BIFA are over the moon to welcome Tom Felton as the host of this year’s awards.
The winners will be announced during a fun and freewheeling 45 minute programme hosted by Tom live from Wales (where he is currently filming Save the Cinema for Sky Cinema, with Jonathan Pryce, Samantha Morton and Susan Wokoma, directed by Sara Sugarman). Tom will be joined by a glittering array of friends and special guests including British and international film talent, helping to reveal the winners to our virtual audience. Tom will chat live with jurors and famous film fans about this year’s outstanding nominees, and find out first who has won the 2020 BIFAs, all live on BIFA’s Facebook page.
Tom commented: “British Film has been part of my life for as long as I can remember and now, more than ever, it is so important to support, recognise and celebrate those brilliant creatives who make them. Film brings us all together and I’m delighted to be hosting this year’s British Independent Film Awards.”
Actor and producer Tom Felton will next be seen in Dutch war epic The Forgotten Battle on Netflix later in the year. He is currently shooting Sky Original film Save the Cinema and after that will start work on Giles Borg’s feature Lead Heads. Having caught the industry’s attention as ‘Draco Malfoy’ in the internationally beloved Harry Potter franchise, Tom went on to star in: Twentieth Century Fox’s The Rise of The Planet of the Apes, LD Entertainment’s Megan Leavy, Sony’s Risen, IFC’s Ophelia, LD Entertainment In Secret and in Amma Asante’s Belle, a director with whom he collaborated for a second time in A United Kingdom. Recent credits include independent feature Whaling, CW’s The Flash, YouTube Original Series Origin and Netflix’s A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting. Tom is represented by 42 Management in the UK and Gersh and Management 360 in the US.
In preparation for the big day, Tom was grilled (eventually) by the legendary Jason Isaacs.