BAFTA to Honor Christopher Lee With Highest Accolade


Christopher Lee


Following the footsteps of Steven Spielberg, Charlie Chaplin and other Hollywood icons, the 'Lord of the Ring' legend would receive the Fellowship honor later this month.

Sir Christopher Lee will be presented with a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship at the annual prizegiving later this month. The "Hammer Horror" and "Lord of the Rings" legend will be honored with the Academy's highest accolade in recognition of his contribution to the British film industry.

And the 88-year-old star is thrilled to be a recipient of the prestigious prize. He says, "It's a very unexpected but very great honor to find myself in such distinguished company to receive the fellowship."

Academy boss Tim Corrie adds, "I am absolutely delighted that the Academy is recognizing Sir Christopher Lee. He has entertained me over many years and is a bastion of British filmmaking around the globe."

Previous winners include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench. Vanessa Redgrave was presented with a Fellowship at last year's event. The BAFTA awards will take place in London on February 13.

© AceShowbiz.com


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