Bafta have confirmed that the 2018 recipient of the Bafta Fellowship will be acclaimed director Sir Ridley Scott.
The man behind films such as Alien, Blade Runner, and The Martian, will receive the award at the 2018 ceremony which takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on 18 February.
‘It is a privilege to have been able to make a career for myself in this industry and to be honoured for my body of work is indeed very gratifying,’ said Scott.
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: ;Ridley Scott is a visionary director, one of the great British filmmakers whose work has made an indelible mark on the history of cinema.
‘His passion and unrelenting pursuit of excellence have provided cinema goers with a tantalising range of films, including Alien, Gladiator, Thelma and Louise and Blade Runner. 40 years since his directorial debut, his films continue to cross the boundaries of style and genre, engaging audiences and inspiring the next generation of film talent.’
Previous honorees have included Charlie Chaplin, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Judi Dench, Martin Scorsese, and Helen Mirren; Mel Brooks received the Fellowship in 2017.
Scott has been nominated for three Oscars across his career, and five Baftas; in 2018, Christopher Plummer has been nominated for an Oscar and a Bafta for his work on Scott’s All The Money In The World.
Scott also served as executive producer on Blade Runner 2049, which has received eight BAFTA nominations and five Oscar nominations.