Published: 09:05, 25 February 2013 |
Updated: 16:09, 09 January 2014
The big screen adaptation of musical Les Miserables - which featured scenes shot in Chatham's Historic Dockyard - was a winner at last night's Academy Awards.
Anne Hathaway, who starred as the tragic Fantine, was named Best Supporting Actress.
winners in the main categories for the 85th academy awards
actor in a leading role: daniel day-lewis in lincoln
actor in a supporting role: christoph waltz in django unchained
actress in a leading role: jennifer lawrence in silver linings playbook
actress in a supporting role: anne hathaway in les miserables
directing: ang lee for life of pi
music (original score):mychael danna for life of pi
music (original song): adele adkins and paul epworth for skyfall from skyfall
best picture: argo
Scenes for the movie, which stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter, were shot at Chatham last March and April.
Hundreds of budding actors from across the county can also be seen on screen, after they were chosen as extras.
Gabrielle Lindemann, of the Kent Film Office at Kent County Council, said: "It’s lovely to have big stars coming to the county.
"Initially when the location managers of Les Mis came to us it was because they were looking for marshland where Great Expectations had filmed a few months before.
“Sadly they couldn’t go there as filming clashed with the breeding season of some birds. The Docklands has some really special visuals that fitted into the story really well.
“It has a large urban environment but it’s also quiet for them to get the right sound recordings.
“Kent has a huge variety of landscapes so when a film company comes down they can film in many different environments which is always extremely attractive."
Kent-born actress Naomi Watts - star of Thai tsunami movie The Impossible - missed out on the Best Actress gong.
Ms Watts, who was born in Shoreham near Sevenoaks, lost out to Jennifer Lawrence for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.
See this week's What's On for a full list of winners and to find out if our movie man Mike Shaw was right in his predictions for this year's winners and losers
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