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Lynn Cohen, ‘Sex and the City’ Actress and Veteran Broadway Performer, Dies at 86

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Lynn Cohen, ‘Sex and the City’ Actress and Veteran Broadway Performer, Dies at 86
Lynn Cohen, the veteran Broadway actress also known to millions for her role as Magda on the HBO series “Sex and the City” and its subsequent movies, died Friday, her representative told TheWrap. She was 86.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1933, Cohen had a wide-ranging career with dozens of credits in film and television and the stage. Among her most well known roles, she portrayed Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich,” Mags in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and also appeared in the films “Across the Universe,” “Eagle Eye,” the 2014 comedy “They Came Together,” and Charlie Kauffman’s “Synecdoche, New York,” among many others.

Her numerous television credits include appearances on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Nurse Jackie,” “God Friended Me,” “Master of None,” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Affair” and “Chicago Med.”

Also Read: Kevin Conway, 'Gettysburg' and 'Thirteen Days' Actor, Dies at 77

On Broadway,
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Paula Kelly, ‘Night Court’ and ‘Sweet Charity’ Actress, Dies at 77

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Paula Kelly, ‘Night Court’ and ‘Sweet Charity’ Actress, Dies at 77
Paula Kelly, an Emmy-nominated actress known for TV series like “Night Court” and films like “Sweet Charity” and “The Andromeda Strain,” died on Feb. 8 in Whittier, California, according to the Washington Post. She was 77.

The dancer and singer, who made a splash in the 1960 big-screen musical “Sweet Charity,” went on to earn two Emmy nominations, first for her supporting role as a public defender Liz Williams in the 1980s NBC sitcom “Night Court.” She earned a second nomination for her pioneering role as a lesbian in the 1989 miniseries “The Women of Brewster Place.”

In addition to her TV work, she had a memorable role as a nurse in 1971’s “The Andromeda Strain” and as a love interest nurse in 1973’s dystopian drama “Soylent Green.”

She soon found herself a regular on TV, including roles in “The Carol Burnett Show,” “Sanford and Son,” “Police Woman,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Kojak” and “Golden Girls.
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Kevin Conway Who Starred in Gettysburg, Thirteen Days and Invincible Dies at 77

Kevin Conway Who Starred in Gettysburg, Thirteen Days and Invincible Dies at 77
Kevin Conway has died. He was 77.

The beloved actor died on Wednesday of a heart attack, multiple outlets, including Deadline, reported.

A rep for the late star did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.

Conway is best known for his roles in the 1993 film Gettysburg, Thirteen Days, Stark Trek and Invincible.

Born in New York City in 1942, Conway’s big break came in 1972 when he starred in Slaughterhouse Five as Roland Weary.

The film tells the story, based on the iconic novel of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut, of a World War II soldier who is abducted by aliens.
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Kevin Conway Dies, Funny Farm and Oz Star Was 77

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Kevin Conway Dies, Funny Farm and Oz Star Was 77
Sad news is coming in today for us to pass along to you as veteran actor Kevin Conway, known for his many acting roles including memorable parts in Funny Farm, Oz, and Gettysburg, has reportedly passed away. According to his publicist, Conway died of a heart attack on Wednesday, but the other circumstances surrounding his passing haven't yet been made clear. He was 77 years old.

Born in 1942 in New York City, Conway worked in sales before pursuing an acting career at the age of 24. Training at the Hb Studio, Conway honed his craft working on stage, appearing in the off-Broadway productions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Elephant Man, and When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?. On Broadway, he appeared opposite James Earl Jones in Of Mice and Men and also starred in live productions of Indians, Moonchildren, and Dinner at Eight. Of course, Conway's talent exhibited on
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Kevin Conway, ‘Gettysburg’ and ‘Thirteen Days’ Actor, Dies at 77

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Kevin Conway, ‘Gettysburg’ and ‘Thirteen Days’ Actor, Dies at 77
Kevin Conway, known for his roles in films like “Gettysburg” and ‘Thirteen Days,” died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 77.

