Helen Mirren will receiveBAFTA LA's Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in InternationalEntertainment at the 2004 Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on Nov 4.

Mirren can currently be seenopposite Robert Redford in Fox Searchlight's kidnap drama The Clearing, and is filming the contract killer thriller Shadowboxer opposite Cuba Gooding Jr.

A veteran of screen,television and stage, her notable film credits include Oscar nominated roles inThe Madness Of King George and GosfordPark, as well as The Long GoodFriday, Excalibur and The Cook,The Thief, His Wife And her Lover.

"She is clearly one of ourgeneration's most respected artists,'BAFTA/LA chairman Gary Dartnall said in astatement.

As previously announced,actor-producer Tom Hanks will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award forExcellence in Film and writer, director and producer Jim Sheridan will receivethe John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence at the same awardsshow.