This year’s BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL has just concluded. Here is one of the guests whom I met at the event:
Timothée Chalamet’s lead role in David Michôd’s THE KING follows his startling transformation from Hal, the fun-loving prince to an all-powerful monarch who unwittingly ascends the English throne. Described as a “stunnng, visceral portrait of Henry V” based on several plays from Shakespeare’s ‘Henriad’, it is one of literatures’s most acute character studies.
Timothée demonstrates his full acting range, perfectly capturing both the charm and recklessness of the youthful royal and the steely authoritarianism of a king in the making. It’s a range that was clearly evident in his two most acclaimed film portrayals-his role as 17 year-old Elio Perlman in 2017 coming-of-age romantic drama, which earned him an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice Award Best Actor nominations and teenage drug addict Nic Seff in BEAUTIFUL BOY, with further recognition in the form of Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice Award NOMINATIONS.
At the age of 23 he has appeared in 14 feature films, with three more in post-production, since his debut five years ago. Timothée signed my sketch at the Gala Screening of THE KING on Thursday 3 October at the Embankment Garden Cinema.