Firth and Ferry land Queen’s honours

Firth, who scooped an Academy Award in February (11) for playing the queen’s father, King George VI, in The King’s Speech, was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of his services to drama.

Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry also landed a CBE and is delighted with the “great honour”.

Director Sam Taylor-Wood landed an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, while veteran entertainer Bruce Forsyth received a knighthood for services to entertainment and charity.