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One of the country’s finest writer and directors is to be bestowed a BAFTA fellowship for his work in the industry. Alan Parker, who was responsible for one of my own personal favourite films in the Oscar-winning true-life classic, Mississippi Burning, will receive the honour at the event on the 10th February. Here we have the press release announcing Parker’s award.

On Sunday 10 February, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will present Sir Alan Parker with the Academy Fellowship at the Ee British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House, London. 

Awarded annually by BAFTA, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Previously honoured Fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi DenchVanessa Redgrave and Christopher LeeMartin Scorsese »

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