Jon Baird’s Filth up for five BIFA awards

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The latest film by Peterhead-born director Jon Baird has been nominated for five British Independent Film Awards.

Filth is an adaption of the 1998 Irvine Welsh novel of the same name and stars Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated Scottish actor James McAvoy as crooked cop Bruce Robertson.

The film has been recognised in five categories: Best Director for Jon Baird, Best Actor for James McAvoy, Best Supporting Actor for Eddie Marsan, Best Supporting Actress for Shirley Henderson.

The film as a whole is also nominated for Best Achievement in Production.

Imogen Poots, who also stars in Filth, has been nominated alongside Shirley Henderson in the Best Supporting Actress category for her other film, The Look of Love.

The BIFA ceremony is set to be held in a venue in central London on Sunday, December 8.

Mr Baird described the nominations as ‘a big deal’ for his cast and crew.