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Potter’s ‘Bomb’ nabs BFI coin

Pic toplines Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Annette Bening

LONDON — While it mulls over last week’s Film Policy Review with the U.K. government, the British Film Institute has announced its latest raft of recipients of National Lottery funding, which include pics from helmers Sally Potter and Nick Murphy.

Potter’s “Bomb,” toplining Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Annette Bening, received £1 million ($1.6 million) for production, while Murphy’s “Blood,” starring Mark Strong and Paul Bettany, was awarded $1.1 million.

Ruairi Robinson’s debut, “Last Days on Mars,” which sees astronaut explorers succumb to a mysterious force while on Mars, was awarded $1.6 million. Pic is being produced through Qwerty Films.

Mat Whitecross’ “Spike Island,” about a Brit indie band travelling across England to see The Stone Roses in 1990, was given $1.4 million.

Since April 1, when the BFI took over funding responsibilities from the now-defunct U.K. Film Council, the org has injected more than $20.6 million into features, including Mike Newell’s “Great Expectations,” Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” and “Streetdance 2 3D.”

Films that have benefited from its P&A fund so far include “Shame” ($389,405), “Coriolanus” ($311,524) and “A Dangerous Method” ($311,524).

The BFI will dish out $41.1 million of Lottery funding this year, rising to $61.3 million by 2014.

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