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Derby's Jack O'Connell at premiere for new film Unbroken

Derby actor Jack O' Connell was in London last night for the premiere of his new film Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie.

He hit the headlines recently after he was greeted by the Hollywood star on the stage at an awards ceremony by doing her best impression of his accent with the East Midlands phrase "Ay up me duck".

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VIDEO: Jack O'Connell a director's 'gift' says Jolie

Actress Angelina Jolie has paid tribute to the work of Derby film star Jack O'Connell.

She was speaking on stage at The Palladium in California ahead of presenting him with the 'New Hollywood Award.'

Jolie is the director of his upcoming film 'Unbroken'.

ack O'Connell pictured with Angelina Jolie at The Hollywood Film Awards 2014 Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

"It is hard to find a young man today with more fight and more fire than Jack O'Connell", she said.

"As a director, to have Jack in front of your lens is a gift.

"He draws you in, he makes every moment honest. In his work he gives all that he has."

VIDEO: Angelina Jolie tries Derby accent 'Ay up me duck'

This is the moment where Angelina Jolie introduced a Derby actor with the East Midlands greeting "Ay up me duck".

The Hollywood star welcomed Jack O'Connell onto the stage at an awards ceremony by doing her best impression of his accent.

He has the lead role in her upcoming film Unbroken.

Angelina Jolie greets Derby actor with 'Ay up me duck!"

Angelina Jolie has introduced a Derby actor onto the stage at an awards ceremony by doing her best impression of his accent.

Jack O'Connell pictured with Angelina Jolie at The Hollywood Film Awards 2014 Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

Jack O'Connell was greeted by the actress with the East Midlands phrase "ay up me duck".

He has the lead role in Jolie's upcoming film Unbroken.

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Ex-Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie in 'I'm A Celebrity'

The 68-year-old says she probably won't be seen as a motherly figure in the camp as it is "not her national reputation". Credit: PA

Former South Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie is to enter the 'I'm A Celebrity..Get Me Out Of Here' jungle.

The 68-year-old says she probably won't be seen as a motherly figure in the camp as it is "not her national reputation".

I will quite possibly tell them if they are annoying me. Or you can pull a face or a gesture. It really does depend what they are doing. I will only get cross with those who don’t try. If you sign up to do something like this show, then you have to do your best. If anyone is pulling a fast one or letting the side down, then they might get a tongue-lashing. On the other hand, if they are really upset, I hope I am sympathetic.

– Edwina Currie, latest 'I'm a Celebrity' contestant

Angelina Jolie presents Derby film star Jack O'Connell an award

Derby film star Jack O'Connell was presented with the 'New Hollywood Award' by Angelina Jolie who is the director of his upcoming film "Unbroken".

See pictures of the stars at the 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards which took place at The Palladium in California last night:

Wizzard star Mike Burney dies aged 76

Saxophonist Mike Burney, who played with Wizzard, The Beach Boys, Sammy Davis Junior and Bob Hope has died, aged 76.

Mike Burney (right) can be heard on classic hit 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' Credit: Big Bear Music

He was an internationally respected musician who has been described as the 'finest jazz musician this region has produced'.

Burney, who lived in Walsall, can beheard playing on Wizzard's hit 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday'.

He also performed with Jimmy Cliff, Chaka Khan, Petula Clark, Steve Winwood, Dionne Warwick, Billy Eckstine, Mel Torme and Cliff Richard.

Mike married his long-term partner Sue Brotherton in July last year and died from cancer at home on Thursday night.

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