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BAFTA To Host ‘A Life In Pictures’ With Peter Greenaway

21 March 2016
Event: EE British Academy Film Awards Venue: Royal Opera House Date: Sunday 16 February 2014 Host: Stephen Fry Area: CEREMONY

Career retrospective will take place on Wednesday 13 April

London, 21 March: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that director and BAFTA recipient Peter Greenaway will discuss his craft and career at a special ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ event at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Wednesday 13 April. Public tickets will be available to book from 1pm on Thursday 24 March at

‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft. The series has hosted such figures as Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes, Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, and Kate Winslet.

Peter Greenaway CBE is one of Britain’s most ambitious and controversial directors. With a filmmaking career spanning 50 years, he was awarded the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema in 2014.

After initially training as a painter, Greenaway began making his own films in 1966 with his first short Death of Sentiment, before progressing to features with The Draughtsman’s Contract, which he completed in 1982. This was followed by A Zed & Two Noughts (1985), The Belly of an Architect (1987), Drowning by Numbers (1988), and the controversial but critically acclaimed, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989).

Greenaway’s other credits include art installations & exhibitions, documentaries and mockumentaries, opera and music theatre performances, and various television projects including 1990’s A TV Dante. He has published books, written for the theatre and opera, and toured the world with his Tulse Luper Suitcases VJ Show. Greenaway has received honorary degrees from the Universities of Edinburgh, Bucharest, Southampton and Utrecht, and was awarded a CBE in 2007 for services to cinema.

Peter Greenaway’s current projects include multimedia installations and his upcoming film Eisenstein in Guanajuato, which opens in UK cinemas from Friday 15 April 2016.

Event details:

BAFTA A Life in Pictures: Peter Greenaway

Evening, Wednesday 13 April at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

The event will be preceded by a Champagne Taittinger Reception

Recordings of previous events in the A Life in Pictures series are available on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel (

For further information, please contact:

Charlotte Inett at freuds
T: +44 (0)20 3003 6350
E: [email protected]

Hannah Golanski at freuds
T: +44 (0)20 3003 6623
E: [email protected]

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