British actress Vanessa Redgrave will receive the prestigious Golden Lion career prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
Each year, the Venice Biennale awards two prizes to celebrate careers in cinema – one to a movie director, and one to an actor or actress.
Together with Redgrave, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg will receive the Golden Lion at the festival, which runs from August 29 to September 8.
Redgrave, a six-time Oscar-nominated actress, won the Academy Award in 1978 for her performance in Julia.
She won a Tony Award for best actress in a play for Long Day’s Journey Into Night in 2003.
Redgrave said she was “extraordinarily happy” to learn about the prize.
Venice festival organisers will release the line-up for the film festival on Wednesday.