Magazine article Screen International

Hugh Grant Awarded BFI Fellowship

Magazine article Screen International

Hugh Grant Awarded BFI Fellowship

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The BFI has bestowed its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, on BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Grant.

The British actor received the award during the BFI's annual Chairman's Dinner, which took place this evening at London's Corinthia Hotel and also served as Greg Dyke's retirement dinner as BFI chair.

Recent recipients include Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and comedy icon Mel Brooks, who both received the honour last year. Other previous Fellowship recipients include Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench and Orson Welles.

BFI chairman Greg Dyke said of Grant: "With impeccable comic timing and huge doses of his unique, ironic self-deprecating and very British charm, Hugh always pulls offthe hardest thing of all – a seemingly effortless performance. …

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