Christopher Lee to receive BFI fellowship

Actor's remarkable cinematic legacy is celebrated.

by Jennie Kermode

Veteran actor Christopher Lee is to receive a BFI fellowship at the London Film Festival, it is announced today. Lee, who can currently be seen in cinemas in an extended cut of The Wicker Man, has appeared in over 200 films and is still acting today at the age of 91, having recently completed work on the Hobbit trilogy.

The Fellowship is the highest award the BFI can give and reflects a lifetime of excellent work within the industry. The BFI will also be celebrating some of Lee's work in its forthcoming Gothic season, reflecting the actor's longstanding relationship with Hammer Horror and his iconic performances as Dracula.

"It is a great privilege to be included amongst such a distinguished group of predecessors who have received this Award from the BFI," said Lee.

Share this with others on...
News

Dog in the playground GFF Diary days 1&2: Isle Of Dogs fever, documentaries, romance and groundhogs

Good things in small packages What's coming up at the Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018

Chaos theory Samuel Maoz on Silver Lion winner Foxtrot

The peacemaker Maurice Fitzpatrick on documentary In The Name Of Peace: John Hume In America

The house by the water Brian O'Malley on Gothic horror, Irish history and The Lodgers

Film ratings system needed, says Donald Trump President concerned that violent content affects young minds

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest news and reviews direct from the Glasgow Film Festival and the Berlinale.



We've recently been at Sundance, the Palm Springs film festival, and Made In Prague.



Read our full for recent coverage.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

More competitions coming soon.