Kate Beckinsale and Ricky Gervais Among Winners at 2021 U.K. National Film Awards

The ‘Total Recall’ actress wins Best Actress title for her role in movie ‘Farming’ while the former ‘Office’ star is awarded Best Screenplay for Netflix series ‘Afterlife’.

AceShowbizKate Beckinsale, Ricky Gervais, and Rowan Atkinson were among the winners at the National Film Awards U.K.

The ceremony was held at the Porchester Hall in London on Thursday (01Ju21) to celebrate the efforts of those in the motion picture industry, with Rowan honoured with the Global Contribution to Motion Picture and Lifetime Achievement Award for his legendary career on screen.

The “Johnny English” star said, “I would like to thank the National Film Academy for this special honour and all the film fans who have supported my career for so long.”

Kate took home the Best Actress gong for her role in the movie “Farming” while Ricky picked up the Best Screenplay award for his hit Netflix comedy series “Afterlife“.

She said, “Thank you for voting me Best Actress at this year’s National Film Awards U.K. I wish I could be there to pick it up in person but unfortunately the COVID quarantine is stopping me from being able to do that.”

“I want to thank all of our cast but particularly Damson Idris, who was the sun around which everybody orbited as is the most brilliant actor.”

Farming writer/ director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje took home the Best Actor award.

Other winners included Vanessa Redgrave, who claimed an Outstanding Achievement Award – a surprise accolade that was bestowed on her for her decades of contribution to the world of film.

Mathew Horne claimed the award for Best Actor in a TV Series for “Gavin & Stacey” while T’Nia Miller won Best Actress in a TV series for “Years & Years“.

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