Richard’s still a winner despite missing out on a BAFTA

SPECIAL effects maestro Richard Bluff may have missed out on double awards glory — but he was a winner in his sister’s eyes anyway.
Richard Bluff pictured on the BAFTA's red carpet with sister Nicola HackingRichard Bluff pictured on the BAFTA's red carpet with sister Nicola Hacking
Richard Bluff pictured on the BAFTA's red carpet with sister Nicola Hacking

Delighted Nicola Hacking enjoyed a night to remember after brother Richard took her along as his guest to the glittering BATFA awards night at the Royal Albert Hall.

Richard jetted in from San Francisco to visit his family in Rotherham and travel down to London with Nicola for the awards ceremony on February 12.

The Industrial Light and Magic effects expert was nominated for the best visual effects award for his work on Marvel’s Doctor Strange — for which he and his fellow team members also received an Oscar nomination.

But despite the superhero caper missing out on both, with the hotly-tipped live action/CGI version of The Jungle Book taking a double victory, Richard and Nicola gathered plenty of unforgettable memories.

“The BATFAs were amazing,” said Nicola.

“It was a weekend I'll never forget, meeting some very talented people, including the visual effects nominees from Dr Strange, Fantastics Beasts and Rogue One.  

“We were just six seats away from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Albert Hall and Richard and I spoke to (best actor nominee) Andrew Garfield at Kensington Palace, who was lovely. 

“We also saw Emma Stone, Amy Adams and Hugh Grant at Kensington Palace.” 

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