BAFTA appoints Kenworthy VP

Producer to serve alongside TV exec Grade

LONDON — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has tapped producer Duncan Kenworthy as one of its vice presidents.

He will serve alongside TV exec Michael Grade, who steps down as exec chairman of commercial web ITV at the end of this year.

Grade will represent BAFTA’s TV members while Kenworthy will rep the film sector. They will jointly chair the BAFTA Council and support the work of prexy Richard Attenborough.

Kenworthy, who is a past chairman of the academy, has produced three of the most successful British films of all time — “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill” and “Love Actually.”

He is now producing “The Eagle of the Ninth,” a Roman epic directed by Kevin Macdonald.

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