‘Constant Gardener’ Tops Brit Film Awards
Thriller The Constant Gardener was the big winner at last night’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), triumphing in three main categories, including Best Film.
The Fernando Meirelles-directed adaptation of John Le Carre’s best-selling novel was named Best British Independent Film, while its stars Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes were named Best Actress and Best Actor respectively at the star-studded ceremony in London’s Hammersmith Palais.
Following close behind was horror movie The Descent with two wins, with filmmaker Neil Marshall picking up Best Director and editor Jon Harris receiving Best Technical Achievement.
Young star Keira Knightley collected the Variety UK Personality of the Year for her performances in Pride and Prejudice, The Jacket and Domino, while Broken Flowers actress Tilda Swinton was the recipient of the Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Achievement.