The New Year's Honour's List Has Been Revealed!
Idris Elba heads up some of the biggest names on this year’s Honours List after being awarded an OBE from The Queen for his contribution to drama, but who else made the cut? Find out as there has been some surprising additions to the prestigious list!
As 2015 drew to a close, the UK's biggest names wait with baited breath to see if they have made the coveted Honour's List, and just as expected there have been some surprising entries.
‘Luther’ star Idris Elba can now add OBE to his title after being recognised by Her Majesty for his contribution to drama. The handsome star is currently in the running for two Golden Globes Awards in January, but claims being named on the Honours List is "beyond special".
Speaking on his accolade, the 43-year-old actor said: "Awards and honours come in all shapes and sizes and all as significant as the other. But this is beyond special as it comes from Queen and country, and I couldn't be more proud for receiving this right now. What a year. On me head son!"
Elba - who is also tipped to be the first black James Bond - sits among the likes of Blur front man David Albarn, and former ‘Eastenders’ actress Barbara Windsor who have been awarded a Damehood and an OBE for their respective contributions towards entertainment and music.
Surprising entries on the list this year included musician Goldie, real name Clifford Price, who has been acknowledged for his contribution to music, TV, film and his work with charities.
Another entry that set tongues wagging is Jacqueline Gold. The the savvy businesswoman, who runs sex shop empire Anne Summers, was awarded a CBE to the surprise of many.
Elsewhere, NET-A-PORTER founder Natalie Massenet and Easyjet Chief Executive Carolyn McCall are among the business women named on the list.
Who made the cut? Famous Faces On New Year Honour's List:
1. Barbara Windsor
Occupation: Actress - former EastEnders and Carry On films star
Honour: Damehood for services to charity and entertainment
Occupation: Actor - star of BBC drama Luther
Honour: OBE for services to drama
3. Damon Albarn
Occupation: Singer-songwriter and producer - Blur frontman and Gorillaz creator
Honour: OBE for services to music.4. AP McCoy
Occupation: Former champion jockey - retired in April after record-breaking career
Honour: Knighthood for services to horse racing
5. Sue Barker
Occupation: Broadcaster and former tennis player
Honour: OBE for services to broadcasting and charity
6. Sian Philips
Occupation: Stage and film actress - known for I, Claudius and A Little Night Music
Honour: Damehood for services to drama
7. Ronnie O'Sullivan
Occupation: Snooker player - five-time world champion
Honour: OBE for services to snooker
8: Chris Froome
Occupation: Cyclist - two-time Tour de France winner
Honour: OBE for services to cycling
Occupation: Actor - star of TV's Missing, Cold Feet and patron of a centre which supports people affected by The Troubles
Honour: OBE for services to drama and the community in Northern Ireland
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