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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival to present Jane Seymour the lifetime achievement award

Jane Seymour will receive the lifetime achievement award from the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival in October. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Jane Seymour’s career in TV and film continues to grow decades later.

In October, the actress will be awarded the lifetime achievement award at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

“From the silver screen to the television screen to the stage Jane Seymour has dazzled audiences and critiques alike,” said Liesette Paisner, SFIFF executive director. “SFIFF is so honored to be able to recognize such an iconic actress.”

Seymour will receive the award on Oct. 18 before introducing the 1980 film, “Somewhere In Time.” She starred in the film alongside Christopher Reeve and Christopher Plummer.

The film follows Richard Collier, played by Reeve, who is a writer from Chicago on holiday at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

He discovers the beautiful photograph of a famous stage actress from 1912, Elise McKenna, played by Seymour.

His dawning obsession is fueled by the realization that he mysteriously met the elderly McKenna eight years earlier, and he desperately attempts to travel back in time to meet her again.

“Seymour has been an incredible influence to both film and television and we are enthused to recognize her achievements at this year’s festival,” said Jacques Paisner, SFIFF artistic director.

In 2000, Seymour was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. She earned early recognition in her acting career for her role in the 1973 James Bond film, “Live and Let Die.”

She later earned a Golden Globe for her performance as Cathy Ames in the miniseries, “East of Eden.”

In 1988, she won an Emmy Award for “Onassis: The Richest Man in the World.” Starring in the six-season hit show, “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman,” Seymour earned two Emmy nominations and her second Golden Globe Award forher role as Dr. Michaela “Mike” Quinn.

The festival runs Oct. 16-20 in downtown Santa Fe.

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