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Meryl Streep has spent the week in Spain as a recipient of the 2023 Princesa de Asturias Awards, which will be handed out today. But Streep was in full demand these past few days with an array of conversation panels and surprise visits. She was joined by fellow actor (and two-time co-star) Antonio Banderas for a conversation panel about her career, and also attended a meeting with students at the La Fabrica de Armas cultural center in Oviedo. Yesterday, she paid a visit to the Superior School of Dramatic Arts in Gijon. Pictures from all appearances have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to Glenn for all the heads-up. Updates from the awards ceremony and videos will follow this weekend.
Meryl Streep made a surprise appearance at yesterday’s Albie Awards in New York City. The awards, run by The Clooney Foundation for Justice, exist “to shine a protective spotlight on courageous justice defenders who are at risk,” according to an official online statement. The Albies are named after anti-apartheid hero Justice Albie Sachs, who received a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural event. This year, Dr Denis Mukwege from the Republic of Congo received this prestigious award for his life-changing work as gynecologist, treating survivors of wartime sexual violence. Viola Davis presented Dr Mukwege with the award. “I thank you for radicalising love, for making these women feel whole, and thank you for not leaving them behind,” the actor said to the awardee. Meryl Streep also addressed the room. “Throughout history, there have been tyrants. And regardless of how long it takes, they always fall,” she said. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – Albie Awards hosted by the Clooney Foundation for Justice
On Monday night, Viola Davis actress was honored at the 48th Chaplin Award Gala for her decades-long career in Hollywood, and there to support her were pals Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain. The celebration for Davis included celebrity speakers and highlights from her films over the years. At the end of the evening, she was presented with the Chaplin Award, which goes to an actor or filmmaker who has made outstanding contributions to cinema and “whose work embodies Charles Spencer Chaplin’s qualities of realism, diversity, and courage,” per the award’s website. Pictures from the gala have been added to the photo gallery.
Film at Lincoln Center announced today that Jessica Chastain, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Meryl Streep and George C. Wolfe will pay tribute to Viola Davis at the 48th Chaplin Award Gala on April 24 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The annual Gala, which has honored some of cinema’s most outstanding talents, will feature Chastain, who starred alongside Davis in the Academy Award® nominated The Help and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Prince-Bythewood, who directed Davis in The Woman King, Streep, who appeared with Davis in Doubt, for which they both received Academy Award® nominations, and Wolfe, who directed Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, for which Davis received an Academy Award® nomination, and Nights in Rodanthe. The tribute includes special presenters and speakers and a program of select film clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award. The annual event, which began in 1972, is the most important fundraising event of the year for Film at Lincoln Center, with all proceeds benefiting the organization in its mission to support the art and craft of cinema. Gala tickets are on sale now. All proceeds from the Chaplin Award Gala benefit Film at Lincoln Center’s programs and activities as a nonprofit organization. You can read the complete press release here.
While public appearances have become a rare treat since the pandemic, Meryl Streep has attended not one but two New York functions this week. On Monday, she honored author John Guare’s at 42nd Street’s “A Celebration to John Guare”. And on Thursday, she was among the many guests at the Broadway opening night of “Pictures from Home”, a new play starring Danny Burstein, Zoë Wanamaker and Nathan Lane. Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery. The video of her John Guare recital can be found below, with many thanks to Marci.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – “Pictures from Home” Opening Night
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – A Celebration of John Guare
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 2023 – A Celebration of John Guare
Video Archive – Public Appearances – A Celebration of John Guare (2023)
According to Broadway World, the 92NY Unterberg Poetry Center’s 84th season will continue with a Winter/Spring lineup featuring beloved playwrights and actors, critically-acclaimed novelists and poets – and tribute events centered on Gwendolyn Brooks, John Guare and Philip Roth, among others. Details on Meryl Streep’s appearance be found below. For more information, visit www.92y.org/poetry
A CELEBRATION OF JOHN GUARE: Mon, Feb 6, 7:30 pm, From $40
An evening of words and music in celebration of playwright John Guare, whose theatrical works include Two Gentlemen of Verona, Lydie Breeze, Six Degrees of Separation, The House of Blue Leaves and Landscape of the Body . Tony Kushner cobbled together the lineup for this event, and he will produce it. Kushner wrote: “So enormous is the esteem in which I hold the Great Guare and his monumentally important body of work. Like Williams, he figured out a way for Americans to do a kind of stage poetry. There are astonishingly beautiful things in his plays.” Other performers and participants include: Meryl Streep, Ben Stiller, Ariana DeBose, Paul Dano, Suzan-Lori Parks, Linda Lavin, Dylan Baker, Kenneth Lonergan, Edie Falco, Zoe Kazan, Elizabeth Marvel, Stephen Adly Giurgis, Bill Camp, Camryn Manheim, Becky Ann Baker, Corey Hawkins, Linda Emond and Ato Blankson-Wood.
On October 13, 2022, Meryl Streep accepted the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC) Distinguished Achievement Award. According to a lenghty article published on the Vassar website, her movie-star charisma was immediately evident, but when Streep addressed the 1,500 members of the Vassar community—including fellow members of the class of ’71 – the three-time Academy Award winner didn’t talk much about the movies. She chose instead to tell her audience about how Vassar had shaped her life, setting her on a path of social awareness and activism. “One value of a Vassar education is that it kind of dooms you to a life of awareness …”Streep said. “Once you know how to search out and credit the facts around certain problems, you are called on by your conscience to act on them. The Vassar conscience rings a bell in your head; it’s a call to action in your heart.” Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery – with credit to Vassar College / Karl Rabe, the complete article can be read over here.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – Vassar’s AAVC Distinguished Achievement Award
Yesterday, George and Amal Clooney hosted the first-ever Albie Awards through their Clooney Foundation for Justice at the New York Public Library on Thursday. The Albie Awards are named after South African activist and former judge Albert “Albie” Sachs and honor “courageous defenders of justice who are at great risk for what they do.” Albie was given a lifetime achievement award during the ceremony, while other prizes went to Dr. Josephine Kulea of Kenya’s Samburu Girls Foundation who was handed the Justice for Women honour while Filipino journalist Maria Ressa was given the Justice For Journalists award. Among the star-studded guests in attendance were Meryl Streep with daughter Grace and son-in-law Mark Ronson. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery. Edit: You can now also watch Meryl’s speech, honoring journalist Maria Ressa, below.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – Albie Awards hosted by the Clooney Foundation
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Albie Awards hosted by the Clooney Foundation (2022)
Yesterday, Meryl Streep joined film critic Leonard Maltin and guests including Robert Rodriguez and Luke Wilson in honoring Robert De Niro at the Harry Ransom Center’s “A Celebration of Film” in Austin, Texas. The Ransom Center marks its 65th anniversary by creating an endowment honoring De Niro, whose archive is housed at the Center and contains annotated screenplays, correspondence, production records and film stills. Pictures from yesterday’s celebration have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – Ransom Center’s 65th Anniversary Gala
Public appearances have been rare this year. So it’s a nice surprise to see Meryl Streep and Sam Waterston celebrating the 125th anniversary of The Lakeville Journal at the Town Grove in Lakeville last Saturday, both serving as Honorary Co-Chairs. The Lakeville Journal Foundation has posted an array of pictures from the celebration to their webiste, which can be also found in the photo gallery. Check back for more public appearances pictures, as Meryl and Robert De Niro will attend the Ransom Center’s 65th Anniversary Gala later this evening.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – The Lakeville Journal’s 125th Anniversary