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Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch hunts film prize


Role: Benedict Cumberbatch

Role: Benedict Cumberbatch

Role: Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall go head to head for the best actor prize at the Moet British Independent Film Awards.

Cumberbatch is up for his role as codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, while Spall is nominated for his performance as artist JMW Turner in Mr Turner, with the pair also facing competition from Asa Butterfield (X+Y), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary) and Jack O'Connell ('71).

Model turned actress Cara Delevingne finds herself shortlisted for best newcomer at the awards, which are staged next month, for her role in The Face Of An Angel.

Cumberbatch is also joined on the shortlist by his Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott, who is up for the best supporting actor prize for his role in Pride.

Belfast Telegraph