Actor Ralph Fiennes is set to receive the Honorary Dragon Award at Sweden's Goteborg International Film Festival.

The Schindler's List star will be feted with the lifetime achievement accolade later this month (Jan14).

A statement from a spokesperson for the festival reads, "Fiennes has belonged to the chosen band of actors whose mien grants a mysterious aura to films in all genres. His acting is characterized by gravity, vigor and extraordinary presence."

Past recipients of the award include Michael Winterbottom, Charlie Kaufman and Margarethe von Trotta.

The festival runs from 24 January (14) to 3 February (14).