Conway’s manager confirmed the news to TheWrap. Conway’s first major screen role was the 1972 film “Slaughterhouse Five,” based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut. He then went on to star in the 1988 film “Funny Farm,” as well as the 2000 historical drama “Thirteen Days” and the 2006 Disney film “Invincible.”

His other credits include “Civil War Duology: Gods and Generals,” and in 1987, he directed the independent film “The Sun and the Moon.”

Also Read: Kirk Douglas, 'Spartacus' Star and Legend of Hollywood's Golden Age, Dies at 103

His TV work includes the 1979 production of “The Scarlet Letter,” as well as NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street.” Conway also had a career on stage — his off-Broadway credits include “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “The Elephant Man,” “Other People’s Money,
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Kevin Conway Dies: ‘Gettysburg’, ‘Thirteen Days’ & ‘Invincible’ Actor Was 77

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Kevin Conway Dies: ‘Gettysburg’, ‘Thirteen Days’ & ‘Invincible’ Actor Was 77
Kevin Conway, a veteran actor known for his work in Gettysburg, Thirteen Days and Invincible, among others, died Wednesday of a heart attack, his publicist told Deadline. He was 77.

New York City-born Conway worked as an Ibm sales analyst before becoming an actor at age 24. He went on to a decades-long career with dozens of credits in film, television and on the stage. His first major screen role was playing Roland Weary in the 1972 film Slaughterhouse Five, based on the Kurt Vonnegut novel. He went on to play Crum Petree, the insane mailman in the 1988 film Funny Farm; Frank Papale in the 2006 Disney football drama Invincible; and General Curtis LeMay in the 2000 historical drama Thirteen Days. He also played the fictional Sgt. Buster Kilrain in Ron Maxwell’s 1993 epic Gettysburg (see photo above) and its 2003 follow-up Gods and Generals.

His television work included playing Roger Chillingworth in a 1979 TV production of The Scarlet Letter,
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Kevin Conway, 'Gettysburg' and 'Thirteen Days' Actor, Dies at 77

Kevin Conway, 'Gettysburg' and 'Thirteen Days' Actor, Dies at 77
Kevin Conway, who starred on the Gettysburg miniseries as well as in the films Thirteen Days and Invincible, has died. He was 77. 

Conway died Wednesday, his manager told The Hollywood Reporter.

The New York City native began acting at 24, with early appearances in off-Broadway plays including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Elephant Man. Conway's first major film role was as Roland Weary in 1972's Slaughterhouse-Five.

His decades-long career includes credits spanning from film and television to stage. Conway's cinematic roles include playing Crum Petree in 1988's Funny Farm; Frank Papale in Disney's 2006 Invincible; and General ...
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Kurt Vonnegut’s quirky sci-fi novels didn’t always adapt well to film, but George Roy Hill’s 1972 effort is a faithful winner. The filmmaking craft used to ‘unstick’ Billy Pilgrim in time is nothing short of brilliant, highlighting the camera talent of Miroslav Ondricek and the editing skill of Dede Allen. The book even has a built-in sex angle that the film doesn’t shy away from — providing our first encounter with Valerie Perrine as a starlet kidnapped by aliens curious about human mating habits. The somber, sometimes spiritually-defeatist tone of the show represents the book well; it ought to be better known.



Arrow Video

1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 104 min. / Street Date December 3, 2019 / Available from Arrow Academy

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans, Valerie Perrine, Holly Near, Perry King, Kevin Conway, Friedrich von Ledebur, Sorrell Booke, Roberts Blossom, John Dehner, Stan Gottlieb, Karl-Otto Alberty, Henry Bumstead,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 29)

1984: All My Children's Jenny wanted a baby.

1989: Another World's Nicole confessed to murder.

2003: Days of our Lives' Lexie gave birth.

2006: The execution of One Life to Live's "Todd" began."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1939: Radio soap opera The Affairs of Anthony debuted on the Blue Network. Henry Hunter starred as Anthony.

1975: On Another World, Alice Frame (Jacqueline Courtney) agreed to let her husband, Steve, be buried in Chadwell.

1980: On Guiding Light, Dr. Ingrid Fisher told Lucille Wexler that
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 29)

1984: All My Children's Jenny wanted a baby.

