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Stars set for British Independent Film Awards

Michael Fassbender, Olivia Colman, Martin Freeman, Eleanor Tomlinson and Jamie Dornan are due to walk the red carpet at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday December 4.

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Best of British at BIFA Awards

The stars of British cinema will be out in London on Sunday night at the annual Moët British Independent Film Awards.

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Emma Thompson and Benedict Cumberbatch are being honoured with special awards whilst drama 71 leads the nominations with nine followed by Pride with seven nods.

A whole who’s who of acting talent will be there including Alicia Vikander, Andrew Scott, Asa Butterfield, Anne Marie Duff, Bill Bailey, Charles Dance, Douglas Booth, George Mackay, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Jamie Sives, Jared Harris, Jodie Whittaker, Keira Knightley, Lesley Manville, Mark Strong, Max Irons, Maxine Peake, Mike Leigh, Olivia Colman, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Stanley Tucci, Timothy Spall and Tom Hollander.

The awards are being hosted by Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners and this year you can watch them live on YouTube – or below!

Cumberbatch gets special award

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Benedict Cumberbatch will receive the Variety Award at this year’s British Independent Film Awards.

Cumberbatch is already nominated in the Best Actor category at the annual awards which honour the best independent films of the year.

The Variety Award is presented to a director, actor, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK. Previous winners include Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh, Sir Michael Caine, Daniel Craig, Dame Helen Mirren and Richard Curtis.

Speaking about the honour, Cumberbatch said: : “I am delighted to receive this prestigious award and would like to thank Variety and The Moët British Independent Film Awards for this incredible honour.

“It is made even more special by the recognition of The Imitation Game in this year’s nominations, a film I am very proud to be a part of.”

The awards are presented at Old Billingsgate on December 7.