SCOTS filmmaker Jono McLeod has revealed that superstar husband Graham Norton will finally get to see his awards instead of He-Man figures – after winning a BAFTA at the weekend.
44 year old man – personchat King Graham, 60 years old, in last year – won Best Reality Program Director for My Old .
His documentary starring Alan Cumming follows a real-life impersonator who was in Jono’s class.
In 1993 Brian MacKinnon caused an international storm when, at the age of 30, he returned to Bearsden Academy as ‘teenage’ student Brandon Lee.
But after receiving his first major award in front of a star-studded audience, including husband Graham, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow Central, Jono knew exactly where he would display it.
He said: “I want to thank my wonderful husband – we share an office atand we have the shelves to match.
“On his shelf he keeps 47 Baftas – and on my shelf I keep all my He-Man figures. So Skeletor will have to budge.”
He also thanked his sister for “working” at a secondary school in Clydebank, which meant they had to move to leafy Bearsden, where he met “Brandon”.
Jono added: “Workexists because of Alan Cumming, he trusted and believed in me, he was the most amazing actor, person and friend.
“But the real star of the movie was my classmate. And two of them, Nicola Walker and Gregor Kyle are here tonight.
“All my other classmates will arrive laterSo if you think Brandon Lee is a big scandal, there will be more scandals to come because we need to see what they do.”
Trainspotting legend Shirley Henderson also revealed how she learned to be a boxer on screen by performing in the boxing ring.
The actress was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Scottish Baftas awards at the weekend to mark her incredible career starring in everything from 90s drug flicks to Harry Potter and movies.War franchise.
But the 57-year-old from Kincardine, Fife, began her long road to fame as an entertaining schoolgirl between matches.
She explains: “When I was 12 years old, Iand dad decided to take me there for a .
“We heard there was a talent contest. So I sang my song and I won the contest and the reward was a week off.
“But reallyThe thing is, someone saw me and offered me my first gig, which was singing in a boxing ring between fights in Kincardine where I grew up.
Shirely performed at a local youth boxing club alongside an accordion player until she was 13 – but admits it was there that she caught the acting bug.
She said: “That summer was when I started to get that feeling, what it was like to be on stage or in a boxing ring as in my case, it felt like the world was opening up a little bit. To me.
“It’s changing and exciting and I want more.”
At 17, the 5ft 1in actress with a girl’s voice transferred to drama schoolreturned to Scotland in the mid-80s, where she wrote to every production company or the station she could find – but only STV answered.
They cast her in the children’s series Shadow of Stone in 1986, in which she played student Elizabeth Findlay, who discovers she is actually a witch.
Shirley, who will reprise her role as spooky Hogwarts student Moaning Myrtle incomedies, jokes: “My first acting time as a schoolgirl who is actually a witch. I always seem to play the role of a schoolgirl or a witch.”
But her big break in showbiz came with Robert Carlyle.interested in Isobel Sutherland in the mid-90s BBC drama Hamish MacBeth.
“It was underneath,” she recallsunder the moonlight when Robert gave me my first screen kiss in Hamish MacBeth.
“It was a magical moment for me, although I don’t know if it was for Robert or not.”
But Shirley really made her mark as Spud’s girlfriend Gail in the 1996 hit Trainspotting, who, in an unforgettable scene, gets splattered by people..
“Irvine Welsh has an incredible imagination,” says Shirley, who also plays Bridget Jones’ neurotic friend Jude. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have been stoned by Ewen Bremner.”
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And Shirley, who has always been fiercely protective of her private life, opened up about herswhen she told the audience that her “little sister” Yvonne “recently underwent open heart surgery.”
She then dedicated her award to her late power station worker father and added: “I also want to thank my mum and dad for that holiday to Butlins – it changed my life ”.