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4 items from 2017


Vale John Clarke

9 April 2017 10:18 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

John Clarke..

Renowned satirist, writer and actor John Clarke, died Sunday, aged 68..

New Zealand-born Clarke and comedy partner Bryan Dawe sent up Aussie politics in mock interviews on the ABC.s 7.30 Report.and before that on Nine.s A Current Affair.

Clarke created and starred in mockumentary series The Games. His screenwriting credits include Lonely Hearts with Paul Cox, the original screenplay Billy Connolly's.The Man Who Sued God, and mini-series Anzacs.

As an actor he appeared in features such as.Death of Brunswick opposite Sam Neill, and more recently in Matthew Saville.s A Month of Sundays and the ABC.s The Ex-pm..

He died of natural causes while on a hike in the Grampians National Park, Victoria. He is survived by his wife Helen, daughters Lorin and Lucia and grandchildren Claudia and Charles.

A statement from his family said: .John died doing one of the things he »

- Staff Writer

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Talent Agent Gene Parseghian Dies at 72

16 March 2017 3:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Longtime Gotham talent agent Gene Parseghian, who repped stars including Daniel Day Lewis, Eddie Redmayne, Olympia Dukakis, and Kathleen Turner, died March 16 of cancer at his home in Manhattan. He was 72.

Among the other actors he repped were Kit Harington, Rufus Sewell, Hugh Dancy, Essie Davis, Christopher Abbott, Miranda Richardson, Billy Connolly, and Betty Buckley.

Over the years, he also worked with Judi Dench, William Hurt, Joan Hackett, Isabella Rosellini, Emma Thompson, Mark Rylance, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken, Jul​i​e Andrews and many others. He also represented cinematographers such as Michael Ballhaus.

Born in Oneonta, N.Y., Parseghian started out as an actor. He studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and received an Mfa in acting from Stanford. After acting in Manhattan in the early ’70s, he became an agent specializing in actors and in 1977 opened Parseghian Associates. In 1978 his »

- Pat Saperstein

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Giveaway – Win Wild Oats on DVD

5 March 2017 7:33 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Wild Oats – available on DVD 6th March – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

Thelma and Louise meets Shirley Valentine as legendary Oscar-winning actors Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange team up for this funny and uplifting spending-spree screwball comedy, with a fantastic supporting cast including Billy Connolly and Demi Moore.

Directed by Hollywood comedy veteran Andy Tennant (Hitch), Wild Oats is a delightful, hilarious and uplifting fish out of water comedy adventure.

Order via Amazon.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, March 19th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

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This competition is promoted by Fetch Publicity. By entering you agree to the terms and conditions, which you can read here. »

- Gary Collinson

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Review: The Reptile Room

14 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

The incredibly deadly viper not as deadly as most people think.

That was one of the key things we learned on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 3 and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 4. 

With the kids finally making their way to Montgomery Montgomery's house, there was absolutely no doubt in my mind that Count Olaf would be far behind. 

His latest disguise as Stephano was a stark contrast to his Olaf and it really helped give Neil Patrick Harris another fun character to play. 

The thing I love about the Baudelaire children is that they can tell pretty much straight off the bat whenever Count Olaf is in disguise. It must be such a struggle for them to try and explain it to everyone. 

Then again, when you have the likes of Mr. Poe trying to throw you off to the highest bidder, »

- Paul Dailly

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