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FASSBENDER AND COLMAN SET THE STANDARD
Michael Fassbender and Olivia Colman shared the honours as best actor and actress at this year's Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Fassbender, who was nominated for his roles in the controversial sex addiction drama Shame and the latest adaptation of Jane Eyre, saw off rivals including Oscar-nominated Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and War Horse star Tom Hiddleston (The Deep Blue Sea and Archipelago).
However, it was Colman - probably best known for the TV comedies Peep Show and Rev - who defied the odds, beating off the challenge of Oscar winners Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Weisz and Tilda Swinton.
She won for her role in Paddy Considine's gritty debut drama Tyrannosaur in which she played an abused wife who forms a relationship with Peter Mullan's disturbed widower.
Elsewhere, Tom Kingsley and Will Snape won joint Most Promising Newcomers for co-writing and directing Black Pond, a dark comedy that marked the controversial comeback of The Thick of It star Chris Langham.
Black Irish comedy The Guard beat runaway global hit The Inbetweeners to win the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy while John Hurt picked up the Alexander Walker Special Award for his contribution to cinema
Lynne Ramsay’s inspired adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s searing novel We Need To Talk About Kevin was best film and Senna, directed by Asif Kapadia, won best documentary with its high-octane story of Grand Prix hero Ayrton Senna,
Andrew Haigh’s acclaimed gay drama Weekend was named best screenplay and the People's Choice Award went to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, 3D
A SECOND SLICE OF MACHETE
Robert Rodriguez has announced there will be a sequel to the blood-fest actioner Machete, reports Deadline.
“The fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance,” said the Spy Kids and Sin City director.
“Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time.”
Machete (Danny Trejo) will be recruited by the US government to track down a barking cartel leader in Mexico.
To spice things up, he's hatching plans with an eccentric billionaire arms dealer to create global anarchy via a space-based weapon.