Boyle believed to have turned down New Year Honour

One notable name missing from the New Year Honours list is Danny Boyle the man behind the Olympic opening ceremony.

The Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director is believed to have turned down the offer of a knighthood.

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According to reports, Danny Boyle is believed to have turned down a knighthood Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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OBE for 'Obi-Wan' McGregor

Star Wars star Ewan McGregor has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list. Singer Kate Bush has been awarded a CBE. Director of the Olympic opening ceremony, Danny Boyle, is believed to have turned down the offer of a knighthood.