Sir Christopher Lee to be awarded BFI Fellowship at London Film Festival
Sir Christopher Lee, who has gained iconic status over the years for his portrayals of Dracula and Frankenstein and most recent for his roles in ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Lord Of The Rings’ is to be awarded the BFI Fellowship at this years London film festival.
The Star Wars actor met with Mayor of London Boris Johnson today to celebrate the achievement, and will receive the award at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival Awards on October 19.
To date other recipients of the Fellowship Award in recognition of the contributions to television and movies include Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton and Ralph Fiennes.
Lee said: “It is a great privilege to be included amongst such a distinguished group of predecessors who have received this Award from the BFI.”
Meanwhile, Johnson commented: “Congratulations to Sir Christopher on being awarded this distinguished accolade for a film career that has been genuinely iconic.
“As the BFI London Film Festival gets underway, with a wonderful array of films from around the world, it’s a good time to celebrate great British film and film talent.”
Lee was awarded his Knighthood in 2009 for services to drama and charity. He was most recently seen reprising his role of Saruman in Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit movie ‘An Unexpected Journey’ and will also appear in the two remaining films, which included ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ and ‘There and Back Again.’
In recent years, he has collaborated with Tim Burton on numerous projects, including Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland and Corpse Bride.
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