ITEM TAGGINGS Of ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is...

Kevin Spacey, CBE (honorary) (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and crooner. He grew up in California, and began his career as a stage ...

James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (born 11 June 1959) better known as Hugh Laurie ( /hjuː ˈlɒri/), is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, writer, musician, recording artist, an...

Polly Jean Harvey (born 9 October 1969) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. She was raised in Corscombe, Dorset and Yeovil, Somerset. Her parents were both fans of Ame...

James Trevor "Jamie" Oliver, MBE (born 27 May 1975), sometimes known as The Naked Chef, is an English chef, restaurateur, and media personality, known for his food-focused telev...

Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE (born 31 July 1965), better known as J. K. Rowling ( /ˈroʊlɪŋ/ roh-ling), is a British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy seri...

Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, whose scientific books and public appearances have made hi...

Katherine Mathilda "Tilda" Swinton (born 5 November 1960) is a British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actres...

Sir Roger George Moore KBE (born 14 October 1927), is an English actor and film producer, perhaps best known for portraying British secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1...

James "Midge" Ure, OBE (born 10 October 1953, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish guitarist, singer, keyboard player, and songwriter. His stage name, Midge, is a ph...

Patrick O'Brian, CBE (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series of novels s...

Matthew Bourne OBE (born 13 January 1960) is a British classical and contemporary ballet and dance choreographer. Matthew Bourne was born in Hackney, London in 1960. He went to...

Peter Douglas Molyneux OBE (born 5 May 1959) is an English computer game designer and game programmer. He created the God games Dungeon Keeper, Populous, and Black & White, amon...

Michael "Mike" Leigh, OBE (born 20 February 1943) is a British writer and director of film and theatre. He studied theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and studied furt...

Sir Bob Hope, KBE, KCSG, KSS (born Leslie Townes Hope; May 29, 1903  – July 27, 2003) was a British-born American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and...

Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd OBE (6 March 1917 – 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of ...

Simon Lehna Singh, MBE (born 1 January 1964) is a British author who has specialised in writing about mathematical and scientific topics in an accessible manner. His written wor...

Brian Howard Clough, OBE (21 March 1935 – 20 September 2004) was an English footballer and football manager. He is most notable for his success with Derby County and Nottingham ...

Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost Worl...

Vidal Sassoon, CBE (born 17 January 1928) is a widely recognised British hairdresser, credited with creating a simple geometric,