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Julie Walters honoured at British Independent Film Awards

9 December 2013 Last updated at 07:05 GMT

Some of the year's cinematic highlights - from the touching story of Philomena to the graphic scenes in Filth - have been honoured at the British Independent Film Awards in London.

James McAvoy and Lindsay Duncan were among the stars to receive awards, but special recognition went to Julie Walters for an acting career spanning more than 40 years.

Lizo Mzimba reports.