New Years Honours List 2012

  • Helena Bonham Carter, the actress who won plaudits for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech, has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours list . For services to Drama.
  • Ronnie Corbett, the comedian and Entertainer who is also awarded a CBE For services to Entertainment and to Charity
  • Clive James, the Australian born entertainer and writer, is also made a CBE For services to Entertainment and Charity.
  • Television presenter Lorraine Kelly, is made an OBE for services to charity and the armed forces.
  • There was also an MBE for the actor David Harewood, whose credits include the 2006 film Blood Diamond, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • The impact of reality television is also recognised in this year’s honours list with a knighthood being awarded to Peter Bazalgette, the television executive who brought Big Brother to the UK. For services to Broadcasting.
  • Meanwhile there was a CBE for Paul Smith, the founder of Celador Entertainment, which created Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
  • Steve Lillywhite, the record producer who worked with  U2, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads and Liam Gallagher, has been awarded a CBE.
  • Poet & Playwright Dr Dannie Abse has been awarded a CBE For services to Poetry and Literature.
  • Former Formula One racing driver and World Champion Nigel Mansell, OBE. President, UK Youth. Has been awarded Awarded a CBE For services to Children and Young People.
  • Harold Dennis Bird, MBE. awarded an OBE For services to Cricket and to Charity.
  • Northern Ireland Golfer Darren Christopher Clarke has been awarded an OBE For services to Golf
  • Sports Broadcaster Stuart Hall has been awarded an OBE For his services to Broadcasting and Charity

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