British actor Ashley Walters celebrates his 35th birthday with the announcement of his BT British Urban Film Festival Honorary Award at the infamous BT Towers on Maple Street W1T.
Walters, the star of Top Boy, executively produced by Drake and Lebron James, was honoured for 25 years of service to acting. His first TV role was the character of Omar in Grange Hill 1992.
In attendance was Wil Johnson (Waking the Dead) and Marc Bannerman (Ex-Eastender and the star of 'Landscape Of Lies' which premieres at BUFF on Thursday 7th September 7.30pm at the BT Tower), Clint Dyer, Damian Jones and Tony Singh, the Head of BT TV who gave the keynote speech to celebrate the occasion.
43 films were announced and 25 award nominees including David Oyelowo MBE , Rosamund Pyke, David Gyasi, Femi Oyeniran and Amma Asante MBE.
The awards ceremony scheduled for Sun 10th September will be broadcast via www.bt.com to over 8 million subscribers (reaching 3million more viewers than the annual BAFTA which attracts audiences of 5 million).
The opening night film 'Free In Deed' starring David Harewood, premieres on Wednesday 6th September 7.30pm followed by a Q&A where David will talk through his leading role as an american preacher of 'miracle healing' at a black church in Tennessee.
For more information, visit:
www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk and Bt.com
Photography: NK Abani; JOO Media Management
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