Harrison Ford presented the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year to acclaimed actor Daniel Craig.
Harrison Ford earned an Academy Award® nomination in 1986 for his compelling role as detective John Book in Peter Weir’s “Witness” (one of eight Oscar®-nominated Best Picture titles in which he has starred during his stellar career). In 2000, the American Film Institute honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. And, in addition to receiving four nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press, for his roles in “Sabrina” (1996), “The Fugitive” (1994), “The Mosquito Coast” (1987) and “Witness,” Ford was revered by the organization with the 2002 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes ceremony. He was also honored by the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) in 1994 as their Box Office Star of the Century.
The Chicago native’s Hollywood career was launched following his portrayal of hot rod demon Bob Falfa in George Lucas’ 1973 Oscar®-nominated hit, “American Graffiti.” Four years later, he reunited with Lucas when he landed the now-legendary role of Han Solo in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” In 1981, Ford brought Indiana Jones to screens for Steven Spielberg in the Best Picture nominee “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” reprising the heroic character in three sequels — “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984), “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008).
His many other credits include Francis Coppola’s Oscar®-nominated epic, “Apocalypse Now” and his 1974 thriller, “The Conversation” (a Best Picture nominee in 1974), Lucas’ “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi classic, “Blade Runner,” Mike Nichols’ Oscar®-nominated romantic comedy, “Working Girl” and his 1991 drama “Regarding Henry,” “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger,” “Presumed Innocent,” Andy Davis’ Oscar®-nominated thriller, “The Fugitive,” “Sabrina,” “Air Force One,” “What Lies Beneath,” “K-19: The Widowmaker,” “Extraordinary Measures,” “Morning Glory,” “Cowboys & Aliens.” Several of these movies represent some of the highest-grossing films in their respective release years.
Ford will next be seen in “42″ as Branch Rickey, the Major League Baseball executive who helped shatter baseball’s color barrier by making Jackie Robinson the first African-American player in the MLB. In the fall of 2013, Ford will star opposite Ben Kingsley in Summit Entertainment’s “Ender’s Game,” a sci-fi film adaptation of the novel by Orson Scott Card and in the Robert Luketic thriller, “Paranoia,” opposite Gary Oldman and Liam Hemsworth.