Johnny Depp presents Christopher Lee with BFI Fellowship

October 21st, 2013

Johnny Depp presented Sir Christopher Lee with a BFI Fellowship.

The legendary actor was honoured at the 57th London Film Festival Awards on Saturday night (19.10.13) when he was given the organisation's highest prize.

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star surprised the big screen veteran by attending the event to present him with his award which recognised his outstanding contribution to film and television.

BFI chief executive Amanda Nevill said: ''The BFI Fellowship is awarded to those at the pinnacle of their profession.

''It is a truly illustrious moment to be honouring Sir Christopher Lee for his enormous and unique contribution to film during a festival that is committed to excellence.''

Speaking earlier this month when the announcement was initially made, Lee described the award as ''a great privilege.

He said: ''It is a great privilege to be included amongst such a distinguished group of predecessors who have received this Award from the BFI.''

The 91-year-old star has acted in more than 250 films, among which include the titular role in 'Dracula', the role of Count Dooku in the 'Star Wars' prequel trilogy and Saruman in Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies.