BFI London Film Festival Guests: Adam Driver

This year’s BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL has just concluded. Here is one of the guests whom I met at the event:

Autographed drawing of actor Adam Driver

Adam Driver had two films in this years BFI London Film Festival. He plays a report writer in THE REPORT investigating the CIA’s use of torture following the 9/11 attacks. Written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, it screened in the ‘Debate’ themed category at the Embankment Garden cinema on Saturday 5 October. Adam also starred in the comedy-drama MARRIAGE STORY as Charlie, a New York-based theatre director and his California-based wife Nicole (Scarlett Johansson), described as “vintage cinema about breaking up, while trying to keep it together.”

It had two Gala Screenings at the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square and the Embankment Garden cinema on Sunday 6 October. Adam played the role of Adam Sackler in the HBO comedy-drama series GIRLS from 2012-2017, receiving three Emmy nominations, before achieving wider recognition as Kylo Ren in the STAR WARS sequel trilogy THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015), THE LAST JEDI (2017) and soon to be released, THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

Last year he earned an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Dect. Philip ‘Flip’ Zimmerman in Spike Lee’s BLACKkKLANSMAN. He also returned to Broadway this year in BURN THIS at the Hudson Theatre, receiving a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Pale.

Adam signed my sketch at the Embankment Garden cinema before THE REPORT screening.