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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.

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    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.

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    • #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)

      Knighthood

      Sir George Benjamin - Composer
      Sir Billy Connolly

      Damehood

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


      AC

      Cate Blanchett

      CBE

      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)

      OBE

      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

      MBE

      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.

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      • #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.

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        • #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.

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

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            • #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

              ONZ
              Joy Cowley - Children's Author

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

              Knighthood
              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

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

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

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

              ONZM
              Lloyd Scott - Broadcaster and Actor

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

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              • #8
                Queen's Birthday honours 2018
                Actors
                Damehood - Emma Thompson
                CBE - Tom Hardy
                OBE - Fenella Fielding, Keira Knightley
                MBE - Timothy Bentinck, Gary Wilmot
                Diplomatic and Overseas list not available yet.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by philly View Post
                  Queen's Birthday honours 2018
                  Actors
                  Damehood - Emma Thompson
                  CBE - Tom Hardy
                  OBE - Fenella Fielding, Keira Knightley
                  MBE - Timothy Bentinck, Gary Wilmot
                  Diplomatic and Overseas list not available yet.
                  I am always a bit confused by the British Honours system. Isn't it supposed to recognise outstanding personal achievement? Gary Wilmot, really? Fenella Fielding?

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                  • #10
                    Probably the only personal achievement required, when you receive a Queen's Birthday Honour, is that you're still alive. Since my name is not listed, the Queen can give Thomas, the tank engine an honour, as far as I'm concerned.

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                    • #11
                      Emma Thompson, oh gawd! She'll be insufferable.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Paxton Milk View Post

                        I am always a bit confused by the British Honours system. Isn't it supposed to recognise outstanding personal achievement? Gary Wilmot, really? Fenella Fielding?
                        Always check why they were given the honour. A lot are given it for charity work, not just as an outstanding personal achievement

                        Steve

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                        • #13
                          There are numerous ordinary people dedicated to working for charity and who never get any honours or accolades. A different story if you're a celebrity.

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                          • #14
                            Shirley, Yes, I often think about the little old ladies who are alone, and give their all in charity shops day in, day out and are happy to use their time in a useful manner. Then I think of the so called 'celebrities' who flaunt themselves in front of the media, attention seekers to their last breath and wonder why they are given 'honours', and more importantly, why anyone in their position could honestly say they deserved it?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Steve Crook View Post

                              Always check why they were given the honour. A lot are given it for charity work, not just as an outstanding personal achievement

                              Steve
                              Services to Drama and Charity, surely?

                              Has she really committed herself to selfless sacrifice for the benefit of others, though? I am sure publicly endorsing your favourite dog's home and fronting the odd fundraiser have their place but I agree with Shirley, it hardly compares to those who devote the energies to good causes day in and day out.

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