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Includes screening, talk and masterclass with Les Mis actor Eddie Redmayne in a bid to develop UK-Asia cultural exchange.

BAFTA has announced its first series of events in Hong Kong and established an advisory board with leading industry figures from Hong Kong and the UK as it looks to expand its activity abroad.

The events kick off on Sunday (Dec 1) with a screening of BAFTA Shorts 2013, a selection of BAFTA-nominated short films and animations from the Film Awards earlier this year, at the Clockenflap Festival.

The first meeting of the new BAFTA Hong Kong Advisory Board takes place on Monday (Dec 2).

On Tuesday (Dec 3), Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne will participate in an intimate ‘Academy Circle’ event, hosted by Hong Kong actress and presenter Lisa S, at The Peninsula Hong Kong for local supporters of BAFTA’s mission in Asia.

The following day, the actor, who also starred opposite Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn, will »


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