Faithfull Up For Best European Actress

Marianne Faithfull’s leading role in director Sam Garbarski’s acclaimed film "Irina Palm" has been recognized with a nomination for best European actress in the European Film Awards 2007.

The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February and was nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear award, which is given to the best film shown.

Since then, Faithfull has won the Liv Ullman Prize, named after the Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning Norwegian actress, author and film director, at this year’s Norwegian International Film Festival.

She has appeared in a number of films, including a role in last year’s Sofia Coppola-directed "Marie Antoinette."

The winners of the 20th European Film Awards – decided by the 1,800 members of the European Film Academy – will be announced on Saturday December 1 in Berlin.

In 2006 the famous diva with a career spanning 40 years was forced to pull a 21-date tour due to breast cancer but has since made a full recovery.

Agent Henry McGroggan from Central European Organisation agency told Pollstar that Faithfull will be in New York in December to begin work on a new album produced by Hal Wilner.

She’ll be touring in France before that to play shows in Nantes, Beziers, Toulouse and Bordeaux November 29 to December 4. The tour to support the album release is penciled to begin in March.