Kate thrilled at new indy film award

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OS­CAR-win­ning ac­tress Kate Winslet has said she is “hon­oured” to re­ceive a spe­cial prize at the 2015 Moët Bri­tish In­de­pen­dent Film Awards.

The Steve Jobs star will be pre­sented with the Va­ri­ety award, which cel­e­brates a Bri­tish di­rec­tor, ac­tor, writer or pro­ducer who has made a global im­pact, at this year’s cer­e­mony in Lon­don.

Kate, whose Os­car was for The Reader, joins Dame He­len Mir­ren, Daniel Craig, Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch and Sir Michael Caine in the list of il­lus­tri­ous past win­ners.

The 40-year-old said: “I am thrilled to be re­ceiv­ing this award and to be in the com­pany of a host of bril­liant film­mak­ers and ac­tors, many of whom I’m lucky enough to call friends and col­leagues.

“It’s an hon­our to be fly­ing the flag for Bri­tish film-mak­ing.”

This year’s BIFA awards will take place at Old Billings­gate in Lon­don on De­cem­ber 6.

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