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Birthday Honours 2014: Ten famous faces

  • 13 June 2014
  • From the section UK

More than 1,000 people have been recognised in the Birthday Honours list.

Here are 10 of the more famous faces.

1. Daniel Day-Lewis

Occupation: Actor

Honour: Knighthood for services to drama

Quote: "I'm entirely amazed and utterly delighted in equal measure."

2. Angelina Jolie

Occupation: Actress and campaigner

Honour: Honorary damehood for services to UK foreign policy and her work to fight sexual violence

Quote: "To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to.... I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime and I am dedicated to it for all of mine."

3. Stephen Sutton

Occupation: Campaigner

Honour: MBE for services to Teenage Cancer Trust charity

Quote: "Shortly before Stephen passed away on May 14 he received a letter from the Cabinet Office asking if he was agreeable to accepting an MBE in recognition of his fundraising and services.... He thought it was an incredible honour to have been nominated and it definitely got the 'thumbs up'," said his mother, Jane Sutton.

4. Lizzy Yarnold

Occupation: Skeleton racer

Honour: MBE for services to skeleton racing

Quote: "My hands started shaking as soon as I saw the envelope was from the Palace.... My gold medal has helped give winter sports in Britain more exposure and hopefully this will continue with this latest honour."

5. Damian Lewis

Occupation: Actor

Honour: OBE for services to drama

Quote: "I was very surprised but very happy to accept. I decided to do the very un-British thing of accepting the compliment.... I don't think you ever stop trying to impress your parents and I hope they will be proud."

6. Dame Maggie Smith

Occupation: Actor

Honour: Becomes Companion of Honour for services to drama

7. Kevin Sinfield

Occupation: Captain Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Football Club and England

Honour: MBE for services to Rugby League

Quote: "I'm obviously delighted and very proud.... I'd like to dedicate it to all those players I've played alongside over many years and coaches I've played under and all the people at Leeds really who have played such a huge part in my career."

8. Zandra Rhodes

Occupation: Fashion designer

Honour: Damehood for services to British fashion and textiles

Quote: "I think it's great to realise that your country appreciates what you do. I am very proud to be British and I'm an amazing royalist, so it will be quite fabulous [to visit Buckingham Palace for the investiture]. I will have to design something specially."

9. Hilary Mantel

Occupation: Author

Honour: Damehood for services to literature

Quote: "I'm delighted to receive this honour.... I see it not so much as a reward for the past, more as encouragement for the future.... I hope it will please the many people who have helped, guided and encouraged me over a writing career of some 30 years."

10. Nicholas Soames

Occupation: MP

Honour: Knighthood for political service

Quote: "I have been an MP for over 30 years.... I love Parliament and I hope I have made a small contribution, alongside many others, to the public and political life of this country."