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Steve Coogan's Philomena film Oscar hope

16 October 2013 Last updated at 23:31 BST

The true story of an Irish nurse who had her son taken from her when she was a teenager at a convent in the 1950s is said to be a challenger for several Oscar nominations.

The Lost Child of Philomena stars Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, who produced and co-wrote the screenplay.

Will Gompertz reports.