ONE of Britain’s most celebrated documentary film-makers was recognised at a festival in Suffolk on Saturday.

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Actor Bill Nighy presented Leslie Woodhead with a lifetime achievement award at the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival.

Woodhead first made his name as a reporter for Granada Television’s flagship current affairs series World in Action.

His film documentary work includes The Hunt for Bin Laden, My Life as a Spy and Star Wars Dreams.

Paying tribute to Mr Woodhead’s documentary work, Mr Nighy said: “In a world that is often unreliably described by commercial industries, we increasingly look elsewhere for the facts and for the true wonder of the world.

“For his brilliant and unique contribution to the genre it gives me great pleasure on behalf of the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival, to award its very first Lifetime Achievement Award to one of the original masters of the universe, Mr Leslie Woodhead.”

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