British actress Naomie Harris, known for currently playing Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films, has won the prestigious Variety Award at this year’s British Independent Film Awards. In a short video interview with ITN, Harris talks a bit about working with Sam Mendes and about a possible return of Daniel Craig to the 007 role.
Harris, 40, dazzled as she hit the red carpet in an unusual bright orange dress, featuring Gothic-inspired black sheer sleeves and bold fuchsia and green floral detailing. She enjoyed a successful night at the star-studded event, as she took home the Variety Award. The award recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact and helped to focus the international spotlight on Britain.
Previous recipients including the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Helen Mirren, and Kate Winslet was awarded the prize in 2015.
Naomie said: “I am touched and honoured to be included alongside such an inspiring and talented group of filmmakers. Working in film has given me the chance to tell stories from around the world – and I’m incredibly proud to represent British film-making when doing so.”