Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Taking Liberties movie nominated for BAFTA!

Chris Atkins, the director of acclaimed political movie Taking Liberties ( now available to buy as a DVD, and there's also a accompanying book which you can buy on amazon ) has just told me that the film is up for a BAFTA!

Well done Chris! Fingers crossed.


for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in their First Feature Film

CHRIS ATKINS (Director/Writer) – Taking Liberties
MIA BAYS (Producer) – Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
SARAH GAVRON (Director) – Brick Lane
MATT GREENHALGH (Writer) – Control
ANDREW PIDDINGTON (Director/Writer) – The Killing of John Lennon

So there's another reason to see it if you haven't already ( and its available to rent off cable as well if you have Virgin Media).

Also up for five BAFTAs the gripping final installment of the Bourne trilogy, The Bourne Ultimatum, directed by Paul Greengrass. Bourne III is up for Best British film, best director, best visual effects, best sound and best editing

Paul Greengrass's harrowing film about 9/11, United 93 won a BAFTA in 2006, a Variety Award, numerous other awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award. I was honoured to be invited to the to the cast and crew screening of United 93 in 2006 and met Paul, who expressed his strong support for a 7/7 inquiry, a cause he has continued to support, writing a piece for the Mirror newspaper and mentioning it in interviews for the BBC and other international broadcasters. Last time I caught up with him he said he was reading Out of the Tunnel. Woot!

A final piece of good news - congratulations to reader Graham the Funky Ardvark, who is getting married in a few days time. Every happiness, Graham!

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Blogger Graham the Funky Aardvark said...


Me and my J thank you

January 22, 2008 2:15 pm  
Blogger Philip said...

Taking Liberties should get the BAFTA, if only because of its blatant sexual exploitation of Boris Johnson.

January 23, 2008 8:05 pm  

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