Raindance Film Festival
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 25, 2022
I'm thrilled we can finally reveal the recipients of the 2022 @Raindance Icon Award. Additionally #DamianLewis has accepted a posthumous Icon Award presented in tribute to Helen McCrory 🏆🏆🏆🏆 https://t.co/QUG8R7V4cb
— stuart haggas (@workofstuart) October 25, 2022
As reported earlier, Damian is part of the 2022 Jury for UK’s Raindance Film Festival this year. The festival runs from October 26 – November 5, 2022 and organizers have announced on social media that Damian has accepted a posthumous Icon Award in tribute to Helen McCrory. Helen served on the Raindance Jury back in 2011. The Radio Times reports Damian said:
“I’m honoured to accept the posthumous Raindance Icon Award on Helen’s behalf. She’d be pleased as punch to be receiving it. There was no more fiercely independent spirit than Helen and in her attitude towards work. She loved her time on the Raindance jury and being able to view films made with that same liberated energy. Raindance and Helen – it’s a perfect match.”
The festival also announced the recipients of this year’s Raindance Icon Award: Vanessa Redgrave, Jonathan Pryce and Gemma Arterton. Some recipients will receive their award at the Opening Gala Party and others at the Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 4.