‘Beast,’ ‘Nine,’ ‘Jump’ tops in Brit indie noms

Curtis to receive <I>Daily Variety</I> personality of the year award

LONDON — Jonathan Glazer’s offbeat gangster film “Sexy Beast,” multicultural London comedy “South West Nine” and low-budget indie “Jump Tomorrow” lead the pack with five nominations each for the fourth British Independent Film Awards, to be held Oct. 24.

They will compete in the British independent film category alongside Ken Loach’s “Bread and Roses.” “Sexy Beast” also garnered two noms for actors Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone.

Helmers Michael Apted for “Enigma,” Glazer ( “Sexy Beast”), Loach (“Bread and Roses”) and Michael Winterbottom (“The Claim”) are vying for director nod.

Richard Perry (“South West Nine”) and Joel Hopkins (“Jump Tomorrow”) are up for the Douglas Hickox Award for debut director.

Sixteen prizes will be handed out at the ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hotel, including the Daily Variety personality of the year award, which goes to scribe Richard Curtis.

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