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'Potter' stars Radcliffe and Hinds reunite for 'Woman in Black'

'Potter' stars Radcliffe and Hinds reunite for 'Woman in Black'

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- British movie star Daniel Radcliffe says he was happy to work with Northern Irish actor Ciaran Hinds again in "The Woman in Black" after the pair shared the screen in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Suspect in Veronica Guerin killing busted

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- John Traynor, an Irish gangster suspected of conspiring in the killing of reporter Veronica Guerin, has been arrested in the Netherlands, officials said.
Guerin killing suspect dies in prison

Guerin killing suspect dies in prison

LONDON, June 20 (UPI) -- Patrick "Dutchy" Holland, the principal suspect in the killing of Irish journalist Veronica Guerin, has died in a British prison, authorities said.

Actor Behan questioned in woman's death

ARCIDOSSO, Italy, July 15 (UPI) -- Irish actor Paudge Behan has been released after he was questioned in connection with the stabbing death of a 72-year-old businesswoman in Italy, police said.

Blanchett calls Guerin 'fascinating'

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Cate Blanchett says she wanted to star in the film "Veronica Guerin" because the story of the murdered Irish reporter was so extraordinary.

Colin Farrell to present an Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Colin Farrell, recent star of "Phone Booth" and "Veronica Guerin" and soon to be seen in "Intermission," is set to present an Academy Award.

Analysis: Globe nominees, Oscar clues

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Nominations are in the books for the 61st Golden Globe Awards, and it's time to examine the results for Oscar clues. Realistically, however, don't expect much.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

61st Annual Golde Globe Award nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A list of the nominees for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Blanchett calls Guerin 'extraordinary'

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Cate Blanchett says she had never heard of Veronica Guerin before Joel Schumacher asked her to play the murdered Irish journalist.

Ron Howard's new direction: Western

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Twenty-seven years after co-starring with John Wayne in "The Shootist," Ron Howard is once again heading west.
KAREN BUTLER

Toronto film fest has high-end line-up

TORONTO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Toronto International Film Festival has scored an impressive slate of high-end product, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

'Pirates' team reunites for 'King Arthur'

NEWTON, N.J., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Shortly after ending their worldwide publicity tour for "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," actress Keira Knightley and über-producer Jerr
KAREN BUTLER

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Ireland's Veronica Guerin died in 1996 and Joel Schumacher's new film about the slain journalist's life has pleased her mother.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Interview of the week: Joel Schumacher

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Postponement turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Joel Schumacher's new thriller, "Phone Booth," which opened at the top of the box office last weekend m
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Interview of the week: Colin Farrell

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- "Mind if I smoke?"
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Veronica Guerin
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Veronica Guerin (5 July 1958 - 26 June 1996) was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered on 26 June 1996 by drug lords, an event, which alongside the murder of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe three weeks earlier, helped establish the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Veronica Guerin, nicknamed "Ronnie", and her four siblings were born in Dublin and attended Catholic school where she excelled in athletics. Besides basketball and football, she was a camogie player and a fan of the Manchester United football team. Veronica Guerin's father was an accountant, and she studied accountancy at Trinity College, Dublin. After graduation, her father hired her at his company. When her father died three years later, she changed professions and started a public relations firm, which she ran for seven years. In 1983-4, she served as secretary to the Fianna Fáil group at the New Ireland Forum.

In 1990, she changed careers again, switching to journalism as a reporter with the Sunday Business Post and Sunday Tribune. In 1994, she began to write about criminals for Irish newspaper the Sunday Independent. She used street names or pseudonyms for underworld figures to avoid Irish libel laws. When she began to cover drug dealers, she received numerous death threats.

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