Oxford. He won awards on Broadway as well as the West End.

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