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Artists and actors among New Year honours

The creators of the sea of poppies that engulfed the Tower of London and actors Joan Collins, James Corden and Sheridan Smith are among those receiving awards in the New Year Honours.

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James Corden receives OBE in New Year Honours list

Actor and comedian James Corden has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list.

James Corden played Smithy in the hit BBC series Gavin & Stacey. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

Corden, who played Smithy in the hit BBC series Gavin & Stacey, has established himself at the forefront of the entertainment industry.

The 36 year old earned international acclaim in 2011 for his performance in comedic play One Man, Two Guvnors, which was a success both in the West End and on Broadway.

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