British Director Sir Alan Parker will add another award to his distinguished career at the BAFTA Awards next month.
The 68-year-old whose films include Evita and Midnight Express will receive the BAFTA Fellowship for "outstanding and exceptional contribution to film".
It's the highest accolade which in the past has been awarded to Dame Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave and Martin Scorsese.
- Sir Alan made his first feature film as a director and writer with children's gangster musical Bugsy Malone in 1976
- Midnight Express winning a best director BAFTA
- His varied career has also included Pink Floyd film The Wall, Mississippi Burning, Birdy and, most recently, The Life Of David Gale, starring Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet
Speaking to ITV News Sir Alan said he still never wants to miss out on an award.
Sir Alan will be presented with the Academy Fellowship at the British Academy Film Awards ceremony at London's Royal Opera House on February 10.