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Saturday, 16 June, 2001, 10:56 GMT 11:56 UK
Dudley Moore celebrates CBE
Dudley Moore
Moore has appeared in Royal Variety Performances
Comedian and actor Dudley Moore has been made a CBE in the overseas and diplomatic Birthday Honours list.

Moore, 66, who suffers from a degenerative brain disease, first came to public attention in the 1960s with the Beyond the Fringe Show.

Collins is one of the UK's most popular actresses
Collins is one of the UK's most popular actresses
He went on to act in a number of films such as 10 and Arthur and has a reputation for being an outstanding pianist.

The Essex-born performer heads a long and varied list of stage and screen who are honoured this year.

Actress Pauline Collins, 60, who was Oscar-nominated for her role in Shirley Valentine, is to be made an OBE.

She won a Golden Globe and a Bafta that role, but the actress also made a great impact in television, especially with her husband John Alderton in LWT's Forever Green.

Eileen Atkins
Actress Atkins also co-wrote Upstairs, Downstairs
Another much-loved actress Eileen Atkins, already a CBE, is made a Dame on her 67th birthday.

Atkins first came to public notice in the 1961 film The Killing of Sister George and is a leading stage actress.

She has also branched into writing, penning the screenplay for a film version of Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, which also starred Vanessa Redgrave.

David Bailey
Bailey made icons of the stars he photographed
Photographer David Bailey, best-known as the chronicler of early 1960s Swinging London, is to be made a CBE for his services to art.

And screen legend Christopher Lee is made a CBE.

Lee, 79, enjoys an acting career spanning more than five decades with some 250 films to his name but remains best-known as Hammer's Count Dracula.

Flautist James Galway is be made a knight for his services to music and Sir Colin Davis, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra is to be made Companion of Honour.

Christopher Lee
Lee prefers to be remembered for his non-horror roles
The Booker prize-winning author Ben Okri who wrote a poem for the Millennium entitled The Awakening Age, is made OBE.

Acclaimed choreographer David Bintley, director of Birmingham Royal Ballet and responsible for their recent recreation of the Arthur legends in dance, is to be made a CBE.

While the choreographer of the cult dance troupe Hot Gossip, Arlene Phillips, is made an OBE.

The Talented Mr Ripley director Anthony Minghella, who also won a best director Oscar for The English Patient, is to be made a CBE.

Minghella made his directorial debut with the supernatural romance Truly, Madly, Deeply in 1990 but before that was a celebrated author for theatre, radio, and television

Joan Armatrading
Armatrading penned a special tribute to Nelson Mandela
Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin, whose work influenced the Young British Artists of today, is made CBE.

Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Leslie Bricusse is made an OBE for services to the film industry and theatre.

Bricusse wrote the musicals Stop the World I Want to Get Off and the screenplay and scores of the films Doctor Doolittle starring Rex Harrison and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory.

Classical music entrepreneur and long-time Royal Opera House critic Raymond Gubbay is also made a CBE.

Barry Cryer
Barry Cryer: Star of Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
And Anne Rider, who translated Mozart's Cosi FanTutti into an acclaimed Bondi beachside romp, is made an OBE.

On the diplomatic and overseas list singer and actress Jane Birkin, famous for her rendition of Je t'Aime, written by her French lover the late Serge Gainsburg, is to be made an OBE.

The award is for her services to acting and Anglo-French cultural relations.

Also on the diplomatic and overseas list, is the US based historian and broadcaster Simon Schama, who is to be made a CBE.

James Galway
James Galway: King amongst Flautists
Schama presented the Bafta-winning BBC Two series A History of Britain and has written a number of history books including Landscape and Memory and An Embarrassment of Riches.

A similar award goes to actress Googie Withers, 84, who now lives in Australia.

The media industry is well-represented with OBEs for former BBC political editor Robin Oakley and BBC news presenter Moira Stuart.

Peter Job, chief executive of news service Reuters is to be knighted for services to the information and media industries.

Simon Schama
Schama's A History of Britain has been a critical and ratings success
There is a knighthood too for TV veteran Bill Cotton, chairman of Meridian Broadcasting and Neil Chalmers, director of the Natural History Museum.

Joan Armatrading, one of Britain's first black female stars and singer of Love and Affection, is to be made an MBE while veteran musician Bert Weedon, guitar hero to Eric Clapton, The Beatles and Sting, is to be made an OBE.

Comic writer and broadcaster Barry Cryer is to be made an OBE and political cartoonist Michael Heath, creator of Great Bores in Private Eye, is to be made MBE.

And the world of animation is also being honoured, with Gerry Anderson, the creator of the TV puppet series Thunderbirds, being made an MBE.

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