BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 11 February 2008, 09:40 GMT
New award for Joy Division film
Sam Riley as Ian Curtis in Control
The film also won five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards
Control, the biopic about late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, has scooped a major honour at the Baftas.

Screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh, from Prestwich, won the award for Special Achievement by a British Talent.

The black-and-white film, which was shot for just £3m, follows Curtis's rise to fame with Joy Division until his suicide in 1980, aged 23.

Greenhalgh dedicated his prize to the late Factory Records boss Anthony Wilson who died last year.

In November the film scooped five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards, including best film.

SEE ALSO
Joy Division dominate film awards
29 Nov 07 |  Entertainment
Control tops indie film shortlist
23 Oct 07 |  Entertainment
Critics applaud Joy Division film
17 May 07 |  Entertainment

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific