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Laura Linney missed the Golden Globes due to the death of her father

Laura Linney was a no-show at last night’s Golden Globe’s, and today we learn that her father passed away on Saturday, the day before the awards.

Laura picked up the Best Actress award for her role in The Big C, but sadly she wasn’t able to accept the award in person. Her father, playwright Romulus Linney died of lung cancer the day before the show. He was 80.



Posted Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 3:15pm
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Laura Linney getting her own show on Showtime!


Three-time Academy Award® nominee, three-time Emmy® winner, and SAG® and Golden Globe® Award winner Laura Linney comes to series television on Showtime as star and executive producer of the provocative new half-hour original dark comedy series, THE BIG ‘C’ (working title). Linney plays a reserved suburban wife and mother whose recent cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation, while managing her immature but well-meaning husband, played by Oliver Platt. THE BIG ‘C’ will begin shooting 13 episodes later this spring for a fall 2010 debut, it was announced today by SHOWTIME President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt.

“Laura Linney is the consummate actor and producer, and we’re thrilled she has chosen to come to SHOWTIME in this extraordinary series,” said Greenblatt. “The character and her journey are complex, requiring layered nuances of comedy and drama which I believe no one else could do better than Laura. And she’s surrounded by a gifted ensemble of actors who will bring this show vividly to life.”

Posted Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 1:13pm
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60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, September 21 (PART 3)


Pictured: January Jones & John Slattery of Mad Men, Kate Walsh, Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Hamm and girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, Laura Linney, America Ferrera, Brooke Shields, Emilie de Ravin, Joey Fatone & Lisa Rinna, Rachel Griffiths and Sally Field.


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