Magazine article Screen International

'Sherlock' Exec, BFI CEO among Winners at Women in Film & TV Awards

Magazine article Screen International

'Sherlock' Exec, BFI CEO among Winners at Women in Film & TV Awards

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Hartswood Films founder and Sherlock executive producer Beryl Vertue, CBE, has won the EON Lifetime Achievement Award at the 26th annual Women In Film & TV awards in London.

Vertue's career has spanned almost 50 years during which time she has worked on shows including Up Pompeii, Steptoe and Son, Men Behaving Badly and Coupling as well as recent BBC hit Sherlock. She was presented with the award by the show's star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Cumberbatch said: "It is an absolute honour to be able to present The EON Lifetime Achievement Award to the wonderful Beryl Vertue. We have known each other a long time and not only have I had the pleasure of working with her but I'm very lucky to know her and call such a brilliant woman, my friend."

Casting director Nina Gold, actress Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), television presenter Gabby Logan, BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg were also honoured.

The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award went to Beryl Richards, chair of Directors UK, for her work in championing female directors.

The Barclays Business Award was awarded to Chief Executive Officer of the BFI, Amanda Nevill, while Sara Bennett (Ex-Machina) took home the The Technicolor Creative Technology Award and Suffragette director Sarah Gavron won The Deluxe Director Award. …

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