July 3, 2007 |
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has received critical acclaim for his appearance on the London stage in the revival of Peter Shaffer's drama "Equus" and was a hoot as a sendup of himself on an episode of HBO's "Extras." But his pal Rupert Grint, the lanky redhead who plays Ron Weasley in the "Potter" films, hasn't had such success in his non-wizarding roles.
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August 24, 2005 |
Brock Peters, the actor best remembered for his touching portrayal of a black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman in the Oscar-winning film "To Kill a Mockingbird," died Tuesday. He was 78. Peters died at his Los Angeles home of pancreatic cancer, said Miles Kreuger, president of the Los Angeles-based Institute of the American Musical. Peters had been diagnosed with cancer in January.
December 22, 1997 |
Move over, George Bailey; Atticus Finch is joining the ranks of beloved Christmas classics. ABC has decided to air the beloved 1962 drama "To Kill a Mockingbird," starring Gregory Peck as Atticus, Christmas evening and is considering making it an annual holiday event. Atticus, for whose portrayal Peck won a best actor Oscar, is, as in Harper Lee's novel, a widower living in the racially divided town of Macomb County, Ala.
February 19, 1998 |
Some classics are getting a face lift this month, and several oldies--but not necessarily all goodies--are making their home video debuts. In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be released Tuesday by Universal Home Video in a special limited edition ($20).
December 25, 1997 |
A classic Oscar-winning film, the Kennedy Center Honors and a new dramatization of "It's a Wonderful Life" are among the special television events this holiday weekend. Gregory Peck received an Oscar for his memorable performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film "To Kill a Mockingbird," airing at 8 tonight on Channel 7. Robert Duvall (in his film debut), Mary Badham and Philip Alford also star in Horton Foote's adaptation of Harper Lee's novel.