The Eagle | Unlikely BAFTA nominee for labour of love of Rosemary Sutcliff novel?

Rosemary Sutcliff‘s The Eagle of the Ninth became The Eagle film earlier this year. Any chance of a BAFTA? One of the problems on the internet is knowing the authority of particular sites; but my Google alert on Rosemary Sutcliff threw up this comment today at ScreenDaily, which was not encouraging.

Director Kevin Macdonald has shared in two Korda award wins for Touching The Void (2003) and The Last King Of Scotland (2006). Producer Duncan Kenworthy is a Bafta stalwart with multiple nominations to his credit and a best film win for Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994). The adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliff’s 1954 children’s classic The Eagle Of The Ninth may have been a labour of love for both producer and director, but the lack of widespread critical support for the film and a UK release date back in March would seem to work against either of them adding to their Bafta renown this year.

via Rich pickings | Features | Screen.

Author: Anthony Lawton

Chair, Sussex Dolphin, family company which looks after the work of eminent children’s & historical fiction author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). Formerly CEO, chair & trustee of various charity, cultural & educational enterprises in UK.

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