Thursday, November 18, 2010

Helena Bonham Carter, Liam Neeson To Get British Indy Film Award

NOV 18, 2010 - Harry Potter co-star Helena Bonham Carter (left) will receive the Richard Harris Award for her contribution to British film when the British Independent Film Awards are handed out on December 5.

The Oscar-nominated British actress, most famous for her roles in period drama A Room With a View and more recently as the evil Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films, joins previous winners including John Hurt and Daniel Day-Lewis.

She also stars in The King's Speech, which leads the field at the awards with eight nominations, including Best Supporting Actress for Bonham Carter. The movie stars Colin Firth as King George VI struggling to overcome a debilitating stammer.

Irish actor Liam Neeson (right), nominated for an Oscar for his role in Schindler's List, will pick up the Variety Award recognising an actor, director, writer or producer who helps focus the international spotlight on Britain. He recently starred in The A-Team and also the popular DVD hit Taken.

Previous recipients include Michael Caine, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley.


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