1. Daniel Craig To Receive Variety Award At BIFA Ceremony

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-10-24
    Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig is set to receive the Variety Award at the upcoming British Independent Film Awards, which will be taking place in late November, according to a report from Variety.

    The star of Casino Royale and next year’s Bond 22 is being awarded this honour due to his contribution to bringing the international spotlight to the British film industry.

    In the past, Craig has been nominated three times at the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) ceremonies, winning the best actor award for 2000’s Some Voices. His other nominations include 1999’s The Trench and 2004’s Enduring Love.

    The jury comprises actors Hayley Atwell, Archie Panjabi, Kathy Burke, Tony Curran, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew Macfadyen; directors Annie Griffin, Menhaj Huda, Neil Marshall and Peter Webber; London Film Festival artistic director Sandra Hebron; producer Mark Herbert; cinematographer Brian Tufano; distributor Will Clarke; and musician Nitin Sawhney. Click here to see the full list of nominations.

    The awards were established in 1998 to celebrate and promote achievement in independently-funded British film. This year’s ceremony will take place on 28 November at Roundhouse in north London.

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