The Dictator star Sacha Baron Cohen will be honoured by BAFTA in an upcoming ceremony in Los Angeles.

The actor, who previously received two BAFTA's, both for Da Ali G Show in 2000, will be presented with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.

At the ceremony on November 9 Benedict Cumberbatch will also be awarded the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year plus George Clooney, Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Kingsley will also receive awards.