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Olivia Colman and Griff Rhys Jones among those from the Anglia region named in Queen's Birthday Honours

Olivia Colman and Griff Rhys Jones are among the dozens of people from the Anglia region honoured by the Queen.

Actor Olivia Colman and comedian-campaigner Griff Rhys Jones are among those from the Anglia region named in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Olivia Colman, who was born in Norwich, said she was "totally thrilled" and "humbled" to be made a CBE for services to drama.

The Oscar-winner first found fame as Sophie, the girlfriend of David Mitchell's neurotic Mark, in the British comedy Peep Show.

She said in a statement: "I'm totally thrilled, delighted and humbled to be in the company of these incredible people, most of whom have been nowhere near as visible as I have, but should be - and hopefully now will be. It's such an honour."

Olivia Colman, who was born in Norwich, said she was Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/PA Images

Her most anticipated role is yet to come, when she steps into the shoes of Queen Elizabeth II in the third series of The Crown as the lavish Netflix drama moves into the 1970s.

She will take over the part from Claire Foy and has said how difficult she has found it.

Born in Norwich in 1974, she studied at Cambridge and at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

She has been married to the actor and writer Ed Sinclair since 2001 and the couple have three children.

The only Liberal Democrat MP in the Anglia region, Norman Lamb has been given a knighthood for public and political service.

He has been the MP for North Norfolk since 2001, served as a Health Minister in David Cameron's coalition government and is currently the chair of the Commons Science & Technology Select Committee.

The Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk is now Sir Norman Lamb. Credit: PA Images

"I’m thrilled and honoured and very surprised!

"I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to represent the wonderful people of North Norfolk in Parliament for 18 years and to have served in Government and chaired a Select Committee.

"My passion remains fighting injustice and pursuing causes that I care a lot about, particularly the treatment of those with mental ill health and those with learning disability and autism.”

– Norman Lamb MP, Lib Dem, Norfolk North
Griff Rhys Jones who lives in Suffolk had been made an OBE. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images

Griff Rhys Jones now lives in Suffolk and became a household name in the 1980s with Not The Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones, will receive an OBE.

A celebrated comedian, writer, actor and presenter, he will be presented the honour for services to the National Civic Society Movement, charity and entertainment in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Rhys Jones first flexed his funny bone at Cambridge, where he joined the Footlights and the Mummers, as well as ADC Theatre.

Your county-by-county guide to the Queen's Birthday Honours in the Anglia region

The Chief Executive of Milton Keynes College, Dr Julie Mills, has been awarded an OBE for services to promoting business and education links. Credit: ITV News Anglia

BEDFORDSHIRE

OBE

  • Dr Julie Mills - Principal and Chief Executive, Milton Keynes College. For services to Promoting Business and Education Links.
  • Professor Michael Norton - For services to Engineering and the Digital Economy.

"I am honoured to receive this award.

"It is recognition of the importance of Further Education and testament to the spirit of entrepreneurship and collaboration within Milton Keynes as well as the fantastic support from colleagues as we continue our mission to Transform Lives through Learning.

"To be rewarded for doing a job I love is a wonderful surprise."

– Dr Julie Mills

MBE

  • Eve Burt - For public and political service.
  • Elizabeth Jackson - Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills. For services to the Northern Ireland Economy and Innovation in Law.

BEM

  • Nicholas Kier DL - For services to the community in Bedfordshire.
Dr Stephen Cleobury, the Director of Music, King's College, Cambridge has been given an knighthood for services to choral music. Credit: ITV News Anglia

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

KNIGHTHOOD

  • Dr Stephen Cleobury CBE - Director of Music, King's College, Cambridge. For services to Choral Music.

CBE

  • Professor Sylvia Richardson - Director, Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge. For services to Medical Statistics.
  • Professor Anna Griffiths FBA - Professor of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. For services to Social Sciences. (Saffron Walden, Essex)
  • Sophie Wilson FRS FREng - Director of Integrated Circuit Design, Broadcom Europe Ltd. For services to Computing.

OBE

  • Dr Jane Osbourn - Vice President for Research and Development, MedImmune Biotechnology and Chair, UK Bioindustry Association. For services to Drug Research and Development.
  • Jack Stockdale - Chief Technology Officer, Darktrace. For services to the Cyber Security Industry.

MBE

  • Jaspaul Kaur Hill - Headteacher, Mayfield Primary School. For services to Education.
  • Sonia Hitch - Co-founder and volunteer, Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group. For services to Survivors of Sexual Violence.
  • Catherine Bass - Principal Expert by Experience, Independent Review of the Mental Health Act. For services to Mental Health Legislative Reform.
  • Georgios Meliniotis - Physics Teacher, the Meridian School, Royston, Hertfordshire. For services to Education.
  • Dr Jean Wilson - President, Church Monuments Society. For services to Heritage.

