U.K. honors film, TV women

Helen Mirren nabs lifetime achievement award

Moira Armstrong won the helming award for miniseries “Lark Rise to Candleford” while Helen Mirren received a lifetime achievement award at the 19th U.K. Women in Film and TV Awards on Friday.

At the lunchtime ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel, Paula Milne nabbed the writing award for her work, including Apartheid drama “Endgame” and miniseries “Small Island.”

Newcomer Katie Jarvis won the performance award for her role as a troubled teen in Andrea Arnold’s “Fish Tank.”

Movie music supervisors Becky Bentham and Karen Elliott were presented with the business award, and documentary maker Norma Percy was honored with the news and factual award for docu series “Iran and the West,” among other work.

Other winners included Fanny Armstrong, who took the achievement of the year award for climate change docu-drama “The Age of Stupid,” and Edinburgh Film Festival artistic director Hannah McGill, who nabbed the new talent prize.

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