Screenwriter and producer Jeff Pope last night won a Bafta for his script for Philomena, written with Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan.
After rubbing shoulders with Hollywood A-listers including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks and Christian Bale, Mr Pope, who used to live in Yiewsley before moving to Essex, took his seat at the star-studded ceremony at the Royal Opera House.
He and Coogan won the Bafta for Philomena ahead of stiff competition from the writers behind Captain Phillips, Behind The Candlebra, The Wolf Of Wall Street and 12 Years A Slave, which won the Best Film Bafta.
The film was also nominated in both the Best Film and Best British Film categories, as well as giving Dame Judi Dench a Bafta nod in the best actress category.
Philomena was adapted from a book written by journalist Martin Sixsmith and followed the story of mother Philomena Lee and her 50-year search for the son who was taken away from her as a baby.
At the Bafta ceremony, Mr Pope thanked his late father and wife Tina.
The Bafta bronze award sculptures are made just down the road from where Jeff grew up at New Pro Foundries Ltd factory in Horton Close, Yiewsley.