Actress Michelle Yeoh will be handed a special prize at this year's (13) Asian Film Awards in recognition of her career.
The former Bond girl will receive the Excellence in Asian Cinema Award on 18 March (13) in her adopted home of Hong Kong.
She says of the honour, "It's my goal to continue as an advocate of the Asian film industry and to promote a positive, strong image for Asian women in international films."
The prizegiving will mark the start of the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and the event's director, Roger Garcia, adds, "Michelle has excelled as both an action star and a serious actress - a very rare combination in this business, and practically unique. She is the perfect choice to be awarded with this prestigious honour."