Marvel’s Feige to get BAFTA’s Albert R. Broccoli award

Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios

Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards, the Los Angeles arm of BAFTA announced.

Under Feige, Marvel has produced 20 films the past decade, including three this year. Two of them, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, each generated global box office in excess of $1 billion. The Avengers movie surpassed $2 billion.

According to BAFTA, Broccoli award winners “are that rare type of iconic and trail-blazing individuals whose innovative approach has had a profound, lasting impact on the global industry.”

Broccoli, co-founder of Eon Productions, began the James Bond film series. He was associated with the first 17 007 films. Feige is scheduled to receive the award Oct. 26.

Happy 85th birthday, David McCallum

David McCallum in a Man From U.N.C.L.E. publicity still, 1965

The blog wishes a happy 85th birthday to David McCallum. He’s had a long, very successful acting career. Still, for people of a certain age, he’ll always be known as the alter ego for U.N.C.L.E. agent Illya Kuryakin.

Regardless, happy birthday, Mr. McCallum, and many happy returns.