THE film ‘Ammonite’, partially filmed in Lyme Regis in March 2019, has been long-listed for nine BAFTA awards.
The movie is based on the life of Lyme Regis’ famous fossil hunter Mary Anning, played by Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, and she develops an intense bond with a privileged young woman, played by Saoirse Ronan, who is sent to convalesce by the sea.
Directed by Francis Lee, bast known for the acclaimed ‘God’s Own Country’, the film is set for general release in the UK in late March, having already been premiered at several film festivals and released in the US.
‘Ammonite’ has been long-listed for nine awards at the upcoming BAFTAs, with members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts now having to vote for shortlisted entries, to be revealed on March 9.
The awards ceremony is scheduled then take place on April 11 but it is not yet known what format this will take due to the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Ammonite’ has been long-listed for Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Make-up & Hair, Original Score and Production Design, while Winslet has been nominated as Best Actress for her role as Mary Anning, and Saoirse Ronan as Supporting Actress for her part as Charlotte Murchison.
Watch the official trailer for Ammonite here: