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.”