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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 21, 2014.
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'Toy Story' holiday special to air late this year

'Toy Story' holiday special to air late this year

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. television network ABC says it plans to air "Toy Story That Time Forgot," Disney-Pixar's new Christmas special, late this year.
'Penny Dreadful' sneak peek posted online ahead of spring debut

'Penny Dreadful' sneak peek posted online ahead of spring debut

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Showtime has posted a sneak peek video of its new Victorian London-set series, "Penny Dreadful," on YouTube.
Billie Piper, Helen McCrory join 'Penny Dreadful' ensemble

Billie Piper, Helen McCrory join 'Penny Dreadful' ensemble

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Billie Piper, Helen McCrory, Danny Sapani and Simon Russell Beale have joined the cast of the London-set drama series "Penny Dreadful," Showtime said Monday.
Timothy Dalton joins 'Penny Dreadful' on Showtime

Timothy Dalton joins 'Penny Dreadful' on Showtime

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Welsh actor Timothy Dalton is to co-star in the new drama series "Penny Dreadful," which will begin filming this fall, Showtime announced Monday.
'Toy Story' Halloween special to air on ABC Oct. 16

'Toy Story' Halloween special to air on ABC Oct. 16

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Disney-Pixar's first animated television special, "Toy Story of Terror!," is to premiere in the United States Oct. 16, ABC announced Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
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Idris Elba said he'd consider 007 role

Idris Elba said he'd consider 007 role

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- British actor Idris Elba says he's aware of the rumor he is up for the role of dashing secret agent 007 James Bond and would consider the job if it is offered.
Syfy planning James Bond marathon

Syfy planning James Bond marathon

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Syfy says it is planning to air a 43-hour James Bond movie marathon Thanksgiving weekend.
Gibson's gal pal gives birth to daughter

Gibson's gal pal gives birth to daughter

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Musician Oksana Grigorieva has given birth to Hollywood actor-director Mel Gibson's daughter, a source told RadarOnline.

Craig gets Connery seal of approval

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Former "James Bond" Sean Connery gives high marks to the choice of British actor Daniel Craig as the next generation Agent 007.

Bond is Craig, Daniel Craig

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- British actor Daniel Craig arrived to a London news conference by speedboat Friday where he was anointed film's sixth James Bond.

McMahon, 36, may not get Bond role

HOLLYWOOD, July 5 (UPI) -- Julian McMahon, who is 36, thinks his age may deny him the next James Bond role in place of Pierce Brosnan, says World Entertainment News Network.
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Timothy Dalton
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Timothy Peter Dalton (born 21 March 1946) is a Welsh actor. He is known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), as well as Rhett Butler in the television miniseries Scarlett (1994), an original sequel to Gone with the Wind. In addition, he is known for his roles in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1970), Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (1983), "Prince Barin" in "Flash Gordon" (1980), Shakespearean films and plays such as Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Henry V, Love's Labour's Lost, Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2.

Dalton was born in Colwyn Bay, Wales, to an American mother of Italian and Irish descent, and an English father, who was a captain in the Special Operations Executive during World War II and had become an advertising executive at the time of his son's birth. Before his fourth birthday, the family relocated to Belper, Derbyshire. While in Belper, he attended the Herbert Strutt Grammar School. As a teenager, he was a member of the Air Cadets but at age 16 saw Macbeth and Dalton's life changed. He left school in 1964 to enroll in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and tour with the National Youth Theatre. Dalton did not complete his RADA studies, leaving the academy in 1966 to join the ensemble of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Dalton quickly moved to television, working mainly with BBC and, in 1968, made his film debut as Philip II of France in The Lion in Winter. This was the first of several period dramas, which included a remake of Wuthering Heights in 1970 in which he portrayed the tortured Heathcliff. In 1968, Albert Broccoli asked the 22-year-old Dalton to take over for Sean Connery in the role of James Bond. This would not be the last time Dalton turned the role down. After a few more films, Dalton took a break in 1971 to concentrate on the theatre, performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company and other troupes throughout the world.

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