Sir Patrick Stewart named a 'Legend' by old friend Sir Ian McKellen at Empire Awards

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the big winner

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Sir Patrick Stewart was named a Legend as the Empire Awards in London on Sunday night.

The former Star Trek actor was presented with the accolade by close pal Sir Ian McKellen for his contribution to film at a star-studded ceremony at the Roundhouse in Camden.

Handing the Empire Legend award to Sir Patrick, Sir Ian joked: "A legend award? Come on Patrick, it doesn't mean to say your career is over."

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Meanwhile, the big winners at the annual awards - which are voted for by the public - were Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Rogue One's leading lady Felicity Jones was named Best Actress, while the blockbuster also picked up Best Director for Gareth Edwards and Best Film.

Meanwhile, JK Rowling adaptation Fantastic Beasts clinched Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up and Hair Styling, Best Production Design and Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne.

The full list of winners are:

Male Newcomer: Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake)

Female Newcomer: Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

Sci-Fi/Fantasy: A Monster Calls

Comedy: The Greasy Strangler

Horror: The Witch

Thriller: Jason Bourne

British Film: I, Daniel Blake

Actor: Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts)

Actress: Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Director: Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Screenplay: Deadpool

Animated Film: Finding Dory

Documentary: Supersonic

TV Series: The Night Manager

Soundtrack: La La Land

Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Make-up and Hair Styling: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Short Film: Disney's Inner Workings

Visual Effects: Doctor Strange

Production Design: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Video Game: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Empire Hero: Tom Hiddleston

Empire Inspiration: Luc Besson

Empire Legend: Sir Patrick Stewart