by Daisy Bowie-2:00PM GMT 08 Mar 2013
British actor Sir Michael Caine will be given the Freedom of the City of London.
In the past, the honour has been bestowed upon other actors including Dame Judi Dench, and figures such as Winston Churchill, Diana, Princess of Wales and Nelson Mandela have also been recipients.
One of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies, the award is thought to date back to 1237.
The honour is the latest in a long list awarded to Caine, who will turn 80 next week.
Caine was originally from London, having grown up in Southwark. Born Maurice Micklewhite in 1933 to a fish porter and a cleaner, he became famous for his roles in films such as Zulu, The Italian Job and The Ipcress File.
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