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Irish actors, including Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson tipped for British film awards

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 Michael Fassbender. Photo: Getty

Michael Fassbender. Photo: Getty

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Olivia Treacy with Michael Fassbender at the IFTA Awards at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

Olivia Treacy with Michael Fassbender at the IFTA Awards at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

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Michael Fassbender

Actress Charlie Murphy at Today FM'a Ray Darcy Show, Dublin, Ireland - 06.10.14. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Charlie Murphy

Actress Charlie Murphy at Today FM'a Ray Darcy Show, Dublin, Ireland - 06.10.14. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Charlie Murphy

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Brendan Gleeson and son Briain

Brendan Gleeson and son Briain

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Michael Fassbender. Photo: Getty

Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender have all got the nod for the British Independent Film Awards.

The awards recognise the work of Irish and British actors, directors and producers involved in the film industry.

Yann Demange's thriller '71, which tells the story of a British soldier stranded in Belfast at the height of the Troubles, has received the highest number of nominations for the 2014 Moet British Independent Film Awards.

The film stars Love/Hate actors Killian Scott and Charlie Murphy.

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Star of the tense drama, Jack O'Connell, has been nominated in the Best Actor category and will go head to head with Brendan Gleeson for his portrayal of troubled Fr James in John Michael McDonagh's Calvary.

The movie received nine nominations including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Debut Director.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall have also received Best Actor nominations for their respective roles in The Imitation Game and Mr Turner.

Michael Fassbender's depiction of papier mache-loving musician Frank in Lenny Abrahamson's eccentric indie flick of that name earned him a nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.

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