London: Director Martin Scorsese is to be honoured with the British Academy fellowship at the Bafta Film Awards ceremony next month.
The annual award is Bafta’s highest accolade and was bestowed to actor Christopher Lee last year.
Bafta chair Tim Corrie called Scorsese “a legend in his lifetime, a true inspiration to all young directors”.
The film-maker will collect his award at the Bafta Awards in London on 12 February.
The 69-year-old, whose latest movie Hugo has been applauded by the critics, said that he was honoured to be recognized by the Academy.
“It is a great honour to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends,” he said.