Magazine article Screen International

Martin Scorsese to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

Magazine article Screen International

Martin Scorsese to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

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The director will be presented with the Fellowship Award at the upcoming BAFTAs at London's Royal Opera House.

Martin Scorsese is to be awarded the Academy Fellowship at the BAFTAs in February.

Awarded annually, BAFTA's fellowship recognises outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Previous recipients have included Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Vanessa Redgrave and last year Christopher Lee.

Tim Corrie, chairman of BAFTA, said: "Martin Scorsese is a legend in his lifetime; a true inspiration to all young directors the world over. We are delighted to honour his contribution to cinema history and look forward to paying tribute to him."

One of the most influential film-makers in cinema history, Scorsese's credits include Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Departed (for which he won his only Oscar), The Aviator and his most recent work Hugo. …

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