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Queen's Birthday Honours list

Published: 9 June 2019
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Actor Simon Russell Beale CBE is made a Knight Bachelor for services to drama in this year's Queen's Birthday Honour list, as is Robert Cohan CBE, founding artistic director of The Place, for services to choreography and dance.

Actresses Olivia Colman and Sarah Sinclair are made CBEs, an OBE goes to Cush Jumbo, and an MBE to Sheila Atim, all for services to drama.

An MBE also goes to John Peter, the founding judge of the Ian Charleson Awards, for services to theatre.

Artistic director of Flute Theatre, Kelly Hunter, receives an MBE for services to theatre and actor Christopher Chittell receives an BEM for services to Drama and charity as do Clare Haggart and Elizabeth Milne, co-directors of Phoenix Theatre, for services to theatre and the arts in the north east of Scotland.

A CBE has been awarded to Morris Angel OBE, chairman of Angels Costumes, for services to theatre, film, television and the arts.

From the world of opera, music and dance, the tenor Mark Padmore receives a CBE for services to music.

Sopranos Mary Bevan and Sophie Bevan receive MBEs for services to music as does recording artist, actress and singer Jacqueline Dankworth.

Alfie Boe is awarded an OBE for services to music and charity, and one goes to Kathryn Harries formerly director of the National Opera Studio for services to Opera.

Choreographer Kate Prince is awarded an MBE for services to dance, and Nicholas Thomas, chairman and founder of Qdos, receives his for services to the entertainment industry and charity.

Of the 1,073 people to have received an award, 47% are women, 10.4% come from a BAME background, 5.9% consider themselves to have a disability and 2.8% identify as being LGBT.