NEWS: Marianne Elliott is awarded an OBE in Queen’s birthday honours

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It’s likely to be a weekend to remember for Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse), artistic director of Elliott & Harper Productions, for not only is her National Theatre production of Angels in America nominated for 11 prizes at this Sunday’s Tony Awards, but she has also been recognised for her services to theatre in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours with an OBE.

Marianne Elliott said:

“When I was a child, growing up in Stockport, I never thought it was even possible for a young woman to become a theatre director, let alone be blessed with the career I have had. To be recognised in this way is very moving and I hope an inspiration to other young women that anything is possible.”

Among the actors recognised are Emma Thompson, who has been appointed a Dame for her services to drama; Tom Hardy (CBE); Keira Knightley (OBE); actor Gary Wilmot (MBE); Timothy Bentinck (MBE); and Fenella Fielding (OBE).

Other notable figures from the arts world to receive awards include:

OBE:

Playwright Abi Morgan
National Youth Theatre chief executive, Paul Roseby
Opera singer Alice Coote
Choreographer Hofesh Shechter

CBE:

Director of Music at the Southbank Centre, Gillian Moore
Director of the Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare
Presenter and author Bamber Gascoigne, also the owner of Grange Park Opera

MBE:

Former artistic director of London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael
Poet, playwright and spoken word performer, Louise Wallwein
Director of the Egg venue at Theatre Royal Bath, Kate Cross
Ballet dancer, Gary Avis

Knighthood

Philanthropist Lloyd Dorfman (namesake of the National Theatre’s Dorfman space)

Companion of Honour

Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa

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