Florence Foster Jenkins - Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant
Florence Foster Jenkins - Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) with her partner St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) ©2015 Pathe, photo by Nick Wall

At the British Film Institute (BFI) annual Director’s Dinner held tonight at the Corinthia Hotel London actor and producer Hugh Grant was honored with a Fellowship.

The award was presented to Hugh by film producer and Co-Chairman of Working Title, Eric Fellner, at the BFI’s Chairman’s Dinner, hosted by BFI Chair Greg Dyke.

Hugh is one of UK’s finest comedy and character actors and first came to international fame in Four Weddings and a Funeral. He was last seen in the film adaptation of the hit 1960’s television show The Man from Uncle playing Mr Waverly. Recently he has worked with Meryl Streep on Florence Foster Jenkins which is currently in post production and due for a summer 2016 release.

Cars arrive at the Corinthia Hotel for the BFI director's dinner
Cars arrive at the Corinthia Hotel in central London for the BFI director’s dinner on February 23rd 2016 ©2016 Stephen Payne
The Man from UNCLE - Hugh Grant
The Man from UNCLE – Waverly (Hugh Grant) ©2015 Warner Bros

Florence Foster Jenkins Teaser Trailer

UK theatrical release: May 6th 2016
US and Canada release: TBC