BEM

  • Deborah Fletcher - For services to the community in Folkestone, Kent. (Isleham, Cambridgeshire)
  • Mike Haines - For services to People with Disabilities in Cambridgeshire.
  • Norman Larke - Chairman, Chatteris Branch, The Royal British Legion. For voluntary service to the ex-Service community in Cambridgeshire.
Mike Haines has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to people with disabilities in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

ESSEX

COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF THE BATH

  • Graham Parker CBE - Fiscal Expert, Office for Budget Responsibility. For services to the Economy.

CBE

  • Professor Anna Griffiths FBA - Professor of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. For services to Social Sciences. (Saffron Walden, Essex)

OBE

  • Joni Cunningham - For services to Adult Community Learning in London and Essex.
  • Dr Ian Frood - For services to the British Cattle Industry

MBE

  • Veronica Adlam - Health and Safety Manager, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. For services to Firefighter Safety. (Waltham Abbey, Essex)
  • Amrik Singh Basi - Amateur Boxing Referee. For services to Boxing.
  • Kathryn Davies - Assistant Director, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to the Investigation of Organised Crime.
  • John Jolly - Co-Founder and Manager, Sudden Adult Death Trust UK. For services to Raising Awareness of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome. (Brentwood, Essex)
  • Ian Seaton - Lately Chairman, Board of Governors, City of London School. For services to Education and Training in London. (Saffron Walden, Essex)
  • Brian Tobin - Chief Executive Officer, Iceni Ipswich. For services to Drug Rehabilitation in Suffolk. (Colchester, Essex)

BEM

  • Ian Carter - For services to the Church and charity in Essex.
  • Winifred Chinery - Nurse, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing and Patient Safety.
  • Stanley Davies - For services to the community in Braintree, Essex.
  • Justine Everett - Ground Operations Manager, EasyJet. For services to Border Security.
  • Nigel Hayner JP - For services to the community in Southend on Sea, Essex.
  • Frederick Gruba - For services to Victims of Terrorism.
  • Ronald Hyde-Williams - Lately Data and MI Officer, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. For public service and Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Gillian Punt - For services to Charitable Fundraising.

HERTFORDSHIRE

CBE

  • Gary Lewitt - Head of Resources, Defence Intelligence. For services to Defence.
  • Anna-Marie Morrison - For services to Apprenticeships.
  • Lesley Prisk - Lately Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator. For services to Pensions Regulation.

OBE

  • Margaret Berry - Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International and Founder, Women in Technology Network. For services to Women in Business and Technology. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)
  • Qadeer Kiani - Chair, Arhag Housing Association. For services to Migrants and Refugees. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)
  • Nicholas Moss JP - Magistrate and Bench Chair, North and East Hertfordshire Bench. For services to the Administration of Justice.
  • Robert Pepper MBE - For services to Music. (Harpenden, Hertfordshire)
  • Reena Ahuja - Founder and Chair, Women Empowered. For services to BAME Women. (Moor Park, Hertfordshire)

MBE

  • Veronica Adlam - Health and Safety Manager, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. For services to Firefighter Safety
  • Kenneth Brown - For services to Sport and Broadcasting. (Harpenden, Hertfordshire)
  • Dr Gulbash Singh Chandok - Senior Partner, Guru Nanak Medical Centre. For services to General Practice. (Moor Park, Hertfordshire)
  • Jacqueline Clarke - Executive Assistant, Ministry of Defence. For services to Defence.
  • Michael Flavin - Review Team Manager. Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Joint Protective Services Major Crime Unit. For services to Policing.
  • Georgios Meliniotis - Physics Teacher, the Meridian School, Royston, Hertfordshire. For services to Education. (Melbourn, Cambridgeshire)
  • Christopher Ramsey - For services to Football and Diversity in Sport. (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire)
  • Sarabjit Kaur Sahota - For services to Education. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)
  • Catherine Strachan - Learning and Development Manager, MBDA UK Ltd. For services to Career Development and to Young People. (Welwyn, Hertfordshire)
  • Gillian Taylor - Macmillan Nurse Consultant, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. For services to Colorectal Cancer Nursing. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

BEM

  • Andrew Bignell - For services to Public Libraries. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)
  • Maureen Bruce - For services to Young People and the community in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. (Cheshunt, Hertfordshire)
  • Andrew Roby - For services to Reducing Deforestation. (Watford, Hertfordshire)
  • Brian Waters - For services to the community in Preston, Hertfordshire. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)

MILTON KEYNES

OBE

  • Dr Julie Mills - Principal and Chief Executive, Milton Keynes College. For services to Promoting Business and Education Links. (Bedfordshire)

BEM

  • Trudie Bird - For services to Charitable Fundraising and the community in Milton Keynes. (Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire)
Professor Corinne Le Quere from the University of East Anglia has been made a CBE for services to climate change science. Credit: ITV News Anglia

NORFOLK

KNIGHTHOOD

  • The Right Honourable Norman Lamb MP - For public and political service. (Norwich, Norfolk)

CBE

  • Professor Corinne Le Quere FRS - Professor, School of Environmental Sciences and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia. For services to Climate Change Science. (Norwich, Norfolk)
  • Sarah Sinclair (Olivia Colman) - Actress. For services to Drama. (London)

OBE

  • Professor Michael Bevan FRS - Deputy Director, John Innes Centre. For services to Plant Genomics. (Norwich, Norfolk)
  • Sandra Dinneen - Chief Executive, South Norfolk Council. For services to Local Government. (Norwich, Norfolk)
  • Councillor John Fuller - For public and political service.

