Officers (Officers of the British Empire) or OBE's

Missing is Halle Orchestra concertmaster Martin Milner awarded in June 1987.
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Nazir Afzal
Nazir Afzal OBE is now a National Director of UK's Crown Prosecution Service and one of its most celebrated advocates. He frequently speaks publicly to large audiences and the media as the Service's ambassador to the communities and regularly in print and broadcast media. He has successfully prosecuted...
 
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“ Presented honor by Richard Taylor OBE. ” - Syl
 
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Christabel Albery
Production Manager, Without a Clue
 
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Felix Aylmer
Actor, Henry V
British character actor Felix Aylmer was educated at Oxford and later studied drama, making his stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1911. During World War I he served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and resumed his stage career after the war ended. He entered films in 1930 and stayed in them for the next 40 years...
 
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Andrea Arnold
Actress, No 73
 
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Susie Amy
Susie Amy was born in London in 1981, and brought up in Surrey. Although she always studied drama, she went to academic schools all her life. An agent spotted her in 1999 when she was doing a play at the National Theatre in London - 'After Juliet' by Sharman McDonald. Over the next two years she got parts in _"Sirens" (2002) (mini)_, the sitcom 'Sam's Game', 'The Swap' and 'My Family'...
“ Daughter of OBE Recipient. ” - Syl
 
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Craig Armstrong
Composer, Love Actually
Craig Armstrong, born in Glasgow, 1959. Studied composition and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 1977 to 1981. From his base in Glasgow he has written for film, classical commissions and solo recordings. He has composed for Baz Lurhmann's Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, The Quiet American...
 
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Ken Annakin
A former salesman and journalist, Ken Annakin got into the film industry making documentary shorts. His feature debut, Holiday Camp, was a comedy about a Cockney family on vacation. It was made for the Rank Organization and was a modest success, spawning three sequels, all of which he directed. He worked steadily thereafter...
 
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Ken Adam
Ken Adam was a British movie production designer, best known for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for Dr. Strangelove (1964). His first major screen credit was as production designer on the British thriller Soho Incident (1956). In 1961 he was hired for the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962)...
 
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Remi Adefarasin
Cinematographer, Match Point
 
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Brian Aldiss
Brian Wilson Aldiss, a British writer, anthologist, and critic, published his first book, "The Brightfount Diaries", in 1955. That same year he won his first literary award for his short story "Not For an Age." The most popular science fiction writer of the United Kingdom in the late twentieth century...
 
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John Barry
Music Department, Juke Box Jury
John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic environment...
 
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Brenda Blethyn
Actress, Atonement
After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved. Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving money during her time there...
 
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Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker's remarkable versatility as a performer can be traced back to his time in repertory theatre, where he was able to play a wide range of roles and develop his talent for accents, voices and verbal dexterity. It was during this time that he met Glenn Melvyn, who taught him how to stammer (something he would later use to great effect in the sitcom Open All Hours)...
 
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Brian Bennett
Music Department, Black Dynamite
Composer Brian Bennett is the three times winner of the Ivor Novello Award. Initially achieving fame as drummer with The Shadows, he has since forged a career as one of Britain's leading writers of music to picture. Brian was born in London in 1940 and by the late 1950s was one of the most sought-after percussionists around...
 
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Darcey Bussell
Darcey Bussell is one of Britain's leading Ballet stars. She studied at the Royal Ballet school and joined the SWRB in 1987 becoming the principal soloist in 1989. Her repertory includes Odette, Cinderella, Giselle, Juliet, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Raymonda, Manon, Mitzi Caspar, and the Black Queen. She won the Prix De Lausanne in 1986 and the Evening Standard Ballet award in 1990...
 
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Betty E. Box
British producer Betty Box started out as a commercial artist. Her brother Sydney Box was a documentary filmmaker, and during World War II he asked Betty to join him at Verity Films. She took to it like a fish to water, and by the time the war ended she was in charge of almost a dozen documentary units at the studio...
 
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Ita Buttrose
One of Australia's leading media personalities, Ita Buttrose was the founding editor of Cleo magazine. She was also editor of The Australian Women's Weekly, Editor in Chief of the Sydney Daily Telegraph & Sydney Sunday Telegraph and the Sun-Herald in Sydney and editor and founder of ITA Magazine. She has also published A Passionate Life...
 
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Jack Brabham
Self, Formula 1
Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Jack Brabham had a long and fruitful career in racing. The Australian native won numerous titles in his home country before taking on the world. After Brabham entered the prestigious Formula 1 series, he raced for the Cooper Car Co., who provided him with his first two World Championships in 1959 & 1960...
 
