David Thewlis to Receive Special Honor from British Independent Film Awards

Oct 28, 2008

Posted by: SueTLC


The British Independent Film Awards will recognize actor David Thewlis with a special honor next month. The BBC is reporting that David, who portrays Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter films, “will be recognised for his outstanding contribution to British film with an award named after the late Richard Harris.” Richard Harris of course, memorably portrayed Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films. Previous winners of this award include fellow Potter actors John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) and Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn, Half-Blood Prince)

Also, congratulations are in order for actor Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) as he received two nominations in the best supporting actor category for his performances in The Duchess and In Bruges respectively. Mr. Fiennes was “recognised at the London Film Festival on Monday with the Variety UK Achievement in Film Award.” Ralph Fiennes spoke of working in film as he noted: “Often I think people haven’t experienced the high pressure of a
filming schedule. It isn’t all celebration and glamour and glitz. The
public see all the red carpets and the gossip columns and the fashion
side of things. But actually it’s very, very, very long hours, quite
high risk and expensive, and everyone has to commit. So it’s always a
huge achievement when anyone makes it look easy making a film.”

Further congratulations go to actress Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) as she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her work in Brideshead Revisited. You can learn more about this movie via this link.

The British Independent Film Awards will be presented on November 30th in London, England. Congratulations David Thewlis, Ralph Fiennes and Emma Thompson!

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