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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 17:49
Philip Seymour Hoffman: Theatre prize to honour actor
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A playwriting prize is to be named after late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, funded by a libel settlement from US paper The National Enquirer.

The $45,000 bursary was suggested by the Oscar winner's friend David Katz, who sued the publication over an article about their friendship.

The story was printed just days after Hoffman's death earlier this month and subsequently retracted.

Katz's lawyer said the prize would be funded "for years to come".
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