FilmFour's hit comedy East Is East won Best Film at the Evening Standard British Film Awards last night.

Working Title Films' romantic comedy, Notting Hill, the most successful UK film worldwide, took the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy. Best actor went to Jeremy Northam for An Ideal Husband and The Winslow Boy, while Samantha Morton picked up the prize for Best actress for her part in Dreaming Of Joseph Lees.

Actor Peter Mullan took the Most Promising Newcomer award for his directing debut, Orphans.