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LFF2013

BFI Fellowship for Sir Christopher Lee

BFI Fellowship for Sir Christopher Lee

The BFI has announced that the veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee will be awarded a Fellowship of the British Film Institute at the awards ceremony towards the end of this year’s London Film Festival. The BFI’s Chief Executive Amanda Nevill said its Fellowship was awarded to those at the ...

LFF brings pick of the festivals to London

LFF brings pick of the festivals to London

Coming late in the year, the London Film Festival is continuing its modest streak of bringing some of the best films of the year’s other festivals – including Sundance, Cannes, Venice and Toronto – to Britain. Many festivals insist on screening the world premieres for their films, ...

Tom Hanks to bookend London Film Festival

Tom Hanks to bookend London Film Festival

The BFI has announced the 57th London Film Festival will close with Saving Mr Banks, the story of how Mary Poppins was brought to the big screen. Emma Thompson stars as the author PL Travers with Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney. The film is directed by The Blind Side’s John Lee Hancock and co-st...

British director Greengrass to open LFF 2013

British director Greengrass to open LFF 2013

The director best known for the Bourne Supremacy and the Bourne Ultimatum, Paul Greengrass, will be the first British director to open the London Film Festival since Andrew Macdonald had the honour with The Last King of Scotland in 2006. Greengrass’s Captain Phillips, about the first American ...

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