Seamus McGarvey’s Cyrano longlisted for seven BAFTAs

27 January, 2022

Screen and Film School Brighton patron Seamus McGarvey’s latest feature film, Cyrano, has been longlisted for seven BAFTAs including Best Cinematography and Best British Film.

Seamus McGarvey, who is widely regarded as one of the international film industry’s foremost cinematographers, was appointed as a patron for Screen and Film School Brighton in May 2021.

His impressive back-catalogue includes box office successes such as Atonement (2007), Godzilla, (2014) and The Greatest Showman (2017). Now, his latest feature film, Cyrano (2022), has received recognition from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards in not one, but seven categories.

The fantasy period feature, which is released nationwide on February 25, is a big screen adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic 1897 stage play and is directed by Seamus’ long-time collaborator and friend of the Film School, Joe Wright.

The story charts the romantic exploits of historic wordsmith Cyrano de Bergerac, who is played brilliantly by Game of Thrones star, Peter Dinklage.

Screen and Film School Brighton’s Principal, Itziar Leighton had this to say about the thrilling news:

“We are so pleased that Cyrano has received recognition in the form of 7 BAFTA nominations, and of course in particular a nomination for Cinematography. We feel extremely proud of Seamus, such a wonderful warm and supportive patron of ours, and we will be waiting with great anticipation for the results. Our thoughts and best wishes go with Seamus, and we sincerely hope that his huge talent and exceptional creative vision will be accordingly recognised.”

Seamus is due to visit Screen and Film School Brighton in the Spring for an exclusive in-person Masterclass, where we’re sure he’ll provide some fascinating insights into his star-studded career as well as plenty of useful hints, tips and industry advice for our filmmaking students.

We look forward to his first official in-person visit to the Film School, as well as the exciting results of this year’s BAFTA awards ceremony, which takes place on March 13, 2022.

Cyrano is released in cinema’s nationwide on Feb 25th.



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