Terry Gilliam to be honoured with BAFTA fellowship award.London, Feb 4 (ANI): Brit writer Terry Gilliam will be honoured with a BAFTA Baf´ta
n. 1. A coarse stuff, usually of cotton, originally made in India. Also, an imitation of this fabric made for export. (British Academy The British Academy is the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. It was established by Royal Charter in 1902, and is a fellowship of more than 800 scholars. The Academy is self-governing and independent. of Film and Television Arts Awards) fellowship award at an upcoming ceremony.
Gilliam, 68, who is a former Monty Python Monty Python('s Flying Circus)
British comedy troupe. The innovative group, formed in the early 1960s, came to prominence in the 1970s, first on television and later in films. star, will follow in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg when he gets the prize.
The comic-turned-director revealed that he was shocked to learn about the award, as he believes he is remembered more for his role in the comedy TV Monty Python's Flying Circus Monty Python’s Flying Circus
ingenious, satiric show that uses both live action and animation. [Br. and Am. TV: Terrace, II, 108]
See : Zaniness than his directing skills.
"Awards and honours I've kind of shied away from, but this one I'm happy to take. I keep asking myself, why me? It was quite a surprise when they said we'll give you the Fellowship, as I don't expect these kinds of things," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
"I'm recognised more as a Python than I am a filmmaker I suppose. And it'll probably be the thing that goes on the gravestone," he added.
The BAFTA awards ceremony will take place at London's Royal Opera House on February 8. (ANI)
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