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Julianne Moore wins Leading Actress Bafta honour

Julianne Moore claimed the award for Leading Actress. Credit: Matt Crossick/PA

The Bafta for leading actress has been awarded to Julianne Moore for her role in Still Alice.

During her acceptance speech Moore thanked Bafta for "including me among these beautiful performances".

The Still Alice star plays a woman struck down by Alzheimer's in the film and thanked her Scottish relatives who "poured love into me".


Baftas 2015: Eddie Redmayne named Leading Actor

Eddie Redmayne and his co-star Felicity Jones have been praised for their performances in The Theory of Everything. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Eddie Redmayne has won the Leading Actor Bafta for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.

Accepting his best actor award, Redmayne recalled the "incredibly unfortunate" night he had to flee a previous Bafta ceremony to be sick with food poisoning.

He said: "It was one of the worst nights of my life. This is one of the best."

He thanked his own family, his "professional family" on the film and the Hawkings "for their trust in us, their generosity and their kindness".

Boyhood's Richard Linklater wins best director Bafta

Richard Linklater has been honoured for his groundbreaking film Boyhood. Credit: TLeopold/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/PA

Richard Linklater has won the Bafta for best director for his film Boyhood.

Actor Ethan Hawke collected the award on behalf of his friend and said Linklater would be "frankly p*****-off" to have missed the awards.

He thanked the child stars at the heart of the film and said: "There is no one in this room who loves cinema more than Richard Linklater."

Prince pays tribute to late Lord Attenborough at Baftas

Prince William led tributes to former Bafta president and filmmaker Lord Attenborough. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former Bafta president and filmmaker Lord Attenborough, who died last year, was remembered with tributes from the Duke of Cambridge and actor Robert Downey Jr at the ceremony tonight.

The Duke described him as "inclusive" and "a leader with a vision" and praised his "passion for nurturing, supporting and developing talent".

He said: "I hope that everyone who watches his films and learns about him as a person will be encouraged to follow his example."

Downey Jr, who played the title role in Attenborough's film Chaplin, said: "I'm sad. I miss you Dickie."


Baftas 2015: Theory of Everything named Outstanding British Film

The Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne as Professor Stephen Hawking. Credit: Doug Peters/ Empics Entertainment

The Theory of Everything, about the life of Professor Stephen Hawking, has won the award for Outstanding British Film.

The award was presented by former England football star David Beckham with Professor Hawking and Eddie Redmayne both in the audience at London's Royal Opera House.

The film, starring Redmayne as the pioneering scientist, is widely expected do well at the Oscars later this month.

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