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  • 11 April 2014, 13:35

Julie Walters To Receive Bafta Fellowship

Julie Walters is to be honoured with a Bafta fellowship at the organisation's television awards next month.

The star, who won a Bafta in 2010 for her performance as politician Mo Mowlam, will collect the award at the ceremony on May 18.

Walters, whose career also includes Boys From The Black Stuff and regular collaborations with Victoria Wood, said: "I am honoured to receive this prestigious award and extremely shocked.

"I've worked with some brilliant people over the years and have been very fortunate to have had the opportunities to work on such a variety of projects."

Previous recipients include Melvyn Bragg, Sir David Jason and Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Bafta chief executive Amanda Berry said: "Julie Walters is one the most talented individuals to grace our screens. She has the innate ability to draw the viewer in across any genre, captivating and entertaining with every performance.

"Julie is thoroughly deserving of the fellowship, the highest honour the Academy can bestow."

The event will be held at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in London's West End.

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