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