UNDER THE HONORARY PRESIDENCY OF H.S.H. PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO

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HELLBOY’S RON PERLMAN NAMED AS
PRESIDENT OF MINI SERIES JURY
AT THE 55th MONTE-CARLO TELEVISION FESTIVAL IN JUNE

Monaco, 7 April  –  Award-winning film and television actor Ron Perlman, best known for his leading roles in Hellboy and the cult television series Beauty and the Beast, will join the Golden Nymph Awards Mini Series Jury as its President at the 55th Monte-Carlo Television Festival, taking place 13th-18th June 2015, it was announced today by Laurent Puons, CEO.

Starting his career on the New York stage, Ron has subsequently appeared in numerous feature films including Pacific Rim, Conan the Barbarian, Season of the Witch and The Island of Dr. Moreau.  He starred in Guillermo Del Toro’s hit Hellboy; reprising his lead role in Hellboy II: The Golden Army in 2008. Ron's television credits include a starring role in the Western saga, The Magnificent Seven, as well as a lead role in the HBO political satire, The Second Civil War. More recently he can be seen portraying the leader of the Sons of Anarchy in the eponymous series. Ron has won two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award for his performance as the ugly, cat-like Vincent in the popular television series Beauty and the Beast, co-starring Linda Hamilton.

The Mini Series Jury will screen and select Golden Nymph winners in three categories Best Mini Series, Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Actress in a Mini Series.

A line up of stellar actors who have been awarded the Golden Nymph in the Mini Series Category include John Hurt, Robbie Coltrane, Benedict Cumberbatch, Carole Bouquet, Helen Mirren and Noomi Rapace. With Daniel Alfredson winning for Best Direction with En Fri Mand and Paul Abbott for Best Script for State Of Play. The Golden Nymph for Best Mini Series has recently been awarded to leading productions such as John Adams and Top Of The Lake.

Ron Perlman comments, “I am honored to take up the Presidency of the Mini Series Jury in Monte-Carlo. The Festival is a truly global event and I am very much looking forward to screening a broad range of Mini Series from around the world and, together with my fellow jurors, selecting the rightful winners of the Golden Nymph in this important category.”

Laurent Puons comments, “We are very pleased to have an award winning actor such as Ron, who is hugely successful in the three key performance disciplines theatre, television and feature films, as President of our Mini Series Jury. He has a legion of fans throughout the world and his wide experience in “must see” drama will be a huge asset to our Festival.”

The Festival Competition which, as well as Mini Series, encompasses TV Series, Television Films, and News is open to all international networks, distributors and production companies. Each year, more than 40 countries are represented in the competition, with more than 50 programmes selected for nomination and final judging by international juries composed of distinguished industry professionals and leading creative and acting talent.

About the Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Held in the principality of Monaco for more than 50 years, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival has an exceptional history of celebrating the best in global television programming.

Launched by Prince Rainier III in 1961, the Festival’s primary objective was to recognise television as an outstanding means of bringing cultures together and enhancing their respective knowledge. This objective is reflected in every aspect of the Festival’s history, as a host of renowned celebrities and industry leaders have travelled to Monaco from all over the world to participate in the event.   

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival is now a key annual event in the television industry calendar, attracting a host of acting and creative talent from around the world.  The event also hosts an extensive publicity programme within the prestigious Grimaldi Forum, which sees more than 3,000 press interviews taking place. Attended by more than 300 international print, online, radio and TV journalists, it generates press attention and coverage around the globe. 

From the Opening Ceremony to the Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony, an array of premiere screenings, receptions and parties take place throughout the Festival.

Contact

Pam Golum/Jennifer Price
The Lippin Group
pgolum@lippingroup.com
jprice@lippingroup.com
+1 (323) 965-1990

Debbie Lawrence
The Lippin Group - London
dlawrence@lippingroup.com
+44 7771 850580

Notes to Editors

Full Biography of the Mini Series Jury President

After studying Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota, Ron Perlman began his career on stage in New York, his hometown. He was noticed on the big screen when he played his first film role as a Neanderthal in 1981's Quest for Fire, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. He renewed the experience with Annaud, five years later, portraying the hunchbacked Salvatore in The Name of the Rose.

In 1993 Ron worked with Guillermo Del Toro on the fantastic film Cronos and as sacrificial victim of The Last Supper in 1995. Ron then worked with leading directors duo Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet the same year in The City of Lost Children. Two years later, Jeunet asked Ron to again confront the monsters of Alien Resurrection, after he had appeared in Frankenheimer‘s The Island of Dr. Moreau.

Staying loyal to the directors he works with, Ron joined Jean-Jacques Annaud wearing the Russian uniform in the middle of the battle of Stalingrad and worked again with Del Toro in 2002 on Blade II. Ron was then cast in his first leading role with Hellboy, Del Toro’s adaptation of the popular comic book. A role he resumed in 2008 in Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

In 2011 he appeared in Season of the Witch, alongside Nicolas Cage; the remake of the cult film Conan The Barbarian, and Drive, the acclaimed thriller directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Two years later, Ron joined Guillermo Del Toro for the blockbuster Pacific Rim.

Ron's television credits include a starring role in the Western saga, The Magnificent Seven, as well as a lead role in the HBO political satire, The Second Civil War. More recently he can be seen portraying the leader of the Sons of Anarchy in the eponymous series.

Ron has won two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award for his performance as the ugly, cat-like Vincent in the popular television series Beauty and the Beast, co-starring Linda Hamilton.



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