Gabriel Byrne has been announced as the first recipient of the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in the Art of Film at the 2008 Dingle Film Festival. Byrne, who is nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in HBO’s In Treatment, will be in Dingle to receive the award.
Kevin Moriarty, MD of Ardmore Studios, will present Byrne with the award following a special screening of A Conversation with Gregory Peck on the Friday night of the festival in The Phoenix Cinema. Its producer, Cecilia Peck and director Barbara Kopple will introduce the film to the audience. Irish poet Medbh McGuckian has written a poem on Gregory Peck, which she will recite at the event. Mr. Pecks wife, Veronique and son, Anthony will also be travelling from LA for the occasion.
To close the festival Cecilia Peck will introduce a special screening of her father’s definitive role as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird for which he was awarded the Oscar® for Best Actor.
The festival will run 11–14 September, please click here for more details. www.dinglefilmfestival.com