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Riz Ahmed to receive honorary Bifa award

Riz Ahmed to receive honorary Bifa award

The London-born actor will receive the Richard Harris award.

UK actor Riz Ahmed is to be honoured with the Richard Harris award by the British Independent Film Awards (Bifas).

The award honours actors who have contributed significantly to British films across their careers, with previous recipients including Glenda Jackson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Ahmed was born in Wembley, London. His breakthrough role was in Michael Winterbottom’s 2006 film The Road To Guantánamo. In the same year, he was named a Screen Star of Tomorrow. He has starred in feature films Four Lions,

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