Magazine article Screen International

First Britannia Honourees Unveiled

Magazine article Screen International

First Britannia Honourees Unveiled

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BAFTA LA will honour Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench at this year's awards ceremony on October 30.

Downey Jr, who stars in the recent Toronto opening night film The Judge (pictured), will collect this year's Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence In Film.

Ruffalo will receive the Britannia Humanitarian Award for his work with the non-profit organisation Water Defense.

Watson will collect The Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry.

Mike Leigh, an awards season contender this year with Mr Turner, is set to receive The John Schlesinger Britannia Award For Excellence In Directing presented by the GREAT Britain Campaign.

Dame Judi Dench has been awarded the 2014 Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for worldwide contribution to entertainment.

For the second year in a row, comedian Rob Brydon will host The 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America and United Airlines.

"There is a long and prolific history of collaboration between the entertainment industries of the United States and United Kingdom and the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards are a heartfelt celebration of this fruitful relationship," said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Nigel Daly. …

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