EFA honours Charlotte Rampling and Christoph Waltz
- The English actress will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, while the Austrian actor will be awarded with the European Achievement in World Cinema prize
The academy will present Charlotte Rampling with the honorary Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding body of work. Born in England, she grew up in Gibraltar, France, Italy and Spain to become a truly European multi-language actress. Throughout her career, Rampling has worked with great European directors from Luchino Visconti, Liliana Cavani and Patrice Chereau to François Ozon, Laurent Cantet, Claude Lelouch, Gianni Amelio, Bille August and Lars von Trier. The actress is a five-time EFA nominee and won European Actress 2003 for Ozon’s Swimming Pool [+see also:
film profile]. She has received an Honorary César and has been nominated four times in France, as the murder suspect Barbara in He Died With His Eyes Open, the lonely wife in Under the Sand [+see also:
film profile], a famous mystery author in Swimming Pool and the deranged Alice Pollock in Lemming [+see also:
film profile]. She recently received a Silver Berlin Bear for her role in 45 Years [+see also:
Q&A: Andrew Haigh
film profile] which is also part of this year’s EFA Selection.
This year’s honorary award European Achievement in World Cinema will go to two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. Born in Austria, Christoph Waltz studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and in New York. He started out as a theatre actor and quickly became a popular TV star. In 2009 Christoph Waltz shot to international fame with Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds [+see also:
film profile] for which he received the Best Actor Award in Cannes, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and his first Oscar. He acted in The Green Hornet by Michel Gondry, in Carnage [+see also:
film profile] by Roman Polanski and in 2012 he again collaborated with Quentin Tarantino, playing Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained which won him another Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and ultimately a second Oscar. He will be seen playing a leading part in the upcoming James Bond film Spectre.
Both Charlotte Rampling and Christoph Waltz will be honorary guests at this year’s European Film Awards ceremony on 12 December in Berlin.