Stellan Skarsgård to launch 10th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival programme, 2nd February 2012


Acclaimed Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård will fly into Dublin this February to celebrate the programme launch and 10th anniversary of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF). The actor, known for his roles in Good Will Hunting and the recent hit The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo, will be joined at the 10th Birthday celebrations by Irish actress Amy Huberman (A Film With Me In It, Threesome), as well as members of the Irish cinema industry in a much anticipated event in the newly re-opened Light House Cinema.

Skarsgård will also be honoured earlier that day with a Volta, the festival Career Achievement Award at a reception attended by Irish filmmakers. The Festival presents the Volta awards annually to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of film, and Skarsgård is being honoured for his work in both Scandinavian and English language films. From his start in the Swedish TV series Bombi Bitt and collaborations with award-winning Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland, to his American breakthrough with Lars von Trier’s Breaking The Waves, Skarsgård has become a regular and face on cinema screens across the world. His roles in von Trier’s The Kingdom, Dogville and Melancholia, as well as in films such as Ronin, Irish filmed King Arthur, Juanita Wilson’s As If I Am Not There (which screened at the JDIFF in 2011) and the recent The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo have cemented his reputation as one of Scandinavia’s best exports.

 

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