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Screen Talk: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal discusses a dazzling career playing smart, complex female characters, most recently captivating as a teacher who becomes obsessed with a young gifted student in The Kindergarten Teacher.

Due to popular demand this event will now take place in NFT1. Tickets £18 on sale to BFI Champions Wed 26 Sep 12:00, BFI Members Wed 26 Sep 13:00 and to the public from Thu 27 Sep 10:00.

Gyllenhaal started her career at age 15 in films directed by her father Stephen, gaining wider attention with her supporting performance in the 2001 cult classic Donnie Darko (alongside her brother Jake). She was launched to indie film stardom by her unforgettable lead performance in the following year's Secretary, for which she received her first Golden Globe nomination. The rising star followed this up with supporting turns in 40 Days and 40 Nights, and in two Charlie Kaufman films: Adaptation and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Gyllenhaal received huge acclaim for playing a recovering heroin addict in Sherrybaby (2006) and in 2009 earned her first Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actress in Crazy Heart. She won her first Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination in 2015 for the TV mini-series The Honourable Woman, while this year has brought another Golden Globe nomination for her acting work on HBO's acclaimed drama The Deuce. Gyllenhaal also serves as producer for both the TV series and The Kindergarten Teacher.


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