Queen's Birthday Honours: Olivia Colman and Bear Grylls honoured

Lee Child

Lee Child

Olivia Colman and Elvis Costello are among the stars named in Queen Elizabeth II's 2019 birthday honours list.

Three-quarters of recipients in this year's list are people rewarded for outstanding work in their communities, either in a voluntary or paid capacity.

Musicians from the worlds of rock, rap and jazz have also been recognised.

The British actor, who bagged an Academy Award for her role as queer Queen Anne in The Favourite earlier this year, is now a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).

"Delighted and humbled to be in the company of these incredible people, most of whom have been nowhere near as visible as I have, but should be - and hopefully now will be. It's such an honour".

It was her part as the hotel manager in 2015's The Lobster that paired her up with Greek film-maker Yorgos Lanthimos, who would go on to direct her Oscar win. She plays Elizabeth in the upcoming third season of The Crown, which is now in production.

Of the 1,073 people honoured across the United Kingdom in this year's list, 47 per cent are women - slightly down on some previous lists - while 10.4 per cent come from a BAME background - the highest ever, by a small margin, in the Queen's Birthday Honours, although the figure was 12 per cent in this year's New Year Honours list.

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Other appointees include LGBTI people, such as openly gay acclaimed theatre actor Simon Russell Beale, who received a knighthood.

Beale, the two-time Olivier award victor, will be knighted for his services to drama after a career spanning four decades.

In addition, singer-songwriter Elvis Costello receives an OBE for services to music.

Comedian and television presenter Griff Rhys Jones's services to charity and entertainment have been recognised with an OBE.

Authors Joanna Trollope and Lee Child - of the Jack Reacher series - are made CBEs, while journalist and broadcaster Dan Snow gets an MBE.

Among this year's honorees were seven Holocaust survivors awarded British Empire medals for services to Holocaust education: Walter Kammerling, 95, Ernest Simon, 89, Gabrielle Keenaghan, 92, Ruzena Levy, 89, Ann Kirk, 90, Bob Kirk, 94, and George Hans Vulkan, 89.

The Lobster, which also starred Colin Farrell, and Colman's The Favourite co-star Rachel Weisz, was set in a surreal dystopian future, where single people are obliged to find a romantic partner within 45 days or are turned into animals.

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