Helen Mirren Will Receive BAFTA Fellowship

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27 Jan 2014

Award-winning actress Helen Mirren will be presented with a fellowship from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, according to the Hollywood Reporter.



The organization's highest honor, the fellowship is given to Mirren in recognition of her "exceptional contribution" to film. She will receive the honor Feb. 16 during the British Academy film awards.

Two-time Tony nominee Mirren's Broadway credits include A Month in the Country and Dance of Death. The Olivier Award winner has also performed in Mourning Becomes Electra, Phèdre and The Audience.  Mirren's film work includes "Hitchcock," "Red," "The Tempest" and "The Queen," for which she received an Academy Award. 

"This is the greatest professional honor I can imagine, certainly one I never dreamt of as a schoolgirl in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. To join that list of legendary names is overwhelming," the Hollywood Reporter quotes Mirren as saying.

BAFTA fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave and Martin Scorsese.