Paddy Considine's 'Tyrannosaur' Wins Golden Hitchcock Award

Jack English

The actor’s feature-length directorial debut also took home the best screenplay nod at the Dinard British Film Festival in France.

LONDON – Actor Paddy Considine’s feature-length directorial debut Tyrannosaur won the Golden Hitchcock Award at this year’s Dinard British Film Festival in France.

The film also walked off with the Allianz Award for best screenplay award for Considine who penned his own debut.

The Hitchcock nod for Considine was made by a jury which included Hayley Atwell, Jacqueline Bisset, Harry Gregson-Williams and Jaime Winstone. 

The 22nd anniversary of Brittany’s British Film Festival, attended by British and French delegates annually, helps bring U.K. movie-making to French shores.

The Kodak award for best cinematography went to John Michael McDonagh’s comedy thriller The Guard, which also laughed its way to the Prix Public, chosen by the audience.

This year’s festival 'Godmother' Petula Clark was met with a sponteneous rendition of the songstress’s hit ‘Downtown’ with the audience changing the lyric to ‘Dinard.’

David Mackenzie’s Perfect Sense opened proceedings on Thursday evening before the festival closed Saturday evening with Sue Bourne’s Jig.  

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