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Scots star wins Emmy for TV role
Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdonald picked up an Emmy for her role in The Girl in the Cafe
Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald has won one of the US television industry's most prestigious awards.

She collected an Emmy Award in Los Angeles for her role in Richard Curtis' TV movie The Girl in the Cafe.

Curtis picked up a writing award for the drama set at the G8 conference, which also features Bill Nighy.

The film won a total of three Emmys, including best made-for-TV movie, while Kelly MacDonald won best supporting actress in a mini-series.

Collecting the award, she said: "This is going to kill me. I'm so proud to have been a part of the film The Girl In The Cafe.

"This is for Richard Curtis, who is a very clever and kind man. He wrote a wonderful part for me so thank you very much."

Kelly Macdonald
Kelly appeared with Bill Nighy in the movie about the G8 summit

Her career began when, while working as a barmaid, she saw a leaflet advertising an open casting session for what would become the movie Trainspotting.

Glasgow-born MacDonald won the part of Diane, the underage seductress of Ewan McGregor's Renton.

Other roles have included a reporter in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and an actor playing Peter Pan in Finding Neverland.

Macdonald most recently starred in the 2005 film Nanny McPhee, as the scullery maid Evangeline, and A Cock and Bull Story, where she played the girlfriend of actor Steve Coogan's onscreen alter ego.

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