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
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
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
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
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
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
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."