November 11, 2014
Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman kicks off inaugural Conversations series
LOS ANGELES (November 11, 2014) – The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is partnering with Oxford University Union for a special speaker series featuring legendary actors. The inaugural event, Conversations with Morgan Freeman at Oxford, will take place tonight at 8PM GMT in the historic Oxford debating chamber. The event will be moderated by Oxford University Union President Mayank Banerjee and is open to the student body and alumni. Oxford University will record the career retrospective with Freeman and provide the video to the SAG Foundation Actors Archive and its online video gallery located at sagfoundation.org.
“The SAG Foundation is thrilled to partner with a university as prestigious as Oxford. This is the first of what we hope will be many collaborations to come. Together, our programs will enrich the careers of actors worldwide,” says Cyd Wilson, SAG Foundation Executive Director. “Our gratitude goes to Morgan Freeman. We couldn’t have asked for a finer actor to represent the SAG Foundation across the pond.”
Conversations is a signature performers program of the SAG Foundation featuring well-known actors who explore the process and profession of acting with an audience of fellow performers; reflect on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; discuss past and current projects; share valuable insights into the craft and industry; and preserve their creative legacies in the Actors Archive.
Morgan Freeman is an American actor, director, and narrator who first gained recognition for his performances in films such as Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, and Shawshank Redemption, for all of which he received an Academy Award nomination. He received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2005 for his portrayal of Eddie Dupris in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for the same role. Mr. Freeman is also known for his roles in Seven, Amistad, Bruce Almighty, Invictus, and The Dark Knight Trilogy.