London, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian-origin British teenager Dev Patel won the loudest cheer from fans as he walked up the red carpet for the BAFTA awards ceremony.
The "Slumdog Millionaire" actor, who comes from an ordinary family in the London suburb of Harrow, received a deafening welcome from fans when he joined the red carpet at the Royal Opera House Sunday night, Sky News reported.
The cheers were louder than those for Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
But Dev, 18, told Sky he was yet to perfect his showbiz smile, saying: "I haven't got anything down to a tee yet, I just look baffled."
"I'm a British boy, from Harrow, so it's nice to get local support," he added.
Patel, who lost the BAFTA lead actor award to Mikey Rourke for "The Wrest