Rostrevor features at Bafta Awards
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
PHILOMENA, which was filmed in Rostrevor, won the Bafta for best adapted screenplay at Sunday night's awards ceremony.
Philomena stars Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, and the Alan Partridge creator praised the "real Philomena Lee".
Philomena was co-written by Coogan and Jeff Pope. Their screenplay was based on the true story of an Irish woman trying to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption.
“Her story has been told and her story finished in the Vatican," said Coogan. "She has been heard but there are 60,000 other women who have yet to trace their children, and their story isn't over."
The movie has also been nominated for four Oscars, including best picture.
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