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Actress Anna Massey collects CBE
Anna Massey
Massey won a Bafta for her role in Anita Brookner's Hotel Du Lac
Actress Anna Massey has been awarded a CBE for services to drama.

Massey received the honour from the Queen during an investiture at Buckingham Palace.

The 67-year-old actress - who is best known for her Bafta-winning role in Anita Brookner's Hotel Du Lac - has been a stalwart of UK productions.

Her film credits include 1960's Peeping Tom, Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy in 1972, comedy The Tall Guy in 1989 and The Importance of Being Earnest in 2002.

'Wonderful tradition'

Massey - the daughter of Canadian actor Raymond Massey, best known for his role as Dr Gillespie in the TV series Dr Kildare - was named in the New Year Honours list.

"I am absolutely thrilled to receive this," she said at the time.

"It was a lovely surprise to have my name put forward. We live in a country full of tradition and this is a wonderful tradition.

"In our profession, you get quite a lot of rejections so to receive something like this is lovely."

Massey was honoured alongside Iraq war hero Private Johnson Beharry, who was awarded the Victoria Cross, and record-breaking yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur, who received her damehood.

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