Film-maker Sam Mendes said he was “amazed, delighted and extremely proud” to receive a knighthood.
New Year Honours
Christopher Hampton, the writer behind the film Dangerous Liaisons, has crafted a vast and varied body of work across a five-decade career.
Snow Patrol front man Gary Lightbody has been made an OBE just days after his father died.
Veteran broadcaster Annie Nightingale said she is “deeply honoured” to be recognised in the New Year Honours list.
Hamilton star Giles Terera said he is “surprised, happy and very thankful” to be recognised in the New Year Honours.
The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson said she is pleased to be recognised in the New Year Honours because she feels children’s literature often takes a “back seat”.
Twiggy joked that it has been “purgatory” keeping the news of being made a Dame a secret.
Michael Palin paid tribute to his fellow Monty Python stars as he became the first member of the revered comedy group to receive a knighthood.
Chris Packham has said his CBE is a thank you from the animals that have been saved from suffering due to his conservation work.
Downton Abbey star Jim Carter has said he is “delighted” at being able to share news of his OBE with his 99-year-old mother, Molly Carter.
The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson called for an end to the closure of libraries as she was awarded a CBE.
Christopher Nolan is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century and among the highest grossing directors of all-time.
A woman who has helped recover almost £1 million in refunds for people who have bought concert tickets from resale website Viagogo has been awarded an MBE.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has been awarded a CBE for services to music in the New Year Honours list.
Author Philip Pullman said he was “very surprised and honoured” after being awarded a knighthood.
Men and women across the North-east have been honoured for their hard work and dedication in this year’s New Year’s Honours List.
Ruth Langsford has congratulated her “darling” husband and This Morning co-presenter Eamonn Holmes over his upcoming OBE.
“Secret weapon” of theatre Rosemary Squire said she was “absolutely delighted” to receive a Damehood in the New Year Honours.
A West End star who began his career selling ice cream and programmes in a London theatre has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours.
Lynne Franks, the PR guru who inspired Absolutely Fabulous, said she hopes receiving an OBE will shine a light on her work empowering women.
Stonehaven-based Karen Smith has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her service as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) veteran fundraiser.