Helen Mirren, pictured after being made a Doctor of Letters by the University in 1999.
Scotland will be one of the many burgeoning peripheral cinemas to be discussed at an international film studies conference starting at the University of St Andrews today (Thursday 15 June 2006).
Leading international filmmakers, critics and film scholars will descend on St Andrews next week, as the University's Centre for Film Studies celebrates its first anniversary.
Figures from the worlds of film, science, sport and the arts will be awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews later this month.
Film producer and actor Michael Douglas is to receive an honorary degree from the University of St Andrews.
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