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Monday, 31 December, 2001, 10:09 GMT
Honours in the arts world
Lynn Redgrave in the BBC's Calling the Shots (1994)
Lynn Redgrave in the BBC's Calling the Shots (1994)
Lynn Redgrave, 58, one of the famous Redgrave theatrical dynasty, is made an OBE in the diplomatic list.

Her West End debut was in 1962 in The Tulip Tree, and she won a Golden Globe Award in the US in 1966 for her performance in the title role in Georgy Girl.

Denis Quilley
Denis Quilley: "Honoured and delighted"
She was nominated for an Oscar in 1998 for Gods and Monsters, co-starring Ian McKellen.

The Shakespearean actor Denis Quilley is made an OBE. Quilley has a long career spanning film, TV and theatre work, and says his most fond memory was being asked by Sir Laurence Olivier to star opposite him on stage.

"I feel honoured and delighted," he said of the award, adding that his career has been "50 years of pure pleasure".

"I'm just glad it came before it's too late," he said

He has also been in such movies as Masada, opposite Peter O'Toole, Murder On The Orient Express, and Evil Under The Sun with Peter Ustinov.

Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margolyes: Esteemed supporting actress and voice artist
His recent theatre work includes La Cage Aux Folles at the Palladium, The White Devil and School For Scandal for the National Theatre, and Peter Shaffer's Royal Hunt Of The Sun.

UK character actress, Miriam Margolyes, 60, is made an OBE. Margolyes has excelled in eccentric comedy roles.

She won a Bafta best supporting actress award in 1994 for her role as Mrs Mingott in The Age of Innocence.

Her portrayal of Flora Finching in the Sands films production of Little Dorrit earned her the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Author Penelope Lively is made a CBE. She is regarded as an observant and diverting commentator on 20th century British society and its customs.

There is an OBE for author Rosamunde Pilcher, who has been described as the grande dame of the romantic novel.

She has been writing for 60 years and has produced more than 30 novels, including The Shell Seekers, Coming Home and the recent Winter Solstice.

Sir George Christie, who was chairman of Glyndebourne Productions Ltd for more than 40 years until 1999, becomes a Companion of Honour.

Richard Van Allan, 66, the principal bass and veteran of the English National Opera, is made a CBE.

He has been appearing at Glyndebourne on an almost annual basis for years and is regarded as one of the great actor-singers of his generation.

Colin Graham is made an OBE in the diplomatic list for services to British opera and music in the US.

His production for the English National Opera of Prokoviev's War and Peace almost 30 years ago is still talked about as one of the finest productions of its type ever staged.

Giles Havergal, director of the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, is made a CBE for services to the theatre.

He is renowned for his creativity and his all-black production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in modern dress with a minimum of decor will long be remembered.

In the diplomatic list, Anthony Cragg, the sculptor, receives a CBE for services to art. He is noted for his enigmatic wooden heaps, miniature landscapes and tableaux.

There is also a CBE for Ian Hamilton Finlay, the Scottish sculptor.

Timothy Clifford, director-general of the National Galleries of Scotland, becomes a knight. He is a leading authority on Italian art.

Josephine Mary Collins, a founder and now director of music of the Chicken Shed Theatre in north London, is made an MBE for services to music.

Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy: Widely acclaimed as the UK's leading female poet
Siobhan Davies, one of the leading choreographers of her age, gets a CBE. Her Siobhan Davies Dance Company has won rave reviews over the years.

Thea Musgrave, who lives in the US and is seen as one of the UK's outstanding composers and conductors, receives a CBE in the diplomatic list.

The poet Carol Ann Duffy is made a CBE. She writes poetry both for children and adults and is famed for her wit and wisdom, toughness and tenderness.

Daphne Jane Todd, the portrait painter, is made an OBE for services to art. She concentrates on "ordinary people" and one of her best-known works is of the man who has emptied her cesspit for 20 years.

In the field of architecture, there is a knighthood for Nicholas Grimshaw, who designed the futuristic Eden Project, the giant botanical garden in Cornwall.

Grimshaw was also the architect of London's Eurostar terminal, Waterloo International.

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