On the eve of the annual Jameson Empire Awards, Empire is delighted to announce that acclaimed BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated actor-director Ralph Fiennes will receive the prestigious “Legend” Award sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey at the star-studded awards ceremony in London this Sunday, March 29.
Since gaining international acclaim and the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for his…
Ralph Fiennes is taking time away from heading up the U.K.’s Secret Intelligence Service in the new James Bond film to pick up the Legend award at this Sunday’s Empire Awards in London, March 29.
The BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated actor and director is being honored for a career spanning more than 30 films, dating back to his portrayal of Heathcliff opposite Juliette Binoche in 1992’s adaptation ofWuthering Heights and most recently his Golden Globe-shortlisted turn as the suave concierge M. Gustave in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Aside from taking over spymaster duties from Judi Dench as M in the latest Bond, Spectre, Fiennes is also currently treading the boards at London’s National Theatre in Man and Superman.
The Empire awards, held annually by the U.K. film magazine, will also see The Hollywood Reporter present the award for best British film. This year’s award is being contested by Under the Skin, Paddington, The Imitation Game, Kingsman: The Secret Service and The Theory of Everything.
After award presentation to Hellen Mirren Tom Hiddleston didn’t leave the stage right away, but took some time to lower and adjust mic for her. Inter alia, he was the only person who adjusted mic during the ceremony.
TOM HIDDLESTON ON BEING A BOND FANBOY "I love Daniel Craig, and Sam Mendes’s been an hero of mine, not just in film but in theatre, so I was there. I wanted to contribute to the box office, and when I heard that it was the most successful film in the British box office of all time, I was whooping. In fact I was one of those annoying people in the um.. where was I, I think I was in the vue on Finchley road on the opening saturday night… …just making general noises out of enthusiasm…”