Jude Law Bags New Film Gong As BIFA Honours Michael Gambon And 'Anna Karenina' Star

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Jude Law may not be in line for an Oscar this year after 'Anna Karenina' failed to captivate the critics, but the 39-year-old star won't be going home empty-handed this year as he's set to be honoured with an award from the British Independent Film Association.

Law is in good company, as one of British acting's true legends, Michael Gambon is also set to be honoured at the ceremony in London on December 9.

Sir Michael Gambon, to give him his full title has starred in a variety of films including 'Layer Cake', 'The Life Aquatic', The Insider' and 'The Good Shepherd', and received the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution to British film.

This is apt as Gambon is perhaps most famous among younger movie fans for playing Professor Albus Dumbledore in 'Harry Potter', a role he took over from Harris in the final six films after Harris' death.

Ralph Fiennes won the award last year with previous winners also including Bob Hoskins, Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter.

Sir Michael won for his 60 years in acting, which has included stints in theatre, on television and in movies . He even having a race-track corner named after him on TV show Top Gear due to his reckless driving.

PHOTOS: Jude Law and Keira Knightley at the premiere of 'Anna Karenina'

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