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Cicely Berry
Miscellaneous Crew, The Last Emperor
 
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Roy Button
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
 
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Jazzy B.
Music Department, Deadpool
Jaswinder Singh Bains, more popularly known as Jazzy B, is a Punjabi language Bhangra singer-songwriter.He has released 11 studio albums, including two religious ones. He has been singing since 1993. He has collaborated on many tracks and two soundtracks. Bains has also made his debut in acting in the movie Best of Luck (2013) with Gippy Grewal.
 
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Richard Bonynge
Music Department, Spectre
 
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Charles Beare
Miscellaneous Crew, The Red Violin
 
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Ranjit Bolt
Miscellaneous Crew, Pasternak
 
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Miss Bluebell
Margaret Kelly was born on June 24, 1910 in Dublin's Rotunda Hospital. Her parents left her as a baby with Mary Murphy, a spinster nurse, saying that they would be back for her in three months. They never returned; and Mary Murphy, already caring for two sisters and a brother, moved with her to Liverpool when she was four years old...
 
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Quentin Blake
Art Department, Jackanory
 
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David Beckham
David Beckham is one of Britain's most iconic athletes whose name is also an elite global advertising brand. He was captain of the English national team from 2000 to 2009, scored in three different FIFA World Cups, and played midfield for clubs in Manchester, England, Madrid, Spain, and Milan, Italy; he also won the MLS Cup playing for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2011 and 2012...
 
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Don Black
Soundtrack, Madagascar
 
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Pierce Brosnan
Actor, GoldenEye
Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left the household when Pierce was a child and although reunited later in life...
 
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Heston Blumenthal
Heston is a self-taught English chef renowned for his experimental and scientific approach to cooking and gastronomy. He holds multiple honorary degrees in recognition of his scientific approach to cooking. He is the head chef of The Fat Duck, a three Michelin-starred restaurant voted the best restaurant in the world in 2005...
 
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Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1951. He settled in England in 1977 and lived in North Yorkshire for almost two decades. He now lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. His travel books are "The Lost Continent", "Neither Here Nor There", "Notes From a Small Island", "A Walk in the Woods", "I'm a...
 
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Floella Benjamin
One of the most famous presenters of Play School she has recently devoted her life to charity work. As well as sitting on the Board of Governors of Britain's National Film & Television School, she was awarded the OBE by the Queen for services to broadcasting and charity in 2001. As of 28th May 2010...
 
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Barbara Broccoli
Producer, Skyfall
She is one of the entertainment industry's most successful female producers. Barbara Broccoli was born to legendary filmmaker Albert R. Broccoli, affectionately known as Cubby, and Dana Broccoli on June 18, 1960. Not long after, Cubby Broccoli and his new partner, Harry Saltzman, secured studio backing...
 
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Jack Cardiff
Almost universally considered one of the greatest cinematographers of all time, Jack Cardiff was also a notable director. He described his childhood as very happy and his parents as quite loving. They performed in music hall as comedians, so he grew up with the fun that came with their theatrical life in pantomime and vaudeville...
 
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Annette Crosbie
Crosbie was born in Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland, to Presbyterian parents who disapproved of her becoming an actress. Nevertheless, she joined the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School while still in her teens. Her big break came in 1970 when she was cast as Catherine of Aragon in the BBC television series The Six Wives of Henry VIII...
 
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Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting classes at the Glasgow Arts Centre...
 
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Gurinder Chadha
Gurinder Chadha was born in Kenya, and grew up in Southall, London, England. She began her career as a news reporter with BBC Radio, directed several award winning documentaries for the BBC, and began an alliance with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Channel Four. In 1990, Chadha set up her own production company: Umbi Films.
 
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George Cole
Actor, Minder
George Cole OBE is a veteran British film, television and stage actor whose impressive career has spanned over 60 years. For many, he will perhaps be best remembered for playing one of the most endearing characters of recent times on British television, "Arthur Daley", the shifty but very likable "business man" in the hit ITV drama series, Minder...
 
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Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins, OBE, came to prominence with portraying Sarah Moffat in BBC's Upstairs, Downstairs and its spin-off Thomas and Sarah during the 1970s. After having played the title-role in the play "Shirley Valentine" for which she earned Laurence Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk awards, she reprised the role in its film adaptation Shirley Valentine...
 
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Henry Cooper
Before the ascent of Lennox Lewis in the 1990s, Henry Cooper was considered the greatest heavyweight boxer in modern British history. Friendly, polite, well-mannered, and always a "good sport", he and his twin brother George Cooper (he fought as Jim Cooper) embarked on colorful professional boxing careers together...
 
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