Michael Sheen
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Michael Sheen
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Stage and screen star Michael Sheen will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, while Hollywood director Christopher Nolan will be honored with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for artistic excellence in directing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The awards will be presented at the 2010 BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on November 4. Stephen Fry will serve as master of ceremonies.

Sheen, as previously reported, will play the title role in Ian Rickson's new production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet which will play the Young Vic in 2011. His many stage credits include Frost/Nixon, Amadeus, and Henry V. He also starred in the film version of Frost/Nixon as well as Twilight: New Moon and The Queen. He received an Emmy nomination for the HBO movie The Special Relationship.

Nolan is currently represented on the big screen by the blockbuster Inception, while his other movies include Batman: The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, and Memento.