Michael Fassbinder, who plays Bobby Sands in the film ‘Hunger’, has been awarded British Actor of the Year for his portrayal of Bobby. The London Critics’ Circle Awards are judged by more than 100 newspaper and magazine film critics, and raise money for the NSPCC. It is the second award in a week for the film directed by Steve McQueen. The film recently took the top prize at the London Evening Standard Film Awards for best picture, beating Danny Boyle’s Mumbai rags-to-riches saga, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.