There’s no shortage of Hollywood and theatre luminaries on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year.
Unsurprisingly, Angelina Jolie takes the spotlight with the announcement of her Damehood alongside fellow Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis’ Knighthood and Damian Lewis’ OBE.
Dame Maggie Smith, perhaps most recognized for her role in the Harry Potter series as Professor McGonagall is now a Companion of Honour; while Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer and writer John Barrowman was appointed an MBE. Fellow Scottish actress, Phyllida Law, who was among the original cast members of La Cage aux Folles was given an OBE, while opera singer Susan Bullock receives a CBE.
Creativity behind the curtain was also recognized, with David Lan, the artistic director for the Young Vic being given a CBE for services to theatre. Edinburgh Fringe chief executive Kath Mainland also receives the same distinction.
Hilary Mantel is made a Dame for her award winning staging of the historical epics, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies; Michael Clark, recognized for his work in choreography receives a CBE; Angela Cobbin, wig designer, is given an MBE; and artistic director John Berry gets a CBE.