London Film School honors Samantha Morton

Actor and one-time director named honorary associate

LONDON -- Actor and one-time director Samantha Morton was named an honorary associate of The London Film School.

Morton picked up the accolade at the School's annual graduation ceremony at the National Gallery Monday.

She's in good company with previous recipients including directors Stephen Frears, Lynne Ramsay, Pawel Pawlikowski, Mike Figgis, Abbas Kiarostami and Amma Asante, producers Jeremy Thomas and Tessa Ross, and actor Jim Broadbent.

She was awarded her degree by LFS chairman and associate Mike Leigh and director Ben Gibson.