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Montreal World Film Festival to pay tribute to screen star Kathleen Turner

July 16, 2013 - 12:21 PM

MONTREAL - Screen and stage actress Kathleen Turner is being honoured by the Montreal World Film Festival.

Turner, who made her film debut in 1981 as the ruthless Matty Walker in the erotic thriller "Body Heat," will be given a Special Grand Prize of the Americas at the festival, which will be held from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2.

The announcement for the event, which notes that she was declared one the 100 sexiest stars in film history by Empire Magazine in 1995, says she will be interviewed in a special event at the festival and several of her films will be shown.

Turner, who made her TV debut in a daytime soap opera in 1977, has been in several hit movies including "Romancing the Stone" with Michael Douglas in 1984 and "Peggy Sue Got Married" in 1986, which got her an Oscar nomination.

She has also been active in theatre both on and off-Broadway.

Turner has been nominated for a Tony Award twice, for her role as Maggie in "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" in 1990 and as Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 2005.

Serge Losique, president of the Montreal World Film Festival, was pleased to welcome Turner to Montreal.

"Her presence here honours us and reflects the festival's reputation in the international film community," he said.

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