John Hurt to receive film honour
Published 10/02/2010 | 13:24
John Hurt is to receive the Lifetime Achievement gong from the Bradford International Film Festival.
The screen legend - who has won Baftas for his roles in Midnight Express and The Elephant Man - will be presented with his award at the festival in March.
"I am absolutely delighted to be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at Bradford International Film Festival this year - it is a festival that I have long admired for its eclectic mix of films and innovative programming and I am very much looking forward to visiting the world's first City of film," he said.
John's career, which spans almost 50 years, will be celebrated during the 11-day festival, where his films including The Field, Alien and Shooting Dogs will be shown.
He follows in the footsteps of Ken Loach, Richard Attenborough and the late Jean Simmons in winning the award.
Acclaimed filmmaker Nicolas Roeg - who was at the helm of Don't Look Now, Eureka and his latest film Puffball - will be presented with the Fellowship gong.
Oscar winner Imelda Staunton will attend the festival to participate in a Screentalk.
The Bradford International Film Festival runs from March 18 at the National Media Museum in Bradford.