Saturday 20 January 2018

Woman apart: Kristin lets her smile do talking

Kristin Scott Thomas at Cineworld in Dublin last night for the screening of 'Partir'
Kristin Scott Thomas at Cineworld in Dublin last night for the screening of 'Partir'
Kristin Scott Thomas poses for a photograph as she arrives at Cineworld in Dublin. Photo PA
Kristin Scott Thomas was presented with the festival career achievement award, the Volta. Photo: PA

Allison Bray

AWARD-WINNING actress Kristin Scott Thomas was presented with Ireland's most prestigious cinematic award by the French Ambassador to Ireland last night.

The British actress, who is equally adept acting in French and English, was presented with the Volta award by His Excellency Yvon Roe d'Albert at the Irish premiere of her latest French language film 'Partir' at the Cineworld cinema on Parnell Street in Dublin last night.

Despite her linguistic flair, the star stayed silent and was happy to simply smile for the cameras.

The award is presented each year, as part of the Dublin International Film Festival, to actors and others in the film industry who have made a significant contribution to world cinema.

Having the Oscar-nominated star in town to accept the award was one of the highlights of this year's festival, said director Grainne Humphries. The award was named after the famous Volta Picture Theatre established by James Joyce in Dublin in 1909.

Thomas has also been nominated for a Best Actress award for 'Partir' at tonight's Cesar award ceremony in Paris, the French equivalent of the Academy Awards. She graced the red carpet at the BAFTA awards in London last weekend after being nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award in 'Nowhere Boy'.

Red carpet

But she managed a day of sightseeing in Dublin yesterday ahead of last night's premiere where she posed for the cameras in a low-key red carpet appearance dressed casually in a black jacket and trousers ensemble. She was spotted earlier at Hugo's restaurant for lunch followed by a stroll down O'Connell Street.

'Partir' will be screened as part of the festival which ends tomorrow. It is due for limited release in Dublin.

Irish Independent

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