Brit crits claim our man Jack

 

There was some good news for Jack Reynor when the London Film Critics Circle announced the nominations for its 2012 awards earlier in the week. There was also a small stirring of controversy. The star of What Richard Did – born and raised in Dublin – was shortlisted in the race for “young British performer of the year”. The LFCC’s website does contain the following note: “Irish films, film-makers and performers are eligible in British categories”. Nonetheless, both there and in the press release, the award’s title makes mention of just one nationality. It’s not a big thing. It’s nice that the LFCC honours our actors and film-makers. But still . . .