Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito to appear at Vienna Comic Con

09 Jul 2015

Celebrated actor and Critics Choice Award winner live at the Vienna Comic Con 2015

Vienna Comic Con (VIECC) is rolling out power-packed appearances that showcase some of the top talents from around the globe. In continuing its commitment to celebrate the vast expanse of all things pop culture, Reed Exhibitions together with ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events such as the New York Comic Con, today announced that celebrated television, film and stage actor Giancarlo Esposito will be a star guest at Vienna Comic Con. His appearance at Vienna Comic Con will be exclusive within the European Union for 2015.

Esposito, who in AMC’s critically acclaimed award-winning series Breaking Bad stars as Gustavo “Gus” Fring, a respected business owner whose legitimate operations allow him the perfect front to distribute Walt’s (starred by Brian Cranston) blue meth throughout the Southwest, will be present for autograph signings and pictures on both Saturday and Sunday (21-22 November). Esposito will also be available for interviews on the main stage (by appointment only); he will be part of panels during the Vienna Comic Con and will be guest of honour at a private dinner (ticketed event) for a handful of fans.

Bio of Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito’s acting career spans over several decades. He most recently earned rave reviews and awards buzz starring in AMC’s critically acclaimed award-winning series Breaking Bad opposite Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. In 2012 Esposito won the Critics Choice Award as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Gus. He also co-starred in JJ Abrams drama series for NBC, Revolution (2012-2014) and appeared as a crime boss opposite Tyler Perry in Lionsgate’s Alex Cross (2012).

Esposito is also known for notable films such as Rabbit Hole (2010), The Last Holiday (2006), The Usual Suspects (1995) and Smoke (1995). His performances in Spike Lee’s films School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo’ Better Blues (1990) and Malcolm X (1992) are among his most memorable. Esposito’s other film credits include outstanding performances in Sherrybaby (2006), Ali (2001), Nothing to Lose (1996), Waiting to Exhale (1995), Bob Roberts (1992), King of New York (1990) and Cotton Club (1985). In 1995, Esposito was recognized for his incredible work in Fresh with a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award.

In 2007 through his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film Gospel Hill. He also co-starred with Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Taylor Kitsch and Samuel L. Jackson. Quiet Hand Productions aspires to make "conscious content" films that focus on the inspirational. The company currently has four other projects in development, in which Esposito plans to direct, produce and co-star. One of these projects – This is Your Death – is an unflinching look at reality TV.

"I am super excited to have Giancarlo Esposito come and join our first edition of Vienna Comic Con," says Barbara Leithner, New Business Development at Reed Exhibitions, the organizers of the VIECC. "I loved the series Breaking Bad and believe ‘Gus’ is an ideal cast for the kick-off announcement of our list of star guests coming to Vienna Comic Con. This sets the tone for the type of entertainment that we will be hosting at Vienna Comic Con."

The convention organizers also note that other star guests will be announced over the next few days and weeks and fans should keep their eyes on VIECC’s website and newsletter for additional announcements. Tickets for Vienna Comic Con will be available shortly.

For more information visit the Vienna Comic Con website, or join them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Paul Hammerl
paul.hammerl@reedexpo.at

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