'Thrilled, delighted and humbled' - Olivia Colman gets Queen's Honours nod
PUBLISHED: 22:30 07 June 2019
Oscar-winner Olivia Colman said she is "totally thrilled" to be made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours, while stage actor Simon Russell Beale is knighted.
Elvis Costello, 64, and former frontman of The Undertones Feargal Sharkey, 60, are both made OBEs, accepting establishment endorsements far from their punk roots.
Colman, 45, who won the best actress Oscar for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite earlier this year and will play Queen Elizabeth II in the third series of The Crown, is honoured for services to drama under her real name Sarah Sinclair.
She said: "I'm totally thrilled, delighted and humbled to be in the company of these incredible people, most of whom have been nowhere near as visible as I have, but should be - and hopefully now will be. It's such an honour."
Beale, one of the most acclaimed stars of British theatre, is knighted for services to drama after a career spanning four decades.
He said: "It is a very great honour and I think my mother, were she alive, would be very proud."
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Authors Joanna Trollope and Lee Child are made CBEs, while adventurer and television star Bear Grylls, 44, is made an OBE.
The chief Scout, who is recognised for services to young people, the media and charity, said: "This really is a huge honour and it's something, if I'm honest, that I never expected to happen."
The honours list also recognises those involved with the wave of worldwide success for the British TV industry, with Blue Planet and Planet Earth producer Alistair Fothergill made an OBE.
The same honour goes to Andrew Harries, chief executive and co-founder of Left Bank Pictures - the production firm behind The Crown - for services to film and television.
Richard Williams, boss of Northern Ireland Screen, which is best known for its involvement in the making of Game Of Thrones, is also made an OBE for services to the country's screen industries.
Rapper MIA, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, and Andrew Roachford, the singer-songwriter behind the band Roachford, are made MBEs for services to music.
Roachford said: "To be recognised for the work you're doing, which is also your passion, from such a high level, is indeed an honour."