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Mike Leigh to receive BAFTA Fellowship

3 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mr Turner director to be honoured this weekend.

BAFTA is to present director Mike Leigh with the Fellowship at its annual film awards this Sunday (Feb 8).

Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.

Fellows previously honoured for their work in film include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Lee, Martin Scorsese and Alan Parker. Helen Mirren received the Fellowship at last year’s Film Awards.

Leigh said: “What a privilege to be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship. I’m moved, delighted and surprised.”

Amanda Berry OBE, chief executive of BAFTA, described Leigh as “a true innovator, an artist and an exceptional filmmaker”.

This Saturday, the day before the ceremony in London, the writer-director will join a number of close colleagues and friends »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mike Leigh to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

3 February 2015 2:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will present Mike Leigh with the BAFTA Fellowship, its highest accolade, at the film awards ceremony on Feb. 8 in London.

The annual award is given to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.

Those previously honored for their work in film include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Lee, Martin Scorsese and Alan Parker. Helen Mirren received the Fellowship at last year’s film awards.

Amanda Berry, chief executive of BAFTA, described Leigh as “one of Britain’s finest filmmakers.” She added: “He is a true innovator, an artist and an exceptional filmmaker.”

Leigh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, at the Camberwell and Central Schools of Art and at the London Film School, of which he is now the chairman. »

- Leo Barraclough

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