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Cilla Black 'terrified' over receiving special Bafta award

Veteran entertainer Cilla Black admitted being "terrified" of receiving a Bafta award. Black told ITV News correspondent Nina Nannar that she had "lost sleep" over receiving the Special award, adding that "you'll never think it will happen to you".

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Julie Walters to be honoured with Bafta fellowship

Actress Julie Walters will be honoured with a Bafta fellowship at the organisation's TV awards next month.

The star, whose career includes Boys From The Black Stuff and regular collaborations with Victoria Wood, will pick up the honour at a ceremony at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London's West End.

Actress Julie Walters to receive a Bafta fellowship. Credit: PA

Walters, who won a Bafta in 2010 for her performance as politician Mo Mowlam in Channel 4's Mo, said: "I am honoured to receive this prestigious award and extremely shocked.

"I've worked with some brilliant people over the years and have been very fortunate to have had the opportunities to work on such a variety of projects."

Bafta chief executive Amanda Berry said: "Julie is thoroughly deserving of the fellowship, the highest honour the Academy can bestow."

Read: Bafta TV award nominees announced

Ramis' comedy career spanned more than 40 years

Harold Ramis had his start in comedy in 1969 at Chicago’s Second City improvisational theatre troupe, while still employed as Associate Editor at Playboy Magazine.

Harold Ramis with Billy Crystal pictured together in 1999. Credit: KIPA KIPA PRESS/KIPA/Press Association Images

Among his honours and awards, Ramis was the recipient of the American Comedy Award, the British Comedy Award, and the BAFTA (British Academy) award for screenwriting.

Ramis is survived by his wife Erica, sons Julian and Daniel, daughter Violet and two grandchildren.

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Queen reveals she keeps her Bafta on top of the TV

The Queen has revealed she cannot helping looking at her Bafta Award, which she keeps on top of her television.

Her Majesty, who received an honorary Bafta last year in recognition of her contribution to the TV and film industry, made the revelation as she spoke to 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen.

Asked by actress Jane Horrocks what she had received her Bafta for, the Queen laughed, "Can you not guess? I've only done one thing!" to which Lenny Henry joked, "This is Helen Mirren, she's brilliant."

Bafta chairman John Willis previously dubbed the Queen "the most memorable Bond girl yet" for her role at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave gets Bafta Best Film

Finally. Made by a British director but set in America, 12 Years A Slave tonight scooped the award for Best Film at the Baftas. In a glittering ceremony in London packed with stars, the British-made film Gravity was also among the big winners.

ITV News's Nina Nannar was there:

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