Downton Abbey star Jim Carter has said he is "delighted" at being able to share news of his OBE with his 99-year-old mother, Molly Carter.
The Harrogate-born actor, who plays butler Charles Carson in the period drama, has been given the award in the Queen's New Year Honours list for his services to drama.
The 70-year-old said:
His wife, actress Imelda Staunton, was awarded a CBE in 2016 for her services to drama.
The big-screen adaptation of the hit ITV show will be released in 2019.
When asked about receiving his honour in the year of Downton's return, he said:
He said Downton's global appeal is due to a mixture of elements, including the fact that it presents a "romantic view of the past".
The star of films including 1996's Brassed Off, about the troubles faced by a colliery brass band following the closure of their pit, Carter also has a long list of theatre credits to his name, including Guys And Dolls at the National Theatre.
The actor said to celebrate his accolade when he receives it next year he will "gather some old mates around and we'll go out and just have a nice lunch".
Carter said he hoped 2019 would be filled with more good news. He said: