During its first week of events in Hong Kong, BAFTA has presented a special award to Run Run Shaw.  

Shaw, at age 106, becomes the oldest recipient of a BAFTA and also the first special award winner to be presented with his honours in Asia.

He is the founder of Shaw Studios, which produced more than 1,000 films and co-produced Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

BAFTA’s week in Hong Kong also included events with Eddie Redmayne, a programme of shorts, and the launch of a scholarship programme in Hong Kong to support UK-Asia cross-cultural exchange.

A minimum of four scholarships worth up to £20,000 each will be awarded.

BAFTA has also established an advisory board with leading industry figures from Hong Kong and the UK, overseeing BAFTA’s ambitions to expand its charitable activity in Hong Kong and beyond.

Amanda Berry, chief executive of BAFTA, said: “The BAFTA activity in Hong Kong is a chance for us to bring together the UK and Asian creative communities and engage and inspire career-starters across the region.

“With historic ties to Hong Kong, the support of loyal partners and donors, and limitless ambition, we look forward to strengthening our relationships across the region in the future.”