The Crown’s Olivia Colman, Bear Grylls and more given The Queen’s birthday honours

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The Crown‘s Oli Colman and Bear Grylls are among the names on The Queen’s birthday honours list.

Colman has been awarded a CBE, topping off a somewhat successful few months that previously saw her win an Oscar and a BAFTA for her performance in The Favourite.

The actress said she was “totally thrilled” and “humbled” to be awarded for her services to drama. She also drew attention to those who have received honours but been less visible than her.

The Crown's Oli Colman, Bear Grylls and more given The Queen's birthday honours

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She said in a statement to the Press Association: “I’m totally thrilled, 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.”

This recognition is quite intriguingly timed since Colman will be playing The Queen in the upcoming third season of Netflix’s The Crown.

Meanwhile, Bear Grylls – who has been made an OBE for his services to young people, the media and charity – said he shares his honour with Scout volunteers around the UK.

The survivalist expert said: “This really is a huge honour and it’s something, if I’m honest, that I never expected to happen. But I really do feel it’s a team effort, this award is for every one of those incredible Scout volunteers.

The Crown's Oli Colman, Bear Grylls and more given The Queen's birthday honours


“We now have over half a million Scouts and volunteers in this country who give up so much of their time and energy to help young people and this award is for you guys, so if you’re a Scout volunteer, congratulations, we share this one together.”

Other stars to receive honours include comedian and actor Jack Reacher author Lee Child (CBE), Griff Rhys Jones (OBE), presenter Dan Snow (MBE), singers Alfie Boe and Elvis Costello (OBE), musician MIA (MBE) and The Good Wife star Cush Jumbo (OBE).

1,073 people across the UK received honours, with 10.4% coming from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background – the highest percentage ever.

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