Thesp joins likes of Lucas, Hopkins, Weinstein

The British Academy of Film & Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) will honor thesp Hugh Grant with its Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for excellence in film at the Britannia Awards.

Presentation will be made Nov. 8 at the Century Plaza Hotel.

Grant won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for his perf in 1994′s “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” which made him an international star. He has since starred in “Sense and Sensibility,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “About a Boy.” He’ll next star in U’s “Love Actually,” due out Nov. 14.

“His talent and keen intelligence have distinguished him as one of the best and brightest in contemporary cinema,” BAFTA/LA chairman Gary Dartnall said.

Last year’s award went to George Lucas. Other past recipients include Kubrick himself, Anthony Hopkins and Miramax Films’ Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

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