Members (Members of the Order of the British Empire)by Syl | created - 29 Dec 2011 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Recipients of the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) past and present.
Soundtrack | Skyfall
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born May 5, 1988) is a British singer-songwriter who has sold millions of albums worldwide and won a total of 15 Grammys as well as an Oscar. Adele's first two albums, 19 and 21, earned her critical praise and a level of commercial success unsurpassed among her peers. ...
4. 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...
11. Peter Armitage
Actor | Jack the Ripper
Peter Armitage was born on October 23, 1939 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Peter James Armitage. He was an actor, known for Jack the Ripper (1988), G.B.H. (1991) and Coronation Street (1960). He was married to Annabel Scase. He died on November 30, 2018.
14. 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 Playdays (1988). She is married to Dudley Russell. They have two children.
15. Ian Anderson
Soundtrack | The Boondock Saints
Ian Anderson, born in Fife, Scotland, is one of the most famous and innovative flute-players of the last 40 years. A singer and composer, Anderson is also a multi instrumentalist, including acoustic and electric guitars, saxophone, percussion, keyboards, bagpipe, violin, balalaika, clarinet and a ...
17. 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 ...
20. Bill Ashton
Self | Wood and Walters
William Michael Allingham Ashton OBE is a British saxophonist and composer, best known for co-founding the London Schools' Orchestra, now the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), of which he is Musical Director.
Ashton was born in Blackpool, Lancashire. From 1955-57 he was educated at Rossall ...
22. John Ammonds
Producer | The Morecambe & Wise Show
John Ammonds was born on May 21, 1924 in Kennington, London, England as John Edwin Ammonds. He was a producer and director, known for The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968), Bernie (1978) and The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978). He was married to Winifred Laithwaite and Win Ammonds. He died on ...
23. 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,...
34. Ben Ainslie
Actor | Above & Beyond: Land Rover Bar
Ben Ainslie was born on February 5, 1977 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England as Charles Benedict Ainslie. He is an actor, known for Above & Beyond: Land Rover Bar (2017), South Today (1961) and A Question of Sport (1970). He has been married to Georgie Thompson since December 20, 2014. They have...
37. Gerry Anderson
Writer | Invasion: UFO
Gerry Anderson was born on April 14, 1929 in West Hampstead, London, England as Gerald Alexander Abrahams. He was a writer and producer, known for Invasion: UFO (1974), UFO (1970) and UFO... annientare S.H.A.D.O. stop. Uccidete Straker... (1974). He was married to Mary Robins, Sylvia Anderson and ...
40. Amma Asante
Director | Belle
Amma Asante is a screenwriter and director, known for Belle (2013), and A Way of Life (2004). She is a former child actress, who began her writing career at the age of 23 with a script deals from both Channel 4 in the UK and BBC. Her first movie, A Way of Life, which she wrote and directed won her ...
44. Aly Bain
Soundtrack | Wrongfully Accused
Aly Bain was born in 1946 in Lerwick, Scotland. He is known for his work on Wrongfully Accused (1998), Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (2000) and Wild Rose (2018).
47. 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).
57. 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, "...
62. Carol Brady
Self | ITV Lunchtime News
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to consumers and better regulations. She is the Chair of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Board and lives in Swadlincote, Derybshire, England.
63. 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 ...
73. Louise Bennett
Actress | Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro
She received her education from Ebenezer and Calabar Elementary Schools, St. Simon's College, Excelsior College, Friends College (Highgate).
Her contribution to Jamaican cultural life was such that she was honored with the M.B.E., the Norman Manley Award for Excellence (in the field of Arts), the ...
For Jamaican culture and Art in 1961.
Self | The Big Questions
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to People who experience Drug Addiction and their Families. She is the Founder of DrugFAM in Twyford, Berkshire, England.
78. 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.
81. 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.
83. Tim Bentinck
Actor | By the Sword Divided
Best known as the voice of David Archer in the BBC Radio series, The Archers, which he has played since 1982, Tim is also an accomplished stage, film, radio and television actor. From the swashbuckling Tom Lacey in the 80s series By The Sword Divided to starring with David Jason in 2012's The Royal...
84. 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, ...
86. James Bolam
Actor | When the Boat Comes In
James Bolam was born on June 16, 1935 in Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England. He is known for his work on When the Boat Comes In (1976), The Likely Lads (1976) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). He is married to Susan Jameson. They have one child.
88. 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...
92. 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 ...
96. 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.
97. 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 ...
98. 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 Never the Twain (1981). He was married to Jane Higginbotham. He died on April 5, 2018 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.