Jenkins, Parsons and Bellingham in 2014 Honours List

A Christmas Carol star, Katherine Jenkins, is among the 2014 Honours List.

The singer, whose first acting job was as Abigail in the 2010 Doctor Who special opposite Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor and Michael Gambon as Kazran Sardick, will be awarded an OBE for her services to music and for her charity work. She said:

“I share this award with the charitable bodies I am so privileged to work with, especially to those brave servicemen and women who risk so much for us all on a daily basis.”

Other Who-related names in the Honours List include Trial of a Time Lord‘s Lynda Bellingham (who will receive an OBE for charity work), and Nicholas Parsons, known to Whovians as the vicar who loses his faith in The Curse of Fenric. He said:

“I received the letter two months ago and was told to keep quiet about it or it might be taken away, so my wife and I kept quiet about it. We won’t be celebrating until the day we go to the palace – I’ve done so much celebrating for my 90th birthday this year!”

Further Honours will be handed to: Gavin & Stacy writer, Ruth Jones; Murder, She Wrote‘s Angela Lansbury; the brilliant Michael Crawford, best known for Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em; and Alex Rider and Foyle’s War writer, Anthony Horowitz.

The Good Life‘s Penelope Keith will also be named a Dame, and Michael Codron, film and theatre producer, will receive a Knighthood.

(Via Digital Spy.)


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