Guy Ritchie to Receive Raindance Auteur Award

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Guy Ritchie

The 'Lock, Stock' and 'King Arthur' director is currently prepping Disney's live-action 'Aladdin.'

From I, Daniel Blake to King Arthur.

Guy Ritchie is set to receive the Raindance Film Festival's annual auteur award, following in the footsteps of Ken Loach who was honored by the U.K. independent film festival last year. 

The director, who premiered his debut hit Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels at Raindance in 1999 and went on to helm Snatch, RocknRolla, the Sherlock Hoimes franchise, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and this year's box-office disappointment King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, is currently prepping Disney's live-action Aladdin, to be shot at Pinewood later this year.

"Guy has always been a great supporter of ours, having attended Raindance back in the early '90s," said Elliot Grove, Raindance's founder. "Guy has gone onto become a prominent figure in film, breathing new life into the British film industry when he exploded onto the scene with his cult crime comedies. Over the years, Guy has developed into a unique and stylish storyteller, we could not think of a more fitting artistic talent for this award."

The auteur award will be presented this coming Tuesday.

The 25th edition of Raindance will take place Sept. 20-Oct. 1 in London’s West End and will screen over 200 feature films, documentaries, web series, music videos and virtual reality experiences.

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