BY SHAMAN MOMOH
The Moët British Independent Film Awards has announced that Chiwetel Ejiofor will be honoured at this year’s ceremony with the Richard Harris Award.
Chiwetel is to bag the award based on his contributions to the UK film industry.
The Richard Harris Award which started in 2002 has past winners who include John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Julie Walters and Emma Thompson.
Jared Harris said, “I am so happy this award is going to Chiwetel. Although the recipients of this award have all been embraced by the establishment, they all came from outside it, fought their way in on the strength of their talent, claimed their place and changed the status quo. A journey which describes Chiwetel’s career perfectly. His talent is immense, it has brought him deserved worldwide recognition, and he is in his prime!“
This year’s ceremony will hold on December 6 and it will be live-streamed here.