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Sir Christopher Lee to be awarded BFI Fellowship

07-Oct-2013 • Actor News

Prolific actor Sir Christopher Lee, who played Scaramanga in the 1974 James Bond film "The Man With The Golden Gun", is to be awarded a prestigious BFI Fellowship.

The presentation will be made on 19 October at Banqueting House, Whitehall, during the London film festival, the BFI's premier event.

The BFI Fellowship is an award given "to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television". 2012's honorees were actor Helena Bonham Carter and director Tim Burton. In 2011, writer-director David Cronenberg and actor-director Ralph Fiennes were recipients.

In a statement, Lee said: "It is a great privilege to be included amongst such a distinguished group of predecessors who have received this award from the BFI."

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