Lifetime achievement given for 40 years in the biz

LONDON — The Directors Guild of Great Britain has selected John Schlesinger as the latest recipient of its lifetime achievement award.

The guild will honor Schlesinger with a tribute evening Nov. 8 at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts. Schlesinger’s 40-year career as a film director includes such pics as “Midnight Cowboy,” “Marathon Man” and “A Kind of Loving.”

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