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The decade saw the rebirth of British movies as they enjoyed worldwide box office appeal.

Among the hits were Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1996, The English Patient and The Full Monty in 1997 and Shakespeare in Love and Notting Hill in 1999.

While shot in Britain with British stars and production crew, the finances for such movies were often American.

Hugh Grant, star of Notting Hill and Four Weddings, established himself as one of the few British stars with international appeal.

British cinema had a strong decade at the Oscars - nine films received best picture nominations in seven years, among them The Full Monty, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Secrets and Lies and The Crying Game.

In 1999 Bafta split up the award ceremonies for film and television in an attempt to raise the profile of the awards and the organisation.


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