5:37am PT by Stuart Kemp
BAFTA Sets Ben Kingsley Tribute
LONDON – Academy award-winner Ben Kingsley is to become the latest screen star to be the subject of a Life in Pictures event, hosted and organized by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Kingsley, who scored a best actor Academy nod in 1982 for Gandhi, will be the subject of a celebration of his work on the cinema screen at an event at the British organization’s central London headquarters Nov. 26.
Kingsley’s role in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is propelling him into this year’s awards season lights in which he plays Georges Melies, a grumpy toy maker.
His resume boasts myriad roles with appearances in movies such as Schindler’s List, Sexy Beast and Shutter Island to name three.
Kingsley’s Life in Pictures follows hot-on-the-heels of one for Kenneth Branagh and Oscar-winner Charlize Theron, both earlier this month.