Michael Fassbender scoops award for Best British Actor
Published 20/01/2012 | 14:23
HIS father is from Germany, his mother is from Co Antrim and he grew up in Killarney; but last night Michael Fassbender won the Best British actor gong at the 32nd London Film Critics’ Circle Awards
The Shame actor declared it was "fantastic" to win the award for his roles in A Dangerous Method and Shame.
The actor could not decide which film he was most proud of and said both movies were just as rewarding.
In Shame he explores the disintegrating life of a sex addict, while A Dangerous Method is a historical fiction about the early days of psychoanalysis in which he plays Carl Jung.
Fassbender told reporters he was going to take his mother as his date to the Oscars this year where he is nominated for Best Actor, he lost out to George Clooney at the Golden Globes in Sunday night.
The award for best actor at the London awards went to Jean Dujardin, who won the best actor prize for The Artist, beat competition from Gary Oldman, nominated for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Ryan Gosling, for Drive, George Clooney, for The Descendants, and Fassbender.