In brief: Crash hits right note at Deauville

Plus: Harry Potter love interest tells of hate mail, and Daniel Craig spotted swotting up for Casino Royale.

Paul Haggis's critically-acclaimed race relations drama Crash has won top prize at the Deauville American film festival. Keane, Lodge H Kerrigan's drama about a schizophrenic man struggling with the loss, real or imagined, of his daughter from a New York bus station, shared the jury prize, considered the runner's up award, with On the Outs, about three young women living in New Jersey.

Katie Leung, who plays Harry's fancy in the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, has told reporters of her shock at receiving hate mail from jealous female admirers of star Daniel Radcliffe. "I couldn't understand why people were so angry," she said. "A lot of the messages were from jealous girls who didn't like the fact that I play Harry's love interest in the film and some of them did bring my ethnicity into it."

Daniel Craig, tipped to be the next James Bond, has been spotted trying to buy a first edition of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale in London's Cecil Court. According to Variety, Craig was quoted £25,000 for a copy of the first James Bond book in mint condition. Casino Royale is planned as the next Bond film and is due to start filming early next year, but Craig has not yet been confirmed for the role of 007.

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