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Sir Kenneth Branagh 'elated' at knighthood from Queen

16 June 2012 Last updated at 00:03 BST

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.