Colombo-Lankapuvath) Oscar-winner Kate Winslet, acting great Kenneth Branagh and the designer behind Kate Middleton's wedding dress were decorated by Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday in her birthday honours list.
"Titanic" star Winslet was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition for her services to drama, while Branagh becomes Sir Kenneth after being made a knight in the chivalry order.
Winslet said: "I feel deeply proud to receive this, as a part of an ever-expanding community of British actors and film-makers who are fortunate enough to be able to contribute to an international industry.
"This makes me very proud to be a Brit," the 36-year-old said.
Branagh, the Shakespearian actor-cum-film director, was given the higher rank of knight commander and joins the pantheon of British actors who have been made a sir.
Belfast-born Branagh, 56, was made a KBE for his services to drama and to the community of Northern Ireland.
"I feel humble, elated and incredibly lucky," he said.
"When I was a kid I dreamed of pulling on a shirt for the Northern Ireland football team.
"I could only imagine how proud you might feel. Today it feels like they just gave me the shirt and my heart's fit to burst."
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