Members (Members of the Order of the British Empire)

Recipients of the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) past and present.
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April Ashley
April Ashley was born a boy in 1935 and christened George Jamieson. His father was a sailor in the British Royal Navy during WWII with an affinity for drink who sired 10 children in quick succession. George(April) was frail, with a calcium deficiency and refused to eat most food or drink his school milk and ended up with malnutrition...
 
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Lea Anderson
Miscellaneous Crew, Velvet Goldmine
 
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Angela Allen
Miscellaneous Crew, Ronin
 
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Derek Bell
Soundtrack, Barry Lyndon
 
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Emily Blunt
Actress, Sicario
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Girl on the Train, among many others. Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of four children in the family of Joanna Mackie...
“ Granddaughter of Major General Peter Blunt CB, MBE, GM, FCIT (died in 2003). ” - Syl
 
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Errol Brown
Soundtrack, Zodiac
 
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E.F. Benson
Born the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, E.F. Benson was a prolific writer of novels, ghost stories and biographies. Best known for the delightful '"Mapp & Lucia"' tales of two genteel ladies and their battles for social status.
 
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John Blakeley
Art Department, Batman Begins
John Blakeley is an internationally renowned sculptor. After studying illustration at Blackpool Art College, he went on to study sculpture at The City and Guilds of London Art School, anatomy at The Royal Academy and life drawing at St Martins School of Art. He won coveted scholarships to the famous Academia of Sculpture in Carrara...
 
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Jonathan Betts
Miscellaneous Crew, Longitude
 
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Roy Barraclough
Roy Barraclough began his career as a draughtsman, taking time off to work as an entertainer in a holiday camp on the Isle of Wight. Combining his day job with local amateur theatre for several years, he was eventually offered a full-time acting contract by repertory theatre producer Nita Valerie with her company in Huddersfield...
 
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Sue Barker
Began her career as a professional tennis player when she moved to the USA in 1973. In 1976 she won the French Open Championship, her only Grand Slam title. However, following recurring injuries and loss of form, she retired in 1985, and after a short hiatus began her broadcasting career in Australia...
 
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The Beverley Sisters
The Beverley Sisters were originally knows as The Chinnery Sisters, singing in their spare time, between secretarial work. They were talent spotted in 1945, and re-named the Beverley Sisters, before appearing on BBC Radio programmes like "Variety Bandbox". Their first film was a 1947 Pathé short, "Her Bathing Suit Never Got Wet"...
 
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The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas of love...
 
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June Brown
Actress, EastEnders
June Brown served in the Wrens and was classically trained at the Old Vic Drama School. She has enjoyed a long career in the theatre, television and the cinema. The actor Nigel Hawthorne described her as "one of the most beautiful creatures I've seen on stage" after seeing her performance as Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"...
 
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Johnny Briggs
Born in South London on Sept 5, 1935, to Ernest and Rose Briggs, Johnny had a younger sister, Barbara, who died in 1955 at age 15. As a boy, he sang soprano in a church choir and during World War II he was evacuated to the safety of the English countryside. Back in London he won a scholarship, at age 12...
 
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John Byrne
John Byrne was born to an Irish Catholic family in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He grew up in the Ferguslie Park housing scheme and was educated at the town's St Mirin's Academy before attending Glasgow School of Art from 1958 to 1963. Byrne has received three Honorary Doctorates: in 1997 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Paisley...
 
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Kenny Baker
Music Department, The Black Glove
 
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Luella Bartley
Costume Designer, Fashiontrance
 
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“ For Jamaican culture and Art in 1961. ” - Syl
 
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Michael Ball
Michael Ball has enjoyed a very successful and varied career over the last 20 years, both in the West End and on the Concert Stage, working with some of the 20th century's most prolific musical theatre composers. After graduating from the Guildford School of Acting, his professional debut was in "Godspell," playing the role of John the Baptist/Judas...
“ Son of Tony Ball MBE. ” - Syl
 
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Gary Brooker
Soundtrack, Oblivion
 
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Alison Cronin
Miscellaneous Crew, Monkey Life
 
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