Mariella to Reveal Your Hit Film at Awards; READERS VOTE FOR BEST OF BRITISH

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Byline: LUKE LEITCH

AGLITTERING cast, including Miranda Richardson, Patrick Stewart, Jessica Stevenson, Timothy Spall, Iain Glen, Tara Fitzgerald and Mariella Frostrup, will star at the Savoy - presenting the Evening Standard British Film Awards on Sunday night.

Spall, who is filming the fifth Harry Potter, The Goblet Of Fire, will present our best film award in front of an audience including Bill Nighy, Diana Quick, Sam West, Emily Woof, Zoe Wanamaker, Fiona Shaw and Rosamund Pike.

Jessica Stevenson will present the Peter Sellers award for comedy, and Glen, who recently filmed a new version of Kidnapped, will reveal the name of the ITV London most promising newcomer.

Film heavyweights who won our newcomer award at the outset of their careers include Jude Law, Danny Boyle, Anthony Minghella, Gary Oldman, Neil Jordan, Tim Roth and Edward Fox.

Patrick Stewart, now appearing with Joshua Jackson in A Life In The Theatre, will present our best actress award. Past winners include Glenda Jackson, Dame Maggie Smith, Coral Browne, Emma Thompson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Samantha Morton, Kate Winslet and Catherine Zeta-Jones. …