Richard E. Grant is to host the 2023 BAFTA Movie Awards.
The 65-year-old actor will entrance the upcoming ceremony – which takes place on Sunday February 19 and can honour the largest achievements in British moviemaking over the past yr – and is wanting ahead to “celebrating the perfect” the business has to supply as he follows on from the likes of Insurgent Wilson, Dame Joanna Lumley and Graham Norton in taking the reigns on the annual occasion.
In an announcement, he mentioned: “I really feel vastly privileged to be internet hosting the EE Baftas for the primary time and the chance to have a good time the perfect of the extraordinary vary of this yr’s movies.”
The ‘Withnail and I’ star will likely be joined within the host line-up by ‘This Morning’ presenter Alison Hammond – who will give viewers an “access-all-areas expertise of one of many greatest nights in movie” by way of a purpose-built studio – and radio DJ Vick Hope and Ali Plumb, who will likely be interviewing stars on the purple carpet as they arrive.
Jane Millichip, chief government of Bafta, mentioned: “We’re blessed to have a incredible lineup of hosts for our 2023 EE Bafta movie awards, all of whom exude wit, appeal and heat.
“I can’t wait to see Richard E Grant take to the stage. A lot-loved by our viewers at dwelling, Richard additionally instructions big respect from his business friends.”
The nominees for the upcoming ceremony will likely be introduced on Thursday (19.01.23), with the likes of Michelle Yeoh, Viola Davis, Invoice Nighy, and Colin Farrell already having made the longlist for his or her performances while films similar to Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and ‘ All the pieces All over the place All at As soon as’ have additionally acquired a nod on the checklist.