Newcomers caused a fewsurprises at the ninth British Independent Film Awards(BIFAs) in London Wednesday night, with Red Road's Tony Curran and Kate Dickie taking the best actingprizes over more established names including Peter O'Toole and Helen Mirren.

No single film swept the tophonours -- Shane Meadows' This Is Englandwon Best British Independent Film, while Kevin Macdonald won Best Director for The Last King Of Scotland. Both had backing from Film4.

Best SupportingActor/Actress went to Leslie Phillips for Roger Michell's Venus. Most Promising Newcomer went to young first-time actorThomas Turgoose, who leads the cast of ThisIs England. For a newcomer behind the camera, Kidulthood's Menhaj Huda won the the Douglas Hickox Award for BestDebut Director.

Best Foreign Independent Filmwas Michael Haneke's Hidden (Cache).

The Queenhad led BIFA nominations with seven mentions, but walked away with only thescreenplay prize for writer Peter Morgan.

This year's BIFA jury, whichis chaired by Sandy Lieberson, consists of Reuben Barnes, Martin Childs, Anne VCoates, Alan Cumming, Leo Davis, Anna Friel, Jason Isaacs, Mick Jones, DamianLewis, Helen McCrory, Damien O'Donnell, Kelly Reilly, Martin Sherman and ColinSalmon.

They gave a special juryprize to Ken Loach, whose Canneswinner The Wind That Shakes the Barleydidn't cash in on any of its four nominations.

The full list of winners:

Best British IndependentFilm
This Is England

Best Director
Kevin Macdonald - The Last King Of Scotland

Best Actor
Tony Curran - Red Road

Best Actress
Kate Dickie - Red Road

Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Leslie Phillips - Venus

Most Promising Newcomer (OnScreen)
Thomas Turgoose - This Is England

Best Screenplay
Peter Morgan - The Queen

Best Foreign IndependentFilm
Hidden (Cache)

The Douglas Hickox Award (BestDebut Director)
Menhaj Huda - Kidulthood

Best British Documentary
The Road To Guantanamo

Best Technical Achievement
Anthony Dod Mantle - Cinematography - The Last King Of Scotland

Best Achievement In Production
London To Brighton

Best British Short

The Raindance Award
The Ballad Of AJ Weberman

Best 15-Second Short
What's The Point'

The Variety UK Film Achievement Award
Helen Mirren

The Richard Harris Award(Outstanding Contribution To British Film By An Actor)
Jim Broadbent

The Special Jury Prize
Ken Loach