Actress Jane Seymour will receive the SFiFF Lifetime Achievement Award before introducing the film Somewhere in Time (1980) at the Lensic Performing Arts Center Friday, October 18th at 6:30 pm. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented during the 11th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, October 16th-20th, 2019 in downtown Santa Fe.
During 2019 SFiFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award celebration, Seymour will receive the coveted Tin-Pie award. She will then introduce the cult-classic, Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc and adapted from Richard Matheson’s romantic novel, Bid Time Return. Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve), a writer from Chicago, is on holiday at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI when he discovers the beautiful photograph of a famous stage actress from 1912, Elise McKenna (Seymour). Collier’s dawning obsession is fueled by the realization that he mysteriously met the elderly McKenna eight years earlier, and he desperately attempts to travel back in time to meet her again.
Jacques Paisner, SFiFF Artistic Director, says “Seymour has been an incredible influence to both film and television and we are enthused to recognize her achievements at this year’s festival.”
In 2000, the talented, prolific Seymour was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. She earned early recognition in her acting career for her role in the James Bond title, Live and Let Die (1973). Seymour later earned a Golden Globe for her performance as Cathy Ames in the miniseries, East of Eden (1981), an on-screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel. In 1988, she won an Emmy Award for Onassis: The Richest Man in the World. Starring in the six-season hit show, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman (1993-98), Seymour earned two Emmy nominations and her second Golden Globe Award for a compassionate portrayal of the fictional Dr. Michaela “Mike” Quinn. Additionally, Seymour received Emmy nominations for Captains and the Kings (1976) and War and Remembrance (1988-89) and Golden Globe nominations for The Woman He Loved (1988) and War and Remembrance. She has also been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.