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Berkhamsted mum-of-two wins BAFTA award

Backstage in the Press Room at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2013. Eve Stewart on the right.

Backstage in the Press Room at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2013. Eve Stewart on the right.

A Berkhamsted mum-of-two has won a BAFTA for her work as the production designer for Les Miserables.

Eve Stewart was one of 10 people who worked on the movie to be given a British Academy of Film and Television Award last night, Sunday.

The 51-year-old production designer (above, right) beat off stiff competition from Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall and Anna Karenina.

Eve, of Kitsbury Road, Berkhamsted, worked alongside Anna Lynch-Robinson on the acclaimed movie.

Wearing a cat-ear headpiece and a fur-trim collar over her black dress, Eve said in her acceptance speech: “The film just demonstrated an enormous amount of talent, British talent.”

Eve is now up for an Oscar for her work on the film, but will have to see off competition from Life of Pi, Lincoln, The Hobbit and Anna Karenina to win.

The results will be announced on Sunday, February 24.

Anne Hathaway won a best supporting actress BAFTA for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables.

The British film also won BAFTAs in the make-up and hair and sound categories of the awards. Six people worked on the sound team of the Tom Hooper-directed film adaption of the hit musical.

Eve was previously nominated for a BAFTA for her work as production designer for The King’s Speech – also directed by Tom Hooper. She lost to the production designers of Inception that time.

She was also up for an Oscar for her work on The King’s Speech – but lost to the art directors of Alice in Wonderland.

Could now be her time?

Late last month, she told the Gazette: “Who knows? I know people who have been up for nine and never won, so you never know.”

 

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