National treasure Olivia Colman has scooped a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The royal gong caps an awards-littered few months for the actress, 45, who claimed an Oscar and Bafta for The Favourite earlier this year. There were OBEs for Oliver's Army crooner Elvis Costello, chief scout Bear Grylls, and Good Wife star Cush Jumbo. Along with the famous names, the list also celebrates the efforts of those working to improve people's lives. Of the 1,073 people honoured across the UK in this year's list, 47% are women - slightly down on some previous lists. 10.4% come from a BAME background - the highest ever, by a small margin, in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Olivia Colman Olivia Colman said she was "totally thrilled" and "humbled" to be made a CBE for services to drama. The Oscar-winner first found fame as Sophie, the girlfriend of David Mitchell's neurotic Mark, in the British comedy Peep Show. She said in a statement to the Press Association: "I'm totally thrilled, delighted and … [Read more...] about Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019 in full
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Gallery PUBLISHED: 15:43 13 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:43 13 April 2019 Judy Rimmer Music Dayat Sudbury Upper School in 1998. Picture: WENDY TURNER Archant Did playing the recorder, piano, trombone or triangle at school start a lifelong musical passion - or did your interest last for just a few weeks? Stoke By Nayland Middle School Music Concert in June 1976Do you remember being issued with a recorder at school, or sitting down at the piano for the very first time?For many people, making music at school is a memory to cherish, providing the overture to all kinds of exciting musical experiences. Horning county primary schoolchildren music get together at the village hall in December 1967.James Wright from Ipswich started out on a career as a musician as a result of his schooldays. He was a pupil at Rushmere Hall Primary School, and recalls: “I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to play the violin from the age of seven. My music … [Read more...] about Did you play the recorder, triangle or trombone at school?