Bri­tish divers hon­ored

Cebu Daily News - - WORLD -

LON­DON — Bri­tish divers who res­cued young soc­cer play­ers trapped in a flooded cave i n Thai­land are among those be­ing rec­og­nized in Bri­tain’s New Year’s Hon­ors 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” — the fe­male equiv­a­lent of a knight — 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 rec­og­nized, as was film­maker Christo­pher Nolan, di­rec­tor of “In­cep­tion” and “Dunkirk,” and best-sell­ing au­thor Philip Pull­man, cre­ator of the Dark Ma­te­ri­als tril­ogy.

The list re­leased Fri­day also named 43 peo­ple who re­sponded quickly to the ex­trem­ist at­tacks in Manch­ester and Lon­don in 2017.

The hon­ors process starts with nom­i­na­tions from the pub­lic, which are win­nowed down by com­mit­tees and sent to the prime min­is­ter be­fore the var­i­ous hon­ors are be­stowed by Queen El­iz­a­beth II or se­nior roy­als next year.

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