Charlotte Rampling and Christoph Waltz honoured by European Film Academy

As part of the European Film Awards, actors Charlotte Rampling and Christoph Waltz will receive this year's honorary prizes. 

The European Film Academy will present Charlotte Rampling with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding body of work, which includes a number of Creative Europe-funded films, such as Melancholia, I, Anna and Lemming. Born in England, Rampling grew up in Gibraltar, France, Italy and Spain to become a truly European multilingual actress. She is a five-time EFA Nominee and the European Actress 2003 winner for her role in Swimming Pool. She recently received a Silver Bear at Berlin for her role in 45 Years, which is also part of this year’s EFA Selection. 

Meanwhile, this year’s European Achievement in World Cinema award will go to two-time Oscar® winner Christoph Waltz. His film credits include Creative Europe-supported Carnage by Roman Polanski and animation Waltz with Bashir, alongside blockbusters such as Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and the upcoming Bond film, Spectre.

The awards will be presented at the 28th European Film Awards Ceremony on 12 December 2015 in Berlin, where both Rampling and Waltz will be honorary guests. The event will also be streamed live on the European Film Awards website.

Photo: Charlotte Rampling in Swimming Pool.