2022 Queen’s New Year Honours List

The people of genre interest on the 2022 Queen’s New Year Honours list include actors, filmmakers, authors, and a gaming industry executive.

KNIGHT BACHELOR

Boorman’s films include ZardozExorcist II: The Heretic, and Excalibur.

Livingstone co-authored the Fighting Fantasy series of books. He contributed to the Tomb Raider project Tomb Raider: Anniversary. And he has become an executive in the online gaming industry.

COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF ST MICHAEL AND ST GEORGE (CMG)

Daniel Craig, says the BBC, “who bowed out as James Bond with this year’s movie No Time to Die, has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. It is the same honour that the fictional spy himself received, and which author Ian Fleming wrote in the 1957 novel From Russia With Love, was usually given ‘on retirement from the Secret Service’.”

KNIGHT / DAME COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (KBE / DBE)

  • Joanna Lumley, OBE. For services to Drama, to Entertainment and to Charitable Causes.

While Lumley is most famous for her work in Absolutely Fabulous, fans remember her for the TV shows The New Avengers and Sapphire & Steel. She also played The Doctor in The Curse of Fatal Death.

Redgrave is one of the most highly-regarded actresses ever, and her extensive resume includes a scattering of small genre roles.

COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CBE)

  • Barbara Dana Broccoli, OBE, Film Producer. For services to Film, to Drama, to Philanthropy and to Skills.

Broccoli is best known for her work on the James Bond film series.

His works for young adult readers include The Diamond Brothers series, the Alex Rider series, and The Power of Five series (known in the U.S. as The Gatekeepers). His work for adults includes two Sherlock Holmes novels, three Bond novels based on unpublished material by Ian Fleming, plus several detective novels with his own characters. He has also written for television.

Half-brother of Barbara Broccoli, Wilson is a screenwriter and film producer, best known for his association with the James Bond film series.

OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE)

  • Ann Cleeves, Author. For services to Reading and Libraries.   

Cleeves is an author of mysteries.

11 thoughts on “2022 Queen’s New Year Honours List

  1. I was delighted to read on Facebook last night that an old school friend of mine was awarded an MBE for services to her community during the pandemic.

  2. Joanna Lumley played the Doctor in “The Curse of the Fatal Death” as well.

  3. Two things:

    1) the Empire still exists, albeit in a greatly diminished form – England still holds Scotland, Wales, and N Ireland.

    2) Barbara Broccoli is one of the all time greatest names. Name alone should’ve qualified her for the OBE.

  4. Miles Carter says the Empire still exists, albeit in a greatly diminished form – England still holds Scotland, Wales, and N Ireland.

    It also holds a number of overseas holdings of which Gibraltar, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and the Falkland Islands are the most notable. So it’s still a global empire.

  5. Many of the James Bond films—unlike the novels—would qualify as soft core science fiction. Did Cubby Broccoli receive an honor too?

  6. Adrienne Foster says Many of the James Bond films—unlike the novels—would qualify as soft core science fiction. Did Cubby Broccoli receive an honor too?

    Are you saying that the novels have none of the SF elements in them that the films do? Not even Thunderball?

  7. Are you saying that the novels have none of the SF elements in them that the films do? Not even Thunderball?

    I’ve only read five or six of them, but Ian Fleming strived for verisimilitude in his novels, even describing a door that actually existed. Moonraker dealt with the space program, but he wasn’t very speculative about the science that I recall. Certainly nothing like the movie. Most of what he imagined was achievable at the time, but it’s been a while since I read those novels too. What stood out to me more than anything was the social mores of the times.

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