Kevin Loader: Oh, I thought Roger was going to do the talking, he's the one who directed the sequence, so I'll just thank him. This sequence was the things that hung over us for the entire making of Enduring Love because everyone who's read Ian McEwan's wonderful novel said 'that balloon sequence is the most amazing thing, I cant' wait to see it on film.' So we felt we had a lot to live up to and thanks to this brilliant director we did. Roger Michell: I'd like to just thank the hanger on in the scene, who's a fantastic stuntman called Lee Sheward. Thank you all very much for this lovely gong. Thanks.
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