Another Award for Colin Firth

Best actor for him and award also for Vanessa Redgrave

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Two Chiswick-based actors - Colin Firth and Vanessa Redgrave- have won honours at prestigious awards ceremonies this week.

Colin Firth's success showed no signs of abating as he scooped best actor award for his Oscar-winning turn in The King's Speech in Berlin .

Firth also won the coveted People's Choice Award at the 24th Annual European Film Awards.

The best film was Lars von Trier's Melancholia-about the end of the world. Tilda Swinton took the Best Actress Prize for her role in We Need to Talk about Kevin.

And Vanessa Redgrave, a long-time resident of Chiswick, was honoured for her role in Coriolanus, the little-performed Shakespere play about a Roman general out for bloody retribution. Redgrave lays Volumna, the general's mother in the film which marks the directorial debut of actor Ralph Fiennes, who also takes the lead role. She won Best Supporting Actress at the 14th British Independant Film Awards in London.

The overall winner was Tyrannosaur, a debut film from actor-turned director Paddy Considine, starring Peter Mullan as a washed-up hard drinking gambler. Best actor was Michael Fassbender for his role in Shame, and Lynne Ramsey won best director for We Need to Talk about Kevin.

December 6, 2011