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100 BAFTA Moments - Terry Gilliam Wins the BAFTA Fellowship in 2009

16 December 2014

54 days to go - the writer, director, actor and animator receives the BAFTA Fellowship

In 2009, Terry Gilliam received the BAFTA Fellowship for his outstanding contribution to film and television. In his acceptance speech, he surprised and delighted the audience by unveiling an exceptionally long scroll listing the people he wanted to thank, as seen in the photo below!

Making his breakthrough as part of the Monty Python comedy troupe, Gilliam has directed a range of wildly imaginative films, including Brazil (1985), 12 Monkeys (1995) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). You can watch Gilliam discuss his career on BAFTA Guru.

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The Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2009BAFTA/Marc Hoberman