British actor and director Ralph Fiennes received a Serbian passport and an ID card from the Balkan country's president after he was granted citizenship earlier this month.
President Aleksandar Vucic handed the documents to Fiennes during a ceremony in the presidency building in Belgrade on September 24.
"We Serbs are happy to have you as a friend and now we have you as our compatriot," Vucic told Fiennes.
"Thank you for accepting this Englishman in your fatherland,” the 54-year-old actor said in Serbian. “I am honored."
The government of Prime Minister Ana Brnabic granted citizenship to Fiennes on September 7.
At the time, Brnabic described Fiennes as a “genuine friend and promoter of our country.”
In June, he attended the inauguration ceremony for Vucic.
Fiennes, a two-time Oscar nominee, came to Serbia in 2010 to shoot an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Coriolanus.
He is currently in Belgrade to film a movie on Soviet ballet icon Rudolf Nureyev.
U.S. actor Steven Seagal is among other Western celebrities who have been granted Serbian citizenship in the past.