More than 1,100 people, including actor Damian Lewis, author Ian Rankin and former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster, have been honored on Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s birthday.
The list, released to commemorate the 96-year-old King’s official birthday, honors recipients for their “outstanding” contributions; Most awards recognize recognition for public service or community work.
This year’s honors, four days before the national celebration, begins on Thursday as part of Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
“This historic Platinum Jubilee is not just a celebration of the King, but a celebration of her virtues,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “The recognitions she gives this week reflect many of the qualities that are invaluable in all walks of life and in communities across the UK. ⁇
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Louis, who won a Golden Globe for his role in the television drama ‘Homeland’, was selected CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama and charity for launching a campaign with his late wife, Helen Macroe. Kovid-19 to raise 1 million to feed health care workers during the Pandemic.
Foster, who was the British provincial premier between 2016 and 2021, becomes one of the most respected politicians in the world, while crime writer Ian Rank, author of the popular series Inspector Rebus, receives the Knighthood.
Former Knights author Salman Rushdie and illustrator Quentin Blake, best known for their work in Roald Dahl’s children’s books, have been named Companions of Honor, only 65 at a time.
From the world of sports, former England footballer Rio Ferdinand has been made OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and Welsh football captain Gareth Bale, Liverpool Stallwart James Milner and cricketer English Moin Ali have been appointed MBE (members). . Of the Order of the British Empire).
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The British Olympic women’s curling team also won gold medals and received OBEs.
Elizabeth Murdoch, daughter of media baron Rupert Murdoch and founder of two successful independent TV production companies, received the CBE for her work at the Arts Council England.
Among the 1,134 recipients of the award are Angela Redgrave, founder and principal of the Bristol School of Dancing, who received the British Empire Medal and is the oldest recipient on the list at 104.
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