Benedict Cumberbatch will be receiving a special award at the 17th Annual Moet British Independent Film Awards.
The actor has already been nominated for an award in the Best Actor category for his work in The Imitation Game.
“The British Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, to honor new talent, and to promote British filmmaking and British talent to a wider public.”
Cumberbatch will be receiving the Variety Award, which “recognizes a director, actor, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK.”
Past Variety Award winners include Paul Greengrass, Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh, Liam Neeson, Sir Michael Caine, Daniel Craig, Dame Helen Mirren, and Richard Curtis.
“I am delighted to receive this prestigious award and would like to thank Variety and The Moët British Independent Film Awards for this incredible honor,” said Cumberbatch. “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.”
Cumberbatch will receive his award at a ceremony to be held Sunday, December 7.
Source: British Independent Film Awards