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Honours Lists (New Year and Queen's Birthday)

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  • Honours Lists (New Year and Queen's Birthday)

    I am starting this thread as a catch all for the 'Honours Lists'. I will post entertainment related honours here for the forthcoming Queen's Birthday honours. I am not sure whether it is this weekend or next, yet.

  • #2
    Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

    A bumper year for top honours in entertainment

    Companion of Honour to Sir Paul McCartney, J.K.Rowling and Delia Smith
    Knighthood to Billy Connolly
    Damehoods to Olivia de Havilland, Julie Walters and June Whitfield
    CBE's to Sade and June Spencer
    Diplomatic and overseas list not published yet could be more on that.
    Last edited by philly; 16th June 2017, 10:12 PM.


    • #3
      Today's honorees, relevant to Film, Television and Radio
      I have attributed the vocations that the subject is known for, not necessarily why they have been honoured, actors are in bold, others that have acted are noted or i have added (A) if they have cameoed. I have added from the New Zealand list, TV producer Dame Julie Christie (not the actress) and one from the Australian list Cate Blanchett.

      Companion of Honour

      Sir Terence Conran - Designer (A)
      Sir Mark Elder - Conductor
      Dame Beryl Grey - Ballet Dancer
      Sir Paul McCartney - Musician and occasional Actor
      J. K. Rowling - Author (A)
      Delia Smith - Food Writer and Broadcaster

      Privy Councillor

      Rt Hon. Diane Abbott - M.P. and former Broadcaster (A) (Announced in February)


      Sir George Benjamin - Composer
      Sir Billy Connolly


      Dame Julie Christie - New Zealand TV Producer
      Dame Sarah Connolly - Opera Singer (A)
      Dame Olivia de Haviland
      Dame Julie Walters
      Dame June Whitfield


      Cate Blanchett


      Ronald Blythe - Author (A)
      Raymond Briggs - Author (A)
      Gerald Finley - Opera Singer
      Isaac Julien - Film Director (A)
      Amanda Levette - Architect and Occasional Broadcaster
      June Spencer
      Andy McNab - Author
      Kenneth Tharp - Dancer (A)


      Patricia Hodge
      Gloria Hunniford - Broadcaster (A)
      Natasha Kaplinsky - Newsreader (A)
      Sarah Lancashire
      Judy Murray - Tennis Coach and Reality Star (A)
      Chi Chi Nwanoku - Double Bass Player
      David Walliams - Comedian, Author and Actor


      Amma Assante - Writer, Director and Former Actress
      Karen Bryson
      John Conteh - Former Boxer and Actor
      Ian Dean - Composer
      Romayne Grigorova - Ballet Dancer (A)
      Tony Hawks - Comedian and Actor
      Teddyson John - St Lucian Musicia
      Gugu Mbatha-Raw
      Brian Noble - Sports Broadcaster (Rugby League)
      Erin O'Connor - Model (A)
      Eunice Olumide
      Sean Rafferty - Radio Broadcaster
      Emeli Sande - Singer
      Sandie Shaw - Singer (A)
      Ed Sheeran - Singer (A)
      Deepak Varma

      A bumper list for the acting profession, it was a surprise that Olivia de Haviland still holds her British citizenship, it is known she took up U.S. citizenship in the thirties, unlike Cary Grant and Bob Hope she must have become a dual citizen.
      Last edited by philly; 17th June 2017, 09:03 PM.


      • #4
        New Year Honours
        Top Awards to Melvyn Bragg Companion of Honour
        ​​Knighthood to Ringo, Barry Gibb
        Damehood to Darcey Bussell
        Jilly Cooper, Susan Hampshire, Hugh Laurie, Julia McKenzie and Peter Nichols get CBE's
        Last edited by philly; 15th February 2018, 02:47 PM.


        • #5
          Originally posted by philly View Post
          New Year Honours
          Top Awards to
          Mervyn Bragg, Companion of Honour
          ​​Knighthood to Ringo, Barry Gibb
          Damehood to Darley Bussell, Jilly Cooper, Susan Hampshire.
          Hugh Laurie, Julia McKenzie and Peter Nichols get CBEs
          It's Darcey Bussell, Philly.


          • #6
            Thanks Shirley, teach me to use up the Christmas booze then post haha


            • #7
              A bit late with this, New Years Honours 2018 in Film, TV and Radio. Actors in bold and I have noted others that have 'acted' and (A) for those that have cameoed.
              Theresa May's edict that there would be less honours in entertainment and sport has come into effect with only four actors appearing, usually the lists have ten or more (eleven in June).

              Companion of Honour
              Lord Melvyn Bragg CH - Broadcaster (A)
              Lady Antonia Fraser CH DBE - Author

              Joy Cowley - Children's Author

              Dame Darcey Bussell - Broadcaster and Former Ballet Dancer (A)

              Sir Nick Clegg - Occasional Broadcaster and Former Deputy Prime Minister
              Sir Barry Gibb - Musician (A)
              Sir Michael Morpurgo - Author (A)
              Sir Ringo Starr - Musician and Actor

              Jilly Cooper - Author (A)
              Susan Hampshire
              Hugh Laurie
              Julia McKenzie

              Peter Nichols - Playwright (A)
              Rick Stein - Broadcaster and Chef

              Marc Almond - Musician
              John Godber - Playwright
              Eamonn Holmes - Broadcaster (A)
              Deborah Moggach - Author (A)
              John Tiffany - Theatre Director

              Lloyd Scott - Broadcaster and Actor

              James Cosmo
              Matt Henry - Singer and Actor
              Grace Ladoja - Film Director
              Linda McAuley - Radio Presenter
              Cleveland Watkiss - Musician and Actor
              Wiley - Musician