Anjelica Huston to be guest of honour at Galway Film Fleadh

The award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston, star of films such as The Royal Tenenbaums, The Addams Family, and The Witches, will be the guest of honour at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, which runs from July 7 to 12.

Ms Huston will take part in this year’s public interview on the stage of the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday July 12, after which she will be presented with the fleadh’s inaugural award, The Galway Hooker. The fleadh will also screen a mini retrospective of a selection of films that she has acted in or directed.

The daughter of the legendary film-maker John Huston, Anjelica will next be seen in When In Rome, in which she stars opposite Josh Duhamel, Danny DeVito, and Kristen Bell. She also recently appeared in Clark Gregg’s directorial debut, Choke, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Ms Huston received the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Maerose Prizzi in the black comedy Prizzi’s Honor in which she starred opposite Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner. In 2005, Ms Huston received a Golden Globe Award for her role in HBO’s original movie Iron Jawed Angels in which she starred opposite Hilary Swank and Julia Ormond.

Ms Huston currently serves on the board of directors at NUI Galway’s John Huston School of Film and Digital Media as well as Homeboy Industries/Jobs for a Future. She is a member of the Film Foundation’s Artist’s Rights Council and is a recent spokesperson for PETA and the US Campaign for Burma.

The Galway Film Fleadh programme will be officially launched in the Veranda Suite of the Radisson SAS Hotel on Tuesday at 6pm.

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