Layke Anderson

Layke Anderson (born 10 October 1983) is a British film director and former actor.

Layke Anderson
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Born
Jonathan Layke Anderson

(1983-10-10) 10 October 1983 (age 37)
Years active2003 - present

CareerEdit

Anderson starred opposite Udo Kier and Stephen Fry in the 2009 Luxembourgian-German drama House of Boys, though left acting behind shortly after to explore working behind the scenes.[1] Other acting credits include Richard Attenborough’s Closing the Ring, action-horror Re-Kill, and Babylon (TV series) directed by Danny Boyle.

Anderson's directorial debut Dylan's Room, starring Joanna Scanlan, screened at over thirty international film festivals winning multiple awards, and was later nominated for a British Independent Film Award.[2]Dylan's Room was followed by the experimental film, Happy Thoughts.

FilmographyEdit

Director / Writer / Editor
  • 2012: Dylan's Room (short)
  • 2014: Happy Thoughts (short)
  • 2016: Shopping (short)
  • 2017: Epilogue (short)
  • 2018: London Unplugged, Directed Shopping segment
  • 2019: Mankind (short)
Actor
  • 2003: X2 as Cypher (Douglas Aaron Ramsey) (uncredited)
  • 2004: Almost Strangers as Heath
  • 2006: Communism and Football as Eduard Streltsov
  • 2007: Dolphins as Lawrence
  • 2007: Popcorn as Cool Guy
  • 2007: Closing the Ring as Army Corporal
  • 2008: The Chef's Letter as The Young Man
  • 2009: House of Boys as Frank
  • 2012: The Equestrian as Freddie Forester
  • 2013: Babylon (TV series)
  • 2015: Re-Kill as Tom Falkirk

AwardsEdit

For Dylan's Room:

  • "Best Short Film" Cambridge Film Festival 2012[3]
  • "Best Short Drama" Isle of Wight Film Festival 2012[4]
  • "Best Drama" Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2012[5]
  • "Media Award" Tirana International Film Festival 2012[6]
  • "Special Mention" Leeds International Film Festival 2012[7]
  • "Highly Commended" Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2012[8]
  • "Best Drama" The Van d'Or Independent Film Awards 2013[9]

The film was also long-listed for Best UK Short by BAFTA in 2012.

For Happy Thoughts:

  • "Online Award" Tirana International Film Festival 2014[10]
  • "Palmares Social Action - Experimental & Ficción" International Euro Film Festival 2014[11]
  • "Best Editing" Grand OFF World Independent Film Awards 2015[12]

For Shopping:

  • "Best Short Film" Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival (UK) 2017
  • "Best Short Film" East Coast Film Festival (UK) 2016
  • "Special Mention" Anon Film Festival (UK) 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Little Cricket Films". Little Cricket Films. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  2. ^ Raindance (20 November 2013). "BIFA 2013: Best British Short Nominees". raindance.org. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2012-12-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Isleofwightfilmfestival.co.uk".
  5. ^ "ASFF - ASFF 2012". Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  6. ^ "altcine - Tirana IFF 2012 Short Films Awards". www.altcine.com. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  7. ^ http://www.leedsfilm.com/news/british-short-film-competition-2012-yorkshire-short-film-competition-2012-winner-announced/
  8. ^ "STV programmes news and information". Live Local. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  9. ^ "The results are in! Edith Bowman hosts 3rd Van d'Or Awards". cannesinavan.com. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  10. ^ "TIFF - TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL". tiranafilmfest.com. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  11. ^ http://eurofilmfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Officil-Trophy-winner.pdf
  12. ^ "News". www.grandoff.eu. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

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