She will be given the honor in a ceremony to be held at London's Royal Festival Hall Dec. 12, alongside fellow recipients actor Bette Bourne, and Joseph Seelig and Helen Lannaghan, co-directors of the annual London International Festival of Mime that Seelig founded to celebrate and showcase contemporary visual theatre. The fellowships seek to honor people from across the performing arts, with nominations sought from throughout the School, including staff and students. It is seen as a part of a process of engaging and bringing people closer to the life of the School.
At the graduation ceremony the recipients will be proposed (i.e. introduced) by a friend, colleague or family member. Fisher will be proposed by her mother Debbie Reynolds.
Previous Fellowship recipients include Jo Brand, Declan Donnellan, Michael Grandage, Jude Kelly, Catherine Tate and Dame Helen Mirren. Central School of Speech & Drama, which is part of the University of London, offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in acting, music theatre, physical visual theatre, applied theatre, movement, voice, stage management, puppetry, scenography, sound design, theatre design, drama therapy and drama and media studies teacher training, as well as MPhil/PhD research degrees.