THE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
First of all I'd like to say thank you to everyone who voted for me. Also thank you to Mark Forster, Richard Gladstein and Miramax for giving me the opportunity to play Peter. And also Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet for making Finding Neverland such a fantastic experience. Thank you Vanessa Davies for helping me tonight. I'd also like to thank my family - my mum, my dad and my brother Bertie, who's been fantastic and really helped me through all of Finding Neverland. So thanks to all of you. Thank you.
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WHAT EMPIRE SAID
Freddie Highmore, who plays Sylvias curmudgeonly son Peter, shows the potential to be the finest child actor since Haley Joel Osment but without the latters creepy air of middle age. Peter is the fractured, fluttering heart of the movie, sparking up a tentative friendship with Barrie that never hits a false note.

ALSO NOMINATED
Matthew Vaughn - Layer Cake
Sienna Miller - Alfie/Layer Cake
Bryce Dallas Howard - The Village
Zach Braff - Garden State














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