BFI Fellows

A British Film Institute Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television culture.

Initiated in 1983, the BFI’s Silver Jubilee year, BFI Fellowships have been given to film and programme-makers from around the world.

Here is the full roll call:

  • Robert Altman
  • Michelangelo Antonioni Cav. Gr. Croce OMRI
  • Dame Peggy Ashcroft
  • Baron Richard Attenborough CBE
  • Sidney Bernstein, Baron Bernstein
  • Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Sir Dirk Bogarde
  • Helena Bonham Carter CBE
  • John Boorman
  • Danny Boyle
  • John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne
  • Tim Burton
  • Sir Michael Caine CBE
  • Jack Cardiff OBE
  • Marcel Carné
  • Souleymane Cissé
  • David Cronenberg, OC, FRSC
  • Terence Davies
  • Bette Davis
  • Gérard Depardieu
  • Dame Judi Dench CH
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Bryan Forbes CBE
  • Sir Denis Forman OBE
  • David Francis OBE
  • Stephen Frears
  • Philip French OBE
  • Sir John Paul Getty KBE
  • Lewis Gilbert CBE
  • Henry Graham Greene OM, CH
  • Sir Alec Guinness CH, CBE
  • Leslie Hardcastle OBE
  • Isabelle Huppert
  • John Hurt CBE
  • Sir Jeremy Isaacs
  • Derek Jarman
  • Deborah Kerr CBE
  • Abbas Kiarostami
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Elem Klimov
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Verity Lambert OBE
  • Lynda La Plante CBE
  • Sir David Lean CBE
  • Sir Christopher Lee CBE, CStJ
  • Mike Leigh OBE
  • Richard Lester
  • Ken Loach
  • Sir John Mills CBE
  • Jeanne Moreau
  • Maureen O’Hara
  • Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier OM
  • Michael Parkinson CBE
  • Dilys Powell
  • Michael Powell
  • Emeric Pressburger
  • David Puttnam, Baron Puttnam CBE
  • Satyajit Ray
  • Vanessa Redgrave CBE
  • Nicolas Roeg CBE
  • David Rose
  • Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE
  • Thelma Schoonmaker Powell
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Sir Ridley Scott
  • Ousmane Sembene
  • Jean Simmons OBE
  • Anthony Smith CBE
  • Dame Maggie Smith
  • Dame Elizabeth Taylor
  • Jeremy Thomas CBE
  • Bob Weinstein
  • Harvey Weinstein
  • Orson Welles
  • Robert Wise
  • Alan Yentob
  • Fred Zinnemann

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