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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
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Saffron Burrows

Known for her work in critically acclaimed films, Saffron Burrows can currently be seen in Jonas Pate's Shrink with Kevin Spacey.

Prior to that, Burrows appeared in the heist film The Bank Job (2008), directed by Roger Donaldson, where she starred opposite Jason Statham. The movie was a great commercial and critical success. She also starred in Amy Redford's powerful directorial debut The Guitar. The story revolves around a woman (Burrows), who having been diagnosed with cancer, and given one month to live, embarks on a journey to fulfil her wildest fantasies. The film made its debut at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and garnered Burrows much critical praise.

Other films include: Peter Howitt's Dangerous Parking (2007); Hal Hartley's Fay Grim (2006); Wolfgang Petersen's Troy (2004); Klimt (2006), directed by Raoul Ruiz, in which Burrows plays opposite John Malkovich; Gerardo Herrero's El misterio Galíndez (2003), with Harvey Keitel, based on the novel by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán; Paul McGuigan's Gangster No. 1 (2000) with Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis and Paul Bettany; Michael Apted’s Enigma (2001) opposite Kate Winslet; Mike Figgis' Timecode (2000), and his film adaptation of the classic play, Miss Julie (1999); Pat O'Connor's Circle of Friends (1995); and Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father (1993) opposite Daniel Day Lewis.

Burrows has also worked in television. She was last seen in the NBC drama My Own Worst Enemy opposite Christian Slater, and she appeared on the award-winning series Boston Legal with James Spader. For the BBC she starred opposite Albert Finney and Julie Christie in the acclaimed production of Dennis Potter's Karaoke.

Burrows' theater work includes Jeannette Winterson's The Powerbook for the Royal National Theatre, London, directed by Deborah Warner, in which she starred opposite Fiona Shaw. The play toured the Theatre National de Chaillot, Paris, and Teatro Argentina, Rome. More recently, she played Janey Morris in The Earthly Paradise, for the Almeida Theatre, London; and in Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s), on the West End stage.

A native of Great Britain, Burrows also speaks Italian, Spanish and French.

In the UK, Burrows has served as Vice-President of the National Civil Rights Movement.


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