The actor Bill Paterson will also be a recipients of this year’s Outstanding Contribution awards at the Bafta Scotland awards.

He will be recognised and presented with the award at the British Academy Scotland Awards, hosted by Edith Bowman at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel, on Sunday.

Paterson will receive an award for Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television for his more than 50 year career.

He has appeared in Hollywood movies such as Truly Madly Deeply, The Witches and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, television shows including Auf Wiedersehen Pet, The Crow Road, Smiley's People and Doctor Who, and theatre productions including Earthquakes in London and Death and the Maiden.

This year, Paterson was seen on stage alongside acting veteran Brian Cox in Waiting for Godot as part of the 50th anniversary of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum, playing Estragon.

He also recently completed filming the Dad’s Army film, set for release in 2016, starring alongside Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta Jones.

Paterson said: “It was tremendous and entirely unexpected to be told I was to receive such a prestigious award.

"I'm delighted and looking forward to a wonderful evening – thank you so much to BAFTA Scotland for such an incredible honour.”

Born in Glasgow, Paterson spent three years as a quantity surveyor's apprentice before attending the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

He made his professional acting debut in 1967, appearing alongside Leonard Rossiter in Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Glasgow Citizens Theatre.