Ralph Fiennes to Receive BFI Fellowship | Playbill

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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