Bonham Carter to be honoured at 13th British Independent Film Awards

Updated: Nov 19, 2010, 15:49 PM IST

London: The 13th British Independent Film Awards ceremony is set to honour Helena Bonham Carter and Liam Neeson on 5th December.

Bonham Carter, star of the Harry Potter films, will get the Richard Harris Award, previously won by actors including John Hurt and Bob Hoskins, reports the BBC.

She is also up for supporting actress for ‘The King`s Speech’.

Neeson, nominated for an Oscar for ‘Schindler`s List’, will receive the Variety Award, previously won by JK Rowling and Helen Mirren.

Neeson`s award, which recognises “an actor, director, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK”, has previously been awarded to Richard Curtis, Michael Sheen and Keira Knightley.

‘The King`s Speech’ leads this year`s nominations with eight nods.

Gareth Edwards` sci-fi film ‘Monsters’ has six nominations as do ‘Never Let Me Go’, an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro`s 2005 novel, and ‘The Arbor’, a documentary about the life of troubled Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar.

ANI