Sunday, November 23, 2014
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
The Libertine is nominated for 8 BIFA Awards 26 October 2005

    The Libertine, filmed on the Island in April 2004, has been nominated for 8 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), with Johnny Depp competing for the best actor prize. The awards will take place on Wednesday November 30th at The Hammersmith Palais, London.

    The Libertine is based around the life of the 17th Century poet John Wilmot (played by Johnny Depp), who received posthumous acclaim after living a debauched life. The film was shot in Island Studios, Ramsey after the UK Government closed its tax break and the film nearly cancelled before Isle of Man Film stepped in to fund production. It is due for UK release on 18th November.

    Johnny Depp as John Wilmot in The Libertine
    Johnny Depp as John Wilmot in The Libertine

    Full details of the nominations for The Libertine follow:

    Best British Independent Film – The Libertine

    Best Director of a British Independent Film – Laurence Dunmore

    Best Performance by a Supporting Actor or Actress in a British Independent Film – Rosamund Pike and Tom Hollander

    Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film – Johnny Depp

    Best Technical Achievement – Ben van Os (Production Designer)

    Most Promising Newcomer – Rupert Friend

    The Douglas Hickox Award – Laurence Dunmore (Gaby Dellal who directed On A Clear Day is also up for this award)

    For further information on the film, please see our website or the British Independent Film Awards website

    26th October 2005

    More stories >>>  

    Related News Articles
    Three Manx Movies to get local premieres 18 November 2005
    The growing number of local people now involved in the Island’s flourishing film industry will soon be able to see the fruits of their labours up on the big screen at the Broadway Cinema. [More]
    Three Manx movies get local premieres 14 November 2005
    The growing number of local people now involved in the Island’s flourishing film industry will soon be able to see the fruits of their labours up on the big screen at the Broadway Cinema. [More]
    Manx Films Shown in Toronto 16 September 2004
    Three movies filmed on the Isle of Man are being featured at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. [More]

    Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World