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Baftas: So who is Cowboy Dave?

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Who is Cowboy Dave?

While Three Billboards... may have been the big winner at last night's Baftas, but a little-known late Manchester music star was apparently one of the real heroes.

Cowboy Dave, directed by Colin O'Toole (above, right), won best short film and centres around the real-life story of how his life was changed by a chance meeting with former Durutti Column member Dave Rowbotham changed his life.

The bohemian musician, who was later murdered, was also in an early incarnation of Simply Red and went on to inspire a Happy Mondays tune of the same name.

Listen above as Colin talks 6 Music through the film, which was sountracked by Graham Massey from 808 state.

Read more: Seven memorable moments from the Baftas.

Bafta win for Buckinghamshire make-up artist

A make-up artist from Buckinghamshire has won a Bafta for his work on the film about World War Two and Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour.

David Milanowski, who is from Aston Clinton, was part of the team which transformed Gary Oldman into the Prime Minister.

He took home the Bafta for best make-up and hair alongside Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick and Kazuhiro Tsuji,

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Speaking earlier today Mr Milanowski said: "My head hurts this morning.

"When they announced the winner we just sat there for a second or two and then realised 'That's us'."

Mr Milanowski has also been nominated for an Oscar for his work on the film.

Baftas 2018: The winners
The big Bafta winner this year, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home five awards.