Daniel Day-Lewis to receive Excellence in Film award

The There Will Be Blood star will be presented with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film when officials at the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hold their annual gala on 7 November (12).

Britannia chairman, TV producer Nigel Lythgoe, says, “We are thrilled to bestow Daniel with this prestigious award. His remarkable body of work ensures that this honour is more than well-deserved, and we are excited to include him among the other esteemed honourees of the evening.”

James Bond hunk Daniel Craig was previously announced as the recipient of the British Artist of the Year title, while director Quentin Tarantino and South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker will also be among the night’s honourees.