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Thursday 17 April 2014

Oscar-winner Puttnam in awards honour

ACADEMY Award-winning producer David Puttnam has been made an honourary Corkman.

David, a resident of west Cork for 22 years, received the award alongside his wife, Patsy.

The inaugural honour was presented as part of the 2012 Cork Person of the Year awards.

The overall award went to Fr Pierce Cormac and Bill Deasy for the role they played in the search for the bodies of the five fishermen killed in the 'Tit Bonhomme' tragedy.

David and Patsy were honoured for their staunch support of Ireland's film, education, tourism and arts sectors.

The British producer won an Academy Award for his film about the 1924 Paris Olympics, 'Chariots of Fire'.

Irish Independent

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