While he's set to return to the big screen in a film based on his clueless fashion journo character Bruno (pictured), Borat star Sacha has another high-profile gig: joining the line-up of presenters at the prestigious Golden Globe awards Click on photos to enlarge
30 DECEMBER 2008 Fans of Sacha Baron Cohen are awaiting the Borat comic's new feature-length turn as Bruno, a camp fashion journalist whose crass attempts to crash catwalk shows fail to impress the glitterati. The Cambridge-educated funnyman has another starring role in 2009, though - presenting an award at the Golden Globes.
The comedian - whose film based on his Funkyzeit mit Bruno TV show hits cinemas in May - and fellow Brit export Extras actor Ricky Gervais are among those signed up for a podium spot at the Hollywood extravaganza.
Ricky, who won two Golden Globes in 2004, described the invitation as an "amazing honour", before joking: "This time I even get a goody bag".
Their fellow hosts will be wondering with more than a hint of trepidation what on-stage antics to expect from the British pair. Ricky made quite a splash at last year's Emmy ceremony when he shared a sketch with US comedian Steve Carrell and had the audience in stitches with his efforts to wrestle a statuette off him.
Next year, the Reading-born comic plans to keep the laughs coming with The Other Side Of Truth. His comedy flick featuring Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe is set in a world where no one has ever lied, a situation exploited by an unscupulous writer.