British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to Host Viola Davis Career Retrospective
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British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to Host Viola Davis Career Retrospective

Viola Davis
Viola Davis

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that actress Viola Davis will discuss her craft and career at a special “BAFTA A Life in Pictures” event at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Sunday January 15. Public tickets will be available to book from 1pm on December 23 at

“BAFTA A Life in Pictures” is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft. The series has hosted such figures as Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, David Fincher, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Sam Mendes, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Jeremy Irons.





In 2012, Davis received a BAFTA nomination for Actress and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of Aibileen Clark in 2011’s “The Help,” as well as winning Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice awards for her performance.

This month, Viola Davis is starring opposite Denzel Washington in “Fences,” also directed by Denzel Washington and based on the 1983 August Wilson play of the same name. Davis and Washington will be reprising their roles from the 2010 revival of the play that garnered both actors Tony Awards.

Davis currently stars on the hit ABC drama “How to Get Away with Murder” as lawyer Annalise Keating, a part she has played since the show first premiered in September 2014. In 2015, she became the first black woman of any nationality to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role on the show.

Event details:

BAFTA A Life in Pictures: Viola Davis

Sunday 15 January 2017 at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

14.45 Champagne Taittinger Reception

15.30 Event Begins

17.00 Event Ends

Recordings of previous events in the “A Life in Pictures” series are available on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel (

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