London
9°
clear sky
humidity: 66%
wind: 3m/s WNW
H 16 • L 11
Weather from OpenWeatherMap


Entertainment

Lenny Abrahamson unveiled as new patron of Irish Film Festival London

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  (L-R) Director Lenny Abrahamson and actors Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Fassbender attend the 'Frank' screening during the Sundance London Film and Music Festival 2014 at 02 Arena on April 25, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Sundance)
(L-r) Director Lenny Abrahamson and actors Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Fassbender (Photo: Getty Images for Sundance)

LENNY Abrahamson has been unveiled as the new patron of the Irish Film Festival London. 

The multi-award winning Irish director – whose most recent film Room is nominated for four Oscars, including one for him as Best Director – revealed his pride in being appointed for the role.

“I am a big fan of the festival and the opportunities they’re providing for Irish filmmakers in the UK,” he said.

More Entertainment:

“They are bringing the best of contemporary Irish film to audiences in London and I’m proud to be a part of what they’re accomplishing.”

Best known for his films Adam & Paul, Garage, What Richard Did and Frank, Abrahamson has worked with Hollywood actors including Brie Larson, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhall.

Festival Director Kelly O’Connor said the Abrahamson’s new role as Patrol was well deserved.

“We love Lenny’s work and have had the privilege of screening all of his films over the years,” Kelly said.

“He has always been very supportive of us and we are thrilled to welcome him on board as a Patron”.

Dublin-born Abrahamson, whose work has been described as drily funny, inquisitive, and plangent, joins London-based casting director Ros Hubbard as patron of the festival.

Irish Film London, which is now entering its sixth year, has planned a range of events for 2016.

They include British screenings of the global screening of 1916, The Rebellion, on March 16, and a number of new Irish films including Sing Street.

Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Irish Post
ABOUT 

The Irish Post is the biggest-selling weekly newspaper for the Irish in Britain and the voice of the Irish community since 1970. Follow the Irish Post on Twitter @theirishpost

Welcome to Irish post

Please share your email address to view the article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About us

The Irish Post is the biggest selling national newspaper to the Irish in Britain.

Irishpost.co.uk delivers all the latest Irish news to our online audience around the globe.

Contact Editorial

Editorial: editor@irishpost.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8900 4193

Advertise

Advertising: advertising@irishpost.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8900 4137

Subscribe

Irish Post