Uruguayan actress China Zorrilla has died, aged 92. The beloved star was hospitalised in Montevideo, Uruguay on Sunday (14Sep14) with a respiratory problem. She passed away on Wednesday (17Sep14).
Zorrilla grew up in Paris and earned a British Council scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London in her 20s. She made her stage debut in French playwright Paul Claudel's The Tidings Brought To Mary and headed back to her homeland, where she became an acclaimed actress in film and television, and was a stand-out member of the National Comedy of Uruguay, where she worked at the Solis Theatre.
Throughout the 1950s and 60s, she appeared in a number of stage productions, including Tartuffe, The Seagull, Our Town and Plaza Suite, as well as plays by Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, and others.
Zorrilla's love for the theatre also spawned her own acting company, the TCM (Teatro Ciudad de Montevideo), which she co-founded with actor Enrique Guarnero and writer Antonio Larreta.
She briefly lived in New York City between 1964 and 1966, working as a French teacher and Broadway secretary, but moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina where she lived for over 35 years.
She starred in films such as Un guapo del 900, La Mafia, Darse cuenta, Tocar el Cielo and Elsa y Fred, and appeared in episodes of telenovelas including Los Roldan, Son Amores, Enamorarte and Ricos y Famosos.
Over the past few years, Zorrilla has received numerous international awards and distinctions, including the Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur (France), the Orden de Mayo (Argentina) and the Orden Gabriela Mistral (Chile).
In 2012, Zorrilla's illustrious career was celebrated in conjunction with her 90th birthday at the Cervantes National Theater of Buenos Aires. A gala marked her official retirement from the stage.
She returned to her hometown of Montevideo last year (13).
The British actor has been a regular on the theatre circuit throughout his career, appearing in both London and New York, and recently stepped behind-the-scenes to direct a production of Strindberg's Creditors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Rickman is now heading to Ireland to star in a new production of Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman.
The show at Dublin's Abbey Theatre will reunite Rickman with Lindsay Duncan, who has shared the stage with the star in several previous productions including Les Liaisons Dangereuses in the 1980s and a 2002 revival of Private Lives.
The production of John Gabriel Borkman will open in Dublin before transferring to the U.S. in January 2011, according to Variety.com.
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."