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Raindance to honour Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Winterbottom

UK actor-filmmaker Chiwetel Ejiofor and filmmaker Michael Winterbottom will obtain honorary Raindance Icon awards at this 12 months’s Raindance Movie Competition (June 19-28).

Ejiofor will obtain his award on the pageant’s opening gala, the UK premiere of Tilman Singer’s Cuckoo on June 19.

Winterbottom will likely be introduced together with his award in the course of the jury awards ceremony on June 27.

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Ejiofor is understood for his work as an actor in 12 Years A Slave – for which he received the perfect actor Bafta and was nominated for the Oscar – Soiled Fairly Issues, Youngsters Of Males and Marvel’s Physician Unusual franchise.

He has made two characteristic movies as director – 2024’s Sundance premiere Rob Peace, and 2019’s The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.

UK stalwart Winterbottom started his profession making TV movies. He has since made virtually 30 options, together with Welome To Sarajevo, 24 Hour Occasion Individuals, A Mighty Coronary heart and The Street To Guantanamo.

“Raindance has completed an enormous quantity to help unbiased filmmaking on this nation and around the globe for greater than 30 years,” stated Winterbottom.

“I proceed to admire the Raindance Movie Competition’s intensely unbiased spirit, and it’s fantastic that Raindance focuses on nurturing, inspiring, and educating up-and-coming expertise,” stated Ejiofor.

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Earlier recipients of the Icon award embrace Vanessa Redgrave, Olivia Colman, Michael Caine and Ken Loach.

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