Dame Shirley Bassey to open this year’s BAFTA Awards – Up News Info

BAFTA today confirmed two very special performances for the 75th EE British Academy Film Awards next Sunday (March 13).

Legendary singer Dame Shirley Bassey will open this year’s show at the Royal Albert Hall, and actress Emilia Jones, nominated for her performance in CODA, will perform live during the ceremony.

Dame Shirley Bassey will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the James Bond franchise with an exclusive performance of an iconic Bond theme, to be revealed on the night. As the only singer to score several Bond films throughout her career, it’s fitting that Dame Shirley’s special performance marks this landmark year for Britain’s most successful film franchise in a style unforgettable. Since the release of the first “Bond” movie – Dr. No – in 1962, the franchise has enjoyed tremendous critical and commercial success over the years, including 32 BAFTA nominations and 4 wins to date.

Emilia Jones will perform a beautiful rendition of Joni Mitchell’s powerful ballad “Both Sides Now”, a song taken from her performance in the movie CODA. CODA has three BAFTA nominations and is one of the most acclaimed films of the year, garnering praise from critics and audiences alike.

The ceremony, celebrating excellence in the best of British and international cinema, will return to the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday March 13 and broadcast at 7 p.m. on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer.

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