Vera Drake actress Imelda Staunton will receive a CBE at Buckingham Palace on Friday for services for drama.
A star of the stage and screen, Staunton has won four Olivier Awards, as well as a Bafta for best actress in a leading role and the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actress.
Imelda Staunton (Ian West/PA)
She was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for the title role in Vera Drake, about a working class woman performing illegal abortions in the 1950s.
Imelda is better known with younger audiences for her portrayal of Dolores Umbridge in two Harry Potter films, as well as Mrs Blatherwick in Nanny McPhee and in 2014 she gave her voice to Aunt Lucy in the big screen version of Paddington.
With her husband Jim Carter (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
She is married to Downton Abbey star Jim Carter and they have one daughter, Bessie.
Also being recognised at the investiture ceremony is art historian Sir Roy Strong, who is appointed Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) for services to culture
Sir Roy Strong (PA)
He has served as director of both the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Former England football player Francis Lee, who also played for Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City and Derby County, will receive a CBE for services to football and charity, as will Romanian concert pianist Radu Lupu, for services to music.
Francis Lee (PA)
Conductor Steuart Bedford will be honoured with an OBE for services to music, while violinist Alina Ibragimova will receive an MBE.
Julia Samuel, founder patron and trustee of charity Child Bereavement UK, will receive an MBE for services to bereaved children.
Julia at Prince George’s Christening (John Stillwell/PA)
Julia, who was a close friend of Diana, Princess of Wales, is a godmother to Prince George.