Helen Mirren will be presented with a fellowship from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
John Willis, chairman of BAFTA said that Mirren’s successful career is “testament to the determination, dedication, and skill that she brings to each of her roles,” according to Variety.
The Fellowship is the most prestigious honor given by BAFTA. Previous awardees include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, and Elizabeth Taylor. The award is for her “exceptional contribution” to film.
Mirren is glad to be part of this legendary tradition. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she said, “This is the greatest professional honor I can imagine, certainly one I never dreamt of as a schoolgirl in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. To join that list of legendary names is overwhelming.”
Mirren has won four BAFTA awards and was nominated seven times. She has also received an Oscar, Golden Globes, and Emmys. Mirren is known for her roles in The Queen, Phil Spector, Hitchcock, Red, and on the small screen in Glee.