Birthday Honours 2013: At a glance

A total of 1,180 people have been recognised on the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Here are some of the well-known names.

At a glance: Famous faces honoured

Name Occupation Honour What they said
Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson

Actor and political activist

Knighthood for public and political service

"I'm thrilled, flattered and a little gob-smacked...

I'll use my new title with abandon to highlight the causes I believe in"

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

Actor

CBE for services to drama and charity

"It came as a genuine surprise and is a great honour"

Adele

Adele

Singer and songwriter

MBE for services to music

Sir Menzies Campbell

Sir Menzies Campbell

MP

Becomes member of the Order of Companions of Honour for public and political service

"It is a complete surprise. I am delighted and honoured. Other contemporary holders include Lord Coe and Judi Dench and it is a privilege to join such company"

Sir Nicholas Serota

Sir Nicholas Serota

Tate Gallery director

Becomes member of the Order of Companions of Honour for services to art

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey

Singer and songwriter

MBE for services to music

"I'm very happy that my name has been put forward by the prime minister to the Queen"

Clare Balding

Clare Balding

Presenter and journalist

OBE for services to broadcasting and journalism

"It has been a year of unexpected delights. This is the pinnacle"

Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins

Writer

OBE for services to fiction and to charity

Brendan Barber

Brendan Barber

Former TUC leader

Knighthood for services to employment relations

"I regard this honour very much as recognition of that major contribution to the life of our nation"

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor

Sculptor

Knighthood for services to visual arts

"I am honoured and humbled to receive this honour and I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have helped me during my career"

Paul Lawrie

Paul Lawrie

Golfer

OBE for voluntary service to golf

Wasim Khan

Wasim Khan

Chief executive of the Cricket Foundation and Chance to Shine programme

MBE for services to cricket and the community

"For me to be sitting here today, the MBE is a wonderful achievement for myself, my family, friends and everybody who has contributed over the years. But more importantly, hopefully recognises the good work that a lot of people are doing"

Penny Briscoe

Penny Briscoe

Performance director and chef de mission for the British Paralympic Association

MBE for services to Paralympic Sport and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Hilary Alexander

Hilary Alexander

Fashion journalist

OBE for services to fashion journalism

Hugh Pennington

Prof Hugh Pennington

Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology, University of Aberdeen

CBE for services to microbiology and food hygiene

"It was a very pleasant surprise when the letter came. It's nice to be recognised for the work one's been doing over the years"

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

Ceramic artist

CBE for services to contemporary art

"I suppose I'm surprised that the tentacles of the establishment reach into my particular pond of culture"

Claire Bloom

Claire Bloom

Actress

CBE for services to drama

Said she was "thrilled and surprised" with the "very precious" award, adding she would be nervous when accepting the honour at Buckingham Palace

Hilary Devey

Hilary Devey

Entrepreneur

CBE for services to the transport industry and to charity

"It is wonderful to receive such recognition, but this should be less about me, and more about the charities that I support and the amazing transport sector in which I am privileged to work"

Wendy Parry

Wendy Parry

Co-founder of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace

OBE for services to community relations

"I'm very proud and very honoured. Everything we have done in the past has been to keep Tim and Jonathan's names alive. This could be another thing that will help do that"

Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick

Designer

For services to the design industry

"It is an immense honour to be awarded this distinction and I share it with my team and many others who play an important part in making our projects happen"

Rob Brydon

Rob Brydon

Comedian

MBE for services to comedy, broadcasting and charitable services

"This is a great honour and an even greater surprise. I accept it not just for me but for short Welshmen everywhere"

Sue Akers

Sue Akers

Formerly Met Police deputy assistant commissioner

CBE for services to policing

"I am immensely honoured to receive this award which, frankly, seems extraordinary for doing my job that I so enjoyed."

Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins

Cinematographer

CBE for services to film

Christian Horner

Christian Horner

Team Principal, Red Bull F1 Team

OBE for services to motorsport

"To be in the company of men and women who have achieved such great things for the country is something very, very special"

Aled Jones

Aled Jones

TV presenter

MBE for services to music and broadcasting and for charitable services

"I'm delighted and deeply honoured to be recognised. I've been really lucky to have worked with amazing people during my time in the music and TV industry"

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