Woody Harrelson is set to visit Liverpool next week to talk to students at LIPA.
The True Detective and Hunger Games star will take part in a private question and answer session with undergraduates at the Mount Street college after being invited personally by co-founder Sir Paul McCartney.
Mark Featherstone-Witty, Founding Principal and chief executive of LIPA, said today: “It’s the first time we’ve been lucky enough to have a US film star here.
“Aside from his 70 films, 20 TV shows and series, he’s also directed and written shows, including his own. It’s his diversity which is astonishing.”
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The 53-year-old actor is currently in the UK filming the sequel to the hit 2013 magic thriller Now You See Me.
His prolific career has seen him take on diverse roles both on stage and screen, from the lovable Woody in the long-running sitcom Cheers, to hard-hitting roles in TV shows such as last year’s hit HBO crime drama True Detective and films such as Natural Born Killers and No Country for Old Men.
His two Oscar nominations came for his roles in The People vs Larry Flynt and The Messenger.
LIPA bosses say Wednesday’s Q&A session will offer an invaluable experience for LIPA’s acting students, giving them the chance to learn from Harrelson and ask their own questions.
They will be able to find out how he approached the broad range of characters he has portrayed throughout his career and how he has built on his impressive body of work over three decades.
LIPA holds masterclasses and question and answer sessions with successful figures from different areas of the performing arts industry throughout the year for its students.
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