Ralph Fiennes & David Cronenberg: BFI Fellowship

Ralph FiennesCanadian filmmaker David Cronenberg and British actor-turned-filmmaker Ralph Fiennes (right) will receive the 2011 British Film Institute Fellowship, a sort of Lifetime Achievement Award given by the BFI. Cronenberg and Fiennes will be handed the honor at the London Film Festival.

Previous BFI Fellowship recipients include Isabelle Huppert, Michael Powell, Marcel Carné, Bette Davis, Maureen O'Hara, Orson Welles, Ousmane Sembene, Akira Kurosawa, Maggie Smith, Bernardo Bertolucci, Laurence Olivier, Deborah Kerr, Dirk Bogarde, Alec Guinness, Ridley Scott, and Jean Simmons.

David Cronenberg's latest effort, the Freud-Jung drama A Dangerous Method, was recently screened at the Venice Film Festival and is a possible contender for the 2012 Academy Awards. Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen, and Keira Knightley star. Cronenberg's next release, which should come out next year, is Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson.

This year, in addition to playing Lord Voldemort in the blockbuster Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Ralph Fiennes can be seen in David Hare's Page Eight and in a film version of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, which Fiennes himself directed from a screenplay adaptation by John Logan. Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain, Brian Cox, and Vanessa Redgrave co-star.

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