British actress Miranda Richardson will be honoured for her career at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards on Sunday (18Jan15).

The Harry Potter star will receive the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film, named after the late British author and critic, for her services to the movie industry.

Richardson will be awarded the accolade during a prizegiving ceremony at The May Fair Hotel in London on Sunday.

She says, "Thank you to the Critics' Circle for this gift in memory of one of the great women of film history. I'm looking forward to an evening of celebration of the medium Dilys Powell loved and which, against all odds, is still dominating our hearts and minds."

Previous recipients of the honour include Dame Judi Dench, Gary Oldman and Quentin Tarantino.