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11th January, 2018

BAFTA Award Nominations for Central Alumni

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - University of London

Productions starring a number of Central alumni have received BAFTA Film award nominations in 2018.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity, and its Film awards reward the best work of any nationality seen on British cinema screens during the preceding year.

Central alumni involved in award-nominated films include Kristin Scott Thomas (B.Ed (Hons) Speech and Drama 1980), who was also nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actress, Jason Isaacs (Stage 1988), as well as recent graduates Naomi Ackie (BA (Hons) Acting CDT 2012), Michael Fox (BA (Hons) Acting CDT 2013), and Emilio Iannucci (BA (Hons) Acting CDT 2015). Webber Douglas alumnus Hugh Bonneville was also involved in an award-nominated film. Find the full list of Central alumni nominees below!

This year’s film awards ceremony is presented by actress Joanna Lumley and will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 18 February 2018.

Above: Kristin Scott Thomas in Darkest Hour (image courtesy of


Best Film

Dunkirk – which included performance from Michael Fox (BA (Hons) Acting CDT 2013)

Darkest Hour – which starred Kristin Scott Thomas (B.Ed (Hons) Speech and Drama 1980)


Outstanding British Film

Darkest Hour – which starred Kristin Scott Thomas (B.Ed (Hons) Speech and Drama 1980)

Lady Mabeth – which starred Naomi Ackie (BA (Hons) Acting CDT 2012)

The Death of Stalin – which starred Jason Isaacs (Stage 1988) and included performance from Emilio Iannucci (BA (Hons) Acting CDT 2015)

Paddington 2 – which starred Hugh Bonneville (Webber Douglas)


Best Supporting Actress

Kirstin Scott Thomas (B.Ed (Hons) Speech and Drama 1980) for Darkest Hour

full list of BAFTA Film award nominees is available from the BBC.

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