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Cumberbatch to get honour at LA Britannia Awards

1 of 1 Benedict Cumberbatch at the premiere of The Fifth Estate yesterday at The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
Benedict Cumberbatch at the premiere of The Fifth Estate yesterday at The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Benedict Cumberbatch will be honoured at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills on November 9.

The star will be given the British Artist of the Year award, an award that recognises "a British artist whose outstanding performance in a year has demonstrated the high quality of their craftsmanship."

Cumberbatch has starred in hit films Star Trek Into Darkness and War Horse this year and has several high-profile movies on the way this Autumn as he is due to appear as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, he will play Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, star in 12 Years a Slave and August: Osage County.

Gary Dartnall, BAFTA Los Angeles chairman said, "Benedict Cumberbatch has had a remarkable year, and as one of the UK's leading talents he truly exemplifies continued respect that British talents have garnered around the globe."

Previous winners of the award include Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Kate Winslet, Tilda Swinton, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Blunt and Michael Sheen.

Cumberbatch attended the premiere of The Fifth Estate yesterday which was screened as part of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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