Saturday, 18 October 2014


Misty Upham, one of cinema's most celebrated and recognisable Native American presences, has died. Following her disappearance earlier this month, police found a body, now confirmed by Upham's family to be hers, on the 16th of October. She first came to the attention of cinephiles when she appeared in the twice-Oscar-nominated Frozen River in 2008; the role earned her accolades including an award from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and a nomination at the Spirit Awards. Since then, she's been seen in Django Unchained, Jimmy P and August: Osage County. She has been remembered in the press by famous friends and costars such as Melissa Leo, Meryl Streep and Juliette Lewis.