Michael Attenborough 'hugely honoured' by CBE

Theatre director Michael Attenborough said he feels "hugely honoured" to be awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Mr Attenborough, the son of actor Richard Attenborough, said he is "only too aware of the distinguished list of fellow artists that have received this award".

"Havingworked in the theatre for over 40 years, 33 of them running theatres, I am nowreally looking forward to concentrating exclusively on my directing", he added.

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