1989: Another World's Nicole confessed to murder.

2003: Days of our Lives' Lexie gave birth.

2006: The execution of One Life to Live's "Todd" began."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1939: Radio soap opera The Affairs of Anthony debuted on the Blue Network. Henry Hunter starred as Anthony.

1975: On Another World, Alice Frame (Jacqueline Courtney) agreed to let her husband,
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Blu-ray Review – Paradise Alley (1978)

Paradise Alley, 1978.

Written and Directed by Sylvester Stallone.

Starring Sylvester Stallone, Lee Canalito, Armand Assante, Anne Archer, Frank McRae, Joe Spinell, Terry Funk, Frank Stallone, and Tom Waits.


Three brothers in the slums of 1940s New York try to make their fortune by training the youngest sibling to become an underground wrestler.

After the success of Rocky in 1976 Sylvester Stallone was a hot property in Hollywood and was pretty much able to get any passion projects he wanted a green light, which is why between Rocky and Rocky II we got trucking federation drama F.I.S.T. and, more significantly, Paradise Alley. Significant because as well as writing it Stallone also directed it (and in true Little Britain style, also sang the theme tune), which marked his first time behind the camera, setting him up to direct Rocky II the same year, and also because despite sharing many themes and plot threads as Rocky,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Funhouse (1981)

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Everyone needs an escape from time to time. A place apart from reality, where the strange whisper with the miraculous, and cheap trinkets are bartered with greasy denizens of the night. What better place to set a horror film than the carnival, where the potential for mystery awaits around every crimson tent and distorted mirror? If you’re so inclined, step right up and buy a ticket to The Funhouse (1981), the late Tobe Hooper’s wonderful tribute to the seedy shadowed world of carnies, caramel apples, and Universal monsters.

Released in March by Universal, The Funhouse underperformed at the box office, but critics (including Gene Siskel) admired it for focusing on suspense and thrills rather than gruesome mayhem. In a landscape littered with severed limbs and phallically inclined urban legends, Mr. Hooper used his genius to once again showcase the underbelly of the American psyche, this time with a major studio’s dollars.
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Casting: Amell, Silverstone, Passmore, Wyle

Whatever Makes You Happy

"Arrow" star Stephen Amell is in talks to join actresses Susan Sarandon and Allison Janney in Cindy Chupack's directorial debut "Whatever Makes You Happy" at Mandalay Pictures. Filming begins in New York City in June.

Based on William Sutcliffe's novel, the story follows a trio of suburban mothers who have been friends since their sons were in grade school. Two decades later, the mothers, feeling marginalized and forgotten, impulsively decide to pay an unannounced visit to their sons in New York City. [Source: Variety]

Who Gets the Dog

Alicia Silverstone will star in Steven C. Miller's romantic comedy "Who Gets the Dog?" for Epic Pictures Group. The story centers on a divorcing couple who are fighting over custody of their beloved dog. Matt J.L. Wheeler & Rick Rapoza penned the script and filming begins December 3rd in Chicago. [Source: Variety]

Is That a Gun In Your Pocket?
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Kino Lorber and Scorpion Releasing Announce Multi-Year Distribution Deal

Kino Lorber and Scorpion Releasing Announce First Eight Titles to be Released Under New Multi-Year Distribution Deal

in August

Kino Lorber and Scorpion Releasing have announces the inaugural releases of eight films under the companies' new multi-year distribution deal. Over the next year and after, there will be additional releases by Kino Lorber from the Scorpion library, including new acquisitions that will be available for the first time.

