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Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury to be honoured with Volta award at Audi Dublin International Film Festival


With a career spanning almost 75 years, over sixty motion pictures, five Tony Awards, star of the longest-running detective drama series in TV history Murder She Wrote, the Audi Dublin International Film Festival has announced that Angela Lansbury will visit Dublin this February.

Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys commented on the announcement:

“It’s a huge delight to welcome Dame Angela Lansbury to Dublin to discuss her life and career on stage and to accept our Festival Tribute Award, the Volta. A legend whose first films were the classics Gaslight and The Picture of Dorian Gray, from the chilling The Manchurian Candidate to Disney favourites Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Beauty and the Beast and Anastasia, Dame Lansbury has created an indelible impression on world cinema.”

A Broadway luminary with five Tonys to her credit and six Golden Globe awards (four for her most famous TV role as Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote), Lansbury will participate in an unmissable public interview hosted by Aedín Gormley from RTÉ’s Movies and Musicals at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, where she will also be presented with the Festival Tribute Award, the Volta, by President Michael D Higgins. The interview will start at 3pm, on Sunday February 21st, followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Tickets available through Ticketmaster here or on 0818 719 377. Ticket prices:  €42.50, €36, €32, €20. Group bookings (10+) please call 01 677 7770.


The 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival takes place from Februar 18th _ 28th. The full lineup for the Festival programme will be launched at the end of January to include exciting themed strands, along with a host of special guests and special events.

Season tickets are now available for the Festival, offering free entrance to all screenings, exclusive galas and after-show parties during the Festival, as well as a sneak preview of the 2016 programme with advance booking. Season tickets are currently available for purchase at the early-bird price of €175 (full price €200), until January 5th 2016.

The Dublin International Film Festival is sponsored by Audi, and funded by The Arts Council and The Irish Film Board.