Actor of the Week: ANJELICA HUSTON


Age: 69

Birthday: 8th July


Anjelica Huston is an American actress, director, producer, author, and former fashion model. Huston was the third generation of her family to receive an Academy Award, when she won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 1985's Prizzi's Honor. She joined her father, director John Huston, and grandfather, actor Walter Huston, in gaining this recognition. She received Academy Award nominations for her performances in Enemies, A Love Story (1989) and The Grifters (1990), for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively.



Huston earned BAFTA nominations for her work in two films directed by Woody Allen: Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). She received acclaim for her portrayal of the Grand High Witch in the 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches, and earned two Golden Globe nominations for starring as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993).



ACADEMY AWARDS - NOMINATIONS: 3 WIN: 1

1991 - Best Leading Actress: THE GRIFTERS

1990 - Best Supporting Actress: ENEMIES: A LOVE STORY

1986 - (WINNER): Best Supporting Actress: PRIZZI'S HONOR



GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS - NOMINATIONS: 8 WIN: 1

2005 - (WINNER): Best Supporting Actress in TV Movie: IRON JAWED ANGELS

1996 - Best Supporting Actress: THE CROSSING GUARD

1994 - Best Leading Actress: ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES

1994 - Best Leading Actress in TV Mini-Series: FAMILY PICTURES

1992 - Best Leading Actress: THE ADDAMS FAMILY

1991 - Best Leading Actress: THE GRIFTERS

1990 - Best Supporting Actress in TV Mini-Series: LONESOME DOVE

1986 - Best Supporting Actress: PRIZZI'S HONOR


BAFTA AWARDS - NOMINATIONS: 3

1995 - Best Supporting Actress: MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY

1991 - Best Supporting Actress: CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

1986 - Best Supporting Actress: PRIZZI'S HONOR


How do you rate Anjelica Huston's movies?





WATCH ANJELICA HUSTON THIS WEEK


ON TV:



FILM: The Witches (1990)

Tuesday 27th October, Sky Cinema Spooky, 8:00pm

Wednesday 28th October, Sky Cinema Spooky, 6:50am

Thursday 29th October, Sky Cinema Spooky, 5:25pm

Huston is fantastic and a little terrifying as The Grand High Witch.



FILM: The Addams Family (1991)

Monday 26th October, Sky Cinema Spooky, 9:35am / 7:10pm

Thursday 29th October, Sky Cinema Spooky, 10:15pm

FILM: Addams Family Values (1993)

Sunday 25th October, Comedy Central, 7:00pm

Huston is fantastic here in these spooky family comedies as Morticia Addams.


Both movies also on NETFLIX!


ON NETFLIX:


FILM: Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)

Huston appears as Miss Battle-Axe in the live action movie of the popular kids show.



ON AMAZON PRIME:

FILM: A Cat in Paris (2010)

No witches, but there is a cat in this quirky animated film that Huston voices a character within.



What's your favourite Anjelica Huston role / movie?





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