Judi Dench and Meryl Streep in awards face-off

Tuesday November 6, 2012

Dame Judi Dench and Meryl Streep are to do battle over the best actress title at the British Independent Film Awards.

Judi is up for her performance in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, whereas Meryl is up for the title for her portrayal of The Iron Lady.

The ensemble comedy which Judi stars in is up for a series of awards, including best film, best director and best supporting actor and actress.

The winners for the 15th annual BIFAs will be announced at a ceremony hosted by actor and BIFA patron James Nesbitt, who returns for his seventh year, on December 9 at London's Old Billingsgate.

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