Ethan Hawke, star of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight trilogy, is to have his career celebrated with a special BAFTA retrospective.
The event takes place on Thursday 18 December and forms part of the Academy’s ‘BAFTA, A Life in Pictures’ series which has previously celebrated the work of Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep.
Hawke first came to prominence in 1989 in BAFTA Best Film winner Dead Poets Society and has since starred in more than forty films across a range of genres including Reality Bites, Gattaca, Great Expectations, Hamlet and Assault on Precinct 13.
His longtime collaboration with Linklater has produced most notably the Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight trilogy, which they co-write withJulie Delpy.
Their latest project Boyhood began filming in 2002 and was shot intermittently over twelve years chronicling the life of a boy from age six to eighteen.
Hawke is also a film and theatre director, and a writer with two novels to his name.
Public tickets for ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures: Ethan Hawke will go on sale at 13.00 on Friday 21 November.
To book tickets, go to www.bafta.org/whats-on/. BAFTA members can book tickets from 09.30 on Wednesday 19 November.