Put on your swankiest suit, hit the red carpet with elegance and prepare to wear your best face of gratitude.

The 2019 BAFTA awards are here, taking place on Sunday, February 10th.

A broadcast (not live) of the awards ceremony will air on BBC One at 9 pm, hosted by none other than Joanna Lumley.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) BAFTA Masks during the BAFTA masks casting at New Pro Foundries Ltd on January 31, 2019 in London, England. The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday February 10th at the Royal Albert Hall.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) BAFTA Masks during the BAFTA masks casting at New Pro Foundries Ltd on January 31, 2019 in London, England. The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday February 10th at the Royal Albert Hall. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Who is Joanna Lumley?

Joanna Lumley will host the BAFTA’s for the second year running, having made her debut in 2018.

The Absolutely Fabulous star took over from long-time host Stephen Fry, who had been the master of proceedings for 12 years.

Joanna’s first performance as host earned mixed reviews, with a misconstrued inside joke involving actress Jennifer Lawrence at the centre of controversy.

BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 13: Joanna Lumley the 57th Rose d’Or Award at Axica-Kongress- und Tagungszentrum on September 13, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)

Joanna won two BAFTA awards in her time as an actress, both coming for her depiction of Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous, a role she held for 20 years between 1992-2012.

Her more recent work comes in the form as an author, human rights activist and star of various travel documentaries, which aired on ITV in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Joanna Lumley: Age

Joanna Lumley was born on May 1st, 1946.

This makes her 72 years old and a Taurus. She was born in Srinagar, India, to two British parents.

Eventually, the family moved back to the UK, where Joanna attended the Lucie Clayton Finishing School in London.

The school was no regular school, however, and concentrated on the teachings of social graces and upper-class cultural rites. Eventually, it developed into one of Britain’s top modelling during the 1950s and 1960s.

Joanna Lumley: Young

If you were wondering what Joanna looked like when she was younger then we have these shots of the actress aged 19 and older.

circa 1965: Joanna Lumley, the ‘Bond’ girl and star of the TV series ‘The Avengers’ as Purdy beside an anti-war poster in the form of the American flag. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

circa 1970: British model and actress Joanna Lumley, star of the TV series ‘The New Avengers’, wearing a summery blouse and hat. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

British actress, Joanna Lumley, circa 1976. (Photo by Graham Stark/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

When and Where is the 2019 Ceremony?

The 2019 BAFTA Awards will begin at 7 pm on Sunday, February 10th, with the location of the ceremony being the Royal Albert Hall, which started hosting the event in 2017.

Before that, the ceremony had been held at the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square between 2000 and 2007, with the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden hosting from 2008 to 2016.

 

 WATCH THE 2019 BAFTA AWARDS ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10th ON BBC ONE, AT 9 PM