The Bourne Supremacy director Paul Greengrass is set to be feted with a top prize at the British Independent Film Awards next month (Dec13) in recognition of his global success.

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker will receive the Variety prize in London on 8 December (13), as his latest release, kidnap drama Captain Phillips, continues to garner critical acclaim ahead of the upcoming Hollywood awards season.

Actor Jude Law took home the title last year (12), while other previous recipients include Sir Kenneth Branagh, Sir Michael Caine and Dame Helen Mirren.