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Monday 14 July 2014

Miranda happy over film's Bafta nod

Miranda Richardson was happy that Made In Dagenham had a Bafta nod

Miranda Richardson has said she was glad Made In Dagenham had been nominated at the Baftas as well as The King's Speech.

The Blackadder star, who plays Labour politician Barbara Castle in the heartwarming true story of how the strike by the women working in the Dagenham Ford factory led to the equal pay act, admitted she felt the film had been overlooked at other award ceremonies this year.

Miranda said: "[Winning a Bafta] would mean a hell of a lot actually and I love the fact that they have noticed this other British movie - the other British movie, because it was a story that needed telling for a long time."

Made In Dagenham was not recognised at the Golden Globes and other awards earlier this year, and Miranda admitted she was disappointed.

She said: "If it hasn't got the backing behind it, it's very difficult to get it to all those people that we need to see it to get it nominated."

Harry Potter producer David Heyman said he was delighted the film series was being honoured with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.

He said: "It's a great honour - the Baftas is our home awards so a Bafta for Harry Potter is amazing. Six thousand people work on these films so to share the award is very, very great honour."

He admitted he would have liked the blockbusters to have been recognised in more of the main categories at the awards, but added: "What it's about is making the films that's what we try and do and the awards are the icing on the cake.

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