2014 marks the 30 th anniversary of the cinematic release of the British film classic Another Country which featured Rupert Everett in his first starring role alongside Colin Firth. To mark this momentous occasion the ICA presents a special screening of the BAFTA nominated film, on Friday 12 December, with Rupert Everett in attendance. After the screening Rupert will take part in a live audience Q&A.
Written by Julian Mitchell and directed by Marek Kanievska, the 1984 film adaptation of the award-winning play Another Country launched Rupert Everett and Colin Firth into the stratosphere. Rupert Everett played Guy Bennett, an openly gay pupil at an elite British boarding school in the 1930’s who finds friendship with a classmate and fellow outcast Tommy Judd, played by Colin Firth. Everett’s turn as Guy Bennett was a career-defining role, which enthralled audiences and propelled him to international stardom. Rupert Everett’s originality and quintessentially English style of acting has inspired a whole generation and his influence can still be seen in many of the young, British male actors who are making waves in Hollywood today.
Another Country was originally written for the stage and was first performed in 1981 at the Greenwich Theatre. Rupert was cast in the breakthrough stage role fresh out of drama school, and made his first West End appearance when the play transferred to the Queen’s Theatre.
Rupert went on to star in Dance With A Stranger, Hearts of Fire with Bob Dylan and Prêt-à-Porter, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Madness of King George, Shakespeare in Love, An Ideal Husband with Julianne Moore, The Importance Of Being Earnest with Judi Dench and Colin Firth and the hit British comedy St Trinian’s.
Most recently Rupert has been enjoying critically acclaimed success in the theatre with an award winning turn as Oscar Wilde in David Hare’s Judas Kiss and as the embittered court composer Antonio Saleri in Jonathan Church’s production of Peter Schaffer’s Amadeus at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
Another Country 30 th Anniversary Screening
Followed by Q&A with Rupert Everett
Friday 12 December 2014
Cinema prices £11 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members. Prices vary for special events.
Booking fees for non ICA Members: £1 per ticket or maximum charge per transaction £2.80.
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