Helena Bonham Carter, Ronnie Corbett named CBEs in New Year Honours list

U2 producer Steve Lillywhite also receives the gong in annual list

Actress Helena Bonham Carter and comic Ronnie Corbett are among the stars of the entertainment world named CBEs in the annual New Year Honours list.

Music producer Steve Lillywhite, who has worked on records by the likes of U2, Morrissey and Peter Gabriel, was also named a CBE, along with broadcaster Clive James.

TV personalities Lorraine Kelly and Stuart Hall are among the other high profile names on the list, along with actor David Harewood, London Roundhouse artistic director Marcus Davey and Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford.

Poet Geoffrey Hill, TV mogul Peter Bazalgette and Royal Opera House music director Antonio Pappano all become knights, while author Penelope Lively is made a dame.

Speaking about the gong, Bonham Carter said that although she was thrilled, she wasn’t sure if she deserved it. She added:

I always thought my father deserved a medal for facing 25 years of chronic disability with quiet daily heroism, so I am delighted to accept such a wonderful honour in his memory.

See Direct.gov.uk to see the full New Year Honours list.