Among the first selection of titles to be released in August are Green Ice, starring Ryan O'Neal and Omar Sharif; Grizzly, starring Christopher George (both out on DVD August 5th); A Summer Story, starring Susannah York (out g August 12th), the award-winning Australian drama Careful He Might Hear You (out on August 12th), Jack Hill's Sorceress, produced by Roger Corman (out on August 19th); The Girl in a Swing, starring Meg Tilly (out on DVD on August 19th); the acclaimed drama Friendly Fire, starring Carol Burnett, and the 1982 TV movie version of The Elephant Man (both streeting on DVD on August 26th)

"Green Ice"(1981)

Director: Ernest Day

Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Anne Archer, Omar Sharif, John Larroquette

In the Andes mountains a group of archaeologists are murdered after they discover uncut emeralds. Back in New York, Joseph Wiley (Ryan O'Neal, "Love Story") is down on his luck and runs off to Mexico where he meets Lilian Holbrook (Anne Archer, "Fatal Attraction"). The two are instantly attracted to each other, but Lilian is on her way to meet Meno Argenti (Omar Sharif, "Doctor Zhivago"), the man who intends to marry her. Wiley is mistakenly drawn into perilous adventure when a mysterious caller tells him to look at the samples - stolen emeralds. Lilian's sister is killed and, suspecting Argenti, Wiley and Lilian, in a bid to avenge her murder, plan a daring raid on Argenti's vault of emeralds - green ice. Also starring John Larroquette (TV's Night Court).

"Grizzly" (1976)

Director: William Girdler

Cast: Christopher George, Andre Prine, Richard Jackel, Joan McCall

When an eighteen-foot, two-thousand-pound grizzly bear starts mauling campers and hikers at a state park, a park ranger (Christopher George, "The Exterminator") springs into action. But the job is too big to tackle alone, so he enlists the aid of a naturalist (Richard Jaeckel, "The Dirty Dozen") and a helicopter pilot (Andrew Prine, "The Evil") to take this freak of nature down. Meanwhile, the giant grizzly, not content with picnic baskets, continues to kill indiscriminately, leaving pools of blood and piles of body parts in his wake. Can the ranger and his cronies end the grizzly's reign of terror without resorting to excessively extreme measures? This post-Jaws, nature-runs-rampant thriller was directed by William Girdler ("Day of the Animals"), and was a box office hit and the top-grossing independent film of 1976.

"A Summer Story" (1988)

Director: Piers Haggard

Cast: James Wilby, Susannah York, Jerome Flynn

A country girl has a brief, life-shattering moment when she falls for a young lawyer. Adapted from John Galsworthy'sThe Apple Tree, the film tells of the relationship between a young London lawyer, Frank Ashton (James Wilby,"Handful of Dust") and Megan David (Imogen Stubbs, "True Colors"), the innocent girl who helps him during his recovery from a twisted ankle at the farm where she lives. The attraction between the two is overpowering; they make love in the farm hayloft and vow never to be parted. But Frank goes to Torquay where he meets an old schoolfriend and his lovely sister Stella (Sophie Ward). Thus, Frank's plans become muddled and Megan comes looking for him. A Summer Story of young love. Also starring Susannah York (Tom Jones) and Jerome Flynn (TV's Game of Thrones).

"Careful, He Might Hear You" (1983)

Director: Carl Schultz

Cast: Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, Nicholas Gledhill

Winner of 8 Australian Film Institute Awards - Nominated for 5 more - National Board of Reviews: Winner (Top 10 Films)

Set in Australia in the 1930s, this drama stars Nicholas Gledhill as P.S., a six-year old boy who lives with his Aunt Lila (Robyn Nevin, "The Matrix Reloaded," "The Matrix Revolutions") and Uncle George (Peter Whitford, "Strictly Ballroom"). P.S.'s mother died in childbirth, so her sister Lila took him in, and while George and Lila don't have much money, they always done the best they could to the give the boy a good home. One day, Lila's older sister, Venessa (Wendy Hughes, "My Brilliant Career") arrives from a trip around the world; Vanessa is quiet wealthy, and upon her return to Australia, she expresses interest in taking custody of the child. Lila is willing to let the boy meet his aunt, but decides to fight her in court when she decides that she wants the boy full time. The case becomes more complicated by the arrival of the boy's long-absent father, Logan (John Hargreaves, "Emerald City"), an alcoholic who loves his son, but is incapable of caring for him. Careful He Might Hear You won 8 Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Hughes) and Best Supporting Actor (Hargreaves).

