Mel Brooks gets BFI fellowship for comedy career

Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 13:20

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Comedy legend Mel Brooks has said he is "deeply honoured" to receive an outstanding achievement award from the British Film Institute.

The 88-year-old was awarded the BFI fellowship at a private event in London on Friday.

Mel Brooks began his career as a stand-up comic in the 1940s and went on to make his name as a writer, actor, producer and director.