Rowan Atkinson 'genuinely surprised' by CBE

Actor Rowan Atkinson, star of last year's Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Actor Rowan Atkinson, star of last year's Olympic Opening Ceremony. Credit: Press Association

Rowan Atkinson has been awarded with a CBE at this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The Blackadder actor and star of last year's Olympic opening ceremony has been commended for his services to drama and charity.

Atkinson said the honour "came as a genuine surprise."

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