Richard E. Grant tapped to host 2023 BAFTA Film Awards

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Richard E. Grant has been set as the host of the 2023 BAFTA Film Awards.

On Sunday, organisation officials announced that the Persuasion star had signed on as this year's BAFTA Film Awards host, taking over from last year's presenter, Rebel Wilson.

Richard commented of the gig, "I feel hugely privileged to be hosting the EE BAFTAs for the first time and the opportunity to celebrate the very best of the extraordinary range of this year's films."

The 2023 BAFTA Film Awards have been scheduled for 19 February and will be held at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall in London.

While the ceremony has been pre-recorded and broadcast with a delay in previous years, the 2023 awards show has been announced as the first BAFTA Film Awards to offer a live broadcast of the final four category winner announcements.

Nominations will be unveiled on 19 January.

A behind-the-scenes stream titled The BAFTA Studio has also been launched for this year's ceremony, with British presenter Alison Hammond onboard to host.

Film critic Ali Plumb and presenter Vick Hope will host the red carpet.