McQueen’s Bafta honour for Hunger

Posted on February 9, 2009

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MCQUEEN BAFTAS FILM

A big shout out to my cousin Steve McQueen who, last night at the Bafta awards, scooped The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement for Hunger, based on IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, which has already won numerous awards.

 

This memorable, ground-breaking film has kind of been eclipsed by the hype surrounding Slumdog Millionare but I’m so glad his talent has been acknowledged.

 

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, do go and check it out. It’s far from easy viewing but it’s an unforgettable cinematic experience.

 

Steve said in his acceptance speech: “I just want to say to my mum you were right, you have to work twice as hard.”

 

True indeed…

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