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Birthday Honours 2017: 14 famous faces

More than 1,110 people have been recognised on the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Here are 14 of the more famous faces.


1. JK Rowling

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Occupation: Author

Honour: Joins the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature and philanthropy

Quote: "I'm deeply honoured and proud to be nominated for this honour... and to be included in the distinguished and diversely talented company of the other Companions of Honour."


2. Gloria Hunniford

Occupation: Broadcaster

Honour: OBE for services to cancer charities through breast screening services and cancer support


3. Heather Stanning

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Occupation: Double Olympic rowing champion

Honour: OBE for services to rowing


4. Sir Paul McCartney

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Occupation: Musician

Honour: Joins the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to music

Quote: "I'm very happy about this huge honour and with the news coming on my birthday weekend and Father's Day it makes it colossal."


5. Billy Connolly

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Occupation: Comedian

Honour: Knighthood for services to entertainment and charity

Quote: "I have an ordinary background and it was never on the horizon when I was growing up that I might get this. I'm not big on pride but whatever the equivalent of pride is that is a bit decent, I've got that. I'm a little embarrassed but deep within me I'm very pleased."


6. Ed Sheeran

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Occupation: Musician

Honour: MBE for services to music and charity


7. Emeli Sande

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Occupation: Singer-songwriter

Honour: MBE for services to music


8. Julie Walters

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Occupation: Actress

Honour: Damehood for services to drama


9. Judy Murray

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Occupation: Former Great Britain Fed Cup captain

Honour: OBE for services to tennis, women in sport and charity


10. Sir Terence Conran

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Occupation: Designer

Honour: Joins the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to design


11. Erin O'Connor

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Occupation: Model

Honour: OBE for services to fashion and charity


12. Natasha Kaplinsky

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Occupation: Broadcaster

Honour: OBE for services to Holocaust commemoration


13. John Conteh

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Occupation: Boxer, former world light-heavyweight champion

Honour: MBE for services to boxing

Quote: "It's an absolute privilege and an honour and I'm so grateful to all the people who supported me and put me forward for this award."


14. Steven Davis

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Occupation: Captain, Northern Ireland football team

Honour: MBE for services to football

Quote: "I was shocked and taken aback when I was told about it. I thought it was a joke at first. It was just something that had never registered with me, that I might receive something like this."