Graham Norton to host movie Baftas | Taking over from Joanna Lumley © Bafta

Graham Norton to host movie Baftas

Taking over from Joanna Lumley

Graham Norton is to host next year’s film Bafta awards, taking over from Joanna Lumley.

The comic and talk-show host first presented the TV awards 15 years ago,  but this will be his debut as the film awards host.

He said: ‘I’m delighted to be taking the helm of the biggest night in British Film, the audience at the Royal Albert Hall will be the biggest sofa I’ve ever faced. I’m honoured to be following in the fabulous footsteps of Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley.’

Bafta chief executive Amanda Berry said: ‘[Graham] will bring his brilliance and unique brand of humour to the role. With Graham as our host, I have no doubt we will deliver a very special celebration of the very best in film.

The ceremony takes place at London’s Royal Albert Hall and will be broadcast on BBC One.

Nominations will be revealed on January 7.

Published: 22 Nov 2019

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