Welsh-born Christian Bale, who received the award for best supporting actor at the Golden Globes for his performance in The Fighter, has now received a Bafta Nomination for the same role.
In ‘The Fighter’ Christian’s character faces a drug addiction battle and comes to terms with his missed opportunities to be a boxer himself, whilst trying to train his brother to fight.
The actor first appeared on the big screen as a 13-year-old in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Empire of the Sun’, where he played a young boy confined to a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.
Bale is perhaps best known for his performance in Batman Begins in 2005, where he played the comic book hero and his alter ego Bruce Wayne.
After his success at the Golden Globes, the popular actor looks set to scoop the Bafta award too.
However, it isn’t necessarily a one-horse race. Bale is up against the late Pete Postlethwaite, who passed away earlier this month. Postlethwaite is nominated for the Bafta for his role as the malevolent florist in the Ben Affleck film ‘The Town’.
The Baftas will take place at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday February 13, where they will be hosted by Jonathon Ross.