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Steve McQueen

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  • Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen is a Turner Prize-winning artist and filmmaker. In 2008, McQueen’s critically acclaimed first feature, Hunger, starring Michael Fassbender, won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His second feature, Shame, won two Best Film awards when it premiered at Venice Film Festival in 2011. His third film, 12 Years A Slave starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, received numerous prizes, most notably winning three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In 2018 he released Widows starring Viola Davis, who was nominated for a Best Actress BAFTA. McQueen’s most recent project Small Axe for BBC One and Amazon Prime Video is an anthology of five films that bring to life the experiences of London’s West Indian community, starring John Boyega and Letitia Wright. An unprecedented two of the films were selected for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. In 2020 McQueen was awarded a knighthood for his services to the arts and alongside his film work, his artwork continues to be exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world.

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