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Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley will host the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards for the second time, it has been announced today (Jan 2).

The show will be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday February 10 and broadcast on BBC One.

In 2018 Lumley was the first female host since Mariella Frostrup co-presented with Stephen Fry in 2001.

The actress, activist and former model won two Bafta TV awards for Absolutely Fabulous and received the Bafta Fellowship award in 2017.

Bafta also announced that Cirque de Soleil will perform at the ceremony for a third time.

The EE Rising Star nominations are announced tomorrow (Jan 3), with the full list of nominations announced on Jan 9.