Python, divers net Queen’s honours
BRITISH divers who rescued young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin.
Twiggy, a model who shot to stardom during the Beatles era, will become a dame while Palin, whose second career has seen him become an acclaimed travel documentary maker, receives a knighthood.
Jim Carter, who played the acerbic Mr Carson in
Downton Abbey, was also recognised, as was filmmaker Christopher Nolan, director of Inception and Dunkirk, and bestselling author Philip Pullman, creator of the
Dark Materials trilogy. The list also named 43 people who responded quickly to the extremist attacks in Manchester and London in 2017.
Divers Joshua Bratchley, Lance Corporal Connor Roe and Vernon Unsworth will be made Members of the Order of the British Empire for their roles in the Thai cave rescue at Tham Luang this year.
Four other British cave divers will receive civilian gallantry awards.