Actor James Marsden, star of X-Men and Westworld, will host the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards here on February 18.
James has been featured in a wide range of films and TV shows since he gained prominence on the big screen, including HBO's critically-acclaimed sci-fi series Westworld; box-office smash?Enchanted;?27 Dresses and the?X-Men?trilogy.
Looking forward to hosting the Awards Ceremony, James said: "I'm thrilled to serve as host and honor the dedicated athletes who have been nominated for Laureus Awards. I am proud to support The Laureus Sport for Good's mission to combat the social challenges children face around the world through the power of sport."
Joining James as co-host will be leading British sports broadcaster Amanda Davies.
First staged in 2000, each year the Laureus World Sports Awards celebrates the greatest achievements of individuals and teams, across all sports. Nominees in various categories are chosen by a panel of the world's most influential and respected sports media.
The winners are then selected from the Nominees' shortlist by the Laureus World Sports Academy.