"Sorceress" (1982)

Director: Jack Hill

Cast: Leigh Harris, Lynette Harris, David Millbern

From legendary producer Roger Corman ("Bloody Mama") comes the box office hit of 1982, "Sorceress." When an evil Wizard Traigon makes a pact with the dark forces to sacrifice his first born to his God Caligara to gain the highest degree of power, but things get complicated when his gives birth to twin. Having knowledge of her husband's plan she runs away and her two daughters grow up to be beautiful warriors played by playboy playmates Leigh and Lynette Harris. After the death of their mother and adopted families at the hands of Traigon and his army, the twins blessed with the forces of light and strength given to them by the magical warrior Krona, join forces with Baldar the Viking and Erlik the Barbarian to take down Traigon and avenge their mother's death. Standing in their way is all sorts of Traigon's minions, from an army of ape man to undead zombies which leads us to a climax in an all out battle between good and evil! Now watch this cult classic, not only from a brand new HD master, but from a previously never-before-seen longer version!

"The Girl in a Swing" (1988)

Director: Gordon Hessler

Cast: Meg Tilly, Rupert Frazer, Nicholas Le Prevost, Elspet Gray

A London art broker (Rupert Frazer, "Empire of the Sun") goes to Copenhagen where he requires the services of a secretary fluent in Danish, English, and German. He falls deeply in love with the woman (Meg Tilly, "The Big Chill"), despite the fact that he knows virtually nothing about her. She insists on not being married in a church, and after they are married, some bad things from her past begin surfacing in subtly supernatural ways, and he must find the best way to deal with them without destroying their relationship. Based on the best selling novel by Richard Adams ("Watership Down") and directed by horror specialist Gordon Hessler ("Cry of the Banshee," "The Oblong Box").

 "Friendly Fire" (1979 TV Movie)

Director: David Greene

Cast: Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty, Sam Waterston, Timothy Hutton, David Keith

 The true story of Peg (Carol Burnett, "The Four Seasons") and Gene Mullen (Ned

Beatty, "Deliverance") who pursue the truth over their son's death in Vietnam. After their son is killed in Vietnam the couple's on-going inquiries eventually establish he was killed by 'artillery fire from friendly forces'. This beautifully orchestrated, harrowing story, assembled with uncommon sensitivity, is one of the most dramatic works ever made about the Vietnam War. Directed by David Greene ("Hard Country") and based on the novel by C.D.B. Bryan ("So Much Unfairness of Things") The wonderful cast includes Sam Waterston ("The Killing Fields"), Timothy Hutton ("Ordinary People") and David Keith ("An Officer and a Gentleman"). Winner of 4 Emmy Award® including Best Director and nominated for 3 more including Best Actor and Best Actress. 1980 Peabody Award Winner and DGA nominee foe Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Specials or Movies Made for TV.

"The Elephant Man " (1982 TV Movie )

Director: Jack Hofsiss

Cast: Philip Anglim, Kevin Conwak, Glenn Clsoe 

The story of John Merrick (Philip Anglim), The Elephant Man, and of his triumph over his terrible affliction. It is a story of life and the affirmation of life; timeless, tragic, uplifting and heroic; an exultation of the humanity of a man trapped inside the twisted, lesion-ridden grip of a terminally disfiguring disease. We see John Merrick as a man with many admirers, beginning with the witty and beautiful actress, Mrs. Kendal (Penny Fuller), who, so taken with Merrick, brought a who's who of English society to visit him regularly. The stellar cast includes Glenn Close as Princess Alexandra and Kevin Conway. Directed by DGA nominee Jack Hofsiss (1984 TV Movie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). Winner of 1 Emmy Award® for Best Supporting Actress (Fuller) and nominated for 3 more including Best Actor, Philip Anglim who also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Motion Picture.
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'Gossip Girl' Leighton Meester heads to Broadway with James Franco

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"Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester is headed to Broadway for the first time, alongside James Franco and Chris O'Dowd. The actress will appear in "Of Mice and Men," a revival of the play based on John Steinback's novella.

Meester, who recently became engaged to Adam Brody, will portray the beauty-obsessed Curley's Wife, according to EW. She joins Franco as George and O'Dowd as the mentally-challenged Lennie, both of whom are also making their Broadway debuts.

