Britannia Humanitarian Award Announced

Actor Ewan McGregor will receive the Britannia Humanitarian Award at the British Academy Britannia Awards in California.

He is being awarded for “using the art form of the moving image to create positive social change, and actively shine a light on important humanitarian issues”.

In July, the actor travelled to the Debaga camp in northern Iraq to meet children and families displaced by conflict in the country and nearby Syria.

McGregor is a UK ambassador for United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

Previous recipients of the Britannia Humanitarian Award include Idris Elba, Richard Curtis, Don Cheadle, Colin Firth, Mark Ruffalo, and Orlando Bloom.