THE LEIGHTON PARK OS­CAR WIN­NER

Berkshire Life - - CELEBRITY INTERVIEW -

He has re­ceived many ac­co­lades but the great­est mo­ment so far must be Jim’s Os­car award win for Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tor in the film Iris in 2001. “That was pretty un­be­liev­able, quite over­whelm­ing re­ally,” he says. “There you are with all these re­ally fa­mous and tal­ented peo­ple, and sud­denly you find your­self on the stage, to­tally em­bar­rassed and look­ing at them as they ap­plaud you. Then you have to say some­thing.

It is one of those mad mo­ments in life that you can­not quite be­lieve is hap­pen­ing to you and after­wards you still can­not be­lieve it hap­pened.”

Jim has the Os­car safely tucked away, along with his Golden Globe and his BAFTA Awards. He says: “Maybe I am the only former Leighton Park pupil to win an Os­car, so some credit must go to the school – they did their best for me.”

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