Emma Thompson To Receive Richard Harris Award
The Richard Harris Award, named for the late Richard Harris – a.k.a. Professor Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films, is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to British film by an actor throughout their career. It was first awarded in 2003, one year after the actor’s death.
The award has previously been won by many Harry Potter alumni, including Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Sir Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore, 3-8), John Hurt (Garrick Ollivander), David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley).
On receiving this award, Thompson said,
It is a very special award, in name of an incredible actor who inspired so many people during his career. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of my peers who have received this award before me.
In the past, Thompson has received awards for both acting and screenwriting, including Academy Awards for Best Actress in Howards End and Best Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility.
Congratulations to Emma for this award! Are you excited for her? Which films or roles of hers are your favorites?