Timothy Spall Wins Best Actor Prize For ‘Mr Turner’ At Film Festival

British actor Timothy Spall has walked away a winner from this yr’s Cannes Film Festival, scooping the Best Actor prize for his portrayal of artist M.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh’s movie ‘Mr Turner’.

The announcement was made on the Cannes Closing Ceremony, the place Timothy expressed his shock at profitable the extremely-coveted award.

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Timothy Spall poses with the Palme A’Or Prize

Speaking to a room filled with Hollywood’s largest stars, administrators and producers, Timothy stated: “I’ve all the time been the bridesmaid at these awards. I’ve been nominated for BAFTA awards however by no means gained. Now I’m the bride and that is my wedding ceremony breakfast!”

Timothy had travelled to Cannes earlier within the week for his movie’s premiere, nevertheless shortly afterwards he left the South of France, heading in the direction of Holland by boat together with his spouse.

It was there that he acquired a name from one of many pageant officers stating he ought to return to France, although they might not inform him why.

Timothy defined the state of affairs to the Daily Mail, stating: “I said ,’Why’ and he said,’I can’t tell you why, just come back’.”

When Timothy and his spouse Shane made it to Nice airport, he observed everybody was behaving unusually.

“There were two police outriders doing wonderful Gaelic hand signals to tell people to get out of the way,” he advised the paper.

“They still hadn’t told me what was going on and I said to Shane: ‘This seems to be slightly different from normal, darling’.”

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Timothy gave an emotional acceptance speech

“My acceptance speech went on a bit and I couldn’t help blubbing up there thinking about what I’d gone through to get to that moment,” he added.

“It was Shane, the family and working with Mike Leigh and the hundreds of people who’d put their hearts into the film’.”

Critics have already begun speculating over who might be nominated for the Oscars in 2015, and Timothy’s Cannes win makes him a scorching favorite.

While Timothy’s film acquired loads of reward on the pageant, not each star was as profitable.

Nicole Kidman drew criticism for her star turn in ‘Grace Of Monaco’ whereas Ryan Gosling’s long-awaited directorial debut ‘Lost River’ was met with mixed reactions.

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