Behind the scenes of Ethel and Ernest

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Interviews with cast members Brenda Blethyn (Ethel), Jim Broadbent (Ernest), Luke Treadaway (adult Raymond Briggs), Harry Collett (young Raymond Briggs)

An in depth interview with composer and conductor Carl Davis. Information about Carl’s music as featured on the Ethel and Ernest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD is here.

Ethel and Ernest to screen in Chicago

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Ethel and Ernest are heading for Chicago ! The film will be representing the UK in the Chicago European Union Film Festival (March 3rd – 30th 2017). It will have two screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Centre.

http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/ceuff/2017/festivalfilms

In January Ethel and Ernest was introduced to US audiences at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. See blog report here.

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The Book Trust present Raymond Briggs with their Lifetime Achievement Award

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Raymond Briggs receives the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2017.

The speaker is Nicolette Jones author of ‘Raymond Briggs Blooming Books’. The award is presented by author and illustrator Chris Ridell, who was taught by Raymond Briggs at Brighton School of Art. In the audience, sat next to Raymond Briggs, is author and illustrator Shirley Hughes who received the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.

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Raymond Briggs with Shirley Hughes (Alfie, Dogger) at the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2017. Shirley Hughes was awarded it in 2015, Judith Kerr (The Tiger Who Came To Tea) in 2016 and Raymond Briggs in 2017.

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/news/1440/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38927247

https://www.daynurseries.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1581848/The-Snowman-illustrator-Raymond-Briggs-flies-high-with-life-time-achievement-award

Raymond Briggs receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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Today Raymond Briggs receives the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2017. The ceremony taking place at The Southbank Centre in London is in its third year. Previous awards were given to Shirley Hughes in 2015 and Judith Kerr in 2016.

The Judging Panel were: Critic and broadcaster Nicolette Jones, writer and illustrator Chris Ridell, human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti, illustrator Cressida Cowell, poet John Agard, and Chief Executive of the Book Trust Diana Gerald.

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Raymond Briggs working at his home in Sussex _ (photo Roger Mainwood)

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/raymond-briggs-wins-lifetime-achievement-award-484961

About The Book Trust : http://www.booktrust.org.uk

“The BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a children’s writer or illustrator whose body of work, in the opinion of the panel of judges, merits recognition for a lifetime’s achievement in children’s literature. It is a separate recognition to the Children’s Laureate in that it is purely celebratory and is not attached to any wider purpose of promoting children’s literature. BookTrust intends it to be awarded to a person who is not likely to become Children’s Laureate in the future.”

 

More interviews with the cast and crew recorded at the premiere

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More interviews from the Ethel and Ernest premiere that was held at The Curzon Mayfair on October 15th 2016 as part of the 60th BFI London Film Festival.

Red Carpet News TV talks to Raymond Briggs, Director Roger Mainwood, Composer Carl Davis, Pam Ferris, Producer Camilla Deakin, and Jim Broadbent, at the BFI London Film Festival 2016.

And another interview, courtesy of Red Carpet News, filmed at a BFI London Film Festival press event held at the Mayfair Hotel.

For more from the premiere see these earlier postings:

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/raymond-briggs-at-the-ethel-and-ernest-the-premiere/

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/more-interviews-from-the-ethel-and-ernest-premiere-and-a-great-review/

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/brenda-blethyn-at-the-premiere-talking-about-playing-ethel-in-the-film/

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/jim-broadbent-talks-about-his-role-playing-ernest-in-the-film/

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/more-photos-from-the-ethel-and-ernest-world-premiere/

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/ethel-and-ernest-world-premiere-with-raymond-briggs-cast-and-crew/

 

 

Milk deliveries still going strong…

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http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-4167082/Think-box-food-delivered.html#ixzz4XG4HJAaR

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“Milk was still hand-pulled on delivery carts up until the 1950s as depicted in the award-winning Ethel & Ernest, the graphic novel and animation film by Raymond Briggs.”

 

Ethel and Ernest showing in upcoming film festivals

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Ethel and Ernest is being entered into a number of film festivals in 2017. The ones coming up in the next couple of months are in Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Hong Kong.

The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) in Hong Kong is organised on behalf of the EU. Every year the European Union Office to Hong Kong, together with the EU Member States and Switzerland, organise this festival for the pleasure of Hong Kong’s film lovers. One film from sixteen countries has been chosen, and the British Council have put forward Ethel and Ernest to represent the UK. Last year’s UK film selection was 45 years, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtney. Lupus Films will be represented at the festival by producer Camilla Deakin.

Ethel and Ernest will also be at the Holland Animation Film Festival , The Luxembourg Film Festival, and has been chosen as the closing night film of Anima 2017, which is held in Brussels. The film will also be screened in the Sofia International Film Festival/Bulgaria (9-19 March).

UPDATE: Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films, Trebon, Czech Republic (2nd – 7th May 2017). Ethel and Ernest selected for INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FEATURE FILMS FOR GROWN-UPS.

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The poster for The European Film Festival 2017 which is to be held in Hong Kong. Ethel and Ernest are shown bottom right.

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