The people of genre interest on the 2022 Queen’s New Year Honours list include actors, filmmakers, authors, and a gaming industry executive.
- John Boorman, CBE, Film Director. For services to Film.
Boorman’s films include Zardoz, Exorcist II: The Heretic, and Excalibur.
- Ian Livingstone, CBE. For services to the Online Gaming Industry.
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, Actor. For services to Film and Theatre
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.
- Vanessa Redgrave, CBE, Actress. For services to Drama
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.
- Anthony John Horowitz, OBE, Novellist. For services to Literature.
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 His work for adults includes two Sherlock Holmes novels, three Bond novels based on unpublished material by Ian Fleming, plus several detective novels with his own characters.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.
- Michael Gregg Wilson, OBE. For services to Film, to Drama, to Philanthropy and to Skills.
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.