Richard E Grant to host BAFTA Movie Awards


Richard E. Grant
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Actor Richard E Grant is ready to host the 2023 BAFTA Movie Awards ceremony, the awards physique introduced Monday.

Presenter Alison Hammond will host a brand new BAFTA Studio to supply viewers at residence the expertise and insights from the ceremony. Presenter Vick Hope and movie critic Ali Plumb will take over BAFTA’s purple carpet. “I feel hugely privileged to be hosting the EE BAFTAs for the first time and the opportunity to celebrate the very best of the extraordinary range of this year’s films,” Grant, finest recognized for his roles in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Downton Abbey and Sport of Thrones, stated in a press release.

“We are blessed to have a fantastic line-up of hosts for our 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards, all of whom exude wit, charm and warmth,” Jane Millichip, chief government of BAFTA, stated in a press release.

“I can’t wait to see Richard E. Grant take to the stage. Much loved by our audience at home, Richard also commands huge respect from his industry peers. And I can’t think of anyone better to complement Richard’s razor-sharp wit and to helm our brand new BAFTA Studio, than Alison Hammond, with her brilliantly entertaining and candid interview style. On the red carpet, Ali Plumb and Vick Hope are masters at capturing the excitement and anticipation in the build-up to the ceremony.”

The BAFTA Movie Awards will probably be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer and syndicated globally from the Southbank Centre’s Royal Competition Corridor within the coronary heart of London on February 19. The nominees this yr will probably be unveiled on January 19.

Hammond stated she was excited to be internet hosting the ceremony this yr with Grant. “We’re going to have a variety of enjoyable bringing the glitz and glam of backstage to everybody watching at residence all over the world. From hanging out with the celebs to celebrating the largest evening for cinema, and becoming a member of the discussions with movie followers, prepare for good vibes solely!”

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