BAFTA to honor Christopher Lee

Actor to receive Fellowship at film awards

Christopher Lee is set to receive the Academy Fellowship at this year’s BAFTA film awards on Feb. 13 at London’s Royal Opera House.

The Fellowship, which is given out annually by the academy, is the highest accolade bestowed on an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film.

Lee will join a number of lauded industryites: Previously honored Fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Christie, John Barry, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Terry Gilliam and Judi Dench.

Last year’s recipient was Vanessa Redgrave.

Lee has a stellar track-record, having appeared in nearly 200 pics including “Dracula,” “The Man with the Golden Gun,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

Future projects include Martin Scorsese’s 3D pic “Hugo Cabret,” which is lensing in Blighty.

He was knighted in 2009 for his services to drama and charity.

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