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Everyone’s current favourite Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, has been announced that he’ll be joining the panel that also include the welcome addition of Marley and Touching The Void director Kevin Macdonald and legend film critic Mark Kermode. The five shortlisted nominees chosen by the jury will be announced on 7th January, when public voting will open and the winner will be announced at the Ee British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 10 February 2013.

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Ee today announced that British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the jury for the newly named Ee Rising Star Award. The jury met yesterday to decide the five nominees – the winner will be voted for in January by the British public. The nominees will be announced on Monday 7 January 2013 at BAFTA HQ and the winner will be announced at the Ee British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 10 February »

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