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Hugh Grant honoured with BFI Fellowship award

Hugh Grant was honoured with the prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) Fellowship award during a ceremony in London on Tuesday night (23Feb16).
The Notting Hill star was presented with the organisation’s highest honour during the BFI’s Chairman’s Dinner, where he was also saluted for his outstanding achievement in film and television over the past three decades.
Grant told the audience, “This is such a lovely surprise and a great honour and I’m very grateful to the BFI for thinking of me.”
The British star was presented with the honour by Eric Fellner, the co-chairman of production company Working Title, which has produced many of Grant’s films, including Love Actually, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
BFI Chairman Greg Dyke also lauded the actor for his “prodigious” and “enormous” contribution to cinema, stating, “With impeccable comic timing and huge doses of his unique, ironic self-deprecating and very British charm, Hugh always pulls off the hardest thing of all – a seemingly effortless performance. I can assure you it’s not.
“He is a British icon and has been making literally billions of people all over the world laugh, cry – and fall in love with him of course – for over 30 years.”
Previous recipients of the BFI Fellowship award include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ridley Scott, Dame Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Alec Guinness, and Michael Caine.

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