This Is England actor Stephen Graham and comedian Frank Skinner will be among those honored at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
Graham, 49, best known for his role as Andrew Gascoigne in the 2006 film This Is England, will be awarded an OBE for his roles in the television series.
The Liverpudlian actor, who recently played Mr Wormwood in Matilda The Musical, and featured in the BBC hit series Line Of Duty, paid tribute to his mother, whom he announced has passed away. died on December 31st.
Graham wrote on Twitter: “I feel so honored and proud to share this with her. An OBE for both of us, Mom.”
Also receiving the honor is comedian Frank Skinner, who will be awarded an MBE for services to Entertainment.
Skinner, 66, whose real name is Christopher Collins, said when he received the notice of his honor, he thought there might have been an “administrative error”.
The comedian, who co-wrote the Three Lions national anthem for Euro 1996, added: “I mostly settled with laughter and applause and they disappeared pretty quickly into the air.
“So getting the right medal that you can hold and hit the ball regularly (it) has given my career a lasting feel that I like.”
Also named MBEs at Buckingham Palace are Verity Naylor, chief executive of the British Paralympic Association, and Georgina Harland, the British Olympic Association’s first female chef for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Both women were honored in the Queen’s 2022 Birthday Honors. Harland said she was “extremely proud and humbled to be awarded the MBE for her contributions to Olympic Sports”.
She added: “Forever grateful to everyone who has influenced and been a part of my sporting career as well as the unwavering support from family, friends and colleagues.”