Irish actors Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott as well as composer Stephen Rennicks were among the winners at the British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday night.

Gleeson won Best Actor for his performance in Irish-British co-production Calvary, while Scott won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Pride.

Rennicks won the Best Technical Achievement award for his music for the Lenny Abrahamson film Frank, another Irish-British co-production.

Frank's writers, Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, won the Best Screenplay award.

Pride was also named Best British Independent Film, with its star Imelda Staunton winning Best Supporting Actress.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw won Best Actress for Belle, with Yann Demange winning Best Director for '71.

Longtime Wicklow resident John Boorman was honoured with the Special Jury Prize; Emma Thompson received the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution to British film and Richard Harris won the Variety Award.

Brendan Gleeson

Andrew Scott

The Winners:

Best British Independent Film 

Best Director 
Yann Demange for '71

The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director 
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard for 20,000 Days on Earth

Best Screenplay 
Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan for Frank

Best Actress 
Gugu Mbatha-Raw for Belle

Best Actor 
Brendan Gleeson for Calvary

Best Supporting Actress
Imelda Staunton for Pride

Best Supporting Actor 
Andrew Scott for Pride

Most Promising Newcomer
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed for Catch Me Daddy

Best Achievement in Production
The Goob

Best Technical Achievement
Stephen Rennicks, Music for Frank

Best Documentary
Next Goal Wins

Best British Short
The Karman Line

Best International Independent Film

The Raindance Award

The Richard Harris Award (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film)
Emma Thompson

The Variety Award
Benedict Cumberbatch

The Special Jury Prize
John Boorman