Courtesy : Associated Press
Actor Tilda Swinton is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated and respected actors in the business and over the years, she has also received many awards certifying the same.
However, now, Swinton will be receiving what is the British Film Institute's highest film honor.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Fellowship will be awarded at the BFI Chair's annual dinner, hosted by Josh Berger, on March 2.
A best-supporting actress Oscar and BAFTA winner thanks to 2007's Michael Clayton, Swinton's long and eclectic career on screen began through her collaboration with Derek Jarman, who provided her with her first film role in 1987 with Caravaggio. The two would work on six further features together, while Swinton would go on to receive widespread acclaim for playing both the male and female roles in Sally Potter's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Orlando in 1992.
"Fellowship and BFI are two of my favorite words," said Swinton. "And the beginning and end of the reason I live my life in the cinema in the first place. I am very happy and touched by this honor. And I share it entirely with my beloved filmmaking playmates, living and departed."
Swinton will be joining the ranks of other BFI Fellows including Derek Jarman, Vanessa Redgrave, Akira Kurosawa, David Lean, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Martin Scorsese among others.