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article imageTimothy Spall wins Best Actor award at 2014 Cannes Film Festival

By Mathew Wace Peck     May 27, 2014 in Entertainment
The well-known British actor Timothy Spall has been awarded the Best Actor prize at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, for his performance as the eponymous artist in “Mr. Turner.”
Directed by Mike Leigh (Vera Drake), Spall’s turn in Mr. Turner had already been universally lauded by movie critics, BBC News reports. The 57-year-old actor was widely tipped to win the award.
On receiving the prestigious award, Timothy Spall (Blandings), clearly overjoyed, joked to the gathered press, saying, “I’ve spent a lot of time being a bridesmaid [but] this is the first time I’ve been a bride.”
Mr. Turner tells the story of J. M. W. Turner, the British Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist and print-maker, now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting.
Meanwhile, as earlier reported by Digital Journal, the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm), the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival was won by Winter Sleep, from the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
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