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Rob Brydon Returning to Host BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards

Actor Rob Brydon will be the host of the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards for the second year in a row, the organization announced Wednesday.

Brydon first hit the scene in 200o when he won British Comedy Awards for both  “Marion and Geoff” and “Human Remains.” His credits have gone on to include “I’m Alan Partridge,” “Little Britain,” “QI,” “Would I Lie to You?” and BAFTA-winning “Gavin and Stacey.”

“We are honored that Rob has agreed to return to host our Britannia Awards for the second year in a row” said BAFTA/LA chairman Nigel Daly. “Rob brings a perfect balance of wit and sincerity to the evening and we know he will charm our audiences again this year, both in the ballroom and watching at home.”

“There is no doubt that Rob will add his wry brilliance to the evening and host a memorable Britannias,” added Bumble Ward and Deborah Kolar, Britannia Awards co-chairs.

Added Richard DeCroce, senior VP of programming, BBC America, “Rob brought an exciting energy to the star-studded 2013 ceremony that was full of surprises.  His British comedic styling is the perfect match for our audience.”

The Britannia Awards celebrate individuals and companies who have dedicated careers to advancing the entertainment arts.  Presented by BBC America, the gala will be held on Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will air  Nov. 2 on BBC America.

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