David James Awarded MBE

Bournemouth goalkeeper and former England and Portsmouth player David James is getting an MBE on Thursday 25th October.

The Prince of Wales will present him with the honour for his services to football and charity.

Other stars being rewarded include actress Amanda Redman. The New Tricks star is being recognised for her services to drama, setting up the Artists' Theatre School and her charity work. 

Innovative Scottish comic book writer Grant Morrison, famous for his Batman graphic novel Arkham Asylum, will also receive an MBE for his services to film and literature. 

Sculptor John Blakeley is also honoured with an MBE for services to sculpting and charity. 

At Buckingham Palace, film director Baroness Beeban Kidron, who directed Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, will receive an OBE for services to drama and the composer Michael Berkeley a CBE for services to music

Lady Archer, the wife of author and disgraced former politician Lord Archer, will be awarded a DBE for services to the NHS as chair of the Cambridge University Hospitals Trust. 

Jimmy Carlson, who lost nearly a quarter of a century to homelessness and alcoholism, will receive an OBE for his services to homeless people. After 23 years as an alcoholic, he became abstinent in 1996 and has since dedicated his life to improving homeless services. 

Major Henry Searby (OBE), Major Usman Alashe (MBE), Staff Sergeant Jason Stiff and Lance Corporal Alexander Perry, both receiving the Military Cross, will all be honoured for services in the war in Afghanistan.

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