TV chef and Great British Bake Off judge PRUE LEITH was honored with a lady for her outstanding career.
The South African-born restaurateur, 81, is one of a number of stars from the world of film, music and entertainment to make the Queen’s Birthday Honors list.
She is joined by former Strictly Come Dancing judge ARLENE PHILLIPS, who also became a lady, and Oscar-nominated actor JONATHAN PRYCE, who was knighted.
Acclaimed actress RUTH WILSON, who starred in The Affair and Luther, was named an MBE for her contributions to the drama.
TV chef and Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith, 81, was awarded a lady on the Queen’s Birthday List for her outstanding career
Oscar nominated Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce, who will play Prince Phillip for the final two seasons of The Crown, has been knighted for his contributions to drama and charity
The experienced performer ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK, like the singer ALISON MOYET, is made an MBE for services to music.
LULU was named a CBE for music services while JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER accepted an OBE. Radio presenter SIMON MAYO has been appointed MBE for services related to broadcasting.
Dame Prue, named OBE in 1989 and CBE in 2010, said it was a “great honor” to be recognized this way. “I am thrilled, delighted and very grateful. I’m not sure if I deserve a pat on the back doing things I’ve loved all of my life – in business, cooking, or campaigning, ”she said.
“But I can’t pretend it’s not a great honor or a source of pride. Lady Prue! It will take some getting used to. ‘
In 1974 she founded a culinary school, Leith’s School of Food and Wine, and made a successful television career.
Acclaimed actress Ruth Wilson, who starred in The Affair and Luther, was named an MBE for her contribution to the drama
Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips was also awarded a lady in this year’s Birthday Honors List
She appeared on BBC Two’s Great British Menu for more than a decade, replacing Dame Mary Berry on Bake Off when it switched to Channel 4 in 2017. Last year she took part in an independent review to develop a series of recommendations for better hospital food, alongside Boris Johnson.
Dame Arlene, 78, best known for her contributions to dance and charity, has choreographed West End hits like Grease, The Wizard Of Oz, and The Sound Of Music.
She became one of the most recognizable faces on television when she joined the BBC’s original jury for Strictly Come Dancing.
The mother of two was named to the CBE for merits to dance and charity in 2013.
She said, “I am delighted and honored to be honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her services to dance and charity.
“This is really the highest recognition I could ever dream of.
Lulu National Treasure has received a CBE for music, entertainment and charity services. The 72-year-old singer, who represented Great Britain in the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest, received an OBE in 2000 more than two decades ago
Pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck described the award of an MBE as “a dream come true” after an impressive career spanning seven decades. He dedicated the honor to his late wife Patricia, who died in February after a battle with Covid
Miss Wilson, 39, is one of the UK’s most formidable acting talents and was recently featured on the small screen in His Dark Materials.
Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce, who will play Prince Phillip for the final two seasons of The Crown, has been knighted for his contributions to drama and charity. Sir Jonathan is one of the UK’s leading character actors and was nominated for an Academy Award last year for the role of Pope Francis in The Two Popes.
He cultivated an illustrious stage career before he made his breakthrough in Terry Gilliam’s cult hit Brazil in 1985 and appeared on the big screen in James Bond films Tomorrow Never Dies and in Evita.
The 74-year-old actor is also recognizable to television viewers as the High Sparrow in Game Of Thrones and Cardinal Wolsey in the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.
“The fact that Britain continues to honor those who work in the arts recognizes the great contribution artists make to our lives,” he said. “The arts remind people to be friendlier, more understanding, more questioning and more empathetic.”
Pop crooner Humperdinck described the award of an MBE after an impressive seven decades of career as a “dream come true”.
The 85-year-old singer, who was honored for his services to music, dedicated the honor to his late wife Patricia, who died in February after a fight with Covid. She had Alzheimer’s disease for more than a decade.
“I never thought that I would be a success in my life, but it happened,” he said. “I never thought I would be honored and it happened.
“My wife would have been delighted. I wish she would share that honor with me. ‘
Alison Moyet, who became one of the UK’s most successful singers in the 1980s, was named an MBE for her contribution to music. She was one half of the pop act Yazoo with former Depeche Mode musician Vince Clarke before becoming a successful solo artist
Cellist and conductor Julian Lloyd Webber, 70, was named OBE and said he hoped the honor would give his industry a boost
The 62-year-old BBC radio star Simon Mayo said of his MBE: “I have to admit that I am completely speechless. This is really a bad show for a broadcaster.
Known for his sideburns and deep tan, Humperdinck is best remembered for his ballads such as Release Me and The Last Waltz in the late 1960s.
Lulu National Treasure has received a CBE for music, entertainment and charity services. The 72-year-old singer, who represented Great Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1969, received an OBE in 2000 more than two decades ago.
Lulu was born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie and has made regular appearances in film, television, and stage for the past six decades.
Alison Moyet, who became one of the UK’s most successful singers in the 1980s, was named an MBE for her contribution to music. She was one half of the pop act Yazoo with former Depeche Mode musician Vince Clarke before becoming a successful solo artist.
She said the honor was a “remarkable happy 60th birthday surprise” ahead of her milestone celebration next week.
Cellist and conductor Julian Lloyd Webber, 70, was named OBE and said he hoped the honor would give his industry a boost.
Theater Impresario’s brother Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “I think it’s great for classical music and I’ve obviously been fortunate enough to work with great musical staff over the years and I believe without this award this award would not have been possible . ‘
BBC radio star Mayo, 62, said of his MBE: “I have to admit, I am completely speechless. This is really a bad show for a broadcaster. ‘