South Surrey's Lilah Fitzgerald

Young actress nabs Leo Award

South Surrey's Lilah Fitzgerald, 11, was honoured for best female lead performance for her work in Polka-Dot and Luey.

A South Surrey actress has received a Leo Award for best lead performance by a female in a television movie – at the grand old age of 11.

Busy junior actress Lilah Fitzgerald picked up the trophy Sunday at the awards ceremony at the Hotel Vancouver.

The Leo recognizes her work in the movie, Polka-Dot and Luey. Fitzgerald is believed to be the youngest recipient of the award, created to honour excellence in B.C. film and television.

It’s far from her only recent work. Earlier this year she was in Berlin for the premiere of Wim Wenders’ Everything Will Be Fine, in which she appeared with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams, Marie-Josee Croze, Robert Naylor and James Franco.

She will also begin shooting for season two of the Bravo TV series, Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce, this month.

The home-schooled student lives in the Morgan Crossing area.

 

Just Posted

Surrey councillors say they’ve now seen policing transition plan

Locke and Hundial decline to share details of the plan, repeat calls for its release to residents

RCMP target speeders in White Rock, Surrey

Officers throughout the province launch Swoop campaign

Roadside device to weed out THC can’t detect impairment, lawyer says

‘This fact alone is likely to have serious implications for Canadians’ Charter Rights,’ lawyer Sarah Leamon warns

OUR VIEW: Challenger Baseball program in Surrey hits a home run

Challenger provides disabled athletes an opportunity to play baseball in an inclusive setting

Final bout of Gypsy moth spraying in Surrey bumped up to Thursday, May 23

Again, they’re targeting 62 hectares area near Highway 1 and Port Mann Bridge from sunrise to 7:30 a.m.

Coquitlam RCMP release video in search for witness to crash that killed girl, 13

Witness is described as a slim Asian man with short, black hair, no facial hair and wearing glasses

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

TransLink fares to go up on July 1

Fares will increase by a few cents to a few dollars

Two week lock down lifted after drugs, cellphone seized at Kent Institution

A search at the prison found nearly 26 grams of hashish and a cellphone

B.C. firefighters rescue frozen dog from ice

The fire crew found a dog stuck in the at Lake Paul on May 20

Most British Columbians agree the ‘big one’ is coming, but only 50% are prepared

Only 46 per cent of British Columbians have prepared an emergency kit with supplies they might need

B.C. man to pay Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party $20k over lawsuit

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Sitting and sleeping on downtown sidewalks could net $100 fine in Penticton

The measure, which still requires final approval, would be enforced between May and Sept. 30

Most Read