Tom Courtenay honoured at film festival

Updated: Apr 15, 2013, 14:45 PM IST

London: Veteran actor Tom Courtenay has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Bradford International Film Festival.

The 76-year-old `The Dresser` star accepted the award at the National Media Museum in Bradford, reported Contactmusic.

The special acknowledgement marked the 50th anniversary of his classic film `Billy Liar`.

"Bradford is a city that has played a significant part in my film career. I shot `Billy Liar` here 50 years ago, and then 20 years later returned to make `The Dresser` at The Alhambra Theatre," said Courtenay while accepting the award.

Previous recipients of the BIFF Lifetime Achievement Award include John Hurt, Ken Loach and Richard Attenborough.