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Sutton Hoo Netflix film The Dig nominated for five BAFTAs with winners to be announced on April 11




A Netflix film which was based and shot in Suffolk has been nominated for five BAFTAs.

The Dig, which shot to the top of the streaming service's most-watched rankings after it was released in January, has been shortlisted for outstanding British film as well as best adapted screenplay, production design, costume design and make up and hair.

The Dig tells the story of the 1939 discovery of an Anglo-Saxon burial ground at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, which was described by the British Museum as 'one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries of all time'.

Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes in The Dig. Picture: Larry Horricks/Netflix
Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes in The Dig. Picture: Larry Horricks/Netflix

Ralph Fiennes plays archaeologist Basil Brown who is hired by Edith Pretty, played by Carey Mulligan, to excavate land at Sutton Hoo. Lily James also stars as 27-year-old archaeologist Peggy Piggott.

This year's BAFTA shortlist has been praised for being highly diverse, with 16 of 24 actors nominated having come from ethic minority backgrounds.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony without a live audience on 11 April.

Lily James as Peggy Piggott. Picture: Larry Horricks/Netflix
Lily James as Peggy Piggott. Picture: Larry Horricks/Netflix

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