Internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform.
Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench will be honored at the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® Jaguar Britannia Awards – to be presented on Thursday, October 30th and airing on BBC America on Sunday, November 2nd (9/8C).
Robert Downey Jr. is the recipient of this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film; Mark Ruffalo will receive this year’s Britannia Humanitarian Award; Emma Watson is the recipient of The Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year; Mike Leigh is set to receive The John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, and Dame Judi Dench has been awarded the 2014 Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.
Rob Brydon (pictured, The Trip To Italy) will once again host the show. For further details, follow the jump.