Benedict Cumberbatch To Be Honoured At British Independent Film Awards
Sherlock and 12 Years A Slave star set to receive Variety Award…
Benedict Cumberbatch will be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards.
The Sherlock and 12 Years A Slave actor will receive the Variety Award at this year's glitzy ceremony, which takes place in London on 7 December.
The award is given to a British director, actor, writer or producer who has enjoyed international success.
The award coincides with the release of the actor's latest movie, The Imitation Game, in which he plays codebreaker Alan Turing.
The film is up for four awards at the Bifa ceremony and has been tipped as a potential contender for next year’s Oscars.
On receiving the award, Cumberbatch said: "I am delighted to receive this prestigious award and would like to thank Variety and The Moët British Independent Film Awards for this incredible honour.
"It is made even more special by the recognition of The Imitation Game in this year's nominations, a film I am very proud to be a part of."
Previous winners of the Variety Award include Jude Law, Liam Neeson, Sir Michael Caine, Daniel Craig, Dame Helen Mirren, Richard Curtis and Paul Greengrass.
The Imitation Game is released in the UK tomorrow (14 November).