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The famous faces in the New Year Honours

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Several leading figures from the worlds of entertainment, fashion, art and literature have been recognised in the New Year Honours.

Here is a rundown of some of the biggest names, and their new titles:

Sheila Hancock

Actress Sheila Hancock, who made her name in the West End before becoming a perennial presence on British TV screens, has been made a dame.

Commenting on the award, Hancock joked: “I’ve never felt myself this sort of person. It just doesn’t happen to people like me. I feel I may be lowering the tone. I feel slightly miscast, let’s put it that way.”

Roger Deakins

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One of the biggest behind-the-scenes names to receive an honour is two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins, who is based in California and is knighted in the overseas list.

Known for his work on Fargo, Skyfall, Sicario and No Country for Old Men, he has received 15 Oscar nominations over the course of his career, winning for the films Blade Runner 2049 and 1917.

Pat McGrath

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From the world of fashion, ground-breaking make-up artist Pat McGrath – dubbed the “most influential make-up artist in the world” by Vogue – becomes a dame for services to the fashion and beauty industry and to diversity.

“I am truly delighted and humbled to be given this wonderful honour. My mother’s obsession with beauty and fashion ignited my passion for this amazing industry and I feel blessed to have the privilege of working with some of the most extraordinary people throughout my career,” she said.

Lesley Manville

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Academy Award nominee Lesley Manville is made a CBE for services to drama and charity. Her screen credits include Phantom Thread, All or Nothing and Another Year.

She will portray Princess Margaret in seasons five and six of the Netflix series The Crown.

Toby Jones

Actor Toby Jones, who counts Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the Harry Potter franchise among his many film credits, becomes an OBE for his services to drama.

His first film role was in 1992’s Orlando, but his big break came in 2006 when he portrayed Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous. He has since appeared in The Hunger Games and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Jed Mercurio

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Screenwriter and producer Jed Mercurio, who held the nation spellbound with TV hits including Line Of Duty and Bodyguard, is made an OBE.

Nina Wadia

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Former EastEnders actress Nina Wadia, who rose to fame in sketch show Goodness Gracious Me, is made an OBE for her services to entertainment and charity.

Wadia has worked with charities including Barnardo’s, in tribute to her father who was an orphan in India; and a kidney illness research charity in memory of her mother, who died with kidney failure.

She also supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and Diabetes UK after her son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago and works with the organisation Education Saves Lives.

Craig David

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He found overnight fame as the voice of the Artful Dodger’s garage smash Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) in 1999. A year later, his solo album Born To Do It entered the UK charts at number one, becoming the fastest-selling debut by a British male solo act ever.

After almost a decade in the musical wilderness, he enjoyed a renaissance with the 2016 album Following My Intuition, culminating in a hugely-enjoyable set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage and a nomination for best male at the Brit Awards.

Sally Dynevor

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Coronation Street stalwart Sally Dynevor, who has played Sally Webster on the soap since 1986, becomes an MBE.

Professor Jane Alison Glover, conductor and musicologist, receives a damehood for services to music

  • Professor Julian Anderson, composer
  • Anthony Edward Tudor Browne, children’s author and illustrator
  • Ilse Catherine Crawford, interior and furniture designer
  • William Barry Douglas, concert pianist
  • Daniel John Harding, conductor
  • Michael Landy, artist
  • Nigel John Newton, founder of Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Natalie Clein, cellist
  • Dr Stuart Gary Hopps, choreographer
  • Robert Lockyer-Nibbs (Bob Lockyer), dancer and broadcaster
  • Tracey Lynne Reed, director of historic properties, English Heritage
  • Professor Michael David Wood, historian and broadcaster
  • Raymond Antrobus, poet
  • Humza Arshad, comedian and writer
  • Jonathan Sydney (Jonty) Claypole, director of BBC Arts
  • Denzil Forrester, artist
  • Olayinka Ilori, designer
  • John Michael Kirkpatrick, folk musician
  • Duncan Ferguson McDonald, Scottish traditional musician
  • Greta Mendez, director and choreographer
  • Andrew James Miller, arts consultant and broadcaster
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