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Alexandra Roach makes Bafta longlist for The Iron Lady

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 12:37 UK time, Friday, 6 January 2012

Rising Welsh star Alexandra Roach has been named on the Bafta longlist in the category of best supporting actress for her role in The Iron Lady, which goes on general release in UK cinemas today.

The longlist is the result of round one voting of films by BAFTA members for entry in the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards. Round two voting, which opened today, will reduce these longlisted contenders down to the five nominations in each category.

Alexandra Roach as a young Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Image: Pathé UK

Alexandra Roach as a young Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Image: Pathé UK

Nominations in all Bafta categories will be announced on Tuesday 17 January, while the winners will be announced at the Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 12 February.

Meanwhile, Swansea-shot film Submarine, adapted from the novel by Welsh author Joe Dunthorne and directed by Richard Ayoade, also makes it onto the longlist in the category of outstanding British film.

For more information visit www.bafta.org, and read our interview with Alexandra, who hails from Ammanford.

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