BAFTA to host A Life in Pictures with Ethan Hawke
by Naman Ramachandran
- Multi-award winning actor and writer to discuss his craft and career
Ethan Hawke, the multi-award-winning American actor and screenwriter, will discuss his craft and career at a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) A Life in Pictures event on December 18. The event will take place at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London.
BAFTA A Life in Pictures is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone their craft. The series has hosted Ray Winstone, David Fincher, Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Kenneth Branagh and Helen Mirren.
Ethan Hawke shot to prominence in 1989, in the BAFTA Best Film winner Dead Poets Society. Since then, he has starred in more than forty films across a range of genres including Reality Bites, Gattaca, Great Expectations, Hamlet, Assault on Precinct 13, The Purge and Woman in the Fifth [+see also:
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Hawke’s collaboration with filmmaker Richard Linklater has produced the Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight [+see also:
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Hawke made his feature film directorial debut with Chelsea Walls in 2001, followed in 2006 by The Hottest State, adapted from his novel of the same name.