Jude Law Wins Best Actor at National Film Awards for “Secrets of Dumbledore”

Jude Law has been recognized for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore at the National Film Awards held at the Porchester in London last week.

Law’s Best Actor win is also Secrets of Dumbledore‘s first award nomination and win. In the fan-voted category, Law was up against Riz Ahmed (Encounter), Ben Whishaw (Surge), Michael Caine (Twist), Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Man Who Fell to Earth), Neil Maskell (Bull), and Stephen Merchant (The Outlaws).

 

Albus Dumbledore and Jacob Kowalski

Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore) and Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) in “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”

 

The National Film Awards, which took place on July 4, also saw a number of Wizarding World alumni projects take home the gold.

Sir Kenneth Branagh’s (Gilderoy Lockhart) Belfast, which stars Potter actor Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore), picked up awards for Best British Film and Best Feature Film, adding yet more accolades to its successful 2022 award season. Actress Catherine Tennant (Barty Crouch, Jr., actor David Tennant’s daughter) also won in the Best Newcomer category for her performance as Catherine in the film.

 

 

Best Drama went to Save the Cinema, which stars Tom Felton and Samantha Morton (Mary Lou Barebone). The movie tells the true tale of a 1993 campaign to save a movie theater in Wales that enlisted the help of Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and his blockbuster Jurassic Park. The only other Wizarding World alumni project to take home an award was Last Night in Soho, starring James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), which won for Best Thriller.

You can watch the full awards ceremony below, and although the Best Actor category appears not to have been captured, the other Wizarding World wins are available to watch. Congratulations to all winners and nominees!

 

 

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Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!