"Of Mice and Men" was first staged on Broadway in 1937, the same year the novella was published, running 207 performances before closing. The show was later revived in 1974 with Kevin Conway as George and James Earl Jones as Lennie.

The new production will begin previews on March 19 at the Longacre Theater, before officially opening on April 16, with a limited run that ends July 27. Tickets go on sale January 11.
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James Franco and Chris O'Dowd: Broadway's Next Big Bromance?

James Franco and Chris O'Dowd: Broadway's Next Big Bromance?
Broadway could be getting a high-wattage dose of brotherly love next spring, as James Franco and Chris O'Dowd are likely to star together in Of Mice and Men. It would mark the Broadway debut both for Franco, 35, and O'Dowd, 34, the Irish actor who shot to fame as Kristen Wiig's policeman love interest in Bridesmaids and as Thomas John on Girls. Franco, an Oscar nominee for 127 Hours, has officially signed on to play George, while O'Dowd is still in negotiations to play his mentally limited brother Lennie, reports the New York Times. Of Mice and Men tells the story of
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Interview: A conversation with Person of Interest star Kevin Chapman

Paul Risker chats with Person of Interest star Kevin Chapman...

Recently Flickering Myth had the privilege to speak with Person of Interest’s Kevin Chapman aka Detective Lionel Fusco. As I eagerly await the second season of Person of Interest, the sound of Lionel’s… Sorry Kevin’s voice on the other end of the phone line was a source of comfort that took me back to happier days, when each week was adorned with a new episode, in which Reese would shoot someone in the kneecap. Oh, happy days.

Kevin spoke to us about discovering acting late in life, working with Clint Eastwood and Sean Penn, the award winning television series Brotherhood, the lessons learned behind the camera as well as and of course talking Lionel Fusco and Person of Interest

Paul Risker: Why a career in acting? Was there that one singular moment when you decided to pursue a career as an actor?
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Before You See 'The Counselor': Watch 1977 Film 'The Gardener's Son,' Cormac McCarthy's First Produced Script

While there's still no sign of Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" at either Venice, Toronto or New York (perhaps it'll pop up in Telluride?), the anticipation for the film still remains very high. Not only does it feature a ridiculous cast (Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and more), it also has a script from one of America's literary titans, Cormac McCarthy. This is something written directly for the screen, not an adaption of a book, but as hardcore fans know, this isn't the first script he's written. Way, way back in 1977 PBS unveiled "The Gardener's Son," as part of their "Visions" series of original programming, and it's a feature length film penned by none other than McCarthy. And thanks to helpful reader Luca for the heads up, you can watch the nearly two-hour movie in full below. Starring Ned Beatty, Kevin Conway, Brad Dourif and Penelope Allen,
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James Franco set to make Broadway debut

James Franco set to make Broadway debut
London, Mar h 9(Ani): Actor James Franco is set to make his Broadway debut in the John Steinbeck classic 'Of Mice and Men'.

The 34-year-old Oscar-nominated star of '127 Hours', will play the character of George in the tragic tale of two migrant workers during the Great Depression, BBC reported.

The play was last seen on Broadway in 1974, with James Earl Jones and Kevin Conway playing the two friends.

Franco was expected to make his Broadway debut two years ago, alongside actress Nicole Kidman in Tennessee Williams'-Sweet Bird of Youth- but the production was abandoned. (Ani)
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James Franco to make Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men

Star of 127 Hours reveals role in stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, on Stephen Colbert chatshow

James Franco has revealed he is to make his Broadway debut in a stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men.

The Academy Award winning star of 127 Hours told chatshow host Stephen Colbert that he will play George Milton, a migrant ranch-worker seeking employment during the Great Depression alongside his large friend Lennie, who has learning difficulties.

No further details of the production have been confirmed, but the actor joked that Colbert could take a role. "There's a character, Slim, we haven't cast yet," he said. "You could do it."

Steinbeck wrote an adaptation of his 1937 novel himself, though it's not clear whether the forthcoming production will use this or a new version. The play, which premiered shortly after the book's publication, was last seen on Broadway
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