AceShowbiz - Veteran actress Vanessa Redgrave will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival later this year.
The Howards End star will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the film festival, which takes place from 29 August to 8 September.
"I am astonished and especially delighted to hear that I will be awarded by the Venice Film Festival for a life's work in film," Redgrave says. "Last summer I was filming in Venice in The Aspern Papers. Many many years ago I filmed La Vacanza in the marshes of the Veneto. My character spoke every word in the Venetian dialect.
"I bet I am the only non-Italian actress to act an entire role in Venetian dialect! Thank you a million dear festival!".
Director David Cronenberg will also be feted with the same award at the festival.
The full line-up of films screening at the festival will be announced later this week, ends July 27, but is has already been announced that Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, and Olivia Colman's period drama The Favourite will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival.
The Yorgos Lanthimos-directed film, set during the War of the Spanish Succession, features Weisz as the Duchess of Marlborough, Stone her servant Abigail Hill, and Colman as Queen Anne.