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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TALKS TO BILL MURRAY & LAURA LINNEY
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In a recent profile, Barbara Vancheri at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks to Laura Linney and Bill Murray about their characters in and the history behind the HYDE PARK ON HUDSON. In the film Murray plays FDR, and Linney, Daisy Suckley, the woman who had a long-term special relationship with Roosevelt. Fascinating consideration. Here's Linney on Suckley:

I think she was very much a woman of her time. I think she was very comfortable in her own skin. I think her needs were few, and I think she felt that she was given an enormous amount, and while she had the relationship that she had with FDR -- however platonic or nonplatonic it was -- she was completely happy and satisfied with that and needed no attention for it.

NY TIMES VISITS THE HOME OF HYDE PARK ON HUDSON'S DAISY
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A recent article, and online photo gallery, titled "Ghosts of the Hudson Valley" in the New York Times Style Magazine by David Netto (with amazing photos by John M Hall) looks at the home and life of Margaret "Daisy" Suckley (played by Laura Linney in HYDE PARK ON HUDSON). While the film chronicles her special relationship with FDR (played by Bill Murray) in 1939, Suckley lived to be nearly a 100, staying in the same house, Wilderstein, overlooking the Hudson river up by Rhinebeck, NY.

GQ VOTES BILL MURRAY AS PRESIDENT
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Bill Murray, who played FDR in the HYDE PARK ON HUDSON, was elected to the cover of January' GQ magazine, with a fascinating profile by Brett Martin, "This Guy Could Be President" (with photos by Peggy Sirota). Through out, Mr. Murray demonstrates the charm and guile that not only allows him to play a character like President Roosevelt, but perhaps be president himself.

LAURA LINNEY ON THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART

Talk about the perfect interview for Jon Stewart. Laura Linney, who plays Daisy Suckley, FDR's confidant, in HYDE PARK ON HUDSON came on The Daily Show to talk political history and funny stories. Fascinating.

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON SCREENWRITER TALKS STORY ON NPR

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON's screenwriter Richard Nelson came on the NPR show The Takeaway. It's a fascinating story how he discovered the story behind film. Listen above.

BILL MURRAY'S MOST EXCELLENT ENTRANCE ON DAVID LETTERMAN

Bill Murray came on Late Show with David Letterman Thursday night to talk abut his remarkable turn as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in HYDE PARK ON HUDSON.  And while Murray demonstrates how a serious an actor he is in his poignant portrayal of a president navigating the personal and political, the short video on Murray's entrance to visit David Letterman proves the man has not lost his comic chops. The full episode can be seen here.

BILL MURRAY SPOTLIGHTED IN VANITY FAIR
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In the December Vanity Fair, Graham Fuller appraises Bill Murray in HYDE PARK ON HUDSON in his short piece "A President, a Picnic, and a Peccadillo." It's a short, sweet plug with Fuller noting at the end: Murray abandons his trademark irony to emphasize the seductiveness of Roosevelt's down-home charm--it's a truly presidential performance."

BILL MURRAY PROFILED IN NEW YORK TIMES
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In the New York Times, Dave Itzkoff's interview, "With Bill Murray, Just Take The Trip," examines Murray's marvelous transformation in playing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Roger Michell's HYDE PARK ON HUDSON. At one point, Murrray talks about lessons he learned early on from his improv days that still work for him today: "I've always tried to be a little bit loose. This great director we had at Second City [Del Close] said: "You wear your characters like a trench coat. It's still you in there, but there's like a trench coat." So I figured this was like a winter trench coat, because there was just a little bit more character that comes to the party. So I did a lot more reading, a lot more studying."

AWARDS LINE CHATS WITH BILL MURRAY ABOUT FDR
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The Awards site Awards|Line has Bill Murray's performance as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in HYDE PARK ON HUDSON their awards sights. Their awards columnist Pete Hammond -- who notes that "Murray is once again generating strong awards buzz for this unexpected turn as one of America's greatest presidents -- spoke with the actor about the unexpected part and fascinating film. For Murray, "I was a little surprised to be asked, and then I read the script, and I thought, I can do this. Even though it's reaching, it's kind of a good reaching, where you have to push yourself."

OLIVIA WILLIAMS TALKS FIRST LADY IN MAKINGOF VIDEO
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In a special Makingof.com video, Olivia Williams opens up about playing Eleanor Roosevelt in HYDE PARK ON HUDSON. Fascinating look on the famous first lady, and on how Williams got to the heart of the person as well as the historical figure.

LAURA LINNEY ON COVER OF GOTHAM MAGAZINE
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HYDE PARK ON HUDSON star Laura Linney graces the November cover of Gotham Magazine. And inside there's a wonderful interview with Aimee Mann (with gorgeous photos by Brian Bowen Smith) about Roger Michell's historical comedy. Linney gives keen insight into her real-life character Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, as well as demonstrating real affection for the upstate woman who carried on a special relationship with the one-time president of the United States. And Linney also commends the performance of her co-star Bill Murray, who plays Franklin Delano Roosevelt. "It takes guts to play FDR; it takes a whole lot of bravery," applauds Linney. You can read the digital copy of the magazine here.

TOTAL FILM TAKES YOU TO HYDE PARK ON HUDSON LFF PREMIERE
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Got to London with Total Film to see the red carpet premiere of HYDE PARK ON HUDSON with stars Bill Murray and Samuel West, as well as director Roger Michell as part of the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Empire Leicester Square on October 16, 2012.

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON BEGINS PRODUCTION
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The historical drama HYDE PARK ON HUDSON started production this week. The script, penned by Richard Nelson, creatively imagines a real event: the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. In this case, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England coming in June, 1939 to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Hudson Valley home Hyde Park...