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Sir Christopher Lee was presented with a BFI Fellowship by Johnny Depp last night.

The Lord of the Rings actor's outstanding contribution to film and television was recognised at the 57th London Film Festival Awards.

Depp made a surprise appearance at the ceremony to honour Lee with the highest accolade the organisation gives out.

BFI chief executive Amanda Nevill said: "The BFI Fellowship is awarded to those at the pinnacle of their profession.

"It is a truly illustrious moment to be honouring Sir Christopher Lee for his enormous and unique contribution to film during a festival that is committed to excellence."

Elsewhere at the ceremony, which took place at The Banqueting House, Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida was awarded 'Best Film'.

The 'Best British Newcomer' prize went to screenwriter Jonathan Asser for his debut feature Starred Up, while the Sutherland Award for the most original and imaginative feature debut »


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