Olivia Colman set to be honoured with the prestigious BFI Fellowship

Olivia Colman is set to be honoured with the prestigious BFI Fellowship at the BFI Chairman’s dinner in March.

The British actress, 45, who has been setting award season alight with her numerous Leading Actress nominations for The Favourite, has revealed that she is ‘absolutely bowled over’ by the prestigious recognition from the British Film Institute.

Continuing of the honour, which ‘recognises her distinctive and prodigious acting talents’, Colman enthused: ‘The BFI is a wonderful organisation and that I will soon be in a Fellowship with so many of my heroes is an honour that is hard to compute.’ 

Highest honour: Olivia Colman, 45, is set to be honoured with the prestigious BFI Fellowship at the BFI Chairman¿s dinner in March

Highest honour: Olivia Colman, 45, is set to be honoured with the prestigious BFI Fellowship at the BFI Chairman¿s dinner in March

Highest honour: Olivia Colman, 45, is set to be honoured with the prestigious BFI Fellowship at the BFI Chairman’s dinner in March

Clearly unable to contain her delight over the ceremony dinner, which will be held at March 6 at London’s Rosewood hotel, Olivia concluded: ‘Thank you a thousand times, I really am thrilled. THANK YOU!’

Following the honour, Olivia will be joining the ranks of previous recipients Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Steve McQueen and Hugh Grant.    

BFI chair, Josh Berger, couldn’t help but gush about the star: ‘I am thrilled the BFI is giving its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, to Olivia Colman, at such an exciting point in her career.

‘Olivia is a brilliant comic actor and one of the industry’s finest dramatic performers. Her ability to be relatable in such a diverse range of roles generates incredible warmth and admiration from audiences.

Delighted: The British actress, who has been setting award season alight with her numerous Leading Actress nominations for The Favourite, has revealed that she is 'absolutely bowled over' by the prestigious recognition from the British Film Institute

Delighted: The British actress, who has been setting award season alight with her numerous Leading Actress nominations for The Favourite, has revealed that she is 'absolutely bowled over' by the prestigious recognition from the British Film Institute

Delighted: The British actress, who has been setting award season alight with her numerous Leading Actress nominations for The Favourite, has revealed that she is ‘absolutely bowled over’ by the prestigious recognition from the British Film Institute

Colman enthused: 'The BFI is a wonderful organisation and that I will soon be in a Fellowship with so many of my heroes is an honour that is hard to compute'

Colman enthused: 'The BFI is a wonderful organisation and that I will soon be in a Fellowship with so many of my heroes is an honour that is hard to compute'

Colman enthused: ‘The BFI is a wonderful organisation and that I will soon be in a Fellowship with so many of my heroes is an honour that is hard to compute’

‘The Favourite is firmly up there as one of the best films of recent years and showcases Olivia’s extraordinary and nuanced performance, which is fittingly being acknowledged by critics and audiences all over the world,’ he stated. 

Olivia has found herself in the running for the Leading Actress category at the Oscars alongside heavy-hitters Glenn Close for The Wife, Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born, Yalitza Aparicio for Roma and Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Hotly tipped for success, Olivia’s portrayal of a frail, eccentric and introverted Queen Anne of Great Britain in The Favourite has also earned her coveted Best Actress nomination at the BAFTAs on Sunday. 

Impressive: The honour is in 'recognition of her distinctive and prodigious acting talents and the huge impact she has on audiences all over the world'

Impressive: The honour is in 'recognition of her distinctive and prodigious acting talents and the huge impact she has on audiences all over the world'

Impressive: The honour is in ‘recognition of her distinctive and prodigious acting talents and the huge impact she has on audiences all over the world’

Line-up: Olivia has found herself in the running for the Leading Actress category at the Oscars alongside Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Yalitza Aparicio and Melissa McCarthy

Line-up: Olivia has found herself in the running for the Leading Actress category at the Oscars alongside Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Yalitza Aparicio and Melissa McCarthy

Line-up: Olivia has found herself in the running for the Leading Actress category at the Oscars alongside Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Yalitza Aparicio and Melissa McCarthy

Success: Olivia's portrayal of a frail, eccentric and introverted Queen Anne of Great Britain in The Favourite has also earned her coveted Best Actress nomination at the BAFTAs

Success: Olivia's portrayal of a frail, eccentric and introverted Queen Anne of Great Britain in The Favourite has also earned her coveted Best Actress nomination at the BAFTAs

Success: Olivia’s portrayal of a frail, eccentric and introverted Queen Anne of Great Britain in The Favourite has also earned her coveted Best Actress nomination at the BAFTAs

Olivia has shown off her incredible acting prowess in a slew of high-profile and critically acclaimed projects over the years, including her role in the British comedy Peep Show in 2003 to 2015 and ITV’s Broadchurch from 2013 to 2017.

Her film credits are equally as impressive, starring alongside Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz and The Iron Lady opposite Meryl Streep.

Fans of Colman will see her next in Netflix’s eagerly-anticipated The Crown, in which she will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy in the third series. 

Upcoming: Fans of Colman will see her next in Netflix's eagerly-anticipated The Crown, in which she will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy in the third series

Upcoming: Fans of Colman will see her next in Netflix's eagerly-anticipated The Crown, in which she will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy in the third series

Upcoming: Fans of Colman will see her next in Netflix’s eagerly-anticipated The Crown, in which she will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy in the third series

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