The Hong Kong-born stuntman, actor and director Jackie Chan will receive BAFTA Los Angeles’ Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment this year.
The honor will be given during the 2019 British Academy Britannia Awards on October 25 at the Beverly Hilton.
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My initial plans to visit USA in early January to promote my new book, #Never Grow Up#, was delayed because I hadn’t finished filming my movie yet. My staff already told me that I have to make it up to my fans, so now I can officially announce that I’ll be having not just one, but TWO book signings in USA (time and location is below). I look forward to seeing you all soon! I hear that it’s very cold in New York these few days, so remember to wear a warm jacket before you go out. January 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm BOOKENDS Bookstore 211 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey January 22, 2019 @ 1:00pm BARNES AND NOBLES Bookstore 555 Fifth Avenue (at 46th Street), New York
With this announcement, Chan joins an honors list for this year that already includes Jane Fonda, who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.
BAFTA Los Angeles CEO Chantal Rickards on Thursday while announcing the award, said:
“Over his 50-year career, Jackie has become a beloved, revered personality we all know and love for his innovative stunt work and unique blend of martial arts and comedy.
He rose from rags-to-riches through years of hard work and tireless dedication to perfecting his craft, ultimately earning him global fame and success.
We are delighted to honor this inspirational actor with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment”.
Jackie Chan who is also a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF/UNAIDS is being recognized for his lasting impact on the global industry with his film career that includes his breakout U.S. film Rumble in the Bronx in 1996 to the lucrative Rush Hour franchise. As well as his extensive charity work which is carried out by his Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation and Dragon’s Heart Foundation.
He was awarded an Honorary Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.