These are some of the celebrities that were included on this year’s New Year Honours list.
1. Sheila Hancock
Actress Sheila Hancock received a damehood for services to drama and charity. Hancock is best known for her appearances in film and television, including The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, A Discovery of Witches and Delicious. She has also appeared in a number of theatrical productions, including starring in Sister Act the Musical which ran at the London Palladium.
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2. Craig David
Singer, songwriter and music producer Craig David has been awarded an MBE for services to music. David has earned 43 award nominations over the course of his career, and won 12, including the Pop International award from Goldene Kamera, Songwriter of the Year from Ivor Novello Awards and Best R&B from MTV Europe Music Awards.
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3. Jed Mercurio
Screenwriter and producer Jed Mercurio has been made an OBE for his services to television drama. Mercurio is a British television writer, producer, director and novelist. He is best known for creating BBC police procedural, Line of Duty, for which he has won a number of awards, including a British Screenwriters’ Award.
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4. Nina Wadia
Former Eastenders actress Nina Wadia has been recognised with an OBE for her services to entertainment and to charity. She is best known for playing Zainab Masood in Eastenders, but also appeared in the likes of BBC sketch show Goodness Gracious Me and The Vicar of Dibley.
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