Michael Douglas to receive lifetime achievement award in Monaco

Legendary actor and producer Michael Douglas is to be honoured with the prestigious Crystal Nymph at the upcoming 59th edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

Michael Douglas at the Cannes Film Festival

The award, reserved for major international television actors in recognition of stellar work, will be presented by H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco at the festival’s closing ceremony on 18th June.

Hollywood superstar Michael Douglas began his career in the television industry with a breakthrough role in a 1969 CBS-TV ‘Playhouse’ special, The Experiment. His first significant role came in the multi-award winning television series The Streets of San Francisco from 1972 to 1976, in which he starred alongside Karl Malden.

Michael Douglas went on to become an acclaimed and multiple award-winning actor and producer, most notably winning an Academy Award for producing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in 1976, and another for starring in Wall Street in 1988.

The HBO film Behind the Candelabra delivered him an Emmy, Golden Globe and a SAG award as Best Actor for his portrayal of Liberace.

Michael Douglas has recently returned to TV starring opposite Alan Arkin (Catch 22) in the Golden Globe winning The Kominsky Method. A standout hit at launch, Douglas won a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a comedy series. Written by Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory), it has just ended filming a second season.

“Michael Douglas’ long career encompasses television, film and theatre at the highest level and he continues to be one of today’s most highly-respected actors,” said Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. “It’s a great pleasure to welcome such an outstanding talent to our festival and to recognise the huge impact his work has had on the global television industry.”

Previous Crystal Nymph honourees include Helen Mirren, Mariska Hargitay, Marg Helgenberger, Patricia Arquette and Donald Sutherland.