Magazine article Screen International

Paul Greengrass to Receive BFI Fellowship

Magazine article Screen International

Paul Greengrass to Receive BFI Fellowship

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Captain Phillips director to be honoured at London Film Festival.

Paul Greengrass, director of action films The Bourne Supremacy and Captain Phillips, will receive an honorary BFI Fellowship at this year’s London Film Festival (Oct 4-15).

The English director, whose Captain Phillips opened the festival in 2013, will receive the prize at the event’s award ceremony on October 14.

Greengrass’s most recent release was a reboot of the Jason Bourne franchise starring Matt Damon last year. His upcoming projects include a film about Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik which is being set up at Netflix.

Paul Greengrass commented, “I’m honoured and thrilled to receive the 2017 BFI Fellowship. The BFI does an extraordinary job, leading our industry both nationally and internationally. It is a beacon of excellence, and most importantly an imaginative and committed champion of new talent. …

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