Orlando Bloom to Receive Humanitarian Honor at Britannia Awards

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The 'Lord of the Rings' alum will be honored at an Oct. 30 ceremony.

At this year's British Academy Britannia Awards, actor Orlando Bloom will be presented with the Britannia Humanitarian Award.

The Lord of the Rings alum is a UNICEF good will ambassador, focusing his efforts of the world's impoverished youth, traveling to places like Nepal, Liberia and Russia to aid UNICEF. He has also worked with the non-profits We Day, Children’s Defense Fund and Global Green. 

"Orlando Bloom’s incredible work with UNICEF and many other charities demonstrates that immense power, and he has consistently gone above and beyond as an active, engaged campaigner for real solutions to urgent global issues," said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman, Kieran Breen

Idris Elba, Richard Curtis, Don Cheadle and Colin Firth are all previous recipients of the award.

Also to be honored at the ceremony for their creative efforts is actress Meryl Streep, director Sam Mendes, late night host James Corden and comedian Amy Schumer.

The British Academy Britannia Awards ceremony is put on by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles and will take place on Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

 

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