The Irish actor Colin Farrell was named British Newcomer of the year for his role in the film 'Tigerland' at last night's London Film Critics Circle awards ceremony.

The 25-year-old Dubliner won last year's Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actor Award for the film, the success of which has reportedly earned him a price tag of $2.5m per picture.

Farrell replaced Matt Damon for a role in Stephen Speilberg's 'Minority Report' last year and also stars alongside Al Pacino in thriller 'The Farm'; both films are due for release this year.

Read an interview with Colin Farrell here.