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Last Updated: Monday, 6 February 2006, 11:37 GMT
Bond star judges youth film prize
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig takes over the role of Bond from Pierce Brosnan
Daniel Craig, the latest star to play James Bond, is to judge some of the UK's most talented hopefuls at the First Light Film Awards in London.

His fellow judges include The Office star Martin Freeman, film director Anthony Minghella, comic Jenny Eclair and actor Martin Clunes.

British-based film-makers aged between five and 18 are eligible for the awards which will be presented on 28 February.

Craig, 37, will make his debut as 007 in Casino Royale later this year.

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Before landing the secret agent role, Craig was best known for starring in British crime thriller, Layer Cake.

Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq will host the awards ceremony at the Odeon West End in Leicester Square.

All the nominated films were funded with National Lottery grants and were created through the UK Film Council's First Light initiative.

There are 10 award categories, including drama, horror and comedy and animation.




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