In pictures: Entertainment and arts honours

In pictures: Entertainment and arts honours

A host of leading figures from the world of arts and entertainment have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. They include two Connollys, a winner of the Eurovision Song Contest and a veteran Hollywood actress who turns 101 this year. Here are pictures of and quotes from some of those honoured. Billy Connolly, the Scottish comedian and actor known to millions as ‘The Big Yin’, receives a knighthood for services to entertainment and charity….

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New Year Honours 2017: Olympic heroes and entertainers recognised

New Year Honours 2017: Olympic heroes and entertainers recognised

Olympic stars Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill are recognised in a New Year Honours list which also includes big names from the entertainment world. Rio 2016 men’s tennis champion Murray and double gold-winning athlete Farah receive knighthoods, while heptathlete Ennis-Hill becomes a dame. A host of Paralympians also receive honours, including 11-times gold medallist dressage rider Lee Pearson who receives a knighthood. Farah called it a “dream come true” for a boy who…

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New Year Honours 2017: Anna Wintour, Ken Dodd and Ray Davies on list

New Year Honours 2017: Anna Wintour, Ken Dodd and Ray Davies on list

The Kinks singer Ray Davies, comedian Ken Dodd and Vogue editor Anna Wintour are among the arts figures that have been included on the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Wintour, who has edited US Vogue for almost 30 years, has received a damehood and Davies has been knighted. Comedy legend Ken Dodd has been knighted for services to entertainment and charity, at the age of 89. Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance has also received a knighthood….

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Murray and Farah knighted in New Year Honours

Murray and Farah knighted in New Year Honours

British tennis champion Andy Murray and athlete Mo Farah have been knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson also becomes a Sir, while heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and rower Katherine Grainger are made dames. There are CBEs for cyclists Jason and Laura Kenny, swimmer Sascha Kindred and equestrians Charlotte Dujardin, Nick Skelton and Sophie Christiansen. Former athlete Sir Roger Bannister is made a Companion of Honour. New Year Honours: Kinks…

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Michael Palin and Steven Moffat get hall of fame honours

Michael Palin and Steven Moffat get hall of fame honours

Monty Python star Michael Palin and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat are to be inducted into the Radio Times Hall of Fame. The pair will be honoured at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival in April. Actress Julie Walters will also take to the stage as part of the three-day event. She will share memories in a tribute to comedian Victoria Wood, who died in April. The festival will begin with Palin’s induction into…

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