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A little bit of magic helps James and Katie carry off style awards

THE GIRL who first kissed Harry Potter and the man who made his name playing the faun in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe won awards for being the most stylish people from Scotland last night.

Katie Leung, who played Cho Chang in the film versions of the JK Rowling novels won best female in the Scottish Style Awards.

James McAvoy, who also got his Hollywood breakthrough in a children's film, playing Mr Tumnus in the CS Lewis classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, won best male.

Last night they were honoured not for their cinematic achievements but for their stylish dress sense at a glittering ceremony at the Old Fruitmarket Gallery in the Merchant City, Glasgow.

Miss Leung, 20, from Glasgow, beat off competitors including Ugly Betty star Ashley Jensen, Laura Fraser, star of The Flying Scotsman and 16 Years of Alcohol, Hannah McGill, director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and artist Gay Grossart.

Miss Leung has appeared in a music video and is being courted by fashion houses.

Mr McAvoy has come from a tough upbringing in Scotstoun to be one of the leading actors of his generation. He was praised for his role in The Last King of Scotland about Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and is tipped for an Oscar for his role in the recent blockbuster Atonement.

He beat off fellow actor Kevin McKidd, comic book and screen writer Grant Morrison, entrepreneur Mutley and footballer Craig Gordon for the award.

The organiser, Mary McGowne, said the winners represented "the face of modern Scotland".

This year, for the first time, there was a week of fashion shows before the ceremony, which awarded best designer to Aimee McWilliams and best high-street shop to Top Shop.

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles won best restaurant. Bramble and Lulu, both in Edinburgh, won best bar and night spot.

Bernat Klein, the octogenarian textile designer, was rewarded for his outstanding contribution to Scottish style for jazzing up the design of tweeds in the 60s and 70s.

Vicky Featherstone, the director of the National Theatre of Scotland, was named as Tastemaker of the Year.

NATIONAL STYLE: THE WINNERS

BEST MALE: James McAvoy

BEST FEMALE: Katie Leung

BEST BAND: Calvin Harris

BEST FASHION DESIGNER: Aimee McWilliams

TASTEMAKER: Vicky Featherstone, National Theatre of Scotland

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION: Bernat Klein

BEST BAR: Bramble, 16a Queen Street, Edinburgh

BEST ENTERTAINMENT VENUE: Lulu, Edinburgh

BEST RESTAURANT: Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles

BEST HOTEL: Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow

BEST CAFE: The Cupping Salon at Fifi and Ally, Princes Square, Glasgow

BEST BOUTIQUE: Brazen

BEST HIGH STREET SHOP: Top Shop

BEST LIFESTYLE: Jeffreys Interiors

FOOD AND WINE: Kember and Jones

 
 
 

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