The 90-year-old actress, who is best known for her roles in Murder She Wrote and National Velvet, was presented with the Audi Dublin International Film Festival VOLTA award at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre last night. Previous recipients of the award include Al Pacino, Daniel Day Lewis, Brendan Gleeson, Patricia Clarkson, Martin Sheen, Joss Whedon, Dame Julie Andrews, and many more.
Speaking with the Independent before the ceremony took place, the living legend said: "I'm here every year. I have a house down in Cork. I couldn't bear not having a house in Ireland, so we came back. Achill is one of my favourites. It was the first place I visited in Ireland as a child. I never forgot it and I always go back. I go back to all the old haunts. I am an Irish-British actress."
While Lansbury was lauded for her contribution to film over the years, Taoiseach Enda Kenny was reportedly booed as he took to the stage to give the actress her accolade.
If you're interested in attending ADIFF, it runs until next Sunday, February 28th. Other guests confirmed to attend the festival include Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Gere, Italian screen icon Claudia Cardinale and directors such as Rebecca Miller, Sir David Hare, Ben Wheatley and Neil Jordan.
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