Cinema icon DAME Elizabeth Taylor will be honoured at the British Academy Of Film And Television Awards (BAFTAs) in November (05) and receive the prestigious Britannia Award For Artistic Excellence.

The 73-year-old actress previously won a BAFTA in 1967 for her role in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, a role which also won her a second Oscar - she was awarded the first in 1961 for BUTTERFLY 8.

Taylor retired from film in 2003 due to ill health, but remains a major influence in Hollywood.

Los Angeles BAFTA chairman GARY DARTNELL says, "To honour a British star of the national treasure status of Miss Taylor is a downright thrill."

22/07/2005 01:55