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Claudia Winkleman: The quirky charm of TV's new film buff | Vanessa Thorpe

14 November 2010 8:36 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The presenter of Film 2010 served a long apprenticeship before landing this prime-time slot. No wonder she has a style very much her own

The kohl-rimmed eyes and the weighty fringe were probably the first things viewers noticed. Those key Winkleman trademarks were there from the very start, back in the late 1990s. Who is this unusual woman presenter, people asked, and why does she look at the camera sideways, as if tentatively sharing a joke?

Claudia Winkleman's new role as the host of Film 2010, coupled with a stint tonight on Strictly Come Dancing's main show while Bruce Forsythe recovers from flu – as well as her usual presenting job on the Strictly spin-off, It Takes Two – all mark a move up to the front ranks of the broadcasters' roll call of talent.

But how the presenter herself views her prestigious elevation is another matter. With a self-deprecatory »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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