Canneseries will present the inaugural Canneseries Excellence Award to actor Dominic West for his outstanding contribution in TV series.
West (Les Misérables, The Affair, The Wire) will be presented with the award on October 15 at MIPCOM by the Mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, in the Palais des Festivals. “I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some of the best producers, writers and directors in television, so I’m truly honored to receive this award by Canneseries,” said West.
Canneseries’ artistic director, Albin Lewi, said: “Canneseries is thrilled to give its first Excellence Award to such an iconic actor as Dominic West. His breakthrough as Det. McNulty in The Wire is one of the starting points of the new golden age of series and ever since, he has managed to keep surprising us with bold and complex characters. It is an obvious choice for Canneseries to give the award to Dominic West for his career in series both in the U.S. and the U.K.”
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