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2009-08-27 11:36:20

Actor and comedian Eddie Izzard will headline a Christmas movie for British television, the BBC said. Izzard, who starred in the TV drama The Riches, as well as the movies Ocean's 13, My Super Ex-Girlfriend and Valkyrie," Wednesday completed his 26th marathon in 31 days for the Sport Relief charity. The BBC said Izzard will be seen this holiday season in writer-director John Hay's The Lost Christmas. He will play a mysterious man who changes the lives of five people one Christmas Eve. The...

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2008-11-26 10:45:00

British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has joined the cast of director Richard Levine's big-screen drama Every Day, Variety.com reported. The picture marks Levine's feature directorial debut and is about the breakdown of a couple's marriage. Veteran U.S. stage, television and film actor Brian Dennehy has also signed up for a role in the movie, which is being shot in New York and co-stars Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt and Carla Gugino, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Izzard's TV...

2008-11-20 09:19:07

British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard says a big-screen follow-up to his recently canceled U.S. television show The Riches is in the works. Izzard co-starred with Minnie Driver in the Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated drama, which was about a family of con artists and ran for two seasons. FX announced earlier this year the show wouldn't return for a third season due to low ratings. We've had the meeting and the writers are going to go off and slam out a story, Izzard, who was also a writer...

2008-10-12 18:00:17

NEW mum Minnie Driver won Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for playing an Irish gypsy in US series The Riches - but that didn't stop it from being scrapped. The actress and her co-star Eddie Izzard received rave reviews for playing married Irish con artists and it was expected The Riches would get a third series. However, producers at America's FX channel pulled the plug, because ratings have slumped by 50 per cent. (c) 2008 Sunday Mirror; London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-10-07 21:00:26

FX has canceled its U.S. television drama, "The Riches," featuring British movie stars Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard, Variety.com reported Tuesday. The show about a family of con artists ran for two seasons. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said the network decided after two months of consideration to ax the series due to low ratings. Izzard, a cross-dressing stand-up comedian, has appeared in the movies "The Cat's Meow,""Ocean's Twelve,""Ocean's Thirteen" and "My Super...

2008-08-01 12:00:47

U.S. film actor Thomas Jane has been cast in an hourlong pilot for Hung, a dark comedy directed by Sideways writer-director Alexander Payne. The Hollywood Reporter said Jane will play a middle-age high school basketball coach in Hung, which was written by Colette Burson and The Riches creator Dmitry Lipkin. Payne is also executive producer for the pilot. If it gets picked up, it would mark Jane's first starring role on a television series. Best known for his roles in The Mist and The...

2008-07-22 00:00:28

By GREG HERNANDEZ Minnie Driver called to chat last week about her emotional new movie, "The Take," out on Friday. But first I mention to her that at the Television Critics Association Press Tour earlier that day, I heard FX brass say they were not sure if a third season of her acclaimed series "The Riches" would be happening. Since she is due to give birth to her first child late next month, I asked if she was disappointed that the show might not return. I struck a nerve. "Hell...

2008-07-21 18:00:32

LOS ANGELES _ There's big news from the Television Critics Association press tour regarding "Damages": Ted Danson will be back as Arthur Frobisher on the FX show. His performance in Season 1 as the arrogant capitalist was one of the high points of the show, so that's great news. As to whether Frobisher survived being shot at the end of Season 1, well, that's not clear. FX president and general manager John Landgraf said during his remarks that Frobisher did survive, but the "Damages"...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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