Beloved British thespian Tom Courtenay has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Bradford International Film Festival.

The accolade marked the 50th anniversary of his classic film Billy Liar.

The 76-year-old Quartet star accepted the award at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England, revealing, "Bradford is a city that has played a significant part in my film career. I shot Billy Liar here 50 years ago, and then 20 years later returned to make The Dresser at The Alhambra Theatre."

Previous recipients of the BIFF Lifetime Achievement Award include John Hurt, Ken Loach and Richard Attenborough.