Day Lewis to be honoured at Independent Film Awards

Daniel Day Lewis and Michael Caine are to be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards in London tonight.

Daniel Day Lewis and Michael Caine are to be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards in London tonight.

The two Oscar-winning actors are among the glittering A-list guest list due to attend the 12th annual ceremony at The Brewery hosted by 'Cold Feet' star James Nesbitt.

Day Lewis will be presented with the Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Film by an Actor. Caine will receive the Variety Award, celebrating his long and versatile career.

Emily Blunt, Carey Mulligan, Sophie Okonedo and rising star Katie Jarvis are among the actresses in the running for the Best Actress Award, while Andy Serkis, Peter Capaldi and Sam Rockwell are among those nominated for Best Actor.

Andrea Arnold’s 'Fish Tank', Armando Iannucci’s 'In The Loop', Duncan Jones’ 'Moon' and Sam Taylor Wood’s 'Nowhere Boy' all have several nominations including Best British Independent Film.

The BIFAs, created in 1998 by Raindance Film Festival founder Elliot Grove to celebrate independently funded British movie-making, began as a low-key event but have gathered momentum over the years, and now regularly boast a glamorous guestlist.

Among the stars due to attend are Kristen Scott Thomas, Eva Green, Gemma Arterton, Samantha Morton and 'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint.

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