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BAFTA to Host ‘A Life In Pictures’ with Tom Hanks

2 October 2013
Tom Hanks

‘BAFTA A Life In Pictures: Tom Hanks’, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, takes place on Saturday 19 October

London, Wednesday 2 October: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that Tom Hanks, the BAFTA-nominated and Oscar-winning actor, will discuss his craft and career at a special ‘BAFTA A Life In Pictures’ event at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Saturday 19 October. The event with Hanks, who is also a BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Award honouree, marks the start of the second year of Deutsche Bank’s sponsorship of the ‘BAFTA A Life In Pictures’ series.

Tom Hanks received the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Award for Excellence in Film in 2004 and was BAFTA-nominated for his roles in Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan and Castaway. A four-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy winner, he won back-to-back Oscars in 1994 and 1995 for his roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He has also received many other accolades over his 30-year career.

Having started as an actor, Hanks has also written, produced and directed for film and television, winning an Emmy for directing the highly acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers.

Tom Hanks plays the lead role in Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass, which opens this year’s BFI London Film Festival, and also stars as Walt Disney in the festival’s closing film, Saving Mr. Banks.

‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent discuss their life and career and share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their crafts. The series has hosted leading names including Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Kenneth Branagh and Helen Mirren. Recordings of previous events are available on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel (


Public tickets for ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures: Tom Hanks’ will go on sale on Friday 4 October. To book tickets, go to

Event details

‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures: Tom Hanks’, sponsored by Deutsche Bank

Saturday 19 October 2013 at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly in London

18.30 Champagne Taittinger Reception
19.00 Event Commences

Further Information

For further information, please contact Vicky Grayson at freuds

T: 020 3003 6327
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round Learning & Events programme that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, lectures, scholarships and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. For further information, visit and

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