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.