Martin Scorses to receive Bafta FellowshipLegendary director and the man in charge of one of the festive seasons most brilliant films, Hugo, Martin Scorsese is to be honoured with a Bafta Fellowship during the awards ceremony next month.

The award is the highest honour at the Bafta's and was last year given to the actor Christopher Lee and has previously been awarded to the likes of Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock. It comes at a good time for the director who recently spoke of wanting to turn all his films into 3D as he enters his sixth decade working in the film industry with titles like Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York and The Aviator under his belt.

Speaking of receiving the award Scorsese said, 'It is a great honour to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends.'