Saeed Jaffrey Interview

Saeed Jaffrey will be visiting the IFC from October 6th to 8th for tribute screenings of three of his best films, the launch of his autobiography
An Actor’s Journey, and an on-stage conversation with a local journalist. Probably Britain’s highest profile Asian actor, Jaffrey began his career by setting up his own English-speaking theatre in Delhi. He then went to London to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and from there went to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar. He was the first Indian actor to perform Shakespeare in the States and he went on to work at the celebrated Actors’ Studio. Jaffrey has been a frequent commuter between the U.K., the U.S. and India. He has made well over a hundred ‘Bollywood’ movies and is best known in the West for his roles in such classics as The Man Who Would be King, A Passage to India and TV’s The Jewel in the Crown. Jaffrey has described his work and mission as attempts ‘to build cultural bridges’, an ambition that’s fully achieved in the three films showing in this tribute.

Saeed Jaffrey’s on-stage discussion will be held in Cinema One on Sunday October 8th at 6.00 p.m. Admission will be free. Mr. Jaffrey’s visit to Dublin has been facilitated by Siraj Zaidi, who programmes regular screenings of Indian films at the IFC.

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