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Krysty Wilson-Cairns- Winner's Acceptance Speech, Outstanding British Film, EE British Academy Film Awards in 2020

2 February 2020

Winner's acceptance speech by Krysty Wilson-Cairns for 1917 in the Outstanding British Film category

KRYSTY WILSON-CAIRNS:  Thank you so much for this honour.  I can't tell you how much it means to us all.  From the cast and crew, thank you. 

As co-writer of this film, I was involved from a very early stage, right the way through production, and I got to witness first-hand how quintessentially British 1917 was.

Not only was it shot all over the UK, locations from Govan Docks in Glasgow, which is my hometown, you can guess from the accent -- thank you -- down to Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, but it was skilfully crafted by over 1,200 British members of crew, demonstrating the depth of film-making talent in our incredible UK industry.  It features an array of the very best British acting talent, alongside over 1,000 stunt performers and very gung ho supporting artists, some almost too gung ho.  
But above all, we wrote 1917 to tell the story of a war which shaped the very fabric of our society, and the unbelievably bravery of those who fought in it.  So thank you.  Thank you very much.