Dublin Film Festival is honoured to present screen legend Angela Lansbury with our Volta Award for her life-time achievements in the industry. The Award will be presented by President Higgins at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she will appear in a public interview hosted by Aedín Gormley, presenter of Lyric FM’s Movies and Musicals.
Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career spanning almost seventy-five years in film, stage and television. Since first appearing on Broadway in 1957 she has trodden the boards of stages across the globe, winning five Tony Awards in the process.
She has appeared in over 60 motion pictures since her silver-screen debut in Gaslight at the age of 17 earning her a nomination for an Academy Award. She has also appeared in such classics as National Velvet, The Harvey Girls, Frank Capra's State of the Union, The Portrait of Dorian Gray (a second Academy Award Nomination), Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah, The Court Jester and The Long Hot Summer.
From 1984-1996 she made television history starring as Cabot Cove’s most steadily-employed sleuth Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote, the longest-running detective drama series in TV history, winning four of her six Golden Globes and nominated for ten Golden Globes and 12 Emmy Awards in total for her work on the show.
The festival is proud to welcome Angela Lansbury as a very special guest, and excited to showcase her work, ranging from the voice of the kind-hearted Mrs. Potts in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to her chilling Academy Award nominated role in John Frankenheimer’s Cold War espionage thriller The Manchurian Candidate.
*Tickets for the public interview available online or in person from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, or from any Ticketmaster outlet.