BAFTAhas announced that Oliver Stone will deliver its David Lean Lecture on Sept 6 atAcademy headquarters in Piccadilly, London.

DavidParfitt, chairman of Bafta'sfilm committee, will introduce Stone, who will deliver the lecture and thendiscuss his past work and forthcoming film WorldTrade Center with critic Mark Kermode.

'OliverStone is that rare thing in Hollywood - a hugely successfulfilmmaker with a genuine political edge," Parfittsaid. "We are delighted to welcome him to the Academy.'

PreviousDavid Lean lecturers include Ken Loach, Robert Altman and Sydney Pollack.