The World’s Greatest Screening of Die Hard Ever (Probably!) just got better as Robert Davi will be in attendance at The London Action Festival this July ( @TheActionFest )

Robert Davi, the award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and jazz vocalist, will perform at the very special event and screening of Die Hard at The London Action Film Festival. He joins legendary director, John McTiernan, who will take part in the special screening Q & A and explore why the movie is widely considered the greatest Action movie of all time. Tickets for the unique event on July 28th can be purchased here.
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Robert Davi is one of the film industry’s most recognized and beloved tough guys. He is known for his portrayal of the opera singing baddie in “The Goonies” and as one of the most popular James Bond villains Franz Sanchez in “Licence to Kill”. His role as FBI Special Agent Big Johnson in “Die Hard” remains a fan favourite

Audiences at the event will get to see and hear why he is also considered one of the top vocalists of our day in interpreting the Great American Songbook. He has thrilled audiences at top venues like the Venetian in Las Vegas where he headlines, playing for 10,000 people at the Harry Chapin Theater in East Meadow, Long Island or the Orleans in Vegas.

His debut album Davi Sings Sinatra- On the Road to Romance, produced by Phil Ramone shot to number 6 for more than several weeks on Billboard’s Jazz Charts.

Robert Davi is also determined to settle the global debate as to whether John McClane’s first adventure is a “Christmas Movie” once and for all. (Even though we know it IS, because Steven who wrote the film, says it is. so why this is still a debate is anyones guess, but hey its all in good fun isnt it)

“I can’t wait to be back in the UK and perform at this very special evening – celebrating a movie that continues to delight audiences around the world.” said Davi.

The event will take place on Thursday 28 July – 19.30pm at the Royal Geographical Society, located in the heart of South Kensington’s arts and science district.

Following the announcement last week John McTiernan, will be honoured at the Festival with the “Moving Target” award for his outstanding contribution to Action Cinema. Also receiving an award is British Stuntman, Stunt Co-ordinator and Action Director, Vic Armstrong.

The awards will be presented as part of the Festival’s ‘Friday Night Showdown’ on 29 July a truly unique one night only live celebration of all things action.

Ticket can be purchased here.

Here’s a refresher of the list of events confirmed for London Action Festival include:
Die Hard
Special Screening + Q&A with director John McTiernan, with many special surprises expected (venue confirmed as Royal Geographical Society)

 

Friday Night Showdown
A two hour show of comedy, music and guests of honour, celebrating all things action.

The Legend of Drunken Master
Argued by some as one of the greatest action movies ever made, Jackie Chan’s masterpiece has been restored in immaculate 4K.

The World In Action
A group of experts gather to discuss Asians Cinema’s influence on global filmmaking.

Punch Above Your Weight – How To Make Your First Action Masterpiece
If you’ve dreamed of making high octane action movies on a low budget – find out just what that’s like from the experts.

The Car Chasers
How the best chase sequences in movie history have hit the road.

Don’t Try This At Home!
Do you have what it takes to become a stunt professional?

What’s The Score?
Explore just how important the music score is to creating the Film & TV action experience.

The Great Action Quiz Night
How much do you really know about the movies and TV shows you love? Here’s the chance to test your knowledge against our Grand In-Quiz-itor.

Predator
Special Screening + Q&A with director John McTiernan, celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the classic SciFi thriller

Write Club
We look at the process by which an action set piece is conceived on the page with case studies that highlight how important character is to making such key moments deliver on the screen.

School Fight
With the support of UK production powerhouse MARV – we will be hosting exclusive footage from their new action movie SCHOOL FIGHT marking the debut of Damien Walters as Director.

Jurassic World Dominion Masterclass with Special Guests
We take a look at the world of visual effects in JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION with a masterclass from some of the leading experts in the field of Visualization and VFX.

Con Air
A Special 25th Anniversary Q&A Screening with with Director Simon West. 

THE LONDON ACTION FESTIVAL
Picturehouse Central
Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue
Piccadilly Circus
London
W1D 7DH
www.picturehouses.com/cinema/picturehouse-central

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