U.K. pays tribute to Graham King

Producer honored in New Year's awards list

Producer Graham King and thesp Patrick Stewart are among industryites honored in Blighty’s New Year’s Honors List while helmer Peter Jackson was similarly lauded by his homeland, New Zealand.

King, whose credits include “The Aviator” and “The Departed,” was awarded the title Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), under the U.K.’s complex system of honors, which is approved by the Queen.

Shakespearean actor and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star Stewart received a knighthood, as did “Lovely Bones” helmer Jackson.

FilmFour topper Tessa Ross, one of the driving forces behind “Slumdog Millionaire,” was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE); along with Phyllida Lloyd, helmer of the stage and film versions of “Mamma Mia!”; Margaret Tyzack, whose TV credits number “The Forsyte Saga” and “I, Claudius”; and Universal Music Group Intl. chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge.

National Theater director Nicholas Hytner, responsible for the stage and film versions of “The History Boys,” was knighted.

Jonnie Turpie, founder and director of Maverick Television, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to international trade.

(Leo Barraclough contributed to this report.)

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