Honours for Branagh and Jowell

At a glance: famous faces honoured

Name Occupation Honour What they said

All photos: Press Association

Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh

Film director and actor

Knighthood for services to drama and to the community in Northern Ireland

"I feel humble, elated, and incredibly lucky."

Arise Sir Ken

Michael Boyd

Michael Boyd

Artistic director, RSC

Knighthood for services to drama

Richard Stilgoe

Richard Stilgoe

Songwriter, philanthropist

Knighthood for charitable services

"I am thrilled - and a bit embarrassed."

Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jowell

Labour politician, Shadow Olympics minister

Dame for services to politics and charity

"I'm sure I feel like thousands of other people who are lucky enough to have had their contribution recognised by the Queen."

Dame Tessa among political honours

Mary Berry

Mary Berry

Cook, judge of Great British Bake-off

CBE for services to culinary arts

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

Actor

CBE for services to drama

"I am both surprised and honoured to stand alongside so many men and woman who have achieved great things for our country."

Winslet's illustrous career

Susan Hill

Susan Hill

Author of Woman in Black

CBE for services to literature

Honour meant she had "caught up" with her husband who also became a CBE five years ago.

Jenny Agutter

Jenny Agutter

Actor

OBE for services to charity

"I'm obviously thrilled and touched that people I've been working with from the charities have recommended me."

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

Singer

OBE for services to the entertainment industry and to charity

"I'm absolutely thrilled and feel very privileged to be in the company of so many brilliant people."

From club circuit to the Palace

Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton

Creative director, Alexander McQueen, and designer of Catherine Middleton's wedding dress

OBE for services to the British Fashion Industry

Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci

Producer, comedian

OBE for services to broadcasting

"I just hope it's not an attempt by the Government to stop me because that's not going to happen."

Gareth Malone

Gareth Malone

Choirmaster

OBE for services to music

""This is a great honour and one I'm thrilled about."

Jean Marsh

Jean Marsh

Actor, writer

OBE for services to drama

"I actually didn't believe it, I thought what have I done wrong?

I thought it looked like a parking ticket."

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Actor

OBE for services to drama

Said it was a tribute to the "immigrant's dream" that brought his parents to the UK from the West Indies.

Nick Skelton

Nick Skelton

Showjumper

OBE for services to equestrian sport

"I am very, very pleased and this is great for the sport of showjumping as well."

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

Architect, designed Olympics Aquatic Centre

Dame for services to architecture

"I've met the Queen on several occasions... but of course this is quite a different matter and I'm sure one will be nervous."

Architect to the world

Luke Donald

Luke Donald

Golfer

MBE for services to golf

"I am touched that my accomplishments have been

recognised in this way."

Shane Williams

Shane Williams

Rugby player

MBE for services to rugby

Amanda Redman

Amanda Redman

Actress.

MBE for services to drama and charity

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