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Palme d'Or winner: Mike Leigh

When UK director Mike Leigh won the Palme d'Or in 1996 for Secrets And Lies, its star Brenda Blethyn also picked up the best actress prize. Leigh's first film in competition was 1993's Naked, which won the best actor and best director prizes. 'I had been making films for a very long time before I got a film at Cannes,' the director says. 'It was a big breakthrough to be at Cannes at all.'

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