Asim Chaudhry, British comic best known for playing Chabuddy G in the BBC’s hit fantasy series People just don’t do anything, is set to host the British Independent Film Awards this Sunday.
Chaudhry – who also appeared in titles like Wonder Woman 1984 and Black mirror – Bandersnatch and have The Electric Life of Louis Wain, What does love have to do with it? and Netflix’s Sandman upcoming adaptation – will oversee the festival as BIFA returns to a live event at Old Billingsgate in London this weekend. The pandemic saw BIFA live stream the 2020 awards ceremony in February of this year.
Chaudhry said: “After a really difficult couple of years for the UK film industry and filmmakers everywhere, it is fantastic to be able to personally mark these extraordinary achievements once again. ‘ said Chaudhry. “I am delighted to host the BIFAs and look forward to celebrating with all of them.”
As announced last month, Kenneth Branagh wins an Oscar Belfast and Philip Barantini’s one-scene television series Boiling point led the group of candidates with 11 nominations each, followed by After falling in love, Censorship and Souvenirs Part II. Other candidates include Ruth Wilson, Riz Ahmed and Jude Law.
Chaudhry is represented by Curtis Brown Group in the UK and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher in the US