The New Year's honours have been announced and there's a knighthood for the Norfolk actor and film star, John Hurt.
He says he's delighted to be recognised by the nation. One of the region's MPs is also made a knight - while a town pastor who helps the vulnerable in Suffolk gets the British Empire Medal.
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Mental health nurse Deborah Bone - said to have inspired Pulp's Disco 2000 song - died shortly after learning she had been awarded an MBE.
What do the New Year's Honours actually mean?
A number of people from Buckinghamshire have been included in the 2015 New Year Honours list.