Norfolk Screen is honoured to have support from the following patrons.
Rupert Everett (Actor, Writer, Director)
Norfolk born Rupert Everett is a BAFTA- and Golden Globe-nominated actor. He first came to public attention in 1981 for his performance in Julian Mitchell’s critically acclaimed play and subsequent film ANOTHER COUNTRY which garnered him his first BAFTA nomination. From there he has enjoyed a successful career, starring in MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, A ROYAL NIGHT OUT and voicing Prince Charming in the popular SHREK franchise. He made his directional debut with THE HAPPY PRINCE, which he wrote and stars in as Oscar Wilde.
He has also excelled in theatre with many notable performances THE VORTEX and in recent years THE JUDAS KISS, PYGMALION and AMADEUS. Last year he returned to The Royal Theatre of Bath with one of Chekhov’s great theatrical masterpieces Uncle Vanya, which he directed and starred in. Click here to see what Rupert had to say about supporting Norfolk Screen.
*Photo Credit William Baker.
Sienna Guillory (Actress)
Norfolk based Sienna Guillory is known for a host of Film & TV shows including her portrayal of Jill Valentine in the RESIDENT EVIL series, and also appeared in films such as ERAGON, THE GOOB, LOVE ACTUALLY, HIGH RISE, NUCLEAR. Sienna has also featured in many television shows such as STAN LEE’S LUCKY MAN, FORTITUDE, LUTHER and played the titular role in the mini-series HELEN OF TROY. Click here to see what Sienna had to say about supporting Norfolk Screen.
Bill Nighy (Actor)
Bill Nighy is a multi-award-winning actor of both the stage and screen with an expansive career spanning fifty years. Amongst others, Bill has received a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor (LOVE ACTUALLY) and a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries (GIDEON’S DAUGHTER).
Bill has most recently been seen alongside Johnny Depp in redemptive thriller MINAMATA, which received its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2020. In early 2020, Bill starred in Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, EMMA in the role of Emma’s father Mr Woodhouse alongside Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn.
In 2019, Bill was seen in Lone Scherfig’s THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS; the highly acclaimed animation POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU; scrabble-centric comedy drama SOMETIMES, ALWAYS, NEVER; and the romantic drama feature film HOPE GAP.
In 2018, Bill starred in the multi-awards winning film, THE BOOKSHOP, and in the TV mini-series adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE. In 2017, Bill was seen on screens in THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM, which premiered at TIFF. Also featured during TIFF 2016 was THEIR FINEST. Bill’s iconic turn as an aging rock star in Richard Curtis’s 2003 hit LOVE ACTUALLY won him the Evening Standard British Film Award amongst others. He later reprised the role in the charity special RED NOSE DAY ACTUALLY (2017).
2014 saw Bill star in PRIDE which won Best British Independent Film at the 2014 BIFAs. In 2013, Bill once again teamed up with Richard Curtis for the time travelling romantic comedy, ABOUT TIME. Bill also took the role of Douglas Ainslie in THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2012)and its sequel, THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2015).
Bill’s extensive list of film credits also includes WILD TARGET (2010),PIRATE RADIO (2009) VALKYRIE (2008), NOTES ON A SCANDAL (2006), THE CONSTANT GARDENER (2005), LAWLESS HEART (2001) and STILL CRAZY(1998).
Bill began his career on the stage and has since earned acclaim for his work in numerous plays, including David Hare’s PRAVDA (1985), SKYLIGHT (1995) and A MAP OF THE WORLD (1983). He received an Olivier Award nomination in 2001 for Best Actor for his performance in Joe Penhall’s BLUE/ORANGE.
Click here to see what Bill had to say about supporting Norfolk Screen.
*Photo Credit: Aliona Adrianova