Honours for Farah & McGregor

Olympic athlete Mo Farah is collecting his CBE for services to athletics today. Actor Ewan McGregor will also collect the OBE for services to drama and charity.

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Farah and McGregor arrive at palace for honours

Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and actor Ewan McGregor have arrived at Buckingham Palace to receive their honours:

McGregor is to be awarded an OBE.

Ewan McGregor to collect OBE at Buckingham Palace

Actor Ewan McGregor will also collect the OBE for services to drama and charity today.

Actor, Ewan McGregor Credit: Press Association

The 42-year-old Scot first found fame after playing heroin addict Mark Renton in director Danny Boyle's 1996 classic Trainspotting. He has since combined huge roles such as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Was with smaller independent movies. He also works with children charities Unicef and Go Campaign.

Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in a scene from Star Wars Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith Credit: Press Association

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Mo Farah to receive CBE for services to athletics

Olympic athlete Mo Farah will receive his CBE for services to athletics today. The double gold medallist, who grew up in west London, triumphed in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at last year's London Games.

Mo Farah with his 2 Olympic gold medals Credit: Press Association

With his trademark 'Mobot' celebration, the 30-year-old will pick his award up from Buckingham Palace after becoming one of the faces of Britain's golden summer of sport.

Mo Farah celebrates winning the Men's 5,000m Final Credit: Press Association
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