Crawford, Parsons, Acosta All Honoured in New Year's List

Crawford, Parsons, Acosta All Honoured in New Year's List

Many of Britain's favourite performers have picked up honours in this year's New Year's list.

Michael Crawford, who created the role of the Phantom, has received a CBE for services to charity.

Nicholas Parsons, the veteran actor, comedian and presenter, has also received a CBE for his charity work.

Dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta has received a CBE for his contribution to the art.

Comic Sandi Toksvig has received an OBE for services to broadcasting.

Singer Katherine Jenkins, who recorded a version of Love Never Dies, has received an OBE for her charity work and contribution to music.

Actress Lynda Bellingham, who had to withdraw from the planned production of A Passionate Woman after being diagnosed with cancer, has received an OBE for her charity work.




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Carrie Dunn After spending her formative years reading books and ending up with a Masters degree in English literature from King's College London, it was inevitable that Carrie should be a journalist. Her pure and simple delight in the art-form of musical theatre led to the Guardian asking her to be their West End Girl. Since then, she's picked up a PhD, and also written for many other UK publications, including the Times and the Independent. She has many eclectic loves, including sport, karaoke, reality television, MMORPGs, three-volume Victorian novels, the British seaside, embroidery and Veronica Mars.


 

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