Kenny Dalglish, Emma Thompson and Ms Dynamite named in Queens Birthday Honours list
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has been knighted and two-time Golden Globe winner Emma Thompson made a dame in the Queens birthday honours list.
Some 210 people have been made an OBE this year, 392 an MBE, and 318 awarded a BEM (British Empire Model).
Around half of the honorees are women, while 10% of all those on the list are from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
Sir Kenny, who managed Liverpool at the time of the Hillsborough disaster and remained a steadfast support of the families in their lengthy quest for justice, said he was hugely proud to have accepted the accolade for services to football, charity and the City of Liverpool.
The 67-year-old and his wife Marina have also helped raise millions of pounds for cancer treatment through the Marina Dalglish Appeal after she successfully battled breast cancer.
Joking that he thought the letter informing him of the knighthood had been from the taxman, he added of the achievement: We only set out to do the best we possibly could, even through all the other stuff – the charity or Hillsborough, it was to help people because somebody helped us.
Dame Emma, 59, receives her honour for services to drama. She has won Oscars, two Golden Globes and three BAFTAs in a professional career that has spanned more than three decades.
The actors Keira Knightley and Tom Hardy are awarded an OBE and CBE respectively.
Following a wave of terror attacks which struck the UK in 2017, former assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Mark Rowley, who led the national response, is honoured with a knighthood.
There are no honours for local heroes involved in the response to the Grenfell Tower fire, but the Cabinet has said it expects acts of bravery and extraordinary community spirit which emerged from the tragedy to feature on future lists.
The brother of aid worker David Haines, who was murdered by Islamic State extremists, is made an OBE for his work against terrorism.
Premier League and former England striker Jermain Defoe described himself as blessed and humbled to be recognised with an OBE for his services to the charitable foundation set up in his name.
The 35-year-old struck up a strong friendship with six-year-old football mascot Bradley Lowery, as the little boy battled a rare childhood cancer last year.
Anthony Joshua, the world heavyweight champion boxer, is made an OBE for services to sport. Alpine skier Menna Fitzpatrick, Britains most successful winter Paralympian, is the youngest on this years list at just 20. She has picked up an MBE for services to Paralympic winter Olympic sport.
Ms Dynamite is honoured with an MBE, under her real name Niomi McLean-Daley, for services to music, while Mobo Awards founder Kanya King receives a CBE for services to music and culture.
Japan-born Nobel prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, knighted for his services to literature, said he was deeply touched to receive this honour from the nation that welcomed me as a small foreign boy.
Former Second World War nurse Rosemary Powell, who at 103 is the oldest on the list, is made an MBE for voluntary service to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, having spent 97 years collecting for the charity.
Stacey Dooley, known for her BBC Three investigative series covering topics ranging from the fight against Isis to the abortion debate, receives an MBE for services to broadcasting.
Among the politicians honoured are Conservative MPs Eleanor Laing and Bernard Jenkin, awarded a damehood and a knighthood respectively for their political and public service, while Labours Louise Ellman has also been made a dame for parliamentary and political services.