Winona Ryder set for Beckett festival

Published Tuesday, 09 July 2013
Comments
Toggle font size
Print

Hollywood actress Winona Ryder is heading to Northern Ireland to take part in the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival.

Winona Ryder set for Beckett festival
Winona Ryder will attend the event next month. (© Getty)

The annual event is a celebration of novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett.

The actress will read two of the writer's short prose works and some poetry at the festival next month.

Fellow actresses Miranda Richardson and Juliet Stevenson will also be appearing at the event.

They will take part in readings and talks about Beckett, who is best known for his avant-garde play Waiting For Godot.

The festival's founder, Sean Doran, said this year would be "every bit as ambitious as the last, permeating the fabric of Enniskillen and its environs in a celebration of Beckett that goes far beyond the usual treatment of his work".

Ryder is best known for her breakthrough role in the 1988 comedy hit Beetlejuice. She also portrayed mentally ill writer Susanna Kaysen in the 2001 film Girl, Interrupted.

The Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival runs from 22-26 August.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
1 Comments
Stan Howes in belfast wrote (448 days ago):
It's shaping up to be a great festival! So many talented people in homage to Sam. Looking forward to being there!
POST A COMMENT:
Name:  
Email address*:    
Location:  
Validation:
House Rules:  
Your Comment:  
[All comments are moderated and will not appear immediately. Your name, location and comment will be displayed on this page if your post passes moderation.]

Watch the best on UTV

UTV main logo
Dickinson's Real Deal
31 October - 2:00 pm

Dickinson's Real Deal

Some of the best moments from the antiques se...

Loose Women
31 October - 12:30 pm

Loose Women

Andrea McLean, Nadia Sawalha, Sherrie Hewson ...

B. H. MARTIN
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, spooky-comedy Ghostbusters has been restored, remastered and re-released as a special Halloween treat for all the family.
MOST POPULAR GALLERIES
Lynda Bellingham: 1948-2014
Mon 20 October 2014
The X Factor: Judges
Fri 03 October 2014
NI v Greece
Tue 14 October 2014