Veteran actor Morgan Freeman is set to receive the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Spencer Tracy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema.

The SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION star - who received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby last year (05) - will be honoured in a ceremony next month (MAR06).

Previous recipients of the Tracy Award include James Stewart, Tom Hanks and SIR Anthony Hopkins.