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14/06/01
Lucas Lands Bafta Award
- Star Wars director given gong for film excellence

THE British Academy Of Film And Television Awards in Los Angeles is to present George Lucas with an award for excellence in film.

Lucas will receive the 11th annual Stanley Kubrick award from BAFTA/LA for his contribution to the film industry.

Since the 1970s, Lucas has directed and produced nine films on location in the UK, including The Indiana Jones Trilogy, all the Star Wars movies, as well as fantasy flick Labyrinth.

The director is currently adding the finishing touches to the follow-up to The Phantom Menace, entitled Star Wars: Episode II, part of which was filmed on location at Ealing Studios in the UK.

Star Wars Episode II, which again sees Ewan McGregor reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, is due for UK release in 2002.




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