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BAFTA to Host Career Retrospectives with Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas and Allison Janney

17 November 2017
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Leading actors to share career insights at three ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ events

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced today that it will host ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ events with actors Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas and Allison Janney at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, this December. Public tickets will be available to book from 12:30 on Friday 17 November 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 Annette Bening, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, David Fincher, Emma Thompson, Sam Mendes, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Jeremy Irons.

On Saturday 9 December BAFTA-winning actor Hugh Grant will join an audience at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly to discuss his remarkable career. Hugh Grant first gained international attention with his BAFTA-winning performance in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Subsequent credits include Sense and Sensibility (1995), Notting Hill (1999), Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001), About a Boy (2002), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) and the recently released Paddington 2 (2017), in which he plays the villain Phoenix Buchanan.

BAFTA-winning actress Kristin Scott Thomas will take to the BAFTA stage on Sunday 10 December. Kristin Scott Thomas starred alongside Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), also winning a BAFTA for her performance. Her role in The English Patient (1996) gained her BAFTA and Oscar nominations. Other standout performances include those in I’ve Loved You So Long (2009), Nowhere Boy (2009) and The Party (2017). In her next film, World War II drama Darkest Hour, Scott Thomas stars as Clementine, the wife of Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman). The film is slated for release in January 2018.

On Wednesday 13 December award-winning actress Allison Janney will share her insights and experiences with an audience at BAFTA. Janney is known for Emmy- winning television roles in The West Wing, Masters of Sex and Mom, and acclaimed performances in films such as American Beauty (1999), The Hours (2002), Juno (2007), The Help (2011), The Way Way Back (2013) and The Girl on the Train (2016). Allison Janney will next appear in the biopic I, Tonya (2017) as the mother of famed US figure skater Tonya Harding.

Booking information:

Public tickets for all three events will be available from 12:30 on Friday 17 November via the BAFTA website at

Event details:

Saturday 9 December              Hugh Grant                  BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

Sunday 10 December              Kristin Scott Thomas      BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

Wednesday 13 December        Allison Janney              BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

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:

Kerry McGlone at freuds
T: +44 (0) 20 3003 6648
E: [email protected]

Eleanor Pickering at BAFTA
T: +44 (0) 20 7292 5863
E: [email protected]

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