MBE

  • Dr Diane Davies - Founder, Engineering Masterclass Programme, Royal Institution. For services to Engineering Education. (Reepham, Norfolk)
  • Margaret Dixon - For services to the Administration of Justice and for voluntary service in the UK and Abroad. (Norwich, Norfolk)
  • Georgina Edwards - Founder and Director, Norfolk Community Law Service. For services to the community in Norfolk. (Norwich, Norfolk)
  • Matthew Smith - Business Manager, Sheringham Woodfields School and Founder and Trustee, North Walsham Play. For services to Children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities. (North Walsham, Norfolk)

BEM

  • Janet Croxson - For services to the community in Brockdish, Norfolk. (Brockdish, Norfolk)
  • David Hitcham - For services to the community in Aylsham. (Aylsham, Norfolk)
  • Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam - National Innovation Accelerator Fellow, Clinical Research Fellow, Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Trust and University of Cambridge. For services to Healthcare. (Kings Lynn, Norfolk)
Jazz musician Clark Tracey from Kettering in Northamptonshire has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to music and the promotion of jazz.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

MBE

  • Jacqueline Dankworth - Recording Artist, Actress and Singer. For - services to Music (Edinburgh)
  • Priscilla Padley - Founder, Nene Valley Trust. For services to Children and Families in Northamptonshire and Peterborough. (Nassington, Northamptonshire)
  • Daniel Reid - For services to Charitable Organisations in Northamptonshire. (Finedon, Northamptonshire)

BEM

  • Graham Ayres - Firefighter, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service. For services to the Fire Service and the community in Brackley, Northamptonshire. (Brackley, Northamptonshire)
  • Clark Tracey - Jazz Musician. For services to Music and the Promotion of Jazz. (Kettering, Northamptonshire)
The former Lord Mayor of London Charles Bowman, who lives in Suffolk, now has a knighthood. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

SUFFOLK

KNIGHTHOOD

  • Charles Bowman JP - Lately Lord Mayor of London. For services to Trust in Business, International Trade and the City of London. (Suffolk)

OBE

  • Tonia Dawson - Macmillan Clinical Lead, East of England Cancer Alliance. For services to Nursing and People affected by Cancer. (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)
  • Dr Stephen Malcolm - Chief Environmental Science Adviser, Cefas. For services to the Marine Environment. (Lowestoft, Suffolk)
  • Griff Rhys Jones - For services to the National Civic Society Movement, charity and Entertainment. (London, W1T)

MBE

  • John Ankers JP - For services to Young People and the Magistracy Service. (Suffolk)
  • Duncan McLaren - Lead Technical Adviser, Valuation Office Agency. For services to the Surveying Profession. (Newmarket, Suffolk)
  • Emma Gallant - Chief Executive, Access Community Trust. For services to the community in Suffolk. (Lowestoft, Suffolk)
  • Brian Tobin - Chief Executive Officer, Iceni Ipswich. For services to Drug Rehabilitation in Suffolk. (Colchester, Essex)
  • Yuk Kiu Tse - Chair, Anglo Chinese Cultural Exchange, Ipswich. For voluntary service to the community in Suffolk. (Ipswich, Suffolk)
  • Janis Wright - Specialist Nurse, Orthopaedics, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. For services to Nursing. (Ipswich, Suffolk)

BEM

  • Simon Harding - For voluntary service to the community in Bury St Edmunds. (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)
  • Peter Kidd - For services to the community in Little Bealings, Suffolk. (Woodbridge, Suffolk)
  • David Overton - Volunteer, Suffolk Special Constabulary Recruitment. For services to Policing and the community in Suffolk. (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)
David Overton is pictured with Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore Credit: Suffolk Police

A Police Support Volunteer has been recognised for his services to policing and the community in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

David Overton, 81, from Bury St Edmunds, will be given a British Empire Medal for his work within recruitment for Suffolk’s Special Constabulary.

David started his career as special constable in 1967, serving until October 1998.

After he retired from the Special Constabulary, David embarked on a new role as a Police Support Volunteer, assisting with the recruitment of new special constables in the west of the county.

David, who has served the constabulary for 52 years, said of his award win: "I feel very honoured to even be considered but to be given a British Empire Medal, I am blown away.

"I really enjoy volunteering and passing on the knowledge and experience that I have gained over the years. During my time as a special constable for example, I had the privilege to work with some very dedicated officers who welcomed me as part of their team. The experience I gained from this still helps me even to this day.”