Four more awards for Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot continues its winning ways on its home turf, with four awards from the London Film Critics’ Circle, reports BBC News. Gay first-time filmmaker Stephen Daldry received Best British Director, while the film’s 14-year-old star, Jamie Bell, was named Best Newcomer. Julie Walters, nominated this week for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her work in the gay-inclusive film, won Best British Actress, while Greg Brenman and Jonathan Finn were given the British Producer of the Year award.

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