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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
By United Press International
Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in Sundance thriller

Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in Sundance thriller

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea and Janet McTeer are to star in "The Honorable Woman," an eight-part mini-series shooting in the United Kingdom and Morocco.

Dolours Price, IRA terrorist, found dead

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Dolours Price, a convicted IRA terrorist and ex-wife of British actor Stephen Rea, has been found dead in her home north of Dublin, authorities said Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.
By United Press International
Jordan directing Farrell in 'Ondine'

Jordan directing Farrell in 'Ondine'

TORONTO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Neil Jordan is currently shooting his latest film "Ondine" in Ireland with Colin Farrell and Stephen Rea, Paramount Vantage said Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.
By United Press International

Remake of DePalma's 'Sisters' under way

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 14 (UPI) -- Production has begun in Vancouver on a remake of Brian DePalma's "Sisters" starring Lou Doillon, Chloë Sevigny and Stephen Rea.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2005 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2004 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2003 with 61 to follow.
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Interview of the week: Neil Jordan

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Over the past decade, Irish novelist-turned-filmmaker Neil Jordan achieved greatness making thoughtful, provocative dramas like "The Crying Game," "Michael Collins," "Interview with the Vampire" and "The End of the Affair." Now he turns to lighter fare wi
KAREN BUTLER

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2002 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International
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Stephen Rea
Irish actor Stephen Rea attends the British premiere of "V for vendetta" at Empire,Leicester square in London on March 8, 2006.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Stephen Rea (31 October 1946) is a Northern Irish actor who was nominated for an Academy Award for his lead performance as Fergus in the 1992 film The Crying Game.

Rea was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the son of a bus driver. One of four children in a working class Presbyterian family, he attended Belfast High School and the Queen's University of Belfast, taking a degree in English.

Rea trained at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin. In the late 1970s, he acted in the Focus Company in Dublin with Gabriel Byrne and Colm Meaney. During the broadcasting ban on Sinn Féin imposed by Margaret Thatcher's government, in order to cut the 'oxygen of publicity', it was interpreted that Sinn Féin members could not be heard making statements expressing the views of Sinn Féin, so Rea was one of many actors contacted to provide an actor's voice to get around that problem. After appearing on the stage and in television and film for many years in Ireland and Britain, Rea came to international attention when he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film The Crying Game. He is a frequent collaborator with Irish film maker Neil Jordan. Rea has long been associated with some of the most important writers in Ireland. His association with playwright Stewart Parker (1941-1988) for example, began when they were students together at the Queen's University of Belfast.

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