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Sir Kenneth 'elated' at knighthood

The actor-director Sir Kenneth Branagh has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours list.

The actor-director Sir Kenneth Branagh has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Sir Kenneth is being recognised for services to Drama, as well as for his community work in Northern Ireland.

He told the BBC's Lizo Mzimba that he was "thrilled" to be honoured in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.