Sally Potter To Receive Top Honor At London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

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Sally Potter To Receive Top Honor At London Critics’ Circle Film Awards
UK writer-director Sally Potter will receive the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film at the 40th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

Previous winners of the accolade include Michael Caine, Judi Dench, Quentin Tarantino, Isabelle Huppert, Kate Winslet and Pedro Almodovar.

London-born Potter made her first 8mm short film at age 14, and then in 1983 wrote and directed her first feature The Gold Diggers, starring Julie Christie. Her breakthrough film was the 1992 Oscar-nominated drama Orlando, based on the Virginia Woolf novel and starring Tilda Swinton in her breakout role.

Subsequent features include the BAFTA-nominated The Tango Lesson (1997), in which she starred as a filmmaker named Sally, The Man Who Cried (2000) with Cate Blanchett and Johnny Depp, Yes (2004) with Joan Allen, Rage (2009) with an all-star cast led by Judi Dench, Ginger & Rosa (2012) with Elle Fanning and Alice Englert, and comedy-drama The Party (2017) with Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall and Patricia Clarkson.
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