WORLD-renowned actor Patrick Stewart is to get a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Mirfield-born 64-year-old will be given the top honour at the Examiner's Community Awards next month.
He will be the special guest at the glittering event at Huddersfield's Galpharm Stadium on Tuesday, November 16, when the town's normally unsung heroes and heroines will also be in the spotlight.
Although Stewart found worldwide fame as Star Trek commander Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Professor Xavier in the X-Men films, he is also a well- respected stage actor.
But he has always remained loyal to his roots, continually talking up this area. He has also made several visits back to Mirfield and the Huddersfield area.
Stewart is an avid Huddersfield Town fan.
The award will be presented the day after he is officially installed as Chancellor of Huddersfield University. He will also receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.
Examiner editor Roy Wright said: "Patrick has become an exceptionally well-respected actor all over the world, yet still has an incredible fondness for his home town and does everything he can to support it.
"That's why we feel he thoroughly deserves this tribute at the community awards."
Away from the Lifetime Achievement, the awards are split into 11 other categories - Friend Of The Year, Services To The Community, Services To Charity, Young Personality, 999 Personality, Sports Person Of The Year, Sports Team Of The Year, Raising Huddersfield's Profile, Customer Care Award, Courage Award and Music And The Arts.
The judges have now drawn up a shortlist in each category and all these people will be invited, along with two guests, to the presentation night, when the winners in each category will be announced.
Tickets for the event, priced £17, are now on sale, but numbers are limited.
The awards are run by the Examiner in association with regeneration company Huddersfield Pride.