Magazine article Screen International

Bafta to Host First Beijing Event; Hugh Bonneville to Visit Hong Kong for Charity Fundraiser

Magazine article Screen International

Bafta to Host First Beijing Event; Hugh Bonneville to Visit Hong Kong for Charity Fundraiser

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Bafta is to host its first event in China's capital city in November when Spectre's hair and makeup designer Naomi Donne will discuss her craftwith MAC cosmetics at events in Hong Kong (Nov 9) and Beijing (Nov 12).

Separately, Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville is set to visit Hong Kong in support of Bafta's charitable activities across Asia.

The Downton Abbey and Paddington star will attend a fundraising dinner in Hong Kong before visiting secondary schools to meet students studying English drama. He will also take part in an in conversation event, with leading figures in the Chinese film industry and members of the general public in attendance.

Previous events hosted by Bafta in China include masterclasses with Eddie Redmayne and Johnnie To.

The announcement comes during China's president Xi Jinping's state visit to the UK, which is taking place Oct 20-23.

Bafta CEO Amanda Berry today presented a showcase of recent and new cultural collaborations between Chinese and British companies to Xi Jinping and the Duke of Cambridge. …

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