Former Leeds United and Wales footballer Gary Speed received an MBE for his services to the sport.
Champion hurdler Tony McCoy was given an OBE for his contribution to horse racing.
Midsomer Murders and Bergerac star John Nettles also received an OBE for his services to television.
Former Poet Laureate Simon Armitage was made a CBE for his services to literature.
Winter Olympian Amy Williams was made an MBE after she won gold in the bob skeleton at Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
England women’s football team coach Hope Powell has a CBE for her contribution to sport.
Former D:Ream keyboard player turned celebrity scientist Professor Brian Cox received an OBE for his contribution to science.
Former Formula One racer David Coulthard has an MBE for his achievements in the sport. He is the highest British points scorer in F1.