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Skyfall (2012) screenwriters recipients of honorary degrees

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2013-07-19
Skyfall screenwriters receive honorary degrees
The screenwriters to the hugely successful and popular Skyfall (2012), Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (great guys in real life!), receives Honorary Degrees from University of Kent. FSWL would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the duo on their award.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (18/7/2013)

The screenwriters of the BAFTA-winning James Bond movie Skyfall, are to receive honorary degrees from the University of Kent on Friday 19 July 2013.

Kent alumni Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will receive their awards at Canterbury Cathedral at 10.30am.

Acclaimed screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have written five James Bond films, including Skyfall, the UK's highest grossing movie. Neal Purvis studied Film and Photographic Arts, while Robert Wade studied Film Theory and English at the University. Since then, they have forged a successful career writing screenplays together. They have worked in a variety of genres with screenplays such as the spy comedy Johnny English, and The Italian Job remake.

The University of Kent has also awarded Honorary degrees to BBC Radio Four presenter Carolyn Quinn and writer Maureen Duffy, as well as Judge George Arestis, Sir Michael Bett, Jonathan Cooper, Professor Bleddyn Davies, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, Freddy Kempf, Sir Peter Ricketts, Professor Richard Rosen and Dr Elizabeth Vallance.

Editor's note:
In 2012, before the release of Skyfall, From Sweden with Love (Anders Frejdh) caught up with the screenwriting duo to talk about their work on the James Bond film series.
>Read our interview with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade here.

Read FSWL's reviews of the last three Bond films that Neal & Robert wrote the screenplay to:
>Casino Royale (2006)
>Quantum of Solace (2008)
>Skyfall (2012)

Photo above:
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade at the Skyfall premiere at Royal Albert Hall in London. © 2012 Press Association (PA). All rights reserved.

Read a news report from the ceremony with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade on BBC's website:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-23359752

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