British actor Matt Smith to receive the prestigious Giffoni Award at the 53rd edition of the Giffoni Film Festival on July 24th.
Matt Smith will be presented with the coveted Giffoni Award on July 24 when he meets with youth from across the globe at the 53rd annual Giffoni Film Festival. A universally recognized and respected actor, Smith will visit with an international jury of children and teens visiting from over 30 countries in Sala Truffaut.
He was most recently seen as Daemon Targaryen in the Golden Globe winning HBO series “House of the Dragon,” for which he received a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is currently filming series two. Last year, he starred alongside Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes in John Michael McDonagh’s independent film “The Forgiven” and appeared in Daniel Espinosa’s “Morbius”, based on the Marvel Comics, alongside Jared Leto. In 2021 he was seen in Edgar Wright’s cult hit film “Last Night in Soho”, with Anya Taylor Joy. He is also known for his television work, particularly his role as Prince Philip in the first two seasons of “The Crown” on Netflix and as the eleventh “Doctor Who”, a role which garnered him a BAFTA nomination.
On stage, he starred in Matthew Warchus’s “Lungs” at the Old Vic. The two-person play was also performed live for a virtual audience during the pandemic, to critical acclaim. At The Royal Court, he appeared as Maxim in Anthony Nielsen’s “Unreachable”. Prior to this he was seen as Patrick Bateman is the Almeida Theatre’s stage adaption of the classic novel “American Psycho.” Having made his theatrical debut in the National Youth Theatre, he went on to star in Alan Bennett’s Olivier award winning “The History Boys” at the National.
The 2023 Giffoni Film Festival will take place July 20-29 and host roughly 6,000 international young people to watch, learn and engage in the filmmaking process.