Denzel Washington will be honoured with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain this September.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the festival organisers cited Washington's past roles in films such as Flight, Philadelphia, Glory, Malcolm X and Inside Man when announcing that he would be honoured.

Washington's new film The Equalizer will open this year's film festival in San Sebastian, which runs from September 19 to 27.

The Equalizer sees the actor reunite with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua.

In the new film, Washington plays a former intelligence officer who is drawn out of retirement to fight a gang of Russian mobsters.

The Equalizer opens in cinemas on September 26.