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David Walliams to host Malta Film Awards

David Walliams to host Malta Film Awards

Globally-acclaimed British comedian, writer, actor and TV show presenter, oh and not to mention Little Britain star, David Walliams, will be hosting the Malta Film Awards on 29 January at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

The star, who is currently a Britain’s Got Talent judge, will be the official host for the awards ceremony, the first of its kind locally, which celebrates the skills and talent of Malta’s creative film and television industry.

What are the Malta Film Awards?

The Malta Film Awards, organised by the Malta Film Commission, are the first of its kind in Malta. Locally, our cinematic history spans both servicing as well as local production and therefore, the commission seized the opportunity to shine a light on those people and projects, who have raised the bar for Malta’s audio-visual sector reaching levels of excellence.

No less than 90 nominees have been chosen and will be competing in 18 different categories at the Malta Film Awards, which will be broadcast on TVM on the 29 January at 9pm. The winner of each of these categories will be announced live during the ceremony.

The ceremony will see both local and international talent take to the stage in a variety of performances, aimed at commemorating Malta’s success story in the film industry.

The awards will be the penultimate event of the Malta Film Week, which kicks off on Monday 24 January.

Who is David Walliams?

Good question! He grew up in a suburb in London and studied drama and performing arts at the National Youth Theatre as a child. His career kicked off after adapting the radio show called Little Britain to television, alongside Matt Lucas.

The show was a raving success and won a number of awards and even achieved popular acclaim within the comedy sphere. He continued to excel as an actor for the following years and in 2012, he joined the panel of judges of Britain’s Got Talent, alongside Simon Cowell.

Walliams is also known for his charity work, especially that related to the sports community. He was also made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2017.