Kenneth Branagh set for BAFTA honour

Sir Kenneth Branagh has been named among the honourees at this yeat’s BAFTA Britannia Awards which take place in Los Angeles next month.

Branagh will be presented with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.

He joins previously announced honourees Dick Van Dyke, who will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television, Ava DuVernay, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, and Claire Foy, who will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

Jack Whitehall will return as host of the event which takes place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Kenneth is without question one of the most influential figures in the British film, television and theatre community, and his talents have brought him much-deserved international acclaim and recognition,” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate Kenneth’s work and honour him with this year’s Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.”

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