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Actor on board to narrate Titanic exhibit

If all goes according to plan, British actor Malcolm McDowell, whose extensive film credits range from A Clockwork Orange to Star Trek: Generations, will record the narration for the Florida International Museum's Titanic exhibit this weekend in Luxembourg.

Museum president Joseph F. Cronin confirmed Thursday that an agreement has been reached to have McDowell serve as narrator. "Our plans are that he will tape Saturday in Luxembourg," said Cronin, but he cautioned, "plans can change."

The taping has been arranged in Luxembourg because McDowell is working on a movie there. Cronin said a recording studio had to be located for the 54-year-old actor to tape his narration, and everything appears to be on track.

Meanwhile, Cronin said he just completed a fourth "walk-through" and reading of the script Thursday at the museum. "I'll sign off on the script Friday and then keep my fingers crossed that it all works," he said.

McDowell earned acclaim for his starring role in the 1971 Stanley Kubrick film, A Clockwork Orange. His film resume includes such movies as O Lucky Man!, If . . ., Time After Time, Caligula and Cat People.

He served as narrator for The Compleat Beatles Movie and played the evil scientist who killed Capt. James T. Kirk in Star Trek: Generations.

"Titanic: The Exhibition" opens Nov. 15 and runs through May 15, 1998. The Florida International Museum is at 100 Second Ave. N in downtown St. Petersburg.

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