Tom Hardy, Keira Knightley to get Queen’s b’day honours

New Delhi: British actors Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy and Keira Knightley are among those who will receive honours in the name of Queen Elizabeth II.
The list, which includes names of prominent personalities, was released by Britain’s Cabinet Office.

“The Queen’s Birthday Honours List recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom,” read the release.

The awards will reportedly be given out by the British monarch or a senior royal acting in her place during investitures at Buckingham Palace.

While Knightley is being handed an OBE for her services to drama and charity, Thompson will become Dame Emma, a high honour that is the female equivalent of becoming a knight. Hardy is being awarded a CBE for services to drama.