Members (Members of the Order of the British Empire)by Syl | created - 29 Dec 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Recipients of the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) past and present.
2. April Ashley
Self | I Am a Woman Now
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...
3. Pam Ayres
Actress | The Main Attraction
Pam Ayres was born on March 14, 1947 in Stanford-in-the-Vale, Oxfordshire, England. She is an actress and writer, known for The Main Attraction (1983), The Black and White Minstrel Show (1958) and Playbus (1988). She is married to Dudley Russell. They have two children.
5. Vera Atkins
Vera Atkins was born on June 15, 1908 in Galatz, Romania. She died on June 24, 2000 in Hastings, East Sussex, England.
Actress | A Lesson
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was born on December 10, 1949 in Uganda as Yasmin Damji. She is an actress, known for A Lesson, The Sundays (1998) and The Most Evil Men and Women in History (2001). She has been married to Colin Brown since 1990. They have one child. She was previously married to Shiraz ...
8. Joan Aiken
Writer | Night Gallery
Joan Aiken was born on September 4, 1924 in Rye, Sussex, England as Joan Delano Aiken. She was a writer, known for Night Gallery (1969), Mort un dimanche de pluie (1986) and Teatr telewizji (1953). She was married to Julius Goldstein and Ronald George Brown. She died on January 4, 2004 in Petworth,...
14. Aly Bain
Soundtrack | Wrongfully Accused
Aly Bain was born in 1946 in Lerwick, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Wrongfully Accused (1998), Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (2000) and Passing Places (1973).
15. Alfred Bestall
Writer | Jackanory
Alfred Bestall was born on December 14, 1892 in Mandalay, Burma as Alfred Edmeades Bestall. He was a writer, known for Jackanory (1965) and The Rupert Bear Story: A Tribute to Alfred Bestall (1982). He died on January 15, 1986 in Penlan, Wales.
30. Emily Blunt
Actress | Edge of Tomorrow
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and The Girl on the Train (2016), among many others.
Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of ...
Granddaughter of Major General Peter Blunt CB, MBE, GM, FCIT (died in 2003).
32. Eric Bristow
Actor | Heartlands
Eric Bristow was born on April 27, 1957 in Hackney, London, England as Eric John Bristow. He was an actor, known for Heartlands (2002), House of Flying Arrows (2016) and I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! (2002). He was married to Jane Higginbotham. He died on April 5, 2018 in Liverpool, ...
37. John Blakeley
Art_department | Reign of Fire
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 ...
48. Roy Barraclough
Actor | Funland
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 ...
51. Sue Barker
Actress | Mike Bassett: England Manager
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 ...
Soundtrack | Man of the Moment
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, "...
58. The Beatles
Soundtrack | The Beatles Anthology
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...
60. 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 ...
61. James Bolam
James Bolam was born on June 16, 1935 in Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England. He is known for his work on The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), When the Boat Comes In (1976) and The Likely Lads (1976). He is married to Susan Jameson. They have one child.
62. Johnny Briggs
Actor | Coronation Street
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 ...
71. John Byrne
Writer | Tutti Frutti
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 ...
73. John Barnes
Self | Bend It Like Beckham
John Barnes was born on November 7, 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica as John Charles Bryan Barnes. He is an actor, known for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), The Real McCoy (1991) and Sami YNWA (2017). He has been married to Andrea since December 2006. They have two children. He was previously married to Suzy.
Actor | Jackanory
John Blashford-Snell was born on October 22, 1936 in Hereford, England as John Nicholas Blashford-Snell. He is an actor, known for Jackanory (1965), You Bet! (1988) and This Is Your Life (1955). He has been married to Judith Frances Sherman since August 27, 1960. They have two children.
75. Jeremy Beadle
Producer | Hot Shots
Jeremy Beadle was born on April 12, 1948 in Hackney, London, England as Jeremy James Anthony Gibson Beadle. He was a writer and producer, known for Hot Shots (1994), Eureka (1981) and Beadle's About (1986). He was married to Susan (Sue) Maria Marshall. He died on January 30, 2008 in Westminster, ...
83. Louise Bennett
Actress | Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro
Louise Bennett was born on September 7, 1919 in Kingston, Jamaica as Louise Simone Bennett. She was an actress, known for Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro (1981), Calypso (1958) and Club Paradise (1986). She was married to Eric Winston Coverley. She died on July 26, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, ...
For Jamaican culture and Art in 1961.
87. 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 "...
Son of Tony Ball MBE.
90. Frith Banbury
Director | Theatre Night
Frith Banbury was born on May 4, 1912 in Plymouth, Devon, England as Frederick Harold Frith Banbury. He was an actor and director, known for Theatre Night (1957), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and ITV Television Playhouse (1955). He died on May 14, 2008 in London, England.