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LONDON — Helen Mirren's winning streak will continue this evening as she picks up the best actress honor at the 33rd annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for her performance in ITV1's "Prime Suspect: The Final Act." The annual awards, sponsored by Turner Broadcasting, celebrate the best of British television and are voted on by the guild's members and more than 100 journalists and critics who cover broadcasting and media. Jim Broadbent has been tapped best actor for his role as Lord Longford in Channel 4's "Longford." The show also won the award for best single drama. A complete list of winners is at www.hollywoodreporter.com.
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LONDON — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts said Thursday that next year's British Academy Film Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 10. Organizers said it is too early to confirm a return to this year's venue for the awards, which were held for the first time at the Royal Opera House and saw media personality Jonathan Ross host the shindig.
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LONDON — U.K.-based sales and production label Independent, founded by Luc Roeg, has hired Abigail Walsh to head up its sales operation. Walsh, most recently director of sales at Goldcrest Films, replaces outgoing sales chief Ana Ayesta, who leaves to pursue personal interests, Independent said Thursday. The company's current slate includes David Mackenzie's Berlin Silver Bear winner "Hallam Foe," Marc Munden's "The Mark of Cain" and Paul Andrew Williams' "London To Brighton."