Published: 00:01, 10 July 2014 |
Chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles Nigel Daly has been awarded the OBE for his services to the British Film and TV Industry.
Born in Dartford and schooled at St Anselm’s primary school in Temple Hill, and later at St Columbas RC School in Bexleyheath, Mr Daly left the town for Hollywood in 2003.
The father-of-two moved to London at the age of 23 where he began his career in publishing, moving later into film.
He originally lived in Roseberry Garden with brother Paul and parents Alan and Lynette.
Mr Daly told the Messenger: “It was a really proud moment for me and I feel very honoured.
“I am very excited to be coming home in the next few months to visit Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace.”
Mr Daly is also vice-president of business development at trade paper Screen International.
As chairman of BAFTA LA he is in charge of overseeing the academy’s mission in Los Angeles.
Responsible for the direction of the academy, he has influenced many areas of BAFTA’s work including the Behind Closed Doors series of talks, highlighting British talents such as John Hurt, Kiera Knightly, Tilda Swinton, Daniel Day Lewis and Daniel Craig.
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