Viggo Mortensen to give screen talk at 56th London Film Festival
Story by Jack Foley
VIGGO Mortensen has just been announced as part of the London Film Festival’s American Express Screen Talk programme.
Taking place on Saturday, October 20, at NFT1 from 5.45pm, the event is certain to be one of the most sought after tickets of the forthcoming festival.
Known for his extraordinary dedication to his craft as well as his commanding screen presence, Mortensen has established a reputation as one of the most consistently exciting and versatile actors working today.
His early career saw him give memorable performances in Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner, Brian De Palma’s Carlito’s Way and Philip Ridley’s The Passion of Darkly Noon, but it was the role of the heroic Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s blockbuster Lord of the Rings trilogy that really brought the actor to global attention.
The second of three collaborations with director David Cronenberg, Eastern Promises, led to an Oscar Nomination in 2008 and stand-out performances in films such as Ed Harris’ Appaloosa, John Hillcoat’s The Road and Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method followed.
The festival organisers are delighted to be screening his most recent film, director Ana Piterbarg’s Everybody Has a Plan, in this year’s Festival and it’s with great pleasure that they welcome Mortensen back to the LFF for this Screen Talk.
The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express runs from October 10 – 21 and full programme information is available at www.bfi.org.uk/lff.
Public booking for the festival opens on Monday, September 24.