Marvel Studios and Star Wars Props Lead Bonhams Sale in Aid of BAFTA's Charitable Work
Other lots include Paul Mescal's football shirt and the memorable Villanelle pyjamas worn by Jodie Comer
The Avengers: A rare Stormbreaker axe prop used by Thor in Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios, 2018,

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Bonhams are proud to present iconic pieces of memorabilia from the world of film and television to feature in the Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale in London on Tuesday 13 October.

All proceeds of the sale will go to support BAFTA's year-round charitable activity, which is focused on finding and supporting new and existing talent in the UK and internationally, and breaking down the barriers that make it hard to build careers in the film, games and television industries.

Leading the sale will be Thor's Stormbreaker prop, production-used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The legendary axe has an estimate of £15,000-20,000.

Gifted directly by Marvel Studios to BAFTA, this lot is included amongst a wealth of other memorabilia and props kindly donated by a host of notable names and BAFTA members; including Richard Curtis, Naomie Harris, Joanna Lumley, Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Tom Ford – to name but a few.

Once described by Avengers: Infinity War Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, as "the greatest weapon ever made", this Stormbreaker axe is one of four and was production-used in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) – Marvel Studios' most successful films within the franchise, and two of the highest-grossing films of all time.

Also in the spotlight will be a rare, screen-used Sith Trooper Helmet from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019), kindly donated to the cause by Lucasfilm. The helmet was created by BAFTA award-winning costume designer Michael Kaplan in a striking red colour, distinguishing the new stormtroopers from the classic, white-armoured forces beloved by previous generations. It has an estimate of £20,000-30,000.

Further exciting additions to the sale include the pyjamas worn by Jodie Comer as Villanelle in series two of the critically-acclaimed drama series Killing Eve (estimate: £1,500-2,000), along with a football shirt signed and worn by Paul Mescal as Connell Waldron in episode one of Normal People(estimate: £300-400), a show that captured the nation when it was released earlier in the year.

Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Specialist, Claire Tole-Moir, said; "It is a privilege to be working with BAFTA and supporting the vital work that they do. It is exceptionally rare to see original contemporary props of this calibre and significance come on to the open market, and it is unheard of for props such as these to be directly donated by the respective studios. We are presenting a truly unique opportunity to own a piece of blockbuster film history and expect to dazzle fans and collectors alike, all while helping to support BAFTA and its ongoing work to support creative talent."

BAFTA Chief Executive, Amanda Berry OBE said; "We are delighted to be working with Bonhams and are so grateful for their support as well as the incredible generosity of those who have donated items for auction. We know that talent is everywhere but opportunity is not and all funds raised will go towards BAFTA's year-round learning and talent development programmes, which exist to give talented individuals from all parts of our society every opportunity to flourish and ensure our industries are open to all."

Other highlights, offered by BAFTA, include:

• 'The Boil' cast prop from Bruce Robinson's How To Get Ahead In Advertising starring Richard E. Grant donated by Olivia & Dhani Harrison. Estimate £2,000-3,000

• An original clapperboard used on Doctor Who Series 9, signed by Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi. Estimate £500-700

• The original suffragette medal and sash as worn by Carey Mulligan for her role as Maud Watts in the film Suffragette (2015). Estimate £800-1,200

• Signed set of prints of costume designs from The Favourite. Donated by Costume Designer Sandy Powell, who was awarded a BAFTA for 'Costume Design' for the film in 2019. Estimate: £300-500

• Original costumes as worn by Dame Emma Thompson in The Children Act(2017), designed by BAFTA-winning Costume Designer Fotimi Dimou and donated by Producer Duncan Kenworthy OBE. Estimates: £500-1,000


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