The Duke of Cambridge opens BAFTA Piccadilly and launches BAFTA: Behind the Screens exhibition

Published 16 September 2019

The Duke of Cambridge, BAFTA President, visits BAFTA Piccadilly 194 to launch their new public space, and launch 'BAFTA: Behind the Screens', a public exhibition which celebrates the craft and work behind BAFTA-winning and nominated productions.

The Duke of Cambridge with actor Chiwetel Ejiofor at BAFTA Piccadilly.

During the visit, The Duke toured the BAFTA: Behind the Screens exhibition, which sees BAFTA-winning and nominated materials collated from across the world and displayed to the public for free.

The audio-visual displays will include scripts, storyboards and costumes from film, games and television productions from the past 75 years including Killing Eve, The Favourite, the Clangers and Lumino City.

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The Duke of Cambridge, at BAFTA Piccadilly

During the tour, The Duke met some of the cast and crew members who were involved in the productions on display.

The Duke also attended a reception with scholars who have taken part in BAFTA’s ‘Prince William Scholarships in Film, Games and Television’ programme, before delivering a speech.

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“I had the pleasure of meeting [at BAFTA Piccadilly] some of BAFTA’s Prince William Scholars 🎓 and was delighted to hear first-hand how the scholarship has benefitted their careers.” — The Duke of Cambridge. Prince William Scholarships, awarded in The Duke of Cambridge’s name, form part of Bafta’s UK Scholarship Programme, which supports talented people at all stages of their career in film 🎬 games 🎮 and television 📺. Among the Prince William Scholars The Duke of Cambridge met today at @Bafta was Matilda Ibini (📷 #2), from Hackney in London: Matilda applied to the BAFTA scholarships programme in 2014 to study an MA Creative Writing (Playwriting and Screenwriting) at @CityUniversityLondon, and has now landed a TV development deal 📝 to develop an original comedy-drama TV series. On the impact of her Scholarship, Matilda said: “It feels incredible to have been awarded a scholarship from such a prestigious organisation as BAFTA…I feel that I have been fortunate enough to be given the time to write the stories I want to tell. This time is invaluable and I will be sure to make the most of it. I have faced many barriers in my life and being awarded this scholarship has meant funding won’t become one of them. It has made me think that dreams are never too big and being supported by BAFTA means I can dream even bigger." 📷Bafta #BAFTA #BehindTheScreens #PrinceWilliamScholars

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