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Damian Lewis to receive Britannia Award for Excellence in Television

27 September 2018

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We are pleased to announce that British actor and producer Damian Lewis will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards.

He joins previously announced honorees Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, Cate Blanchett, who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, and Kevin Feige, who will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.

This year’s ceremony will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be presented by American Airlines and Jaguar Land Rover North America.

“Damian’s ability to completely transform himself into iconic characters on screen ranging from King Henry VIII to Bobby Alexrod is a testament to his genius. With his unforgettable performances he consistently draws audiences in and takes us on a gripping journey deep into the human psyche.” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen. “We are delighted to celebrate his achievements and honor him with the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at this year’s ceremony.”

Recipients of the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television are inspiring individuals whose extraordinary talent and global appeal have been instrumental in the elevation of the medium of television. The past recipient of this award was Dick Van Dyke (2017).