New Year Honours for Corbett, Bonham Carter and golf champions

Big-name New Year Honours recipients 2012: At a glance

Name Age Occupation Honour Reaction

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Ronnie Corbett

Ronnie Corbett



CBE for services to entertainment and charity

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Jonathan Ive

Jonathan Ive


Senior Vice President, Industrial Design, Apple

Knight Commander for services to design and enterprise

"To be recognised with this honour is absolutely thrilling and I am both humbled and sincerely grateful."

Knighthood for Apple design head

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter



CBE for services to drama

"I am thrilled though not sure that I deserve it. I always thought my father deserved a medal for facing 25 years of chronic disability with quiet daily heroism so I am delighted to accept such a wonderful honour in his memory."

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Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke



OBE for services to golf

"It is a great honour and a fantastic way to end a great year. I am very proud for me and my family."

Golfers top New Year Honours list

Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall



OBE for services to broadcasting and charity

"I am very proud that I have made a contribution. It's been acknowledged and lots of people around the world will be very pleased as my family is and I am too."

Commentary legend Hall made OBE

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIllroy



MBE for services to golf

"Many people on the Honours list have made huge personal sacrifices and contributed significantly to society during their lives. I feel very fortunate to be in their company."

Golfers top New Year Honours list

Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly


TV presenter

OBE for services to charity and the armed forces

"I consider myself very lucky to be able to help some amazing charities who really make a difference, but I am only a very, very small part of what they achieve."

Kelly set for Honours

Antonio Pappano

Antonio Pappano


Conductor. Music director, Royal Opera House.

Knighthood for services to music

"I am astonished but hugely honoured by this news."

Lord Carlile

Lord Carlile


Former government independent reviewer of terrorism legislation

CBE for services to national security

"I was never looking for such a thing, but it's nice for one's work to be recognised... I had to be conscious every single day that I was independent of the government."

Terrorism watchdog appointed CBE


Nigel Mansell


Former F1 champion and president of charity UK Youth

CBE for services to children and young people

"It's just brilliant for UK Youth... So many thousands of people work so hard. Feel very humble and proud."

Alex Crawford

Alex Crawford



OBE for services to broadcast journalism

"I am staggered and honoured and can't quite believe this is not a prank thought up by one of my more mischievous colleagues. TV news is never about just one person."

Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively



Damehood for services to literature

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