Actor and director Adrian Lester has been made a CBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The list, which is normally announced at the time of the Queen’s official birthday in June, has been delayed this year due to Covid-19, with 28% of all recipients now awarded honours for their efforts during the pandemic.
Adrian said “I’m very pleased to receive this honour. When I think of some of the people who have received it before me I feel humbled and truly appreciate the consideration.I’m passionate about the arts and the transformative role it plays in our society. The creative arts holds a special place in our culture, informing social cohesion and making Britain a more connected, empathic place to live.“
Adrian is currently starring in the BBC One drama LIFE.