Irish import Glenn Quinn landed his first recurring series role just two years after moving from Dublin to California, playing rebellious teen Mark on ABC's "Roseanne" from 1990 through 1997. Dark-hai...
Glenn Quinn, the 32-year-old actor who is best known for his recurring role on the hit TV sitcom Roseanne, was found dead in his apartment Dec. 3 in Los Angeles. WashingtonPost.com reports authorities are saying Quinn's death could possibly be attributed to a drug overdose but medical evidence is still pending. Quinn joined the cast of Roseanne in its third season as older daughter Becky Connor's boyfriend/husband Mark. He also co-starred on the TV drama Angel, a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Nicole Kidman may be heading back to the London stage. After baring it all, literally, four years ago in David Hare's The Blue Room, Kidman is now in negotiations to star in Henrik Ibsen's The Lady From the Sea for director Trevor Nunn.
Veteran vintner Francis Ford Coppola will drink no wine before its time. The Godfather director will plunk down a cool $31.5 million for the Cohn Vineyard in Napa Valley, Calif., winning the bid over competitor Robert Mondavi, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Cohn Vineyard is renowned for its excellent conditions that create some of the world's best cabernet.
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and his newest film Talk to Her were the big winners at the European Film Academy Awards Saturday. The film, about a man's relationship with a comatose woman, won best film with Almodovar taking the award for best director. The 15th annual awards ceremony was held in Rome, Italy.
The Talented Mr. Ripley co-stars Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow are set to reteam for The World of Tomorrow, a big-budget sci-fi thriller for first-time writer/director Kerry Conran. Paltrow will play a reporter and Law a pilot in the film, which is set at the turn of the 20th century and is in the same vein as Raiders of the Lost Ark, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Alec Baldwin, who starred in 1999's Outside Providence, has decided he'd rather be inside the Rhode Island city than outside of it. He is in negotiations to co-star with Matthew Broderick in Providence, a film about a young filmmaker (Broderick) who gets funding to make a film from a mysterious source (Baldwin) on the condition he shoots the film in Providence, R.I. The filmmaker eventually discovers the "producer" is really an undercover FBI agent.
After a brawl in Munich, Germany, which forced them to cancel two shows, the British rock band Oasis returned to the stage Sunday in Wales to finish their European tour. Lead singer Liam Gallagher, who lost two teeth when he and other band members got into a fight with some Italians at a hotel bar Dec. 1, had his teeth repaired to continue the tour.
Guess Eminem is going to have to change some of his lyrics about his wife, Kim. According to PageSix.com, the bad-boy rapper's grandmother, Betty Kresin, confirmed that he and Kim are back together. "They're back together," Kresin told PageSix.com, "and I think Marshall [Eminem's real name] is very happy about it."
Sidney Poitier has certainly been pushed back into the limelight after receiving an honorary Oscar Sunday night--and so have his movies. Warner Bros. has optioned the rights to remake the 1970s trio of Poitier/Bill Cosby films (also directed by Poitier): Uptown Saturday Night, Let's Do It Again and A Piece of the Action, with Oscar nominee Will Smith attached to star in at least the first feature, Uptown. The comedy centers on two husbands trying to recover stolen money and a winning lottery ticket before their wives find out they are missing.
Smith and his business partner James Lassiter plan to produce all three films under their Overbrook Entertainment banner. "For eight years, Will and I have been trying to track down the rights to this project because Uptown Saturday Night is one of our favorite movies," Lassiter told The Hollywood Reporter.
Blade scribe David Goyer has a thing for bloodsuckers. He will be directing a new tale about vampires called Darksiders, in which a band of vampires turn into special operatives for the FBI. The film for New Line will start production sometime in the fall.
The cast list for Woody Allen's next film project continues to grow. Glenn Close and Danny DeVito will be coming on board the untitled production, joining the already cast Christina Ricci and Jason Biggs. Typical of Allen's style, the film is being kept closely under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter reports the story revolves around three young adults. Close is believed to be playing Ricci's mother.
As if anyone in their right mind would care about such a movie, apparently it has been decided to turn Anne Robinson's autobiography, Memoirs of an Unfit Mother, into a feature film. Yes, we are talking about the host of the game show The Weakest Link. The film Anne Robinson: The Movie is going after such actresses as Renee Zellweger and Anna Friel to play Robinson as a young woman. Good luck with that.
ABC News and its coverage of Sept. 11, and Fox's The Bernie Mac Show were two of the Peabody Award winners announced Wednesday, honoring those who have exhibited broadcast excellence. Other winners included HBO's Band of Brothers and ABC's Nightline.
