Gravesend director Paul Greengrass returns to borough for screening of Captain Phillips

PUBLISHED: 12:34 13 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:37 13 February 2014

Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass

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Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass returns to Gravesend next month, speaking at a special screening of his latest film Captain Phillips.

Born in Surrey before moving to Gravesend, where he attended Westcourt School and Gravesend Grammar School for Boys, Paul’s legacy in the area lives on through the Paul Greengrass Cinema, at The Woodville.

He will return to the cinema, which he opened last year, on March 25 for a screening of Captain Phillips - as well as a question and answer session about his career prior to the film.

His visit will come just weeks after the BAFTAs, where he is once again nominated for best director - taking on the likes of Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuaron and Steve McQueen.

In 2007, Greengrass scooped the best director gong for United 93­ - based on the events on board one of the hijacked aeroplanes on September 11, 2001.

Leading star Tom Hanks, who plays the title role in Capitain Phillips, has also been nominated for a BAFTA under the leading actor category.

The award ceremony takes place on Sunday.

Tickets for Paul Greengrass’ appearances at The Woodville cost £10. To book, call the box office on 01474 337774 or visit

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