Ralph Fiennes to Receive BFI Fellowship

News   Ralph Fiennes to Receive BFI Fellowship
 
The British Film Institute has announced that its highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, will be presented to Tony Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes and "The Fly" director David Cronenberg.

Fiennes directed and co-stars in "Coriolanus," which received a gala screening at the BFI London Film Festival. "I'm extremely honoured and delighted to be given this fellowship by the BFI," Fiennes said in a statement.

The honors will be presented as part of the London Film Festival Awards ceremony on Oct. 26.

Fiennes earned a Tony for Hamlet and an Academy Award nominations for "The English Patient" and "Schindler's List." He co-stars in "Coriolanus" with Gerard Butler and Brian Cox.

In addition to "The Fly," Cronenberg's films include "Crash," "A History of Violence" and "A Dangerous Method."

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