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Three-Time Emmy Winner Pulls Out of Fox's '24' Project Deadline

One of the key players in Fox's "24" reboot "24: Live Another Day" has pulled out of the project for personal reasons, Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com.

Judy Davis -- a three-time Emmy winner and 11-time Emmy nominee -- pulled out of what has been described as her “meaty villainous role,” the story reports. She has been kept from leaving her native Australia for London, where the project is taping, because of personal family matters, the report notes.

Davis "had to pull out a couple of weeks before the recurring role was scheduled to begin filming,” Andreeva writes. “The producers are expected to find a replacement quickly with no impact on production.”

Davis was set to play Margot, a British national who is the widow of a terrorist. The actress has been a perennial Emmy nominee in the miniseries and TV movie category, including winning as lead actress in 2001 for "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows," and for supporting actress in 1995 for "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" and in 2007 for "The Starter Wife."

She also has Oscar nominations for "A Passage to India" (1984) and "Husbands and Wives" (1993).

“24: Live Another Day” is scheduled to premiere May 5.

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