A BBC film starring a Tynedale restaurant owner has been nominated for two BAFTAs.

Elizabeth is Missing, starring former MP Glenda Jackson, has been shortlisted in the best single drama and best actress categories at the upcoming awards ceremony.

While two-time Academy Award winning actress Glenda Jackson has stolen the show and is in the running for the top actress award, Nabs Aziz, the owner of Hexham restaurant Cilantro, played a brief role in the film as a shopkeeper.

Before he opened Cilantro, a restaurant specialising in a fusion of Indian and Latin American cuisine, last year, Nabs travelled the world as an actor.

He will now wait to see if the film receives top prize in the best single drama category as it goes up against Brexit: The Uncivil War, The Left Behind and Responsible Child.

Nabs said: "I was privileged enough to work with Academy Award winning actress and ex-Labour MP Glenda Jackson CBE on Elizabeth is Missing, a screen adaption of the acclaimed novel by Emma Healey, in which Glenda makes her screen return after a 25 years. She is certainly a prominent figure in the entertainment and political world, and it was great to be involved."