Tilda Swinton to receive British Film Institute’s top award

The Oscar-winning actress will be honoured with the BFI Fellowship at the annual dinner in March.

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Tilda Swinton will be honoured with the British Film Institute’s most prestigious accolade, the BFI Fellowship.

The Oscar-winning Scots actress will receive the honour at the BFI Chair’s annual dinner in March.

The award is in recognition of her “daringly eclectic and striking talents as a performer and filmmaker and recognises her great contribution to film culture, independent film exhibition and philanthropy”.

Swinton said: “Fellowship and BFI are two of my favourite words.

“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 honour. And I share it entirely with my beloved film-making playmates, living and departed.”

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