Oscar®-nominated director Stephen Frears is to be the recipient of this year’s Dingle Film Festival The Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in the Art of Film.
The director’s films include The Queen, Mrs Henderson Presents, The Van and My Beautiful Launderette. He has also won a BAFTA for Dangerous Liaisons and his TV adaptation of The Snapper.
Frears will be in Dingle on Saturday 20th March to accept the award at a special ceremony at Dingle’s Phoenix Cinema. The ceremony will be hosted by Dingle Film Festival director Maurice Galway and will include an interview with Stephen Frears.
Gabriel Byrne and Jim Sheridan are previous recipients of the Gregory Peck Award, which recognises special achievements in filmmaking and was established in conjunction with Gregory Peck’s family.
The festival runs 18-21 March. For further information, please click here,