A man was hospitalized while performing a stunt on the new NBC game show Dog Eat Dog, where contestants combine stunts with trivia questions to compete for $25,000. The Associated Press reported the man was suspended by his ankles in water, where he held his breath for two minutes. Paramedics were called when the man appeared unconscious after being pulled out, but Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey told AP when they arrived that the man was "conscious, alert, breathing on his own and talkative." The show has not aired yet.
British actress Jane Seymour, otherwise known as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, has come out with her own line of contemporary clothing, inspired by her floral paintings. The clothes, which range from size 6 to size 22, are intended for all women. "This isn't necessarily runway-friendly clothes; they're real-woman-friendly," Seymour told AP.
Shaolin fighter monks have taken their act on the road. What are Shaolin fighter monks, you may ask? They are ordained Buddhist "soldier monks" of the Shaolin temple, the apparent birthplace of Chinese martial arts or "kung fu"--and 25 monks have put together a spectacular stage show called Shaolin--Wheel of Life. Since it premiered in London two and a half years ago, the fast-paced martial arts show has been playing to packed audiences across the world.
Rock legend David Bowie signed a multirecord deal Wednesday with Columbia Records and will be releasing the album Heathen on June 11, his first album in three years.
Appeared in the independent feature "Live Nude Girls"
Appeared in the pilot of Aaron Spelling's long-running teen drama series "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox)
While holding down a recurring role on "Roseanne", starred in the short-lived medieval England-set adventure series "Covington Cross" (also ABC)
Made feature debut as the drummer of the band in the 1950s-set musical "Shout"
Cast as the lead in the horror thriller "R.S.V.P."
Moved to the USA from Dublin
Played actor George Chakiris in the Patty Duke TV biopic "Call Me Anna"
Had a non-speaking role in the Richard Marx music video "Satisfied"
Was featured in the episodic thriller "Campfire Tales"
Was briefly a regular on The WB supernatural series "Angel", a spin-off of the popular "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"; dropped after a handful of episodes "for storyline purposes"
Had first speaking role in an episode of "The Outsiders" (Fox)
Played supporting role in the gory horror film "Dr Giggles"
Played daughter Becky's punk boyfriend turned responsible husband on "Roseanne" (ABC)
Played the manager of a doomed rock band in the VH1 original movie "At Any Cost"
Irish import Glenn Quinn landed his first recurring series role just two years after moving from Dublin to California, playing rebellious teen Mark on ABC's "Roseanne" from 1990 through 1997. Dark-haired, with fair skin, piercing blue eyes and brooding good looks, he played the perfect prototypical bad boy, complete with leather jacket and decidedly unpleasant attitude. The actor capably handled Mark's increased role on the show, even managing to balance his recurring part with a regular role on the short-lived 1992 ABC adventure "Covington Cross", set in medieval England. After Mark married Becky and his brother David (Johnny Galecki) moved in with the Connors, Quinn not only logged additionally screen time, he proved adept at portraying the more sympathetic and multi-dimensional character.
Previously, the actor guest starred on the short-lived series "The Outsiders", appeared in the pilot of Aaron Spelling's popular drama "Beverly Hills, 90210" (both Fox, 1990) and had a non-speaking role in the music video for the Richard Marx hit "Satisfied". Shortly after making his "Roseanne" debut, Quinn portrayed actor George Chakiris in the Patty Duke TV biopic "Call Me Anna" (CBS, 1990) Following the series' 1997 final episode, the actor could be seen on television with a guest role in the NBC sitcom "Jesse" (1998). In 1999, he would return to series work, with a regular role on "Angel", a spin-off of The WB's popular supernatural series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", following the vampire Angel's quest to redeem himself in the City of Angels, with Quinn's Doyle, a newly appointed advisor, at his side. The role of this do-gooding demon called for the actor to speak in his native brogue, and his portrayal of the lively character provided comic relief to the somewhat dark drama. Despite this charming turn and Doyle's popularity with viewers, the actor was dropped after a handful of episodes.
Quinn made his big screen debut with a supporting role as the drummer of the featured band in the 1950s set rock musical "Shout" (1991), offering a good performance in a relatively large role which allowed him to draw upon his experience playing drums with local bands in Dublin. He next appeared as the strong-willed boyfriend of an ill girl stalked by the titular deranged surgeon in the horror drama "Dr. Giggles" (1992). Quinn was additionally featured in the 1995 independent "Live Nude Girls," "Campfire Tales", a 1998 episodic horror film, and "At Any Cost," a 2000 VH1 movie. In December 2002 Quinn was found dead in a friend's North Hollywood home after an apparent drug overdose.