Academy Award-winning actor Michael Caine is to receive this year's Fellowship Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

The award, last year bestowed upon actress Elizabeth Taylor, will be presented at the BAFTA film awards ceremony on April 9 at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.

Caine, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor in Hannah And Her Sisters, is currently nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for best supporting actor in The Cider House Rules. The Bermondsey-born actor has previously been nominated for Oscars for films including Educating Rita and Alfie.

Caine's legendary film career spans six decades, ranging from his iconic 60's roles in titles such as Alfie and The Ipcress File to US pictures such as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He has recently appeared in a flurry of UK or UK-based productions including Little Voice, for which he won a best actor Golden Globe, and Quills.