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‘A Monster Calls’ Actor Lewis MacDougall Wins London Critics’ Circle Film Award

LOS ANGELES (January 22, 2017) A Monster Calls actor Lewis MacDougall was named Young British/Irish Performer of the Year at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

The 14-year-old actor stars as Conor, who attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss and faith.

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona, based on Patrick Ness’s award-winning children’s fantasy novel of the same name. Ness also wrote the screenplay.

The cast also includes Academy Award nominees Liam Neeson, who stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting monster of the title, and Sigourney Weaver as Conor’s maternal grandmother; and Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), as Conor’s father.

The London Critics’ Circle is the U.K’s leading film critics group. View the complete list of the winners of  here.