London, Wednesday 23rd November – Recipients of both The Richard Harris Award and The Variety Award were announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards. Ralph Fiennes will receive the coveted Richard Harris Award recognising outstanding contribution to British film by an actor and Kenneth Branagh The Variety Award which recognises an actor, director, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK. The awards ceremony will be held on December 4th at Old Billingsgate.