Sir Ian McKellen was honoured for his role in a British radio play at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in London on Sunday night (01Feb15).

The Lord of the Rings star was feted with the Best Actor in an Audio Drama prize for his role in a BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Honore de Balzac's novel Eugenie Grandet.

Other honourees at the ceremony, which merits excellence in radio drama, included Mr Selfridge star Aisling Loftus, who was named Best Actress for her role in Educator, while her co-star, Law & Order: Uk's Michelle Terry, landed Best Supporting Actress.

Novelist Neil Gaiman received the Outstanding Contribution Award for his work on several radio adaptations, and Scottish actor/comedian Stanley Baxter was given a lifetime achievement award.

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