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Public awards BAFTA to Hackney’s Rising Star and Kidulthood actor Adam Deacon

Public awards BAFTA to Hackney’s Rising Star and Kidulthood actor Adam Deacon

Hackney actor Adam Deacon, 28, was pronounced Orange Wednesdays Rising Star at last night’s BAFTA awards ceremony. In his acceptance speech Deacon said: “It’s not just a win for me, it’s a win for the underdog, and it’s a win for any young person out there that’s got a dream…

BAFTA nomination for Hackney rising star Deacon

BAFTA nomination for Hackney rising star Deacon

More good news for Hackney as born-and-bred actor and rapper Adam Deacon has been nominated for the Orange Wednesday Rising Star Award, at the BAFTA awards this year. The  announcement comes just a day after Idris Elbra, also from Hackney, won a Golden Globe for his role in British TV…

From X Factor to BAFTA: Hackney filmmaker wins prestigious award

From X Factor to BAFTA: Hackney filmmaker wins prestigious award

Jamie Jones, a filmmaker from Hackney, has triumphed at an awards ceremony held at BAFTA in central London with this wonderful short film about a pub in Shoreditch.…

Noel Clarke speaks candidly about his near descent into crime

Noel Clarke speaks candidly about his near descent into crime

Award-winning actor and filmmaker Noel Clarke spoke candidly about his near descent into crime and the pitfalls of the film industry when he talked to a packed audience last night. Clarke shot to fame following the release of gritty Kidulthood in 2006, but he talked about the many challenges he…

Hackney family star in Channel 4 documentary

Hackney family star in Channel 4 documentary

A Hackney family will take the starring roles in the new series of the BAFTA-nominated observational documentary series, The Family. The Channel Four show will follow the Adesina family round-the-clock over a period of eight weeks as they experience the ups and downs of family life from their home in…

Hackney director shakes up screen with British film first

Hackney director shakes up screen with British film first

Uncut, the UK’s first uncut feature-length film, premiered at BAFTA in Piccadilly last night. It was made by Philip West, a director from Hackney. Impossible to pin down to one particular genre, it switches recklessly between thriller, horror and comedy without really caring whether its audience can keep up. This helps to…