Martin Scorsese has officially landed in Dublin, as he’s set to hold an IFTA Masterclass with Irish Academy Members – and will also receive the prestigious John Ford Award from Ireland and the Irish Academy.
The award is in tribute to the inspirational and world-renowned Irish-American Filmmaker John Ford, who has been a major influence on Scorsese’s work, and the Award ceremony presentation will take place on Saturday 25th February.
The director, best known for Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and The Wolf Of Wall Street, looked happy as he was spotted arriving at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin’s Ballsbridge earlier today.
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The Hollywood legend flew in just in time as he will speak with the University Philosophical Society members of Trinity College today, and will be presented with the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage of the Society.
The 74-year-old is sure to have plenty to discuss as he most recently worked with Irish actor Liam Neeson on Silence, and is currently working on new crime drama The Irishman – which is set to star Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.
Many major stars have received the prestigious award from Trinity College, including Whoopi Goldberg, Bono, Bob Geldof, Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Courtney Love, Stephen Fry and Amy Poehler, to name a few.