NEW FAMILY DRAMA AS GANG MUGS SCOTS STAR'S SON; AWARD MARRED BY NEWS OF STREET ATTACK

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Article Date: June 29, 2005 | Publication: The Express | Author: Gavin Docherty
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A TOP Scottish actress's teenage son was assaulted by a gang in a London street attack as she flew to Glasgow to collect a prestigious film award.

Edinburgh-born Broadway and West End star Lindsay Duncan spoke of her shock at receiving a distressing phone call from her son Cal, 13, who told her: "I've been mugged." The news was broken to the performer on Monday evening after she had arrived in Glasgow for yesterday's Bowmore Scottish Screen Awards at the plush One Devonshire Gardens hotel. She said: "They stole his iPod and he is bruised down one side. But it is a relief to know that is all that happened to him.

I just want to get back home to my boy and give him a cuddle." Ironically, Lindsay is cast in the forthcoming HBO/BBC TV epic Rome as Caesar's love interest, who is attacked one day when she leaves the palace.

The 55-year-old was yesterday named Best Actress for her role as a dying single mother struggling to raise a teenage Down's Syndrome daughter in the family drama Afterlife.

Other award winners were XMen star Brian Cox, and Phantom of the Opera actor Gerard Butler, both of whom hinted at problems in plans for their first picture together, about the life of Robert Burns.