Wednesday 18 October 2017

Beckham to present Bafta award

The stars will be out for the Baftas
The stars will be out for the Baftas

David Beckham is getting his hands on a Bafta - but not for long as he is set to present one of the awards at this weekend's ceremony.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star is one of a raft of stars set to walk down the red carpet on February 8.

Others celebrities set to attend include Reese Witherspoon, Keira Knightley and Eddie Redmayne, as well as Benedict Cumberbatch, Natalie Dormer and Rosamund Pike.

The industry bash, formally known as The EE British Academy Film Awards, is hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, central London.

The awards, which will also feature a performance by rockers Kasabian, is broadcast on BBC One.

One person guaranteed to leave with an award is d irector Mike Leigh, who is being honoured with a Bafta Fellowship.

He follows in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Judi Dench and last year's recipient Helen Mirren by receiving the Fellowship, awarded for "an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film".

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