Variety reports that actress Samantha Morton will be awarded a Fellowship at the EE BAFTA Film Awards. The honor is the highest recognition BAFTA awards for exceptional contributions to the film, games, or television industry.
On February 18, Morton will be presented the award at the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards ceremony, where her work will be commemorated. The event is held at London’s Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall.
Morton is well known for her recent roles in The Burning Girls, Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, and the 2022 film She Said, which chronicles the investigation into the history of abuse and sexual misconduct by film producer Harvey Weinstein. She has also starred in Minority Report, The Golden Age, and Control, in which she earned a supporting actress BAFTA nomination in 2007. She has also been nominated for a BIFA for Under the Skin and nominated for two Oscars for her performances in Sweet and Lowdown for best supporting actress and best actress for her role in the movie In America.
She will reprise her role as Catherine de Medici in the second season of the Starz series The Serpent Queen. The series is based on the nonfiction book by Justin Haythe, Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen, in which Morton performs amazingly as the Queen of France. She has also starred in the British period drama Harlots, which ran from 2017 to 2019, and in The Walking Dead and Tales of the Walking Dead as Alpha, aka Dee, leader of the Whisperers.
According to Variety past Fellowship honorees include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Lee, Martin Scorsese, Alan Parker, Helen Mirren, Mike Leigh, Sidney Poitier, Mel Brooks, Sir Ridley Scott, Thelma Schoonmaker, Kathleen Kennedy, Ang Lee, Sandy Powell and Meera Syal.
Congratulations to Samantha Morton for her well deserved BAFTA Fellowship honor.