Stars recognised in Queen’s birthday honours list

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Anthony Joshua, Emma Thompson, Kenny Dalglish, Jermain Defoe and Keira Knightley are among those featured in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Of the 1,057 people recognised, 71% are rewarded for work in their communities. The 519 women on the list make up 49% of the total.

A tenth of those receiving awards come from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background and almost six percent of the successful candidates consider themselves to have a disability.

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Anthony Joshua celebrates with his belts after beating Joseph Parker in a world heavyweight title unification bout

:: Anthony Joshua

The world heavyweight and former Olympic boxing champion, 28, is awarded an OBE for his services to sport.

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Jermain Defoe with Bradley Lowery

:: Jermain Defoe

The former England striker, 35, seen with Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery who was terminally ill, is awarded an OBE for services to charity through the Jermain Defoe Foundation.

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Emma Thompson is made a dame for services to drama

:: Emma Thompson

The two-time Oscar-winning actress and writer, 59, who has enjoyed success on stage as well as in films and television, is made a dame for services to drama.

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Keira Knightley receives an OBE for services to drama and charity

:: Keira Knightley

The 33-year-old actress, a two-time Oscar nominee for Pride And Prejudice and The Imitation Game, is awarded an OBE for services to drama and charity.

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Kenny Dalglish (C), with Graeme Souness (L) and Alan Hansen (R) after winning the European Cup in 1981

:: Kenny Dalglish

The 67-year-old Scot was one of the most successful players and managers of post-war British football during his time with Liverpool, Celtic and Blackburn. He won praise for his work with the victims of the Hillsborough disaster and receives a knighthood.

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Rosemary Powell retired from poppy selling at 103

:: Rosemary Powell

The 103-year-old receives an MBE for her charitable service, having spent over 97 years volunteering for the Royal British Legion selling poppies.

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Opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is made a companion of honour

:: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

The New Zealand-born soprano, 74, who has achieved worldwide fame with performances in opera and concert, is made a companion of honour for services to music.

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Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro receives a knighthood for services to literature

:: Kazuo Ishiguro

The Nobel Prize-winning British novelist, 63, who won the Man Booker Prize for Remains Of The Day in 1989, receives a knighthood for services to literature.

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Television presenter and author Bamber Gascoigne receives a CBE

:: Bamber Gascoigne

Broadcaster and author, 83, who hosted long-running TV quiz show University Challenge for 25 years, is awarded a CBE for services to the arts.

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Actor Tom Hardy gets a CBE

:: Tom Hardy

Oscar-nominated actor, 40, star of Dunkirk, The Revenant and The Dark Knight Rises, receives a CBE for services to drama.

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Menna Fitzpatrick (R) and her guide Jen Kehoe pose with their medals after the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

:: Menna Fitzpatrick

Team GB’s most decorated Winter Paralympian, 20, receives an MBE for her services to Paralympic Winter Sport alongside her guide, Jennifer Kehoe.

:: Meanwhile, those who responded to the Grenfell Tower fire and helped in its aftermath are once again absent from the list, but the Government has said it will ensure people are recognised “at the earliest opportunity”.



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