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Puttnam to draw BAFTA’s top nod

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David Puttnam will receive the British Academy of Film & Television Arts fellowship award in recognition of his contribution to world cinema.

Honor is BAFTA’s highest accolade and will be dished out by its prexy, Richard Attenborough, at Sunday’s awards bash.

Puttnam began his career in advertising before producing pics including “The Mission,” “The Killing Fields,” “Local Hero,” “Chariots of Fire,” “Midnight Express,” “Bugsy Malone” and “Memphis Belle.”

Between 1986 and 1988 he was chairman-CEO of Columbia Pictures. In 1998 he retired from film production but remains an important voice in the British industry. Puttnam was VP of BAFTA from 1994-2004.

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