Emma Thompson to receive Richard Harris Award at the British Independent Film Awards

November 19, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Renowned actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson will receive The Richard Harris Award at the BIFA ceremony on Sunday 7th December at Old Billingsgate.



The prestigious award was established in 2002 in honour of Richard Harris and recognises outstanding talent and contribution to British film by an actor.  Previous notable winners have included, John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters.




Thompson commented: “I am so delighted to be receiving The Richard Harris Award at this year’s MBIFAs. It is a very special award, in name of an incredible actor who inspired so many people during his career. I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of my peers who have received this award before me, and look forward to celebrating a fantastic year of British independent filmmaking on 7th December.”



This year's nominees  for Best British Independent Film were also announced this month and include: ’71; CALVARY; MR TURNER; PRIDE and THE IMITATION GAME. Topping the nominations list this year is ’71 with nine nominations; PRIDE with seven nominations and CATCH ME DADDY; FRANK and MR TURNER with five nominations each.





For the full list of nominations and further information about the awards visit:  http://www.bifa.org.uk/nominations/2014 

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