Berlin - Meryl Streep is to be honoured for her wide-ranging career at this year's Berlin film festival.
Festival organizers said on Monday that the 62-year-old Streep will be presented with an honorary Golden Bear, the event's top award, on Feb 14.
Festival director Dieter Kosslick says that "Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles."
The two-time Oscar winner will be honoured at a screening of her latest movie, The Iron Lady, in which she plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The festival also will screen older Streep films, including Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie's Choice.
The Berlin event, the first of the year's major European film festivals, takes place Feb 9-19.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
The royal palace has responded after a UK tabloid published images of Queen Elizabeth giving the Nazi salute as a young girl. Read More »
Will and Kate have released new pics of baby Charlotte and we also spotted her attractive uncle. Read More »
All the facts.
South AfricaDiscovery IT
South AfricaMurray & Roberts
Commercial PropertyR 3 100 000
HousesR 1 695 000
HousesR 5 200 000