British actress Charlotte Rampling will be the jury president at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival next year (06).

The 60-year-old, best known for her performances in movies including The Night Porter, THE VERDICT, Angel Heart and Swimming Pool, will head the jury at the German event, which runs between 9 and 19 February (06).

The festival's director, DIETER KOSSLICK, says, "I'm very pleased to announce we've been able to win over the fascinating woman and brilliant artist Charlotte Rampling as jury president.

"Through her work she has come to stand for unconventional and memorable cinema."