Julie Walters will be recognised for her outstanding contribution to the UK film industry at an awards ceremony tonight celebrating the best in independent British cinema.
The 63-year-old actress, star of Educating Rita and the Harry Potter films, will accept the Richard Harris Award at the British Independent Film Awards (Bifas) in central London.
Previous winners include John Hurt, Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter.
Tonight's ceremony could be a triumph for Philomena with its stars, Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, both in the running to pick up gongs.
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