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New Year’s Honours 2017: The famous faces who made the list

The athletes, entertainers and designers who were recognised this year

By Alexia Dellner, 02 January 2017
New Year’s Honours 2017: The famous faces who made the list

Olympic athletes and entertainment stars were among those who made the New Year’s Honours list, which 'recognises the achievements and services of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.'

Tennis champion Andy Murray and double gold-winning athlete Mo Farah are to receive knighthoods, while heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill will become a dame.

 

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The Paralympic dressage rider and 11-times gold medalist Lee Pearson will also become a Sir, while Great Britain's most decorated female Olympian, rower Katherine Grainger, will be made a dame. Recently married couple and Olympic cycling champions Jason Kenny and Laura Kenny have also received a matching pair of CBEs.

Away from sport, The Kinks frontman Ray Davies will receive a knighthood, as well as Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance for his service to theatre, and Keeping Up Appearances actress Patricia Routledge is made a dame for her services to theatre and charity. 

 

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Former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, is also to receive an OBE for her services to the fashion industry, while Editor-in-chief of American Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour, is receiving a Damehood for her services to fashion and journalism. 

Of course, the New Year's Honours list isn't just about celebrities. Out of the 1,197 people who have been recognised this year, an impressive 74% of awards will go to people who have undertaken outstanding work in their local community.

This includes a BEM for Heather Edwards for services to people with dementia and an MBE for Susan Green who has volunteered with the Samaritans for over 30 years. And after holding a number of senior posts in the Scout Association, Maurice Brunton receives an MBE at the age of 92. Congratulations to all those recognised for their work!

Read the full New Year’s Honours 2017 list here