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An English director who has worked on films including _Con Air_and Tomb Raider has completed a £10m funding round after raising nearly £2.3m through Cambridge-based SyndicateRoom.

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Simon West, whose other films include The General's Daughter and_Expendables 2_, plans to use the investment to fund his latest film, Salty.

West, whose films have taken more than $1bn (£590m) at the global box office, is the first A-List Hollywood director to finance a movie through crowdfunding.

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