Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Ewan McGregor and Siobhan Redmond in New Years Honours list

Theatrical hounours in the 2013 New Year Honours list include OBE's for actors Adrian Lester and Ewan McGregor, Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington and theatre producer and Nimax chief executive Nica Burns. Other honours include actress Siobhan Redmond (MBE); choreographer Arlene Phillips (CBE). Deborah Bestwick, director of The Ovalhouse, a fringe venue in south London, receives an MBE for services to drama. Ms Patricia Cumper (MBE) playwright and artistic Director, Talawa Theatre Company, for services to Black British Theatre.
Ewan McGregor is recognised for his services to both drama and charity. He is an ambassador for Unicef. His film credits include Moulin Rouge, Trainspotting, and the Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace. London stage credits include Othello at the Donmar Warehouse in 2007.
Siobhan Redmond London stage credits include "Prince of Homburg" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2010 and "Perfect Days" at the Vaudeville in 1999. Her many TV credits include Lucy McGinty in Bulman (1985–1987), Maureen Connell in Between the Lines (1992–1994), Shona Spurtle in the anarchic Scottish sitcom The High Life (1994–1995), Madame Sin in In The Red BBC TV (1998), Janice Taylor in Holby City (2000–2002), Sharon in The Smoking Room (2004–2005).
CBE - Commander of the Order of the British Empire
OBE - Officer of the Order of the British Empire
MBE - Member of the Order of the British Empire
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New Year's Honours List: Children's charity pays tribute to Ewan McGregor OBE
Ewan McGregor is best know for his acting skills in flims such as Trainspotting and Star Wars but the Scottish actor has also tirelessly worked for charity and now one in particular pays tribute to him following his OBE award.

Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
Kids’ charity bosses last night paid tribute to movie star Ewan McGregor after he landed an OBE.
Ewan, 41, has been a huge supporter of the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) since 1998 after learning about their hospices for terminally ill youngsters. He was honoured for his services to charity and drama.
CHAS fundraising director Roslyn Neely said: “Ewan has been very good to us – he is such a worthy recipient.
“We are just delighted that he has been recognised for everything he has done for us and other charities.”
The Star Wars actor and his mum Carol, from Crieff, Perthshire, have helped raise thousands with a series of fundraisers and thrilled kids with visits to CHAS hospices.
Make Poverty History campaigner Ewan is also an ambassador for Unicef, and raised £285,000 for them through his TV motorcycle trip show Long Way Round.
He said last night: “I am delighted and touched to be on the New Year’s Honours list.”
Source (including photo): Daily Record

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