The Queen's Birthday Honours

The Queen's Birthday Honours list is announced.

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Mr Bean actor honoured by the Queen

The actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson, originally from Consett in County Durham, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's birthday honours.

Best known for his roles in Mr Bean and Blackadder, he's recognised for his services to drama and charity.

Among the other North East people receiving honours is Kenneth Archibald Gibson, the Executive headteacher of Harton Technology College, Jarrow School, who is knighted for services to education.

CBEs go to Dr Andrew Edward Brown from the Environment Agency in Leyburn and Anthony Sargent, the General Director of the Sage in Gateshead.

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